La Maison Rouge is currently hosting a group exhibition titled “L’envol.”
The exhibition marks a final goodbye from La Maison Rouge, which will close its doors for the last time on October 28, 2018. Antoine de Galbert has invited Barbara Safarova, Aline Vidal and Bruno Decharme as co-curators of this exhibition. Together, these specialists in Art Brut and Contemporary Art have imagined an exhibition that examines mankind’s dream of flying — though without any reference to those who have actually made this dream come true. Like always the curators have considered the subject matter independently of “categories” to bring together works of Art Brut, modern, contemporary, ethnographic and folk art. With various themes that can be explored on the go, the exhibition presents a collection of some 200 works, including installations, films, documents, paintings, drawings and sculptures.
“In the beginning there was Dedalus, that inspired inventor who dreamed of escaping into the skies, taking his son Icarus with him. Harnessed to wings made from feathers and wax, they rose into the heavens, intoxicated with their flight, borne aloft into the atmosphere. We all know what happened next. Icarus ventured too near the sun, his wings melted and he hurtled into the sea to die. From legend to reality, the sky has always been a dangerous playground for mankind. This is no small undertaking by the 130 artists in ‘L’envol,’ as they endeavor to challenge the laws of gravity, break free of Earth’s magnetic field, launch themselves into the unknown or experience the gaseous envelope of the atmosphere between two periods of turbulence. Some are hedonists, others are activists, intent on saving mankind as the world heads for destruction, whether by building flying shelters or constructing utopias. The sky offers ample territory for experiment, shared between the extravagant artists who are convinced of their ability to overcome gravity and the gods that live there, and the conceptualists designing utopias — more poet than scientist,” says the gallery.
The exhibition will be on view through October 28, 2018, at La Maison Rouge, 10 Boulevard de la Bastille, 75012 Paris, France.
For details visit: http://lamaisonrouge.org
Click on the slideshow for a sneak peek at the exhibition.
Founder: Louise Blouin