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La Vallée, Fabrice Hyber          _cc781905 -5cde-3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58d_ Cartier Foundation


Do you plant? Plant everything! And go see the exhibition
“La Vallée” at the Fondation Cartier.

Fabrice Hyber's art finds its origin in the forest. For almost 30 years, he has sown 300,000 tree seeds on his Vendée land, of several hundred different species, which have gradually transformed agricultural land threatened by intensive farming into a forest of several dozen hectares.

The invention of agriculture 2022

And, to share his experience with us, he takes on the role of schoolteacher, or rather of mathematics teacher, a bit crazy and obviously out of the West, who scribbles formulas, hypotheses, scholarly equations, invents forms, processes and merges ideas.

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The Red Tree, 2021
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Rainbow Carrot, 1999
Storm 2022

Anyone who, before choosing the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Nantes, had undertaken mathematics studies also becomes, in this exhibition, a historian, astrophysicist, neurologist, physicist, anatomist, and even a sexologist.

The Earthman, 2010
I know, detail, 2021
Thunderstorm 2022, detail

On the canvas, replacing the blackboard, he represents landscapes, trees, objects of study of the form and structure of organized beings, cycles of life and reproduction, but also the life of the soil, that of relationships of the organisms which constitute them, biochemical compositions. Growth and decline.

Many large formats, polyptychs and other diptychs, representing colored graphics, annotations, arrows, wheels, signs, drawings and cabalistic formulas.

Watercolor, charcoal, oil paint on canvas, gold leaf, silver leaf, plastic, epoxy resin, trace a lost, revisited and idealized Eden.

Thunderstorm 2022, detail

Fabrice Hyber creates, within the Cartier Foundation for Contemporary Art, a school open to all hypotheses. This stroll through a series of reproductions of rooms with colorful tables and chairs evokes the scent of childhood and reflects the joy of sharing and learning.

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When evening comes, the Cartier Foundation invites the "Voices of the Valley", those of a chef and a gardener, an athlete and a philosopher, a climatologist and a writer, a choreographer and a sexologist, or even a landscape architect and an art historian. All recreating the great murmur of the Fertile Forest.

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