Wim Delvoye at Emmanuel Perrotin

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Belgian artist Wim Delvoye‘s art offers a reinterpretation of works of the past while laying down a lucid and amused glance at contemporary society. He explores art history, Gothic cathedrals and 19th-century sculptures, from Bosch and Brueghel to Warhol, simultaneously revealing the beauty of daily objects. With a Baroque gesture between homage and irreverence, he appropriates and deforms the motifs that inspire him. A new series of bronze sculptures, of which some will also be mirroring themselves at the Louvre from 31 May, reiterate the principle of Rorschach plates and reactivate the mythological figures of Auguste Moreau and Jean de Bologne. Others writhe in an attempt to reach the sky, like the neo-Gothic steeple Suppo, in twisted golden bronze (a monumental stainless steel version of this will be exhibited at the Louvre).
Until 16 June. Tue-Sat, 10am-7pm.
Galerie Perrotin, 76 rue du Turenne, 3rd. M° St-Sebastien Froissart. www.perrotin.com/

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