Nuit Blanche: Michel Blazy
Pauline Rymarsk, Courtesy Collège des Bernardins et Art: Concept, Paris
Renowned sculptor Michel Blazy's favourite themes – overconsumption, commodification, decay and the fragility of human existence – have never been addressed by him with anything other than flamboyant humour. Known for huge, tactile installations using perishable everyday materials like carrot purée, lentils, food colouring, shaving foam and dog biscuits, his installation at the Mairie (town hall) of the 4th arrondissement for this year's Nuit Blanche is no different. Blazy has created a vast fountain of thick white creamy foam, possibly beautiful, possibly repellent – are we looking at washing-up liquid, living fungus, or sluicing mould?
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