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At the 104, Artists Depict Thought-Provoking Subjects

From 22 March 2014 to 10 August 2014

Contemporary art with a message

The 104 is an eclectic cultural center that features concerts, film screening, dance performances, art exhibitions and more. Until August 10, 2014, an exhibition entitled "Avec Motifs Apparents" gives space to five artists to create three-dimensional art installations that shed light on important themes.

The English translation of the exhibit's name, "with visible motives," reveals some of the intention behind the exhibition. The goal is to make the invisible visible by using visual art to draw awareness to a particular subject that needs attention. For example, French artist Prune Nourry shines a light on the demographic imbalance in China with her army of more than 100 female statue. The installation, called 'Terracotta Daughters' was shown at the Magda Danysz Gallery in Shanhai before being transported to the 104 in Paris.


Other subjects include the emptiness of over-commercialized holidays, the connections between people and objects that are created through electric circuits, and an exploration of urban architecture using innovative materials and techniques.


'Avec Motifs Apparents' therefore provides the perfect occasion to discover the vibrant and challenging contemporary art scene, as demonstrated by installations from a selection of talented artists.