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Episode 7 - The Imaginary Gallery and the Temporary Exhibition
This room explores the connections between various art works from cave art to contemporary art. The surrounding wall with 90 screens composed of images of works by well-known artists such as Miró, Tapies or Picasso make up this unusual exhibition. Jean Paul Jouary, philosopher and curator of the exhibition, has selected various works linked to the universe of Lascaux: depending on the techniques, the themes, the types of representation and his artistic inspiration, he explores the connection existing between cave art and contemporary art.
Six interactive displays face the public. Visitors are asked to compose their own exhibition by a choice of images. This selection of images from modern art combined with images from cave art can be assembled into a single exhibition, according to the visitors’ wishes, and seen by all.
For the inauguration of the International Centre for Cave Art, beginning 15 December 2016, the exhibition hosts the work of Gérard Gasiorowski (Paris, 1930 – Lyon, 1986).
After training at the École des Arts Appliqués between 1947 and 1951, Gérard Gasiorowski progressively gained a place on the artistic scene between 1964 and 1972. This painter’s “precisionist” work features the enhancement of choice images he collected from his time as a librarian at the Delpire publishing house.
The discovery of the cave represented a crucial moment in his life as a man and as a creator. From this encounter stemmed an extraordinary series of works, a selection of which will be presented here.
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