EVENTS JAGUAR ARTE
19 to 25 September 2019
8 rue Bridaine 75017 Paris
The online art gallery Jaguar Arte presents "The forms of nature", an exhibition that explores the relationship between humans and the environment through 16 works by different artists. This exhibition took place from September 19 to 25 at the Galerie Bridaine space.
Nine artists from different parts of the world presented their works: Nicolas Bijakowski (France), Ana María Lozano (Colombia), Gabriel Sierra (Colombia), Hendrik Gonzalez (Panama), Romain Dumesnil (France), Lica Cecato (Brazil), Alexandra Arango (Colombia), Lorena Velazquez (Mexico et Jacinthe Capello (France-Argentina).
To Live the world differently: this is the emblematic formula which confronts the climate crisis that threatens almost all species on Earth. The Anthropocene, Capitalocene or Chthulucene - the three terms complement each other - is a new geological era characterized by the impact of the petroleum, chemical, mining, and other industries on the planetary ecosystem. Although its damage often cited in the media, Capitalocene has the merit of being at the origin of an unprecedented cultural and political revolution which artists, scientists, anthropologists, sociologists, all from different universes, put their knowledge at the service of the fight against the direct actors of this climate crisis.
Some artists are inspired by nature and look with a different perspective at a nature that was long seen through a single prism. This is where the idea of the exhibition “The Forms of Nature” came from; a desire to show and enrich our relationship with nature by displaying its richness and the different perspectives that shape it.
If for a long time it was biased by the western gaze, today’s nature no longer corresponds to the idea of a sanctuary far from the big cities, as shown in the work of Nicolas Bijakowski who combines the urban and the "natural"; or in the work of Romain Dumesnil who erases the borders between the so-called natural and artificial worlds, thus showing that this hybridization is also natural. Other artists such as Lorena Velázquez or Hendrik González think of nature in terms of its upcoming extinction and make the viewer aware of the dangers that threaten it. Gabriel Sierra Henao and Alexandra Arango seek to connect with it by taking into account the shamanic beliefs that give it rights and power to speak. For their part, Ana María Lozano's artistic creation questions the definition of a work of art and broadens it by using living organisms in her works.
“The Forms of Nature” allies itself with different currents claiming that the world is in the plural, that definitions are flexible and that everything is subject to questioning, what has been acquired and a priori does not have to be in a world where each species has its own universe.