Crystalline — Une exposition de Siobhán McDonald


Ceramic, drawing, installation, painting...

Une exposition de Siobhán McDonald

Past: January 27 → March 12, 2017

My works seek to merge the poetic and the scientific. In my projects, I like to consider disciplines like physics from an artistic point of view, and to think about the larger context in which the Earth exists.

Artist Siobhan McDonald is fascinated by time and the changeable nature of landmass. Scientists believe that the extent of man’s impact on the Earth since the Industrial Revolution has ushered in a new geological epoch — the Anthropocene. Brought together for the first time at CCI, the artist’s works have been evolving within this context for a number of years through her collaboration with researchers and an expedition in June 2015 to witness the disappearance of the Arctic landscape.

Delicate oil paintings (see above), photogenic drawings, seeds, a sound installation and sculptural pieces… Siobhan McDonald has employed a wide range of techniques for this project.

The artist is also exhibiting a decorative glass vessel encapsulating some of this deadly atmosphere from 400 million years ago!

A veritable alchemist in her marrying of art and science, Siobhan McDonald views these works as “real and imaginary portholes into other times”.

Curator of the exhibition: Helen Carey

  • Opening Thursday, January 26, 2017 6:30 PM → 8 PM
05 Paris 5 Zoom in 05 Paris 5 Zoom out

5, rue des Irlandais

75005 Paris

T. 01 58 52 10 30 — F. 01 58 52 10 99

Cardinal Lemoine
Place Monge

Opening hours

Tuesday – Saturday, 2 PM – 6 PM
Late night on Wednesday until 8 PM
Sunday, 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Closed Mondays and bank holidays

Admission fee

Free entrance

The artist

  • Siobhán Mc Donald