MUSÉE NATIONAL EUGÈNE DELACROIX

In the continuity of the exhibition of outdoor works in the Tuileries Garden, the Musée Eugène Delacroix opens to FIAC visitors, in collaboration with the Musée du Louvre. Situated in the heart of Saint-Germain-des-Prés, the Eugène Delacroix Museum is an unexpected haven of peace, niched between courtyard and garden. Designed by the painter himself, the studio was transformed into a museum through the initiative of Maurice Denis and other major painters of the 1920s.
It is a site dedicated to artistic creation.

Throughout FIAC week, the students of the Ecole du Louvre (School of the Louvre) will present the works and answer visitors questions.

Address: 6, rue de Furstenberg, 75006 Paris
Free access upon presentation of your FIAC ticket.

2016 | STÉPHANE THIDET

FROM WALDEN TO SPACE-CHAPTER II / THE HUT, 2015

300 x 190 x 190 cm
Bois, instruments de musique électronique
Presented by la Galerie Aline Vidal, Paris
Courtesy: Galerie Aline Vidal. Photo : Marc Domage

This inhabitable sound sculpture is designed for both sound performance or self-generated music. It is a simplified version of the Mercury Seven mission capsule, in the manner of Walden’s cabin. It convokes questions of autonomy and solitude, but also contemplation. This production is the result of a combination of the book by Henry David Thoreau, Walden or Life in the Woods (1854) and the Mercury Seven space programme (1958) whose mission was to send men into space.

UNE HISTOIRE VRAIE, 2016

500 x 300 cm
Presented by Galerie Aline Vidal, Paris
Courtesy: Galerie Aline Vidal. Photo : Marc Domage

Illuminated signs saturate public space without really capturing our attention, but a neon sign erected in a garden, spanning five metres and with no known function, is sure to create surprise. Could it be that Une histoire vraie (A True Story) announces the imminence of a science-fiction scenario?
A foot note that - in the credits of a film is meant to guarantee veracity- when placed in a real environment, becomes fictional. The injunction of truth (often successful) casts doubt on reality and its potential construction and invites us to look closely and to experience the reality around us differently. This shift is instigated in concrete terms through the arch that supports the neon sign. The artwork functions as a threshold to pass, perhaps, to the other side of the looking glass.

Courtesy: Galerie Aline Vidal. Photo : Marc Domage

Courtesy: Galerie Aline Vidal. Photo : Marc Domage

Courtesy: Galerie Aline Vidal. Photo : Marc Domage

HORS LES MURS 2016

Noel Dolla

Jacques Julien

Joe Bradley

Mircea Cantor

Pezo von Ellrichshausen

Michael Sailstorfer

Ron Arad

Thomas Kilpper

Vincent Mauger

Ignassi Aballi

Eric Baudart

Berdaguer & Péjus

Gloria Friedmann

Jean Nouvel

Jean Prouve

Julien Tibéri

Claude Closky