Paris Past


Marie Denis
Solo show

In this new exhibition in the Parisian gallery, Marie Denis' work's privileged relationship with nature, particularly with the world of plants and minerals, is enriched and made more complex in a philosophical and conceptual way. The Wunderkammer, the wonder chamber of the two previous exhibitions, has become a cave. It symbolically represents the home of Lucy, our Australopithecus ancestor, who gives her name to the exhibition, but also refers to Plato's cave, an allegory formulated by the famous Greek philosopher in Book VII of The Republic: men are chained and immobilized in an underground home where, turning their backs to the entrance, they see only their shadows and those of the objects far behind them.