For it’s first participation at Art-o-rama, HATCH is pleased to present a solo presentation of the French artist, Léo Fourdrinier.
The most ancient face of the West, a city as old as Rome, Marseille is a story. An endless epic. To approach this stratified, hybrid, multiple city, we must think of a historical and contemporary Marseille.
HATCH want us to choose a time, or times, ‘at the limits of the Earth, at the end of Paradise’. In ancient Rome, this adobe of the god Janus symbolized change and transition, the passage from past to future, from one vision to another.
You have to choose a Māssilia or a Marseille. A Mas/seille. Between myth and modernity, two elements at the heart of the artist’s discourse, Léo Fourdrinier’s assemblage for the fair portrays a counter-archaeology site of Marseille. The vestiges of old myths are illuminated by a futuristic staging under a double temporality, through the myth of Janus.
Mas/seille: the limits of the Earth, at the end of Paradise takes a closer look into the vital movement that carries Marseilles forward and unifies opposites (creation and destruction, birth and decay, abundance and destitution), in an imaginary continuum nourished by references to the city’s past.