Ron Mueck is the most extraordinary artist there is, that is to say out of the ordinary. Witness Mass, 100 gigantic human skulls that are superimposed like a white mountain in the large glass space of Jean Nouvel for the Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain in Paris. Not far from the catacombs, lurking under the lion of Denfert-Rochereau. These pale skulls play with light over the hours and compose a landscape that is both supernatural and familiar, common to all humanity, between the memento mori and the oversized game of mikado. Hence this shared feeling of the public, closer to wonder than dread, in front of this installation that can be seen from the boulevard Raspail, as from the English garden of the Foundation. Memento mori, "remember that you are going to die" says medieval Christianity to express the vanity of earthly life and the need for detachment.
This monumental work, commissioned by the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne in 2017, is the largest...
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