Laurent Millet at the Musée des Beaux-Arts d'Angers

Les Enfantillages Pittoresques
Musée des Beaux-Arts d'Angers
Angers, France
May 17 - November 16, 2014

The city of Angers is hosting an exhibition at the Musée des Beaux-Arts devoted to artist Laurent Millet, in collaboration with La Galerie Particuliére in Paris, who will host an exhibition of the artist's work in May and June.

In his work as a photographer and visual artist, Laurent Millet (b. 1968) can be said to compose the chapters of an imaginary encyclopaedia, peopled with objects that he constructs in either a natural setting or in his workshop. His assemblages are hybrids of traditional, scientific and architectural objects, as well as works of artists close to Millet's heart.

How can one define his work? Is it sculpture? Drawing? DIY? Installation art? The artist stages 'poetic machinery' which he then photographs, this final image justifying all of the stages preceding it.

In his own way, relying mostly on a certain awkward erudition rather than skill, he attempts to question the images—those he produces, and those, which are latent, waiting to be awakened in the landscape and in the objects. He thus examines their modes of appearance, persistence and practical nature, as well as their uncertain identity.

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