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Destruction Is Not The End / Musée Guimet

HOLY, Carte Blanche à Prune Nourry, Musée national des arts asiatiques - Guimet (MNAAG), Apr-Sept 2017

For its fourth Carte Blanche assigned to a contemporary artist, the MNAAG chose to go beyond the close environment of the Rotunda (4th floor) and show the sculptures of visual artist Prune Nourry, in a poetic dialogue with the collections. Fifteen historic pieces of the museum’s permanent collection share in it.

Presented in a guided tour, Prune Nourry’s works offer visual analogies and semantic correspondences, inviting the visitor to participate throughout the museum in an authentic reflection on the future of mankind. Arisen from a triptych of experiences in Asia, her creations – performances, sculptures, installations – illustrate ten years of the artist’s work.

The tour culminates under the gaze of a monumental creation, a fragmented Buddha, in ruins, made in situ, that takes over every floor. Wandering through the different rooms of the museum we first discover a 7 meter high foot, placed in the Khmer room, introducing the vertical development of the body of this Buddha, up to its head on the top floor, under the rotunda.

Destruction Is Not The End / Musée Guimet
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