HUMPTY \ DUMPTY, an exhibition event by Cyprien Gaillard in two parts: the first at the Palais de Tokyo. DUMPTY, the second part of the exhibition, takes place at Lafayette Anticipation, where CultureSecrets invites you to a private visit. Discover with us this unique project! It is around a reflection on time, its traces, its effects, and the relationships that humans form with it, that the artist imagines this proposal...
Inspired by the times, while Paris is frantically restoring its most prestigious monuments and erasing the marks of wear and tear in preparation for the Olympic Games, Gaillard reveals how the city constitutes a privileged terrain for the expression of entropy (degradation, disorder and unpredictability), and how, in return, humans tend to fight against this state.
HUMPTY \ DUMPTY, a title taken from Lewis Carroll's novel Through the Looking Glass, refers to the egg-shaped character who fell from a wall and who, despite multiple attempts, cannot return to his original state. At Lafayette Anticipations, for the second chapter of the exhibition, DUMPTY, the artist gives new life to a work that has fallen into oblivion. A monumental sculpture installed since 1979 in the heart of Paris in the Horloge district, then in the midst of construction, this automaton, a unique clock in the world, consists of a man perched on a rock equipped with a sword and a shield. Cyprien Gaillard proposed to give it new life and to work on its rebirth. The movements of this permanent battle against time, which he is trying to catch up with, are thus resumed.
At the Palais de Tokyo, HUMPTY, the first chapter of the exhibition, brings together a selection
Wednesday, October 26 at 7pm
9 Rue du Plâtre, 75004 Paris
Your name will be on a list at the entrance of the event!