Pierre-Olivier Arnaud
« Rencontres Inattendues » with the Fonds d'art contemporain, Maison des Métallos
October 4 - December 15, 2021
Pierre-Olivier Arnaud, Sans titre, (projet : cosmos – fleur 29), 2010, sérigraphie sur papier, 175 × 119 cm. Courtesy of the artist and Art : Concept, Paris. Collection publique : Fond d’art contemporain – Paris Collections

For his Cosmos project, the artist travelled around Europe, particularly in the countries of the former USSR, in search of Cosmos hotels. Built between the 1960s and the 1980s, these buildings bear witness to the modern or post-modern style. The artist evacuates all spatial and chronological reference points, recording details of the architecture and nature in the vicinity of the hotels. He works with a single colour, grey, in order to cancel out the seductive effects of the image.

Les rencontres inattendues
Le Fonds d’art contemporain – Paris Collections