The sculptures of Rodolphe Hammadi, which he calls "my weapons", all find their origin in a tree branch, one of those pieces considered useless of the plant, of those that are pruned before winter, that the we throw or burn ...
At the end of a patient work of gleaning various objects, the artist arranges the fruit of a picking, urban this time, on the piece of wood picked up, polished and sculpted. Inspired by distant horizons and even more by the civilizations of the past, the present and the future of the planet, Rodolphe Hammadi builds his weapons as one forges the armor which protects from the din of the world. The weapons exhibited in the Trophy Room are next to the rifles made in Europe and the Japanese, Persian or Indian rifles in the collection. Under the gaze of the exotic animals that saturate the walls of the room, we think of African art and amulets, we remember the Brazilian lines or the sacred groves of Guinea.
The list of objects used for each weapon, conscientiously established by the artist, is announced to the public as would an ethnologist on a mission. The visitor will recognize the piece of coral from New Caledonia, beef bone, jet pearls, beech or lime branch, calfskin ...
Rodolphe Hammadi was born in 1958. He lives and works in Marseille.
62, rue des Archives 75003 Paris
The museum is open every day except Monday and public holidays,
11 a.m. to 18 p.m., 11 a.m. to 21:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Full price: 8 euros
Reduced price: 6 euros
The exhibition is presented as part of the Nomadic Sculptures program by Rodolphe Hammadi, in partnership with the Institut du Monde arabe, the Sponte gallery, Paris, and the ECUME association.