Le Tombeau d’Archimède à Syracuse, circa 1880, anonymous photograph.

LE GRAND CAFÉ, Centre d’art contemporain, Saint-Nazaire (F)
8 October–31 December 2011

Nothing is lost, nothing is created, everything is transformed’: echoing the famous maxim attributed to the chemist and philosopher Antoine Lavoisier, Raphaël Zarka’s practice interrogates the slippages and migrations of geometric forms through history. We could say that he “encounters” these forms as a researcher and a curious collector, samples them and connects them according to a logic that is both intuitive and philosophical.

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