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Mehmet Ali Uysal : Su

Ecologically correct or not, Mehmet Ali Uysal, the Turkish artist of the moment, has struck hard with his gigantic installation simulating the imminent submersion of the Bon Marché under the effect of the melting of two icebergs suspended from the double glass roof of the department store. Real ice cathedrals (sculpted in a modular textile material) showing the submerged part of the ice blocks make us feel the threat of an upcoming dissolution. Thwarting our perception of space by their disproportion, they should provoke, after the fascination, the fear. To illustrate the point (“climate emergency”, we will have understood), the installation Su (water in Turkish) spreads in shimmering waves in the windows, while on the second floor, a large white boat looking like origami, offers to visitors on borrowed time, a poetic solution of withdrawal …

Installation Su

To be discovered at Bon Marché Rive Gauche 

Until February 20, 2022

Stéphanie Dulout