« BRISE DU ROUGE SOLEIL », such is the title of the exhibition of the contemporary Malagasy artist Joël Andrianomearisoa which is held until September 26, 2021 at the Towers and Ramparts of Aigues-Mortes. Between meetings, reunions, legends, stories, myths and tales, the artist dives into the twists and turns of the city’s history.
« BRISE DU ROUGE SOLEIL », immerses the visitor for a moment in emotion and suggests a sensitive and poetic journey of 18 installations intertwined with stories. Between mixing the history of the monument and the territory, Joël Andrianomearisoa lets us glimpse the memory of the ancient port city open to the Mediterranean. It is a story that was once also presented by the poet Maurice Ramarozaka.
This carte blanche to Joel Andrianomearisoa is an infinite journey, an enigma, a treasure hunt, a non-explicit narrative that each visitor perceives.
Ingenious in his work, he uses several mediums. From sewing to design, video to photography, scenography to architecture, he is constantly in search of performance, which has earned him recognition.
With his beginnings at the school of drawing, then the École Spéciale d’Architecture de Paris and his passage in international cultural institutions such as Maxxi in Rome, the Hamburger Bahnahof in Berlin and the Centre Pompidou in Paris, Joël Andrianomearisoa combines in his creations, textiles, papers, wood, minerals, mirrors, perfumes, packaging, etc..
Winner in 2016 for the Madrid Audemars Piguet prize, he offered his expertise for the making of the bag « Lady Dior Art » and « Le labyrinthe de Lady Dior ». The former in a sculptural version is characterized by water-cut, glued and entangled leather blades and the latter is designed with small, rather stiff and fluid silk blades, a leather interior and a designed chain.
Being one of the first contemporary figures of his country, he actively participates in the cultural and artistic development of Madagascar through projects such as Manja in 1998, Sanga in 2003 and Parlez-moi in 2016. He had represented his country at the pavilion of the « Biennale di Venezia » with his work « I have Forgotten the Night ».
Joel Andrianomearisoa gives to see various exhibitions around the world, if you are in Prague, you can see his exhibition « TRANSLATIONS OF ALL OUR LOST PASSIONS AND OUR FUTURE DESIRES » at the kunsthalle praha until the end of June 2021. In Paris in the group exhibition « WHAT IS FORGOTTEN AND WHAT REMAINS » at the museum of the history of immigration at the palais de la porte dorée until August 29, 2021, in Miami « WITNESS AFRO PERSPECTIVES » or « BEYOND ALL YOU ARE MINE » at hakanto contemporary in Antananarivo until September 4, 2021.