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Mark Lewis, Invention au Louvre

October 09th, 2014 - August 31st, 2015

Mark Lewis, Invention au Louvre, 2014 (détail). Film HD, coul. sil. © Mark Lewis et l’ONF

Musée du Louvre (salle de la Maquette) – Paris

Since its beginnings in the 1990s, the work of Mark Lewis seems to travel through the history of images backwards. Painting, photography and cinema hold a silent conversation in his films. Referring to the Lumière brothers’ Vues, the Canadian artist places optical exploration at the centre of the artistic experience.

Entitled Invention au Louvre, Mark Lewis produced three new films inspired by the museum collections. By observing Sassetta’s The Blessed Ranieri Delivers the Poor from a Prison in Florence, Chardin’s Child with a Spinning Top and the gallery of the Venus de Milo, the artist reactivates the ancient tradition of artistic literature: that of imagined movement.