Vincent Glowinski – Mater Museum
After decorating the face of the Botanique with his massive frescoes, Vincent Glowinski (alias Bonom) occupies the Museum space this year with a procession of fascinating creatures from another time.
The artist has been linked with the Botanique for some years now. It began with the installation of one of his giant skeletons in the Grand Salon for the 2012 Les Nuits festival, along with a jungle painting on the walls of the Rotunda, which would spread two years later across the walls of the orangery.
With Mater Museum, Vincent Glowinski turns the Museum into the site of an internal archaeology. His bones, fossils and other primitive forms, seemingly escaped from a natural history museum, turn the spotlight on the idea of origins. It is therefore no surprise that he should turn his attention to his own origins, invoking the figure of the mother. Works by his own mother, Agnès Debizet, are displayed alongside his own sculptures in an immersive and unsettling presentation.
The exhibition becomes the drama of a filial bond in which unexpected objects, prehistoric remains, remnants and memories accumulate and intertwine. Artworks by Vincent Glowinski and Agnès Debizet. 25 February – 17 April. Botanique. 5.50€