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Almine Rech

Johan Creten. Jouer avec le Feu

Mar 23 — Sep 22, 2024 | Musée des Beaux-Arts d'Orléans, France

MUSÉE DES BEAUX-ARTS until September 22, 2024
CENTRE-VILLE D'ORLÉANS until summer 2025

For his second exhibition of monumental sculptures, the Musée des Beaux-Arts d'Orléans invites internationally renowned sculptor Johan Creten to take over the public space and the museum.

The exhibition Johan Creten. Jouer avec le Feu, the largest exhibition ever devoted to the Belgian artist, brings together 120 works (including eleven in the public space) and is divided into two fold, highlighting Creten’s artistic evolution by entering his creative process for the first time, starting with the sculptures on display in the city, which visitors can discover at the museum through drawings, preparatory studies and variants. An artist working on multiple media, from ceramics to bronze, Johan Creten brings together forty years of production, writing the genesis of his work. 

This captivating immersion offers an in-depth exploration of his work, revealing decades of inspiration and creation through his iconic works and new pieces. It also allows the public to get to the heart of the artist’s work by taking fold in his reflections. After a first playful approach in the public space, they are invited to discover the long process of elaboration of the forms and the underlying themes: school violence, racism, intolerance, social emergencies.

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