Anne et Patrick Poirier

Memoria Artificiosa, 1989

Wood
78.74 x 90.55 x 5.91 in ( 200 x 230 x 15 cm ), Unique
Lost Archetypes, 1979

Plaster
53.15 x 17.72 x 17.72 in ( 135 x 45 x 45 cm ), Unique
Série Les Paysages Révolus, Selinunte, Agosto 1973, 1973

Photograph hand-retouched with paint laminated on aluminium
14.57 x 12.01 in ( 37 x 30.5 cm ), Unique
Hommage à Blaschka, 2012

Cibachrome
88.19 x 59.45 in ( 224 x 151 cm ), Unique
Tantis Operibus Tantis Ruderibus, 1986

Wood, coal, charcoal and gold
60.63 x 22.83 x 22.83 in ( 154 x 58 x 58 cm ), Unique

Anne Poirier b. Marseille, France, 1941. Lives and works in Lourmarin, France
Patrick Poirier b. Nantes, France, 1942. Lives and works in Lourmarin, France

 

For over 40 years, Anne and Patrick Poirier have visited, carried out excavations, collected and inventoried sites and relics from ancient civilizations. This interest in travel and the discovery of world heritage is deeply rooted in their artistic practice. In the wake of Claude Lévi-Strauss's teachings, they belong to the first generation of artists who have travelled the world in an attempt to understand the organization of ancient cities, and more particularly, their disappearance. Eschewing the conventionaln roles of sculptor or painter, they have assumed the mantles of archaeologist and architect, as the situation may call for it. Their work is not so much formal research, as it is a journey through time and human memory, via an artistic approach to the Humanities; a process they consider to be fundamental in binding both individuals and societies together.


Their work appeared in the Venice Biennale in 1976, 1980, and 1984, as well as in the documenta 6 in Kassel in 1977. Numerous exhibitions have also been dedicated to them at some of the most prestigious institutions in the world, including the Pompidou Centre in Paris (1978), the MoMA in New York (1979), and, more recently, the Musée d'Art Moderne in Saint-Étienne in 2016, and the Maison Européenne de la Photographie in Paris in 2017.



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ANNE & PATRICK POIRIER - ELDORAMA - TRIPOSTAL - LILLE, FRANCE

GROUP SHOW

04.27.2019 - 09.01.2019

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ANNE & PATRICK POIRIER - HOMERE - LOUVRE-LENS - LENS, FRANCE

GROUP SHOW

03.27.2019 - 07.22.2019

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ANNE & PATRICK POIRIER - ROMAMOR - VILLA MEDICIS - ROME, ITALIE

INSTITUTION

03.01.2019 - 05.05.2019


Press

LES POIRIER OU L'ETERNEL RETOUR A ROME

LE FIGARO

LES POIRIER OU L'ETERNEL RETOUR A ROME

29.04.2019

D'A

"RONAMOR" : TEMPS REOURN?, TEMPS RETROUV?

01.04.2019
ANNE ET PATRICK POIRIER, 50 ANS D'OEUVRE COMMUNE

LE JOURNAL DES ARTS

ANNE ET PATRICK POIRIER, 50 ANS D'OEUVRE COMMUNE

28.11.2018

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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