With the reopening of the Museum of Natural History of Bordeaux after ten years of renovation, Pascal Bouchaille proposes a series of artworks that question Nature, its beauty, its singularity and its strangeness. The idea is to consider how the use of different practices allow artists to take hold of the animal, plant or mineral world and call into question the boundaries between reality and the artificial.
Vincent Fournier develops a project of encyclopaedic archives between memory and invented future in the series “Post Natural History”.
Pascal Goet pays tribute to the magnificence of nature and more specifically to beetles that attire themselves in graphic motifs and bright colours, whilst presenting a series of ethnographic masks.
Valérie Belin’s flower assemblages are very far from traditional representations of floral art and seem to convey an irradiation that recalls an almost hallucinatory vision.
With her watercolours, Nathalie Talec juxtaposes fiction and non-fiction, animals and plants, reality and myths, proposing a dreamlike and fascinating world.
Sound exploration is at the heart of Rolf Julius’ sculptures. He didn’t just record nature’s sounds, but created real musical compositions, with a discreet and poetic aesthetic.
Imagination emanates from all of Sylvain Polony’s abstract paintings made with industrial spray paint cans. An infinite quantity of mysterious landscapes that appear between terrestrial constellations and mineral topographies.
Thwarting codes, questioning illusion, paying attention to reality and noticing tricks, this is the fantasy of this exhibition that celebrates the strangeness of nature.