For their sixtieth anniversary, Diptyque takes us to five cities (Paris, Venice, Athens, Tokyo, Byblos) that have marked the path of its founders, through the poetic and perfumed gaze of nine artists, at the Post Office of the Louvre.
Like the “Grand Tour” performed in the past by young aristocrats to perfect their education, the “Voyages immobiles” exhibition, conceived as an “exquisite corpse”, is understood as a plural walk, with a sweet scent of plastic exoticism. . Upon entry, the Malagasy Joël Andrianomearisoa plunges us into a literary Paris of another time, thanks, among other things, to his melancholic poems in homage to the house, and to hissplendid cascade of tissue paper, while the German Gregor Hilsdebrandt evokes a musical Venice through his paintings of magnetic tapes. In addition, most plastic surgeons have also created limited editions with home perfumers. Let us note that of the young Englishwoman, Zoë Paul, “The cave of Chiron” evoking a hand like a fine curtain of ceramic beads, whose crown emits a delicate fragrance of immortelle, fig tree and cypress.
Virginie Chuimer- Layen
“Voyages Immobiles, Le Grand Tour”, Exhibition space of the Louvre Post Office, 52, rue du Louvre, Paris 1 er – Monday to Sunday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Until October 24, 2021 – www.diptyqueparis.com