02. Artists

Michel Blazy

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b. 1966 in Monaco; lives and works in Paris (France)

Michel Blazy’s deliberately fragile, random installations are made of perishable materials that add up to a distinctive notion of a life cycle economy. Cotton wool, plastic bags and foodstuffs proliferate and decline in the course of his exhibitions, with their ongoing changes providing the necessary triggers for activating the works and ensuring their development – in the most concrete sense of the word.

Blazy has recently shown at the Domaine de Chamarande (south of Paris), the National Gallery of Victoria (Melbourne), the White Night Festival in Paris, the Museum of Old and New Art (Tasmania) and the Barnsdall Park Art Gallery (Los Angeles).

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Works


La vie moderne

2 works by Michel Blazy, Création Biennale 2015

Michel Blazy creates fragile, random installations out of perishable materials with life cycles that reflect a certain notion of the economy. For the Biennale, Michel Blazy has combined technological objects like computers or cell phones, or manufactured objects such as a shop-sign sports shoe, and he is growing things in them, as one might in a vegetable patch, with all the hazard and unpredictability that that implies, in terms of quality and quantity, light, water, slow growth and instability, experiment and fragility. Coloured water runs down the walls all the time. All the visual effects produced by the decay of these objects are an integral part of the work, and this goes against the grain of the cult of the finished object impervious to change.

Pull over time, 2015
Création Biennale 2015
Installation on 2 balconies
Garden objects: sweat, shoes, socks, pants, camera, printer, laptop.
Variable dimensions
Courtesy de l’artiste et Art:Concept, Paris

Running al fresco, 2015
Création Biennale 2015
Coton, plâtre, colorant alimentaire, eau, système de goutte à goutte
Courtesy de l’artiste et Art:Concept, Paris

Venues : La Sucrière

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Michel Blazy 4 photos
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Michel Blazy
2 works by Michel Blazy - Création Biennale 2015
La vie moderne | La Sucrière
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Michel Blazy
Pull over time - Création Biennale 2015
La vie moderne | La Sucrière
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Michel Blazy
Pull over time - Création Biennale 2015
La vie moderne | La Sucrière
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Michel Blazy
Pull over time - Création Biennale 2015
La vie moderne | La Sucrière