Michel Blazy

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We Were the Robots, Moody Center for Contemporary Arts, Houston, TX, 25 janvier – 18 mai, 2019 © Nash Baker
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Installation View, La Force de l'Art 02, Grand Palais, Paris, 2009. Photo: Didier Plowy/CNAP
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Acqua Alta, exhibited in Viva Arte Viva, 57th International Art Exhibition - La biennale di Venezia, Venice, 2017. Photo: Andrea Avezzù
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Acqua Alta (details), exhibited in Viva Arte Viva, 57th International Art Exhibition - La biennale di Venezia, Venice, 2017. Photo: Andrea Avezzù
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Exhibition view, Last Garden, Temple du Goût, Nantes, 2018 (part of Le Voyage à Nantes). Photo: Martin Argyroglo
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Exhibition View, Michel Blazy, Art : Concept, Paris, 2017. Photo: Claire Dorn
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Exhibition View, Michel Blazy, Art : Concept, Paris, 2017. Photo: Claire Dorn
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Installation View, The God Trick, PAV Parco Arte Vivente, Turin, 2018. © PAV
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Exhibition View, Instant Mashed Potatoïd, Cimaise & Portique, Albi, 2002. Photo: Marc Boyer
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Exhibition View, Instant Mashed Potatoïd, Cimaise & Portique, Albi, 2002. Photo: Marc Boyer
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Sans titre, 2018, chaussure de sport, plantes, terre, eau, 34 x 14 x 24 cm / 13 3/8 x 5 1/2 x 9 1/2 in
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Exhibition View, Timeline, galerie des ponchettes, MAMAC, Nice, 2018, © MAMAC, ADAGP.
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Exhibition View, Timeline, galerie des ponchettes, MAMAC, Nice, 2018, © MAMAC, ADAGP.
Installation View, The God Trick, 2018, Courtesy of PAV Parco Arte Vivente, Turin.
Installation View, The God Trick, 2018, Courtesy of PAV Parco Arte Vivente, Turin.
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Installation View, Falling Garden, 2007, Kunstraum Dornbirn. Photo: Adolf Bereuter Lauterach, Austria
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Exhibition View, Timeline, 2018, Courtesy of Michel Blazy, MAMAC, Nice, ADAGP, Paris.
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Exhibition View, Timeline, 2018, Courtesy of Michel Blazy, MAMAC, Nice, ADAGP, Paris.
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Exhibition View, Instant Mashed Potatoïd, 2002, Cimaise & Portique. Photo: Marc Boyer
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Exhibition View, Post Patman, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, 2006. Photo: Marc Domage.
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Exhibition View, Living Room, 2016, Museo d'Arte Provincia di Nuoro, Photo: Ivan Capra
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Exhibition View, Le Voyage à Nantes, 2018, Le Temple du Gout, Nantes. Photo: Martin Argyroglo
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Exhibition View, Michel Blazy, 2017, Galerie Art : Concept, Photo: Claire Dorn
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Exhibition View, Michel Blazy, 2017, Galerie Art : Concept, Photo: Claire Dorn
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E133-7, 2018, Food coloring E133, salt, water, mortadella, on cardboard, 50 x 64,5 cm (19 5/8 x 25 3/8 in.). Photo: Claire Dorn
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Exhibition View, Acqua Alta, 57th International Art Exhibition La Biennale di Venezia, Viva Arte Viva, 2017, Courtesy: La Biennale di Venezia with the kind support of Frac Île-de-France, Paris. Photo: Andrea Avezzù
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Exhibition View, Acqua Alta, 57th International Art Exhibition La Biennale di Venezia, Viva Arte Viva, 2017, Courtesy: La Biennale di Venezia with the kind support of Frac Île-de-France, Paris. Photo: Andrea Avezzù
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Exhibition View, Timeline, galerie des Ponchettes, MAMAC, Nice, 2018 © ADAGP
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Exhibition View Detail, Timeline, galerie des Ponchettes, MAMAC, Nice, 2018 © ADAGP
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Exhibition View Detail, Timeline, galerie des Ponchettes, MAMAC, Nice, 2018 © ADAGP
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Exhibition View Detail, Timeline, galerie des Ponchettes, MAMAC, Nice, 2018 © ADAGP
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News From The Upside Down, Exhibition View, Post Patman, 2006, Palais de Tokyo, Photo: Marc Domage.
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Living Sculpture, 2014, Tree, gold leaf, dimensions variable. Photo: Rebecca Fanuele
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Havainitas 1, 2016, plastic, moss, glass, 28 x 38 x 21 cm. Photo: Claire Dorn
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michel blazy, Cerf, 2009, dessert cream, eggs, milk, and breadcrumbs, wooden panel, 23 5/8 x 31 1/2 in.
Cerf, 2009, dessert cream, eggs, milk, and breadcrumbs, wooden panel, 23 5/8 x 31 1/2 in.
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The 57th International Art Exhibition_La Biennale di Venezia
The 57th International Art Exhibition - VIVA ARTE VIVA - Curator: Christine Macel
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Biography:
Born in 1966 in Monaco, Michel Blazy lives and works in Paris. Since his studies at the Villa Arson in the ‘90s, the artist has worked on the use of unusual materials as well as living matter. Showing preference for humble materials, generally issued from his everyday life, objects and substances that can be found in kitchens (plastic-cups, papertowels, food colorings, detergent products, etc.) or live organisms extracted from his own garden, Michel Blazy’s use of materials concurs to show the evolution and freedom of projects aiming to underline the passing of time. From his very first experiences with lentils, to his “peeling walls” and all the way to his foam-fountains, Michel Blazy’s pieces spotlight transformations of matter and leave a prominent place to hazard and unpredictability. The artist gives the first impulse, and matter takes over, evolving and transforming during the space-and-time of the exhibition, according to its intrinsic properties as well as the showing conditions. Often criticizing nowadays consumerism, but always making use of poetry and humor, his work not only questions the status of artwork but also proposes alternatives to reconcile artificiality and nature, the world of technology and the world of living organisms.

His work has been purchased by numerous public collections among which: The National Museum of Modern Art – Centre Pompidou; the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA), Tasmania; the Museum of Modern Art of the City of Paris; the New Museum of Monaco; Les Abattoirs, Toulouse and several regional funds for contemporary art.

Several personal exhibitions have been consecrated to his work in the last years, among them: Pull Over Time, Art : Concept (2015); Bouquet Final 3, National Gallery of Victoria; Melbourne White Night (2013); Le Grand Restaurant, Frac Île-de-France, Paris (2012); Débordement domestique, Art : Concept, Paris (2012); Post Patman, Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2007).

Michel Blazy – Pull Over Time

Michel Blazy, Pull Over Time, exhibition catalogue, Art : Concept gallery, Paris, 2015, 64 pp.

Texts: Julia Mossé, François Piron
Translations: Matthew Cunningham, Frieda Schumann
Photographers: Julia Mossé, Dorine Potel
Design: Charlotte Collin & Jonathan Martin
Layout: Alix Rozès
Printed by: Imprimerie Snel, Liège
© Art : Concept, the artist, the authors

Michel Blazy

Retrospective monograph coordinated by the frac Île-de-france, Paris and published by Manuella Editions, Paris, February 2015. Book design: Baldinger & Vu-huu

La toilette de Blacky Nature molle à la Barquette

Co-edition Ville de Tours, Eternal Network et Art : Concept, Paris, 2005

Michel Blazy

Monographie co-edited by: Cimaise et Portique, Albi ; Les Abattoirs, Toulouse ; CCAC Wattis Intitute, San Francisco ; Art : Concept, Paris, 2003

Bagna Cauda

Art : Concept presents Bagna Cauda, a group exhibition with Martine Aballéa, Pierre-Olivier Arnaud, Julien Audebert, Francis Baudevin, Whitney Bedford, Jean-Luc Blanc, Michel Blazy, Ulla von Brandenburg, Jeremy Deller, Richard Fauguet, Vidya Gastaldon, Geert Goiris, Lothar Hempel, Nathan Hylden, Jacob Kassay, Andrew Lewis, Adam McEwen, Philippe Perrot, Jimmy Robert, Pietro Roccasalva, Gedi Sibony, Alexandre Singh, Roman Signer, and Laurent Laclos.

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Vanity Case

The exhibition opening will be held on November 4, 2005.

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Les succulentes

Le vernissage aura lieu le 12 septembre 2003.

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