Play-Back d'Eden. Paintings, sculptures, videos, photography, installations: the exhibition presents old and recent works. Between nature and culture, humanity and animality her work is a theatre where men and animals interact, conscious that they belong to the same area.
From 30 March -16 June 2013, the Maeght Foundation will play host to contemporary artist Gloria Friedmann. Paintings, sculptures, videos, photography, installations: the exhibition will present all the diversity of the artist's work, with mainly recent works, many of which are entirely new, contrasting with older works. Between nature and culture, humanity and animality, the exhibition will extend to both the indoor and outdoor areas of the Foundation and will include the presentation of a monumental sculpture, Les Inséparables, created especially for the exhibition.
Originally from Germany the committed artist, philosopher and humanist, Gloria Friedmann, has worked in France since 1980. Her work is an intense exploration of our relationship with nature, which she sees as being marked by a form of rootlessness and by the violent history in the first half of the 20th century. Trained in the film industry in the 1970s, Gloria Friedmann began her artistic journey as a self-taught photographer, then unleashed a powerful body of work spanning an enormous variety of forms and techniques.
"The work of Gloria Friedmann is a theatre where men and animals interact, conscious that they belong to the same area, conscious that they have the ability to capitalize on their intelligence, even if this is often denied. In a sort of novel in action, Gloria Friedmann examines their joint history or what remains of it, through their remains scattered around and about. Influenced by certain Dada photographic collages (Hannah Höch, Raoul Haussmann), Gloria Friedmann gives us a very dynamic and contemporary view of the cosmos. I am happy that this "electrifying" artist has accepted our invitation: her exhibition delivers both intelligence on the fate of the world and tenderness on our condition as living beings" commented Olivier Kaeppelin, director of the Maeght Foundation.
This exhibition produced in partnership with the Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature in Paris, which created the work Les Inséparables, which will be shown there afterwards ( www.chassenature.org ).
The exhibition catalogue was written by Jean-Christophe Bailly and Olivier Kaeppelin and includes an interview with Catherine Millet.
Image: LSD I, 2012/13, Ink and acrylic on canvass, 220 x 100 cm
The Marguerite and Aimé Maeght Foundation is a private foundation of modern and contemporary art, located near the village of Saint-Paul de Vence, 25 km from Nice. The Maeght Foundation owns one of the largest collections of paintings, sculptures and graphic works of the twentieth century in Europe. It organizes thematic exhibitions such as retrospectives (Giacometti in 2010, Chillida in 2011, Gasiorowski in 2012), or more contemporary exhibitions (Erik Dietman in 2011, Fabrice Hyber in 2012, Gloria Friedmann and Djamel Tatah in 2013).
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Filming and photography: €5