On Wednesday 24 April 2019, from 18h to 21h30, free admission
The Hunting and Nature Museum is hosting one of the components of the exhibition [Apokatastasis] which takes place in three places. It is in fact organized in the manner of a triptych which would encourage a contemplative and spiritual approach to nature. At the shutter [Apokatastasis] - Interior Garden, presented to the museum, corresponds [Apokatastasis] Garden of Meditations at the Vent des Forêts, rural art center in Meuse and [Apokatastasis] Catafalque of Mother-of-Pearl, at the Maubert Gallery. With these different devices, Erik Nussbicker invites us to perceive the principle of life, which beyond individual destinies, our existence and our death, circulates in all its components according to a permanent transformation.
This is the meaning of his birdhouses in the shape of human skulls that he disperses in the Meuse forest or that he hangs in the rooms of the museum. It is also the vocation of the instruments that he creates with animal or human bones and to which his breath once again allows to participate in the great vibration of the world. Erik Nussbicker's approach sometimes associates ancestral forms and practices with 3D printing technology, with his resonating skulls or his projects of watchtowers intended for meditation connected by webcam.
“Ritualizing the signs and trials of everyday life materializes the story of a dream, a vector of unity and love. Saying or even thinking this word 'love' separates us. I prefer action to the statement of what drives everything. The resistance of a drop of water or the varnish of a reed sings its name better than words. Only the expression of the intimate finds favor in my eyes. The shine of mother-of-pearl is the fruit of a life that is only revealed at its end. These modest proofs of existence leave behind a masterpiece of non-will that breaks down the light. "
The intentionally mysterious title of this proposition affirms its spiritual character. In religious terms, Apocatastasis means the final restoration of all things to their original state. In his work where meditation is central, Erik Nussbicker aims at the fusion of the intimate and the universal. Inserting his artistic practice into a natural or cultural environment, he wants to reflect a state of being, question atavistic fears and arouse introspection or wonder.
62, rue des Archives 75003 Paris
The museum is open every day except Monday and public holidays, from 11 a.m. to 18 p.m., from 11 a.m. to 21:30 p.m. on Wednesdays.
Full price: 8 euros
Reduced price: 6 euros