RECYCLAGE / SURCYCLAGE
89 international artists in the Villa and in the Gardens
Fondation Villa Datris, L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, France
From June the 20th to Novembre the 1st, 2020
10 a.m. – 13 p.m. and 14 – 18 p.m.
Visual: Daniel Firman, Raw, 2018 – Courtesy Ceysson & Bénétière – Photo © Hugard & Vanoverschelde Photography © Daniel Firman, ADAGP, Paris, 2020
For its 10th exhibition in 2020, the Villa Datris Foundation has chosen to explore recycling in all its forms in contemporary sculpture and to question our relationship with objects.
In our times when sustainable development has become an absolute priority, contemporary artists take possession of this fundamental issue with a particular acuteness. They also find a rich source of inspiration to recreate a new world.
Deliberately, by conviction or choice, artists resort to waste as artistic material in their own right, renouncing the purchase of materials called noble to create or compose their works.
This waste, waste, waste, waste, objects left on behalf and rejected by the flow of consumption find a job, a ‘utility, an ‘identity – a real social metaphor.
Isole, 2019, straight and folding trasparent straws on blue plexiglas and lacquered blue frame, ∅ 100×26 cm