Wednesday, January 16, 2013

The Great Restaurant


     An exhibition at Le Plateau, a gallery in Paris, ran this fall containing work by Michel Blazy.  The show was titled "The Great Restaurant" and contained a prime example of ephemeral contemporary artwork and the direction impermanence can be taken.  The body of work was made up several installations made out of rotting fruit and rotting food (along with thousands of fruit flies that filled that gallery rooms) as well as other installations showing growth after something else has died.  This raw example of the life cycle was at first repulsive, but expanded into something much more poetic.  It was a great example of contemporary art’s quest for the communication of ideas in ways that may or may not be aesthetically pleasing.

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