On the occasion of the Cities theme week of the Dubai World Expo, Art Explora is exhibiting the works of eight internationally renowned French artists. Questioning the place of ecosystems in the urban environment, these works are presented simultaneously in several urban spaces, in Dubai as well as in Paris, in order to share the artistic program of the World Expo with as many people as possible.
Nightcore 1, 2021
Artwork presented in the metro station Palais Royal - Musée du Louvre, in front of the French Pavilion of the Dubai World Expo and on Jumeirah Road in Dubai.
Nightcore 2, 2021
Work presented in front of the French Pavilion at the Dubai World Expo.
Mimosa Echard’s practice is inspired by the creation of hybrid eco-systems where the living and the non-living, the human and the non-human coexist. Her works explore areas of contact and contamination between the organic objects and consumer items — elements that can be perceived as ambivalent or even contradictory through our cultural conventions.
The Nightcore series (2021) presents two photographs that Mimosa Echard took of her own studio compost: she observed its compositions, decompositions and mutations. Inspired by the research of microbiologist Lynn Margulis, the artist probes this space of symbiotic relationships, where bacteria and fungal layers merge to form new organisms. With Nightcore, the advertising space is contaminated by a shifting aesthetic of altering elements. The artist offers in an urban environment an opening to fertile contagion.
Biography of the artist
Mimosa Echard was born in Alès (France) in 1986; she lives and works in Paris. The artist is interested in the creation of hybrid ecosystems in which the living and non-living, human and non-human cohabitate. Her artworks explore zones of contact and contamination between organic and consumer objects, elements that our cultural conventions may perceive as ambivalent or even contradictory. At the heart of the artist’s compositions and installations, medicinal plants collected in her garden or procured from residents in her home village enter into symbiosis with cosmetic products or electronic components. Her work has been exhibited at international institutions such as the Musée d’Art Moderne de la ville de Paris (2020), the Fondation Lambert, Avignon (2020), the Centre d'Art Contemporain d'Ivry – Le CRÉDAC (2020), and the Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2019, 2017), among others. Mimosa Echard is represented by the Galerie Chantal Crousel (Paris).
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