Phillip Zach, Seeing Red (detail), 2015

Culture and nature in debate in “Crash Test”

(Montpellier, France)

Exploring the correspondences between culture and nature, rather than emphasizing its differences, “Crash Test”, group show that starts this Saturday, February 10th, at La Panacée, presents the works of 25 contemporary artists, including Thiago Rocha Pitta, PIPA Prize 2012 Finalist. 

The works in display deal with the notion of reality and blur the boundaries between opposite concepts, such as artificial and natural, defying the public to think of new possibilities of human interaction with the environment. “This exhibition gathers a generation of artists that investigate reality on a molecular level, proposing links between the physical and chemical reality and culture”, says  Nicolas Bourriaud, curator of the exhibition. Here, society and culture are analyzed not only by its social means but also by its molecular composition, posing the question: is there really a purely “natural” or purely “human” life building material?

“Crash test”, group show featuring Alisa Baremboym, Ivana Basic, Bianca Bondi, Juliette Bonneviot, Jeanne Briand, Dora Budor, Johannes Büttner, Alice Channer, Caroline Corbasson, David Douard, Daiga Grantina, Roger Hiorns, Kurant Agnieszka, Sam Lewitt, Estrid Lutz / Emile Mold, Jared Madere, Enzo Mianes, Virginia Lee Montgomery, Marlie Mul, Aude Pariset, Thiago Rocha Pitta, Pamela Rosenkranz, Thomas Teurlai, Artie Vierkant, Phillip Zach
Curated by Nicolas Bourriaud
On view from February 10th to May 5th 2018 

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