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At a time when major environmental issues are knocking on our door, waste is one of the preferred materials of contemporary artists. These works of art have become sculptures and invite us to a collective and individual awareness.

From April 30 to December 19, 2021, the Espace Monte-Cristo revisits Recyclace/Surcyclage, the exhibition that brought together more than 35,000 visitors to Isle-sur-la-Sorgue in 2020, by presenting the new acquisitions of the Villa Datris Foundation Collection in Paris.

Through some forty sculptures, the 25 French and international artists selected present works conceived from recycled materials and make us aware of the direct or indirect impact of overconsumption on our future life.

Over the years, the waste object becomes an artistic material in its own right and gains its letters of nobility. If it sometimes keeps its status of waste, raw and worn, it can also completely disappear in cheerful and colorful compositions.

Some artists b improvise themselves as archaeologists of the present by composing works from materials that keep the trace of a social, cultural, economic use to make a beautiful precious object, even spiritual. The waste then allows a historical reading of our world consumption.

Artists: Ifeoma U.Anyaeji • Laurent Baude • Bordalo II • Guillaume Cabantous • Valentino Canseco • Julien Creuzet • Bill Culbert • Daniel Firman • Jeroen Frateur • Suzanne Husky • Michael Johansson • Bastien Joussaume • Jean-René Laval • Julia Maria Lopez Mesa • Mathieu Mercier • Olivier Millagou • Anita Molinero • Claire Morgan • Terrence Musekiwa • Louise Nevelson • Francesca Pasquali • Zoé Paul • Kévin Rouillard • Moffat Takadiwa • Pascale-Marthine Tayou • Agnés Varda

Fondation Villa Datris pour la sculpture contemporaine

7 Avenue des Quatre Otages

84800 L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, France


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