Africa, Picasso & racism: Five art exhibits to see in Paris this spring

FRANCE 24 | Rachel Holman:

It may be too late to see French performance artist Abraham Poincheval entombed inside a giant limestone rock for a week (he emerged from the installation, aptly titled “Pierre” – or “stone” – on March 1), but it’s not too late to watch him try to hatch a nest of hen’s eggs.

As part of his next solo performance at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris, Poincheval will sit or lie beside the eggs in a vivarium until they hatch. “By replacing an animal, he will experience a gestation time, varying between 21 and 26 days,” the museum said, adding that the piece was inspired by French author Guy de Maupassant’s 1885 short story, “Toine”… Read more

Image: By Pablo Picasso © Villers André (1930-2016)(C) ADAGP, Paris / Photo (C) RMN-Grand Palais (musée Picasso de Paris) / Droits réservés