by Michel Blazy
Michel Blazy, multiverse

Thursday, 14 February 2019
18:00 to 21:00

15/02/19 - 30/03/19

Opening hours
Thursday - Saturday
12:00 to 18:00

The passage of time over matter is central to Michel Blazy’s practice. Since the early nineties, the artist has been working with living entities, both artificial and natural, which are all equally subject to the supremacy of time and the multitude of triggers that impact the environment.

In Multiverse, La Loge reveals its potential as an animated place where materials can grow, germinate, transform and deteriorate. The exhibition comprises key elements from Blazy’s studio practice including film, sculpture, and installation, often composed of impermanent, transient materials like plants, molds, nutritional ingredients, and everyday objects.

Throughout the course of the exhibition, the works develop independently from each other and beyond the control of the artist. In this untended multiverse, where things can freely overflow, the eccentric movement of matter lurks as a constant possibility. The notion of overflow sits at the heart of Blazy’s practice, and also belongs to the history of this exhibition, a reiteration of a previous version of Multiverse that was flooded by a natural phenomenon during the opening in September 2018.

Curated by Anne-Claire Schmitz 

about the artist

Born in 1966 in Monaco, Michel Blazy lives and works in Paris. Solo exhibitions comprise Last Garden, Le Voyage à Nantes, Nantes/FR, 2018; Pull Over Time, Art : Concept, 2015; Bouquet Final 3, National Gallery of Victoria; Melbourne White Night, 2013; Le Grand Restaurant, Frac Île-de-France, Paris, 2012; Débordement domestique, Art : Concept, Paris, 2012; Post Patman, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, 2007. n 2008 he was nominated for the 2008 Marcel Duchamp Prize, and his work has been collected by numerous public collections including The National Museum of Modern Art – Centre Pompidou; the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA), Tasmania; the Museum of Modern Art of the City of Paris; the New Museum of Monaco; Les Abattoirs, Toulouse and several regional funds for contemporary art. Michel Blazy is represented by Art : Concept in Paris.