The exhibition Uchronie explores our relationship with nature, technology, and future imaginaries. It presents an alternative version of history. What if life on Earth had evolved differently? What if animals possessed poetry? What if we could travel to Mars while staying on Earth?
In these parallel stories, I wanted to recapture the joy of childhood and playfulness to stage two visions of the future. Space exploration with its dreamlike and mysterious aspects, and the reinvention of life through the lenses of technology and poetry. It is a journey into a hybrid world that oscillates between reality, imagination, history, and anticipation. It is also an invitation to aesthetically contemplate alternative versions of our world.
Uchronie consists of photographs such as Auctus animalis, Flora incognita, Post Natural History, Space utopia, and other works including Haptique, Le Cerveau nuage (where our memories are stored), Le Coeur immortel, and Les Fleurs de chair. Each piece utilizes mixed techniques, such as 3D printing, mosaics, sculptures, jewelry, music, and film.
Artist Vincent Fournier presents the Uchronie exhibition at the Museum of Hunting and Nature in Paris from April 11th to September 17th, 2023. The exhibition explores our relationship with nature, technology, and future imaginaries through alternative versions of history. Fournier employs mixed techniques, including 3D printing, mosaics, sculptures, jewelry, music, and film, to depict two visions of the future: space exploration and the reinvention of life through technology and poetry. Uchronie invites contemplation of alternative versions of our world. The exhibition comprises photographs, sculptures, and other artworks, including Auctus animalis, Flora incognita, Post Natural History, Space utopia, Haptique, Le Cerveau nuage, Le Coeur immortel, and Les Fleurs de chair, among others.
Vincent Fournier French photographer artist whose work explores the imaginations of the future, that of yesterday and the one we imagine for tomorrow: space adventure, humanoid robots, utopian architectures, technological transformation of the living …
He was born in 1970 in Ouagadougou and lived in Paris. After a double mastery in sociology and cinema he graduated from the National School of Photography in Arles in 1997.
His works are part of several permanent collections, in particular: Metropolitan Museum of Art (Met) New York, Center Pompidou Paris, Mast Bologna Foundation, Dragonfly Collection from the Estal of the Etangs in Massignac, LVMH collection with Le Bon Marché in Paris, Baccarat New Collection -York …
Christine Germain-Donnat, former director of the Heritage and Collections Department at Sèvres-Cité de la céramique, has been appointed as the new director of the Museum of Hunting and Nature, starting from November 2022. She succeeds Claude d’Anthenaise.
Patrick J. Gyger, born on February 8, 1971, in São Paulo, Brazil, is a Swiss historian, writer, and curator. He is the general director of the Plateforme 10 foundation.
Ariel Kyrou, journalist, writer, essayist, and radio columnist, specializes in new technologies, science fiction, and the major artistic avant-gardes of the last century.