Pinault Collection, has opened “Une seconde d’éternité”, a new exhibition at its Bourse de Commerce space in Paris on Wednesday June 22. The exhibition, that features a selection of artworks from the Pinault Collection, takes visitors on a journey inspired by the question and experience of time. “Une seconde d’éternité” is curated by Emma Lavigne, CEO of the Pinault Collection, and features the works of some twenty artists.
The exhibition gradually takes over all the spaces of the Bourse de Commerce, and will be open until 26 September 2022.
The exhibition features works from the Pinault collection, including artists: Larry Bell, Marcel Broodthaers, Miriam Cahn, Nina Canell, Liz Deschenes, Ryan Gander, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Roni Horn, Pierre Huyghe, Gustave le Gray, Sherry Levine, Melik Ohanian, Philippe Parreno, Anri Sala, Tino Sehgal, Rudolf Stingel, Sturtevant, Wolfgang Tillmans and Carrie Mae Weems.
The account created here through the exhibited works explores the polysemous nature of present time, in turn suspended, fleeting, inhabited by spectral presences, and traversed by the theme of loss and incarnation. This cycle borrows its title from a 1971 work by Belgian artist Marcel Broodthaers, Une seconde d’éternité (d’après une idée de Charles Baudelaire), a film that brings to life for one short moment the presence of the artist through the simple portrayal of his signature. The work sets the tone for an exhibition where the intensity of the presence of bodies and images is set against their fleeting nature. As Charles Baudelaire said, it is a question of finding “in one second the infinity of joy” and contemplation. – from Pinault Collection.