Johan Creten - I Peccati

Johan CRETEN

Published by Creten Studio in collaboration with l'Académie de France à Rome - Villa Médicis, Almine Rech and Perrotin, 2020

Texts by Stéphane Gaillard, Noëlle Tissier, Nicolas Bourriaud, Colin Lemoine

Texts in French, Italian and English

Linen hardcover

29 x 32 cm

156 pages

ISBN : 9782955424544

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With « I PECCATI », the eponymous catalog of the exhibition showed at l’Académie de France à Rome – Villa Médicis, Johan Creten orchestrate a composition of his iconic works.

Thought in collaboration with Noëlle Tissier, curator of the exhibition, « I PECCATI » gathers for the first time with such an extende in Italy an ensemble of 55 artworks showing the artist's sensitivity to the deep transformations of society and to a social awareness more scattered than ever. NExt to his bronze, ceramic and resin artworks, the artist presents a selection of historical pieces from the 15th, 16th and 17th centuries from his personal collection.

Separated in 12 sections revealing 12 sacrilegious and impure wounds, « I PECCATI » book shows the abysses of a prolific and proteiform creation, fed of historical references, hidden connections and intellectual and artistic surprises.

Each part, placed under the ambivalent symbol and a duel of a subjective and imperfect morality, is introduced by a text by Colin Lemoine questionning the relation of Human to sin, between adoration and blasphemy.