As part of this year’s Parcours des Mondes, young dealers Charles-Wesley Hourdé and Nicolas Rolland are filling the Espace Tribal with an updated version of a mythical exhibition held at the Galerie du Théâtre Pigalle in 1930.

Last year, Parcours des Mondes’ cultural exhibition played the métissage card when gallerist Javier Peres opted to show classical African artworks next to pieces by contemporary artists such as Melike Kara and Donna Huanca. This year, we take a look in the rear-view mirror as we relive a key moment for tribal art in Europe: the 1930 exhibition at the Galerie du Théâtre Pigalle, organised by Tristan Tzara, Charles Ratton and Pierre Loeb. Today’s version, produced by two dealers in collaboration with the team of Tribal Art Magazine, will gather thirty or so objects that featured in the original exhibition (which showed over 400 works), accompanied by photographs and archive documents – catalogues, journals, invitation cards, press articles. All this to better appreciate the impact of this mythical exhibition on Western imagination [.../...]

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Tags: Oceanic Art, Interviews, Events, Fairs & Shows

Laurent Grasso or vibrant Earth energy

As autumn gets underway, Laurent Grasso is returning to the Galerie Perrotin with “OttO”, an exhibition which reveals the mysteries of Aboriginal sacred land, through objects and a film going by the same name. The artist has shared with AMA the issues underlying his practice: between the visible and the invisible, the scientific and the sacred…

A Steiner machine, sculptures in hypnotic forms, glass spheres… These are some of the different objects associated with Laurent Grasso’s new film, OttO, now showing in France for the first time. In this work, the artist continues his work on representing the intangible, and his research on aesthetic, fictional and poetic variations on scientific mythologies, theories or utopias… Explanations follow.

Your new – and second – exhibition at the Galerie Perrotin refers to Aboriginal culture. What prompted your interest in this area?

In 2018, I was invited to take part in the Biennale of Sydney, and planned to undertake a local project for it. I’ve always been interested in the culture of this people, their relationship to the cosmos and the invisible, in the Earth’s imperceptible vibrations, of which [.../...]

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Tags: Aboriginal Art, Interviews