Stéphane Pencréac’h – Via Crucis
At the André Malraux Contemporary Art Space and the Musée Unterlinden from 12 January to 18 March 2019
In his exhibition Via Crucis, Stéphane Pencréac’h presents a collection of paintings, sculptures and drawings that not only echo the Isenheim Altarpiece and medieval art, but also engage with one of his first works symbolising the way of the cross. The artist’s examination of the era we live in is harsh, poetic and profound: he revisits our founding myths, putting them in perspective against contemporary conflicts. For the Musée Unterlinden, the exhibition is another opportunity to highlight the possible complementarity between contemporary art and the great masters of the past.
Via Crucis has been organised in conjunction with the Espace Malraux contemporary art space and invites visitors to wander between the two venues, painting a portrait both of the artist and of his era.
At the André Malraux Contemporary Art Space
Paintings, sculptures, drawings and installations including a monumental canvas (2 m high by 6 m wide) of a deposition, a Futurist and Baroque Epitaphios and a hybrid crucifix made from precious materials.
At the Musée Unterlinden, in the Former Baths
Two plaster sculptures, The Last Strategist and The Recumbent Figure, face each other beneath the arches. Contemporary evocations of the mausoleum and the vanitas, they are the echo of our troubled present placed upon a pedestal. In these works, the artist sets the violence and weight of his subject against the fragility and lightness of his material and technique.
Locations | André Malraux Contemporary Art Space – 4 rue Rapp – Colmar and Musée Unterlinden – Place Unterlinden – Colmar