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.

Serendipity / Trailer
Destruction Is Not The End / Musée Guimet
Terracotta Daughters / Trailer
Imbalance / Chinatown
Eve / Genesis
Adam / Genesis
Holy River Procession
Holy River Processus
Holy Holi
Holy Daughters
Holy Daughters / Exhibition View
Holy Daughters / The Story of Sex Selection
The Spermbar Project
The Spermbar Performance
The Procreative Dinner
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