Anne et Patrick Poirier

Palmyre, 1992

Photograph coloured with paint
H 15.2 x 16.9 in., Unique artwork
Alep, 2014-2015

Wool, silk and bamboo fiber
145.7 x 173.2 in, Unique artwork
2235 après J.-C., 2001

Mixed media / Installation
Variable dimensions, Unique artwork
Archéologie du futur, Mesopotamia, 2015

Acrylic paint and polyurethane on canvas
94.5 x 78.7 in, Unique artwork
Archéologie du futur, Mesopotamia, 2013

Acrylic paint and polyurethane on canvas
118.1 x 107.5 in, 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 - MNEMOSYNE - SKULPTURENPARK WALDFRIEDEN - TONY CRAGG FOUNDATION - WUPPERTAL

HORS LES MURS

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

HORS LES MURS

07.02.2016 - 01.29.2017

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GLORIA FRIEDMANN - ANNE & PATRICK POIRIER - CARAMBOLAGES - GRAND PALAIS, PARIS

HORS LES MURS

03.02.2016 - 07.04.2016


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Anne et Patrick Poirier, archéologues prophétiques du désastre

Le Monde

Anne et Patrick Poirier, archéologues prophétiques du désastre

22.08.2016
Anne et Patrick Poirier

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Anne et Patrick Poirier

01.12.2015
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CRITICS' PICKS

01.10.2015

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Danger Zones

Anne et Patrick Poirier

Danger Zones

07/2016

Ouvrage publié à l'occasion de l'exposition Danger Zones d'Anne et Patrick Poirier au Musée d'Art Moderne et Contemporain de Saint-Etienne Métropole.

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