Menu

  • Art
  • Lifestyle
  • Fashion
  • Design
  • Sustainability
  • Homepage
  • Whitewall Presents
  • Whitewaller
  • Insiders

Subscribe to the Newsletter

Subscribe to the Magazine

Presents

Basel

Art Basel 2021

Newsletter

Go inside the worlds of art, fashion, design, and lifestyle.

Ok
Vik Muniz
Bee
2016
Photography
180 X 180 cm
© Vik Muniz
Courtesy Vik Muniz.
Douglas White
Black Sun
2010
Fragmented yew roots, steel, panel fibers
209x 220 x 84cm
© Douglas White
Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Odile Ouizeman.
Lucy + Jorge Orta
Antarctic Village - No Borders, Drop Parachute
2007
Coated polyamide, fiberglass sticks, various textiles, national flags, calabashes, buckets, utensils, objects, silkscreen, straps, Red Cross Fund
116x 117 x 130 cm
©Thierry Bal / ADAGP
Courtesy of Lucy + Jorge Orta.
Max Hooper Schneider
Proving Pool
2018
Modified washing machine, filtration system, UV lamps, false plants, uranium glass, textiles, Danio fish
Approx. 85x 90x 85cm
© High Art
Courtesy of the artist and High Art, Paris.
Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla
Contract (AOC L)
2014
Silkscreen on linen
243 x 182 cm
© Sebastiano Pellion di Persano
Courtesy of the artists and Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris.
Fabrice Monteiro
Prophecy #6
2014
Canson Infinity Platinum Fiber
Rag 310gr N° Inv.
© Fabrice Monteiro
Courtesy of MAGNIN-A Gallery, Paris.
Fabrice Monteiro
Prophecy #6
2014
Canson Infinity Platinum Fiber
Rag 310gr N° Inv.
© Fabrice Monteiro
Courtesy of MAGNIN-A Gallery, Paris.
Art

House of Guerlain Presents “Gaïa, what are you becoming?” during FIAC

By Pearl Fontaine

October 17, 2019

Coinciding with the 2019 edition of FIAC in Paris this week, The House of Guerlain is presenting “Gaïa, what are you becoming?”, a group exhibition featuring work by more than 20 international artists like Allora & Calzadilla, Andy Goldsworthly, Ibrahim Mahama and Vik Muniz, and Eva Jospin. The show is a call to action, urging viewers to take responsibility and confront the current state of our planet in order to ensure a fruitful home for future generations, curated by Caroline Messensee.

The works on view shed light on the precarious state of our planet and our need to reevaluate the ways we interact with our home through a range of media including paintings, videos, photography, and installation art. A selection of around 30 pieces fills the three floors of The House of Guerlain, like Muniz’s whimsical Bee, depicting the pollinating insect perched on a flowering bush or Jospin’s haunting image of a shadowed forest, entitled Forêt.

Open Gallery

Vik Muniz
Bee
2016
Photography
180 X 180 cm
© Vik Muniz
Courtesy Vik Muniz.

“Much more than just a fleeting fad, the need to care for the environment and protect the planet is something that we’re finally starting to grasp,” said Messensee. “In the field of visual arts, interactions between the artist and the natural world are the very basis of the practice of representation. These interactions have also acted as markers, signaling from the very earliest times humanity’s imprint upon the world.”

A luxury Parisian beauty brand, The House of Guerlain has been working in partnership with FIAC since 2006. Presented at the brand’s historic boutique on Champs-Élysées, this year’s exhibition will remain on view through November 8.

Open Gallery

Douglas White
Black Sun
2010
Fragmented yew roots, steel, panel fibers
209x 220 x 84cm
© Douglas White
Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Odile Ouizeman.
FIACWhitewaller

Recommended

Art |September 20, 2021

Photo Basel Returns to Volkshaus Basel for 6th Edition

Our ValuesContactAdvertiseTerms
© Whitewall 2020

Go inside the worlds of art, fashion, design, and lifestyle.

Subscribe to the Newsletter