Philippe Meste — Œuvres Choisies


Sculpture, mixed media, video

Philippe Meste
Œuvres Choisies

Past: July 7 → 25, 2012

Philippe Meste is one of those artists better known for their actions than for their works of art.

His Attaque du port de guerre de Toulon, his Poste militaire at Marseilles’ flee market have, in the art world, this aura of legends and tales that often acts take when first put together for a public of sailors and antiquity addicts.

Violent, brutally inscribed in the outdoor reality, they are examples of defiance towards a mannerist culture, a born dead art. This is to say how an exhibition to him is problematical.

The gallery’s white cube tends to reify everything, a clinic antechamber and museum’s morn. A chosen public comes here to contemplate objects always emphasised a little cooler or warmer. It seems that to play this game, Meste has inevitably had to deny himself.

  • Philippe Meste — Remember Opening Saturday, July 7, 2012 at 4 PM
03 Le Marais Zoom in 03 Le Marais Zoom out

6, rue Saint Claude

75003 Paris

T. 01 53 82 10 18

Saint-Sébastien – Froissart

Opening hours

Tuesday – Saturday, 11 AM – 7 PM

The artist

  • Philippe Meste