Little known to the general public, Pierre Bismuth was however rewarded in 2005 for the synopsis of the film "Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind" for which he won the Oscar for best screenplay with Michel Gondry and Charlie Kaufmann.
The title of the exhibition refers to a recurring problematic in the work of Pierre Bismuth, precisely the condition of the artist in a context where culture has completely integrated the leisure industry and where industrial production perfectly assimilated the aesthetic issues. What is the place of creativity in a context where art has emancipated itself from any specific know-how? Can the artist be anything other than an eccentric figure offering a unique vision of the world?
Pursuing research on identity - visual, plastic, symbolic - and on our relationship to cultural productions, he readily uses film clips as well as works by other artists or found images.
Among the works on display, the felt marks on a screen of the movement of the hand of a film character: Marylin Monroe in "Some people like it hot", Janet Leigh in "Psycho", or Sigmund Freud. A way of recording the ephemeral while emphasizing its symbolic weight.
The catalog, designed like an artist's book in close collaboration with Pierre Bismuth, will present a much wider selection of his works than the exhibition, looking back on his production since 1988, commented on by 4 specialists from the world of contemporary art and images.
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