Concealed behind a gate on 7, rue de Tolbiac in Paris, one can enter a usually uninhabited warehouse near the Bibliothèque François Mitterand and travel through multiple universes invented by eight different artists. “Journey to the Center of the Earth” is the exhibition curated by Jérôme Sans. The idea behind the exhibition came from Emergie and the Fonds de Dotation Emergie (Emergie Endowment fund), an association that is aware of the how difficult it is for Parisian artists to find studio space. Thus, as a way to ameliorate this problem, the empty warehouse was converted into a magnificent exhibition of different forms of art from various artists.
Included in the installation were Romain Bernini, Jennyfer Grassi, Joana Hadjithomas & Khalil Joreige, Bruno Perramant, Lucie Picandet, and Pierre Seinturier. Together, the artists combined their different styles to create a space where viewers can be transported to different universes. For example, included on the ground floor of the warehouse, one can enter a room completely covered in darkness except for the photo luminescent flowers made by Jennyfer Grassi or head towards the next room to view her lovely floral paintings inspired by Claude Monet. In the adjoining room, one finds themselves in a completely different world with Eva Jospin’s La Traversée installation of a landscape of forests. When asked what inspired her to create the installation, she replies that she was interested in the idea of perspective and becoming lost in a piece of work. It is certainly easy to become mesmerized and lose oneself in the beauty of this installation.
The exhibition, “Journey to the Center of the Earth” is open until the 15th of March and is surely not an opportunity to be missed. Don’t miss the chance to be transported to the collection of universes created by these unique artists.
Voyage au Centre de la Terre
7 rue de Tolbiac, Paris 13