Curating Virginie Prokopowicz
avec Clément Bagot, Cécile Beau / MaylisTurtaut, Justine Blau, Karine Bonneval, Charlotte Charbonnel, Ladislas Combeuil, Anaïs Lelièvre, Olivier Masmonteil
Karine Bonneval proposes for the priory her new Palmatomania pieces, as a sequel to Saccharomania, created and realized with the support of the Domaine de Chaumont sur Loire, presented here in front of the northern apse. The pteridomania was a Victorian vogue, where every bourgeois interior had to have a new kind of furniture: a living room terrarium. Thus, after the curiosity cabinets where relics of nature from faraway places were collected, one could admire and grow collections of living plants, in their transparent microcosm. An exotic and domestic universe, which each one could regulate at at his or her own discretion. Here, taking up this nineteenth-century aesthetic under the globe, a collection of carnivorous plants stands in an immaculate whiteness. A revival of botanical forms, but composed of a material eating territories and forests: these plants are made of palm oil wax.