Lost in translation
Contemporary Art | Letting go, losing one’s bearings, opening up new perceptions, exploring the meanderings of inner territories. The exhibition « Sous influences » devised by Antoine Perpère for La Maison Rouge in Paris questions, through the use of drugs by artists and writers, the creative process and the quest for unknown perceptions : the suppressed madness of Antonin Artaud, Henri Michaux’s writings under the influence of mescaline, the kamikaze brightness of Robert Malaval, hippy culture, the perception experiments of Carsten Höller, the homage by Mathieu Briand to Albert Hofman, the discoverer of the LSD molecule in the ergot of rye. A proposition that pushes through the mirror of a formatted western society in an advanced stage of disorientation and leads us to adorn the ribbed glasses of Raymond Hains (who did not take psychoactive drugs) to reshape his bearings.
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