17 Oct 2015 - 03 Jan 2016, All Day

Aquarium tropical de la Porte Dorée, Paris


Sylvie Curty


17 Oct 2015 - 03 Jan 2016
All Day
Horaires d'ouverture de l'aquarium
- du mardi au vendredi de 10h00 à 17h30

- le samedi et le dimanche de 10h00 à 19h00

Fermeture des caisses 45 minutes avant la fermeture.
L'évacuation des salles commence 10 minutes avant la fermeture du Palais.


Aquarium tropical de la Porte Dorée
293, avenue Daumesnil
PARIS, Paris,  75012
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Jérôme Clochard immerses a mosaic in the tropical waters of the Aquarium de la Porte Doree in Paris to raise awareness about the preservation of our planet.

As part of an aesthetic research, Jérôme CLOCHARD, artist, craftsman mosaic artist and diver, chose the aquatic element he knows well to imagine a work: an iconic mosaic immerse in the tropical Aquarium "de la Porte Dorée" in Paris. It wants to draw attention to an unusual and very personal way on the issues of COP 21.

Jerome CLOCHARD had the chance to dive on archaeological remains submerged and remained strong emotion of this wonderful and disturbing experience. The rising waters due to climate change and the risks of flooding that could lead naturally suggested this very symbolic installation.

The artist's gesture aims to surprise, excite and question.
This feminine face invites us to contemplate the beautiful aquatic area of ​​the aquarium that symbolizes the beauty of nature.
This enigmatic gaze suggests that we become aware of this unique balance, precious, threatened by climate change and to act individually and collectively.

The work will be exhibited from October 17 2015 to January 3, 2016

History of this mosaic
"The face of Cleopatra, directed by Jérôme Clochard in Venetian glass paste, is a copy of the beautiful mosaic created by master Gian Domenico Facchina (1890). His work was itself inspired by a fresco painter Tiepolo" the meeting of Cleopatra and Anthony "that adorned the home of Facchina in Venice: the Palazzo Labia." (Source Maryse Stephano)

Contact Atelier Absolut Mosaïque : 0663290405

Partenaires :
Aquarium tropical de la Porte Dorée
"Folies Royales" entreprise de cosmétiques à base de miel biologique français
Institut universitaire de technologie, La Rochelle (Département Tech de Co).
Mission régionale des métiers d'Art du Poitou Charentes


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