Wolfgang Laib 'De la nature', group exhibition
The Grenoble Museum invites four internationally renowned artists for whom the question of the relationship between humans and nature is essential.
These artists, Philippe Cognée, Cristina Iglesias, Wolfgang Laib and Giuseppe Penone, who have already been presented in Grenoble, come from very different backgrounds and, thanks to their original plastic proposals, will shed light on this relationship in resolutely original and unique ways.
For Philippe Cognée, the only painter in the selection, the landscape appears in his work as a counterpoint to the urban views for which he is known, as the expression of an ordered chaos, at once an original and vital place and a wild and threatening one. For Cristina Iglesias, nature manifests itself in the form of "decorative motifs" that subvert the architectural forms she builds, once again posing with irony and sensuality the question of the relationship between nature and culture. With Wolfgang Laib, the relationship with nature is part of a spiritual process in which the work of art becomes an offering to life and to Creation. Finally, Giuseppe Penone, in a fusional relationship with the elements, reveals the energies that run through human beings and unite them consubstantially with their original environment, nature.