HUMPTY \ DUMPTY, Cyprien Gaillard’s new project for autumn 2022, takes the form of an exhibition in two chapters presented simultaneously at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris and at Lafayette Anticipations. With this project, he offers a reflection on time – its traces, its effects and the relationships that man enters into with it.
Inspired by the current era, in which Paris is frenetically restoring its most prestigious monuments in preparation for the Olympic Games while removing the traces of wear and tear, Cyprien Gaillard shows how the city is a privileged terrain for the expression of entropy (decay, disorder and unpredictability) and how, in turn, man seems compelled to fight against this process. By exploring the edges, the nooks and crannies and the spaces of dissent, he examines our …
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Image above: Document Photographique (Reference pour HUMPTY \ DUMPTY), Paris, Mars 2022 © Cyprien Gaillard Crédit photo : Max Paul