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4 PILLARS OF THE SKY

Besançon Fine Arts & Archeology Museum | 1 Place de la Révolution | Besançon | France
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Opening night Saturday November 16th 2019 at 7 pm. The Museum will be open freely to the public all the weekend of the 16 & 17.

Curator of the exhibition: Mr. Nicolas Surlapierre, Museum director

Tel : + 33 (0)3 81 87 80 67 | musee-beaux-arts-archeologie@besancon.fr | Exhibition page | Press contact: Anne-Lise Coudert | anne-lise.coudert@besancon.fr | + 33 (0)3 81 87 80 47‬


DIRECTIONS

Jean-Pierre Sergent, carte Musée des beaux-arts et d'archéologie de Besançon 1 Place de la Révolution, 25000 Besançon


THE MUSEUM

In the heart of the historic city, the Besançon Museum of Fine Arts and Archaeology has a long and surprising history. It is the oldest French public collection, since its origin dates back to 1694, a century before the creation of museums during the French Revolution (Le Louvre opened in 1793). This mural installation by Jean-Pierre Sergent is presented in parallel with the major exhibition of national interest: François "Boucher's Dream China".


THE INSTALLATION

Seventy-two square unit size Plexiglas paintings, measuring one metre five by one metre five, chosen from the series of Entropic Suites created between 2010 and 2015, are installed on eight panels facing the four corners of the museum's two main staircases. This monumental installation of eighty square metres in size, is to this day the largest ever made by the French-New York painter.

- NB: View of a New York project large walls installations dating from 1996.


Jean-Pierre Sergent, dessin d'un projet d'installation murale cubique, New York 1996


> Biography > Dossier de presse (8 MB Fr) > Communiqué de presse > Press release (J-PS Eng) > Invitation Card >Leaflet WE program 16 & 17 November (free entrance at the Museum - 1 MB FR)


THE FOUR PILLARS OF THE SKY

These vividly coloured, encompassing and captivating works are presented here to show us and testify to the diversity of human worlds and cultures. Acting as ascending and lifting pillars, surpassing the somewhat austere architecture of the place, while developing and reintegrating a strong vital energy, a karma from buried, forgotten and sensitive worlds.

Initiator and initiator art, ritual of passage for the spectator, undoubtedly surprised to see so much diversity in a contemporary world, today very sad, neurotic, very dead and very grey! Because these works speak of my travels and encounters: from Egypt to New York, via Central America and my immoderate love of colour. In a world that destroys itself, more time to waste making art for art, my paintings bear witness to life itself, without detours, without make-up and without burdens. That's how life is! It is a healing message to be sent to the world and not a capsule containing messages for possible aliens!
I want my paintings and art to be: a wall art (even armor if you will! I don't care!), an art-architecture (like Indian tipis), an animal-art (like Lascaux), an art-tree, a river-art, an empty-art (like for Zen Buddhist monks), a nature-art, a sex-art, an art-dead (like Egyptian tombs), an art-pleasure (Dionysian), an art-presence, an art-soul, an art-joie (like in Jean Giono's books), an art-body (like in sexuality) etc.

It is no longer the being, the object, the subject or the painted rituals that are present, but the painting itself, transcending the material to become autonomous sacred being: in itself and by itself!

This myriadic and multifaceted art unfolds in my dreams, thoughts and realities as a nomadic and acrobatic art, an immense undefined puzzle to be rebuilt with each new exhibition. Settling, presenting and diffusing itself as a sumptuous mural art, non-dissociating, therefore connecting... In order to reintegrate myself and us into a generous, matrix and cosmic world. The world of the first original dream, creator and orgiastic of the dawn of time. And above all to regenerate and definitively annihilate death with its procession of unbearable absences induced.

Jean-Pierre sergent, Besançon September 5th 2019



JEAN-PIERRE SERGENT EXHIBITION > 4 PILLARS OF THE SKY | MUSEUM OF FINE ART | BESANÇON > OCTOBER 2020 (8 x 3.15 x 3.15m, total size of 80 m2 | Opening November 16th 2019
- View of the installation 4 Pillars Of The Sky, North Staircase, 2 x 18 paintings on Plexiglas, photo by Lionel Georges, October 14th 2019.


JEAN-PIERRE SERGENT EXHIBITION > 4 PILLARS OF THE SKY | MUSEUM OF FINE ART | BESANÇON > OCTOBER 2020 (8 x 3.15 x 3.15m, total size of 80 m2 | Opening November 16th 2019

- View of the installation 4 Pillars Of The Sky, South Staircase, 2 x 18 paintings on Plexiglas, photo by Lionel Georges, October 14th 2019.


THE VIDEOS

03 novembre 2019 | Duration: 3:29 | Interview with journalist Jean-Luc Gantner FR3                                             

JEAN-PIERRE SERGENT INTERVIEWED BY FR3 19/20 FRANCHE-COMTE TV FOR HIS EXHIBITION AT THE MBAA OF BESANÇON
 
31 november 2019 | Duration 1:30 |'Est Républicain interview at MBAA with Catherine Chaillet
 
A few words about Jean-Pierre Sergent's exhibition 4 PILLARS OF THE SKY in 90s 31 november 2019 | Duration 1:30 |'Est Républicain interview at MBAA with Catherine Chaillet
 

PRESS ARTICLES


Jean-Pierre Sergent signe les quatre piliers du ciel

Article de Catherine Chaillet pour l'Est Républicain, Besançon le 4 novembre 2019


THE EIGHT MURALS INSTALLATIONS ON THE FOUR CORNERS

Jean-Pierre Sergent, Installation Musée des Beaux-Arts de Besançon, coin nord est

Jean-Pierre Sergent, Installation Musée des Beaux-Arts de Besançon, coin nord ouest

 


Jean-Pierre Sergent, Installation Musée des Beaux-Arts de Besançon, coin sud est



Jean-Pierre Sergent, Installation Musée des Beaux-Arts de Besançon, coin sud est


VISUALS OF THE EXHIBITED ART WOKS: THE EIGHT WALLS


VISUALS OF THE EXHIBITED ART WOKS: THE SEVENTY-TWO PAINTINGS


THE INSTALLATION OF WOOD PANELS & OF THE ART WORKS (11, 12, 26 & 27 September 2019)

With the help of the museum technicians, Jean-François Delamain, most photos are by by Christine Chatelet & Lionel Georges.


THE PACKING OF THE ART WORKS