Jessica Warboys: This Tail Grows Among, 20 Oct 2023 — 22 Oct 2023

Jessica Warboys: This Tail Grows Among

The Beaux-Arts de Paris with Paris+ by Art Basel presents a project by Jessica Warboys.

Beaux-Arts de Paris, 14 Rue Bonaparte, 75006

The exhibition at the 17th-century chapel of the Beaux-Arts de Paris explores the overlap between man-made culture and nature. The exhibition combines a multichannel video and sound installation with a large collage of un-stretched paintings. Warboys makes these by covering the canvas with beeswax and immersing it in wild bodies of water, and then sprinkling it with mineral pigments on the shores. In her eponymous video work, the artist stages the journey of a candle through various sites where nature and culture intersect, from the Biblioteca Joanina in Coimbra, Portugal – home to a colony of bats that protect its precious manuscripts from insects – to the pine forest surrounding the Arvo Pärt Center in Laulasmaa, Estonia. The video is accompanied by a soundtrack using the amplified sounds of bats, composed by Morten Norbye Halvorsen. The project is presented by Gaudel de Stampa (Paris).

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Beaux-Arts de Paris, 14 Rue Bonaparte, 75006

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