Caroline Achaintre
Des eaux artificielles, Muséum-Aquarium de Nancy
October 8 - December 4, 2022

The exhibition Des eaux artificielles suggests to mix crystal fish and naturalized mackerel, iridescent sculpture and shells with a pearly surface. Here, contemporary works of art rub shoulders with aquatic specimens. We are free to discover the showcases as we would observe aquariums evoking diversified microcosms.

How can we understand the opposition between inside and outside? What parallels exist between a closed universe such as the aquarium and the domestic space?

With specimens from the collection of the Muséum-Aquarium and works from the 3 FRAC du Grand Est by artists Caroline Achaintre, Ismaïl Bahri, Patty Chang, Edith Dekyndt, Marcel Dinahet, Lili Dujourie, Michel François, Élise Grenois, Josefa Ntjam, David Posth-Kohler, Capucine Vandebrouck and Chen Zhen. Based on a proposal by Carson Chan, Director of the Emilio Ambasz Institute for the Joint Study of the Built and Natural Environment at MoMa, New York.

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