Laurent Grasso 'Uraniborg' at the Jeu de Paume
For this exhibition, French artist and winner of the Marcel Duchamp prize in 2008 Laurent Grasso deploys video, sculpture, painting, drawing and apparatus to explore four ideas: observation of the heavens, surveillance, “political ghosts” and deceptive beauty. His work on primitive fears lies behind works such as Les Oiseaux (The Birds, 2008) and Polair (2007). Control and surveillance devices are evoked in the film Untitled (2009), shot near Abu Dhabi, and in The Silent Movie (2010), in which the artist films the military fortifications along the Mediterranean coast near Cartagena. Finally, Grasso is also interested in the way in which power, omnipresent yet invisible, always generates a diffuse sense of fear.
Until 23 Sep. Tue, noon-9pm; Wed-Fri, noon-7pm; Sat, Sun, 10am-7pm.
Jeu de Paume, 1 pl de la Concorde, 8th. M° Concorde. 01.47.03.12.52. www.jeudepaume.org/