Claude d'Anthenaise
Lauranne Germond

Public opening

On Wednesday 05 September 2018,
from 18 p.m. to 21:30 p.m.,
entrée libre




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Tierra Del Fuego is a polymorphic artistic project, made up of a set of plastic works that focuses on the disappearance of a landscape of glaciers. It is inspired by the archipelago of the same name which is located in Patagonia, at the confluence of Argentina and Chile, in the extreme south of the American continent. The exceptional and characteristic landscape of this region of the world is gradually disappearing under the effect of climate change, just like the Amerindian civilization which lived on these lands for 12 years, before being decimated there by the Europeans. 

In connection with his film The memory of glaciers which shows the acceleration of the melting process, Angelika Markul reveals memories buried in the ice and summons a series of phenomena and influences that together make up a symphony of the end of the world: bronze objects evoking lost traditions yagans, these nomadic fishermen from Tierra del Fuego, a sculpture of the remains of a mylodon, this endemic prehistoric animal which has now disappeared, or even the cartographic reliefs of this land with forgotten paths. The artist designed this work echoing the poem La Iluvia lenta ("Slow rain") by the Chilean poet Gabriela Mistral, who calls for a necessary reconnection with mother earth.

Angelika Markul pursues here the obsessions that are at the center of her work, such as the passage of time and the flight of memory and material traces. His artistic practice was born out of a utopia, that of total archeology, of a flawless archiving of traces of life, whether human, animal or plant.

Angelika Markul is represented by Galerie Solo (Madrid), Galerie Laurence Bernard (Geneva) and LETO Gallery (Warsaw). Angelika Markul is winner of the 2016 COAL Prize for her project Tierra Del Fuego and winner of the MAIF Prize for her bronze sculpture Mylodon de Terre. The exhibition, curated by Lauranne Germond and Claude d'Anthenaise, is organized on the occasion of the tenth anniversary of the COAL association. It gives rise to a cycle around imaginaries of climate change and melting ice.

Useful information

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


With the participation of DICRÉAM

Around the exhibition