Patrick Vilaire Réflexion sur la mort

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Publication Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris

French version only

Hardback, 22 × 28 cm, 80 pages, 37 color reproductions

Texts by Jacques Kerchache, Jean-Jacques Mandel, Jean-Hubert Martin, Madison Smartt Bell
Interview with Patrick Vilaire

ISBN: 978-2-74271-068-0

Publication: January 1997

About the publication

In 1997, the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain presented seven monumental sculptures by Patrick Vilaire. Seven works with one major subject: death. Born in Haiti, a land that still resists global conformity through its voodoo religion and cult of ancestors and the dead, Patrick Vilaire works with metal, therefore fire.
The exhibition catalog offers thoughts on Patrick Vilaire’s work and shows that its true protagonist is not the macabre or the morbid but man, searching for a meaning for his existence. With art often coming to his aid.