Pierre-Olivier Arnaud, Strange Days, Le Plateau/ FRAC Île-de-France Jan 19 – Apr. 16 2017
Pierre-Olivier Arnaud’s work is going to be presented during the group show « Strange Days » at Le Plateau/FRAC Île de France (19.01 – 16.04.17).
Scattered throughout Le Plateau, the artworks display a set of distinguishing characteristics of the modern world such as tension, uncertainty, absence, disintegration, violence etc. These resound in us strangely in light of our understanding be it (geo) politics, economics, ecology, etc.
The way each of these works is perceived cannot however be confined to this single point of view. They by no means directly indicate specific topical phenomenon – or if they do, it is not from a so-called socially “engaged” art perspective –, and they are embedded in initiatives with a variety of issues greatly exceeding this purpose alone.
The artworks brought together in the exhibition are displayed with resolute biases such as obscurity and dispersion, the only source of light is provided by the pieces themselves, above all emphasising a formal expression, they create a particularly symbolic landscape of the world as it is, of this world that is constantly announcing strange and worrying consequences.
Source: FRAC Île-de-France