Tuesday, Apr 28, 2020 london
The cemetery of love
A conversation around Carmen Mariscal´s new public sculpture Chez Nous at Place du Palais-Royal, Paris.
Chez Nous is an installation, located on the Place du Palais Royal, built from the gates and padlocks of the Pont des Arts and the Pont de l‘Archevêché recovered by the artist Carmen Mariscal . Chez Nous is designed as a “prison house” and announces the symbolic materialization of domestic traps.
The artist raises the following questions:
Why has the padlock, symbol of oppression and confinement, paradoxically, become the symbol of eternal love?
Is love a link or a chain?
Is the house, a refuge or a prison?
Is the padlock a symbol of attachment or imprisonment?
The sculpture is both solid and fragile, dark and luminous. For Carmen Mariscal, it is an archetypal space that should invite the everyday passers-by to reflect on love and its permanence.
TUESDAY April 28th 2020
12:00 - 1:00 pm speech and q&a on "The cemetery of love" by Carmen Mariscal and Sandrine Pissarro
1:00 - 2:30 pm pink champagne and lunch
London W1J 7NW