Anne et Patrick Poirier

Theater of Memory, 1991

Sycamore wood, tempera, books, photographs
H 63 x 67 x 78.7 in, Unique artwork
Etude pour Mnémosyne, 1992

Collage
H 12.6 x 14.7 in, Unique artwork
Archives, 2013

Photograph mounted on aluminum and framed
H 59 x 76.7 inches, Unique artwork
Lost archetypes, 1979

Plaster
H53.1 x 17.7 x 17.7 in (with base), Unique artwork
Lost archetypes, 1979

Plaster
H53.1 x 17.7 x 17.7 in (with base), Unique artwork

Both sculptors, architects and archaeologists, Anne and Patrick Poirier began their work by exploring the sites and relics from ancient civilizations. Their work is an exploration of the history through real or imaginary cities. Throughout the huge corpus of work they have done for forty years, Anne and Patrick Poirier emphasize the permanent fragility of memory, between contemporary vanity and archeological collection. 


Anne is born in Marseille, France, 1941 and Patrick in Nantes, France, 1942. They live and work in Lourmarin, France


After studying at the Ecole Nationale des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, they won the Prix de Rome in 1967 and moved to the Villa Medici until 1971. Anne and Patrick Poirier have participated to many group exhibitions: Venice Biennale (1976, 1980 et 1984), Documenta VI in Kassel (1977) and la Biennale de la Havanne (2006). Some of their most prestigious exhibitions have been solo shows : at Neuer Berliner Kunstverein in Berlin (1977), le Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris (1978), M.O.M.A in New York (1979), The Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles (2001). Their artwork is included in important public collections such as Centre National d'Art Contemporain, Paris, Musée National d'Art Moderne, Paris, Nationalgalerie, Berlin, Guggenheim Museum, New York, Tate Gallery, London.



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ANNE ET PATRICK POIRIER - 50 ANS DE VAGABONDAGES PHOTOGRAPHIQUES - MEP - PARIS

INSTITUTION

09.06.2017 - 10.29.2017

News

ANNE ET PATRICK POIRIER - MNEMOSYNE - SKULPTURENPARK WALDFRIEDEN - TONY CRAGG FOUNDATION - WUPPERTAL

INSTITUTION

10.29.2016 - 01.08.2017

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ANNE ET PATRICK POIRIER - DANGER ZONES - MUSEE D'ART MODERNE ET CONTEMPORAIN SAINT ETIENNE METROPOLE

INSTITUTION

07.02.2016 - 01.29.2017


Press

PHOTO : SAISON 2

IDEAT Contemporary Life

PHOTO : SAISON 2

01.11.2017
LA PHOTO COMME UNE RÉCRÉ

TÉLÉRAMA SORTIR

LA PHOTO COMME UNE RÉCRÉ

10.10.2017
ANNE ET PATRICK POIRIER, LA M?MOIRE PROSPECTIVE

L'OEIL

ANNE ET PATRICK POIRIER, LA M?MOIRE PROSPECTIVE

30.09.2017

Publications

ANNE ET PATRICK POIRIER

Anne et Patrick Poirier

ANNE ET PATRICK POIRIER

09/2017

Ouvrage publié à l'occasion de l'exposition d'Anne et Patrick Poirier à la Maison Européenne de la Photographie à Paris en 2017.

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