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Exhibition from July 13 to September 25, 2017 - Vitrine 7 place du Parlement, Bordeaux
on the occasion of TUTTI FRUTTI , installations for two spaces

Michel Blazy - Collection of lawyers

For the last exhibition of the Crystal Palace Diffusion Program, the Place du Parlement showcase hosts the Collection of Avocados , an installation made up of a set of plants, most of them from simple avocado pits, brought together to form a small visible garden. from the outside. Bathed during the day in an artificial light, fixed and overhead, and an apparent domestic tranquility, the space will be radically transformed at nightfall. Specific lighting will cast the shadows, transforming the shrubs into a phantasmagorical forest, the showcase into a dreamlike and moving landscape.

In addition to this, you need to know more about it.

The peculiarity of Michel Blazy's work, in addition to the use of a precarious material and the childish fascination for the observation of living things, is that it lets the work experience time, while allowing it to free from the artistic gesture which very quickly abandons any attempt to control it. In matters of germination or decomposition, the forms never seem to be able to be determined in advance. His work, which the evolution of materials necessarily makes alive, then faces the risk of a disappearance that the artist nevertheless manages to circumvent by means of protocols, recipes or rituals of reactivation.
Michel Blazy's installations constitute the elements of a landscape, the reference of which remains the garden, as an organic micro-universe par excellence, a delimited ecosystem, but also an organized place, both utilitarian and pleasure. The garden is one of those places where amateur, non-professional knowledge of the order of "everyday tricks" is applied.
One could suppose that Michel Blazy is the heir of a survival of the ecological utopias of the 70s and that he works mainly with nature. Although some installations are indeed made up of plants, this is only one aspect of its production.
In reality, the artist is only interested in living things or more precisely in the mechanisms that define them: transformation, food, reproduction, self-management, in short the cycle of birth and death.

In addition to this, you will need to know more about it.

Program organized as part of the Paysages Bordeaux 2017 season

With the support of the City of Bordeaux Creation Aid Fund.

Courtesy Galerie Art Concept, Paris.

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