Wednesday, July 11, 2007
palais de tokyo (april 2007)
we saw michel blazy's solo show at the palais de tokyo, a contemporary art museum in paris, in april.
he sculpts with food. the above piece, a bear rug, is composed of cotton and chocolate cream. the show also included a skelton made of dog biscuits and hot glue.
a piece composed of orange peels, which were decaying and covered with insects
a bird had found its way into the museum and onto the cat biscuit and glue sculpture.
the work and show was fascinating in person.
(soya noodles, and food dye)
the museum also had a number of photos by bernadette genee and alain le borgne of the inside of military caps showing the variety of things the soldiers keep hidden, and dear.
a third exhibit included a "prehistoric" camper van carved out of granite pieces by daniel dewar and gregory gicquel.
these shows closed. all of the artists were new to me and the work was refreshing. in part, i think, it cleansed the visual palette which, in paris, is otherwise oversaturated with classical work.
check out my set or slideshow for a few more from the above exhibit.