« Inland Sea »
Exhibition opening Saturday, October 1st, 2016
Going down to the basin between the Palais de Tokyo and Museum of Modern Art of the City of Paris, visitors in the footsteps of Poliphile, discover an enclosed sea from which emerges imposing rocks. Within this strange scenography, the light colored stones with which Rodrigo Braga filled the basin seems to be familiar. Extracted from a quarry in the Parisian region, these stones were used to build most of the Haussmanian buildings of Paris. The artist reveal through these rock the geological thickness of the capital up to its
most buried fossils. Shells imprisoned in the stone are the memory of a prehistoric sea that covered the Parisian basin over 45 million years ago. Rodrigo Braga was born in Manaus in the Amazon forest in 1976. His performances and installations deal with the conflict of relationships as well as communion between man, nature and the animal world.
Production SAM Art Projects, with the support of Bouygues Bâtiment Ile-de-France, France-Lanord & Bichaton and Rocamat.
As part of Nuit Blanche 2016
Commissaire d’exposition : Adélaïde Blanc