Saturday, January 15, 2011

La Carte d'après Nature

The concept of the exhibition refers to Magritte's short-lived magazine, "La Carte d'après Nature". From 1952 on, and for only fourteen issues, he encompasses poetry, illustrations, short stories and other contributions, and sends them out as postcards. In a similar way, the artist Thomas Demand has selected artworks for the exhibition, which are interconnected in a poetic, associative and elegant manner from artists who all have their lines of thinking about Nature and her representations.

Rene Magritte, Jeune fille mangeant un oiseau (le plaisir),1927-Thomas Demand, Papier peint ,2010

Participants : Kudjoe Affutu, Saâdane Afif, Becky Beasley, Martin Boyce, Tacita Dean, Thomas Demand, Chris Garofalo, Luigi Ghirri, Leon Gimpel, Rodney Graham, Henrik Håkansson, Anne Holtrop, August Kotzsch, René Magritte, Robert Mallet-Stevens, Jan and Joël Martel and Ger Van Elk.

La carte d'apres Nature
18 September 2010 – 22 February 2011
Nouveau Musee National de Monaco
Villa Paloma, Monaco