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Plongée dans le projet de Julien Creuzet - Biennale Venise 2024
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Immersion in Julien Creuzet's project at the French Pavilion of the Biennale Arte 2024

Discover Julien Creuzet's original work, Attila cataracte ta source aux pieds des pitons verts finira dans la grande mer gouffre bleu nous nous noyâmes dans les larmes marées de la lune, which represents France at the 60th International Art Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia (Saturday 20 April to Sunday 24 November, 2024). 

Updated on 07/05/2024

2 min

Created by Julien Creuzet, under the curatorship of Céline Kopp and Cindy Sissokho, the exhibition is designed as an immersive, multi-sensory experience, inviting visitors into a space traversed by fluids, where a radical and collective imaginary opens up, inhabited by divine presences and connected to Venice by its waters. With his own poetry nourished by his childhood in Martinique, Julien Creuzet invites us to decentre our gaze and to see the French Pavilion as a space of mobility, visibility and reunion. 

Pavillon français, Biennale de Venise 2024 - J.Creuzet
© Jacopo La Forgia

By choosing to title his work with poetry, a style he has been developing since his debut, Julien Creuzet is asserting freedom, interpretative diversity and his "right to opacity", a concept he borrows from the Martinican poet and philosopher Édouard Glissant.

"What I want to offer to the public in this Pavilion is a place of complex and sensory confluence, an experience to be lived deeply. That's what this space is all about for me. It's a crossroads, a place where you can encounter everything and, above all, come face to face with yourself." Julien Creuzet 

The artist and his curators tell us about the origins and their visions of the project, from Paris to Martinique and from one archipelago to another. They also share their thoughts on the title of the international exhibition Foreigners Everywhere, curated by Brazilian artist Adriano Pedrosa.

« La Martinique est un pavillon en soi »
Présentation du projet de Julien Creuzet pour la Biennale de Venise 2024
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The Institut français

The Institut français is the operator of the French Pavilion for international biennials of art (since 1948) and architecture (since 1980) at la Biennale di Venezia, under the dual supervision of the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Culture. 

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