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Nobuyoshi Araki & Francesco Clemente: Les Fleurs du Mal (group show)
Nobuyoshi Araki & Francesco Clemente: Les Fleurs du Mal (group show) - Maison Guerlain, Paris - News - Lopez de la Serna CAC

Francesco Clemente. Winter Flowers XLII, 2023

For this 16th annual exhibition of contemporary art held by Guerlain at 68 Avenue des Champs-Elysées, the Maison Guerlain presents its new exhibition The Flowers of Evil, partnering with Paris+ par Art Basel.

The exhibition is a tribute to the poetry of Charles Baudelaire. It’s a homage that’s in tune with the Maison Guerlain’s own history, which this year marks the 170th anniversary of the Bee Bottle, created especially for the Empress Eugénie, a patron of the arts and a champion of the poet. Above and beyond this historical association, the Maison Guerlain is interested in taking a fresh look at the ties between nature and artistic creation. Flowers have always symbolized beauty, emotional deftness and sensitivity.

Here, however, subtle ambiguities emerge. Each artist has their own nuanced take on the exhibition theme, using a wide range of artistic media to explore deep veins of meaning. Ten works were made especially for this event.

Curated by Hervé Mikaeloff, the exhibition features 26 artists from all over the world – both emerging talents and key figures on the contemporary arts scene – over three floors at the Maison Guerlain. 

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