A universe between art and geography… This is what Drawing Lab Paris offers with a display by artists Florentine and Alexandre Larmarche-Ovize called “Elisée, une biographie” running from October 13, 2019 to January 9, 2020. An exhibition focusing on Elisée Reclus, “the libertarian geography, the visionary writer, the traveling anarchist, the communal pedagogue” and colorful, vibrant works, landscapes set somewhere between real life and imaginary and for which nature plays a major role.
Because this retrospective aims at “reconstituting a concentrated landscape, reconciling the absolute and the fragment” through drawings, paintings, silkscreen printings or even prints on ceramic, cork and felt. The whole results from a collaboration between designer Romain Guillet to offer a visit “as many potential spaces and rest times”. Over a century after Elisée Reclus’ death, Florentine and Alexandre Lamarche-Ovize try to create “a creative work that tends to build up, piece after piece, a large world and multiplies its shapes and styles that harmoniously cohabit”.
This explains why the exhibition aims at being a true immersive experience that reminds us of the “geographer’s ultimate project” for the World Fair 1900 naming a 200m wide globe on which “continents and oceans have been painted at a 1/100,000 scale”. The occasion to discover a true character through the works created by a colorful duo! Let’s go, friends, shall we?
From 14 October 2019 to 9 January 2020
17 Rue de Richelieu
75001 Paris 1
Métro Palais Royal - Musée du Louvre
Ouvert du mardi au samedi de 11h à 19h.