Yann Sérandour

Tuesday 6 May 2014 at 7 pm

Patrick Javault welcomes the artist Yann Sérandour.

Yann Sérandour has turned the artist’s book into a conceptual tendency, the main source behind his thinking and his work. Shifting from the space of the book to the gallery space, he can just as well come up with a bookish sequel to a famous Ruscha work or devise an exhibition by transforming a carefully striped text by Buren into a mural print. But there is no question of adopting the position of an heir presumptive, for the methods and strategies of the elders are also a means of reading and interpreting contemporary and trans-historical themes and issues.

Cactus Cuttings (an exhibition currently on view at the gb Agency), outcome of a lengthy investigation about the taste and uses of a plant, brings together natural sciences, decorative arts and the sociology of culture. Based on an image found in a magazine, the artist has constructed an atlas and an indoor garden, drawing us into a gentle daydream somewhere between a vision of tamed nature and the almost hallucinatory vision of an invasive and even devouring desert landscape. These botanical and historical cross-sections will provide the basis of our dialogue.

Free entrance
Free admission, without reservation


À la librairie 
Saturday 24 February 2024 at 4 pm

Launch of the book Dans la polyphonie d'une île

Launch of the book Dans la polyphonie d'une île. Les fictions coloniales du séga Mauricien (ed. B42) by Caroline Déodat
at the Bookshop of the Fondation Pernod Ricard.

Wednesday 28 February 2024 at 7 pm

Inauguration of TEMPLATE by Nicolas Chardon

Fully integrated into the architecture, the entrance to the Pernod Ricard Foundation allows artists to hang a painting there for a period of two years. The work TEMPLATE, by Nicolas Chardon, now replaces the Hommage à Prévert by Vera Molnar (1924-2023) on the pediment of Café Mirette, at the entrance to the Pernod Ricard Foundation