Anne & Patrick Poirier

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ANNE AND PATRICK POIRIER

ANNE AND PATRICK POIRIER

Biography

Anne and Patrick Poirier are among the most famous couples of the international art scene: their creative symbiosis developed at the Villa Medici in Rome more than 50 years ago. Anne was born in 1941 in Marseille and Patrick in 1942 in Nantes. Winners of the Grand Prix de Rome in 1967, after studying at the École nationale supérieure des Arts décoratifs, Anne and Patrick are artists in residence at the Villa Medici in Rome (1968-1972) invited by the former director Balthus. Since the beginning of this experience they decide to unite their artistic vision singing together this works. Part of a generation of artists that traveling and opening to the world since the ‘60s developed a fascination for cities and ancient civilizations, in particular for the processes of disappearance, they are no long individual artists working in their atelier searching for a personal language but travelers, surveyors of archaeological sites, discoverers of civilizations, religions and different cultures. Born during the war (in 1943 Anne saw the bombing in Marseille’s port and Patrick lost his father during the destruction of Nantes) they affirm the fragility of civilizations and cultures, and their aesthetic is often that of fragment and ruin. As multidisciplinary artists, they do not refuse any means of expression: Anne and Patrick Poirier’s entire body of works includes plastics, sculptures and environmental installations, photographs, works on paper, paintings and other visual fragments concerning the fragility of life.

In more than forty years of shared work, their personal exhibitions have been held in the most important museums and cultural institutions: france Accademy in Rome – Villa Medici, Rome (2019), De Pont Museum, Tilburg (2018), Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris (2017), Skulpturenpark Waldfrieden, Wuppertal and Museé d’Art Moderne et Contemporain de Saint-Étienne (2016), Musée Jean Cocteau, Menton (2015), Espace Louis Vuitton, Tokyo (2013), Museum of Contemporary Art Donna Regina, Naples (2011), Villa Medicea La Magia, Quarrata (2006), Kunstmuseum, Thun (2003), The Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles and Musée de l’Élysée, Lausanne (1999), Museum Moderner Kunst Ludwig, Vienna (1994), Maison de la Culture, Grenoble (1985), The Brooklyn Museum, New York and Chiesa di San Carpoforo, Milan (1984), Chapelle Saint-Louis de la Salpêtrière, Paris (1983), MoMA PS1, New York (1980), MoMA, New York (1979), Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels and Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris (1978), CAPC, Bordeaux and Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin (1977), Neue Galerie-Sammlung Ludwig, Aix-la-Chapelle (1973). They took part in numerous international events such as: La Havana Biennial (2006), Valencia Biennial (2003), Busan Biennial (2002), Lyon Biennial (2000), Istanbul Biennial (1987), Documenta, Kassel (1977 ), Venice Biennale (1984, 1980, 1976).

Among the group exhibitions held in institutions: Palazzo Fortuny, Venice and Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire (2018), The Parkview Museum, Singapore (2017), Grand Palais, Paris (2016), MACRO, Rome (2012), Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest (2011), Musée de Picardie, Amiens (2009), Musée d’art contemporain, Montréal and Royal Museum of Fine Arts of Belgium, Brussels (2008), Centro Luigi Pecci, Prato (2007), Musée des Beaux-Arts, Rouen (2006), Mak, Vienna (2004), Chelsea Art Museum, New York and Ludwig Museum, Budapest (2003), Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Buenos Aires (2002), Musée de l’Élysée, Lausanne (1999), Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles (1998), Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris (1997), Center of Modern Art, Lisbon (1996), Center for Contemporary Art, Cleveland (1990), Kunstlerhaus, Vienna (1987), Kunsthalle, Berlin and Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels (1982), Centre Pompidou, Paris and Muséum of Modern Art, Toyama (1981), Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art (1980), Art Institute of Chicago (1977), CAPC, Bordeaux (1976), Kunstverein, Hamburg (1974), Musée des Beaux-Arts, Bordeaux (1973). At the beginning of 2017 they started to collaborate with Galleria Fumagalli in Milan and their first personal show “Dystopia” took place in the same year.

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Biography

Anne and Patrick Poirier are among the most famous couples of the international art scene: their creative symbiosis developed at the Villa Medici in Rome more than 50 years ago. Anne was born in 1941 in Marseille and Patrick in 1942 in Nantes. Winners of the Grand Prix de Rome in 1967, after studying at the École nationale supérieure des Arts décoratifs, Anne and Patrick are artists in residence at the Villa Medici in Rome (1968-1972) invited by the former director Balthus. Since the beginning of this experience they decide to unite their artistic vision singing together this works. Part of a generation of artists that traveling and opening to the world since the ‘60s developed a fascination for cities and ancient civilizations, in particular for the processes of disappearance, they are no long individual artists working in their atelier searching for a personal language but travelers, surveyors of archaeological sites, discoverers of civilizations, religions and different cultures. Born during the war (in 1943 Anne saw the bombing in Marseille’s port and Patrick lost his father during the destruction of Nantes) they affirm the fragility of civilizations and cultures, and their aesthetic is often that of fragment and ruin. As multidisciplinary artists, they do not refuse any means of expression: Anne and Patrick Poirier’s entire body of works includes plastics, sculptures and environmental installations, photographs, works on paper, paintings and other visual fragments concerning the fragility of life.

In more than forty years of shared work, their personal exhibitions have been held in the most important museums and cultural institutions: france Accademy in Rome – Villa Medici, Rome (2019), De Pont Museum, Tilburg (2018), Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris (2017), Skulpturenpark Waldfrieden, Wuppertal and Museé d’Art Moderne et Contemporain de Saint-Étienne (2016), Musée Jean Cocteau, Menton (2015), Espace Louis Vuitton, Tokyo (2013), Museum of Contemporary Art Donna Regina, Naples (2011), Villa Medicea La Magia, Quarrata (2006), Kunstmuseum, Thun (2003), The Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles and Musée de l’Élysée, Lausanne (1999), Museum Moderner Kunst Ludwig, Vienna (1994), Maison de la Culture, Grenoble (1985), The Brooklyn Museum, New York and Chiesa di San Carpoforo, Milan (1984), Chapelle Saint-Louis de la Salpêtrière, Paris (1983), MoMA PS1, New York (1980), MoMA, New York (1979), Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels and Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris (1978), CAPC, Bordeaux and Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin (1977), Neue Galerie-Sammlung Ludwig, Aix-la-Chapelle (1973). They took part in numerous international events such as: La Havana Biennial (2006), Valencia Biennial (2003), Busan Biennial (2002), Lyon Biennial (2000), Istanbul Biennial (1987), Documenta, Kassel (1977 ), Venice Biennale (1984, 1980, 1976).

Among the group exhibitions held in institutions: Palazzo Fortuny, Venice and Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire (2018), The Parkview Museum, Singapore (2017), Grand Palais, Paris (2016), MACRO, Rome (2012), Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest (2011), Musée de Picardie, Amiens (2009), Musée d’art contemporain, Montréal and Royal Museum of Fine Arts of Belgium, Brussels (2008), Centro Luigi Pecci, Prato (2007), Musée des Beaux-Arts, Rouen (2006), Mak, Vienna (2004), Chelsea Art Museum, New York and Ludwig Museum, Budapest (2003), Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Buenos Aires (2002), Musée de l’Élysée, Lausanne (1999), Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles (1998), Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris (1997), Center of Modern Art, Lisbon (1996), Center for Contemporary Art, Cleveland (1990), Kunstlerhaus, Vienna (1987), Kunsthalle, Berlin and Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels (1982), Centre Pompidou, Paris and Muséum of Modern Art, Toyama (1981), Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art (1980), Art Institute of Chicago (1977), CAPC, Bordeaux (1976), Kunstverein, Hamburg (1974), Musée des Beaux-Arts, Bordeaux (1973). At the beginning of 2017 they started to collaborate with Galleria Fumagalli in Milan and their first personal show “Dystopia” took place in the same year.

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Works

Anne and Patrick Poirier, Mésopotamie, Moyen Orient, 2016
Acrylic, oil, polystyrene, polyurethane, 145x130x3 cm
Anne and Patrick Poirier, Mésopotamie, Moyen Orient, 2016. Acrylic, polyurethane, wood, 150x120 cm

Anne and Patrick Poirier, Mésopotamie, Moyen Orient, 2016. Acrylic, polyurethane, wood, 150x120 cm

Anne and Patrick Poirier, Mésopotamie, Moyen Orient, 2016
Acrylic, oil, polystyrene, polyurethane, 150x120x3 cm
Anne and Patrick Poirier, Mésopotamie, Moyen Orient, 2016. Acrylic, polyurethane, wood, 150x120 cm
Anne and Patrick Poirier, Mésopotamie, Moyen Orient, 2016
Acrylic, oil, polystyrene, polyurethane, 230x190x3 cm
Anne and Patrick Poirier, Mésopotamie, Moyen Orient, 2016. Acrylic, polyurethane, wood, 150x120 cm
Anne and Patrick Poirier, Mésopotamie, 2016
Acrylic, oil, polystyrene, polyurethane, 240x200x3 cm
Anne and Patrick Poirier, Mésopotamie, Moyen Orient, 2016. Acrylic, polyurethane, wood, 150x120 cm
Anne and Patrick Poirier, Mésopotamie, 2016
Acrylic, oil, polyurethane, 145x132x3 cm
Anne e Patrick Poirier, Les fouilles de la mémoire, Déserté, 2013. Acrilico, poliuretano, 90x85x3 cm
Anne and Patrick Poirier, Les fouilles de la mémoire, Déserté, 2013
Acrylic, polyurethane, 90x85x3 cm
Anne e Patrick Poirier, Utopia, 2017. Neon, 70x30x10 cm
Anne and Patrick Poirier, Utopia, 2017
Neon, 70x30x10 cm
Anne e Patrick Poirier, Dystopia, 2017. Neon, 120x30x10 cm
Anne and Patrick Poirier, Dystopia, 2017
Neon, 120x30x10 cm
Anne e Patrick Poirier, Dystopia, 2017. Cartone, legno compensato, acrilico, 190x140x130 cm
Anne and Patrick Poirier, Dystopia, 2017
Cardboard, plywood, acrylic, 190x140x130 cm
Anne e Patrick Poirier, Dystopia, 2017. Cartone, legno compensato, acrilico, 200x120x135 cm
Anne and Patrick Poirier, Dystopia, 2017
Cardboard, plywood, acrylic, 200x120x135 cm
Anne e Patrick Poirier, Storia, 2007/2017. Resina poliestere, acrilico, neon, foglia d'oro, alluminio, 64x73x25 cm
Anne and Patrick Poirier, Storia, 2007/2017
Polyester resin, acrylic, neon, golden leaf, aluminum, 64x73x25 cm
Anne e Patrick Poirier, Oblio, 2007/2017. Resina poliestere, acrilico, neon, foglia d'oro, alluminio, 64x73x25 cm
Anne and Patrick Poirier, Oblio, 2007/2017
Polyester resin, acrylic, neon, golden leaf, aluminum, 64x73x25 cm
Anne e Patrick Poirier, Fragilità, 2007/2017. Resina poliestere, acrilico, neon, foglia d'oro, alluminio, 65x80x28 cm
Anne and Patrick Poirier, Fragilità, 2007/2017
Polyester resin, acrylic, neon, golden leaf, aluminum, 65x80x28 cm
Anne e Patrick Poirier, Archives, 2014. Stampa Ilfochrome montata su Dibond, 257x151x6 cm
Anne and Patrick Poirier, Archives, 2014
Ilfochrome print mounted on Dibond, 257x151x6 cm
Anne e Patrick Poirier, Archives, 2014. Stampa Ilfochrome montata su Dibond, 241x151x6 cm
Anne and Patrick Poirier, Archives, 2014
Ilfochrome print mounted on Dibond, 241x151x6 cm
Anne e Patrick Poirier, Archives, 2014. Stampa Ilfochrome montata su Dibond, 174x149x6 cm
Anne and Patrick Poirier, Archives, 2014
Ilfochrome print mounted on Dibond, 174x149x6 cm
Anne e Patrick Poirier, Archives, 2014. Stampa Ilfochrome montata su Dibond, 174x149x6 cm
Anne and Patrick Poirier, Archives, 2015
Ilfochrome print mounted on Dibond, 153x185x6 cm
Anne e Patrick Poirier, Archives, 2014. Stampa Ilfochrome montata su Dibond, 174x149x6 cm
Anne and Patrick Poirier, Archives, 2015
Ilfochrome print mounted on Dibond, 154x187,5x6 cm
Anne e Patrick Poirier, Archives, 2014. Stampa Ilfochrome montata su Dibond, 174x149x6 cm
Anne and Patrick Poirier, Archives, 2017
Ilfochrome print mounted on Dibond, 76x64,5x6 cm
Anne e Patrick Poirier, Archives, 2014. Stampa Ilfochrome montata su Dibond, 174x149x6 cm
Anne and Patrick Poirier, Archives, 2017
Ilfochrome print mounted on Dibond, 76x64,5x6 cm
Anne e Patrick Poirier, Fragility (Fragility), 1994/1995. Stampa Cibachrome, 50x60x3 cm
Anne and Patrick Poirier, Fragility (Fragility), 1994/1995
Cibachrome print, 50x60x3 cm
Anne e Patrick Poirier, Fragility (Ruins), 1994/1995. Stampa Cibachrome, 50x60x3 cm
Anne and Patrick Poirier, Fragility (Ruins), 1994/1995
Cibachrome print, 50x60x3 cm
Anne e Patrick Poirier, Fragility (...praesentes memoriae), 1994/1995. Stampa Cibachrome, 50x60x3 cm
Anne and Patrick Poirier, Fragility (...praesentes memoriae), 1994/1995
Cibachrome print, 50x60x3 cm
Anne e Patrick Poirier, Fragility (...praesentes memoriae), 1994/1995. Stampa Cibachrome, 50x60x3 cm
Anne and Patrick Poirier, Le Réduit des Antiques, 1999
Gelatin silver print, 26,5x24x3 cm
Anne e Patrick Poirier, Fragility (...praesentes memoriae), 1994/1995. Stampa Cibachrome, 50x60x3 cm
Anne and Patrick Poirier, Le Réduit des Antiques. L'ombre de Gradiva, 1999
Gelatin silver print, 26,5x24x3 cm
Anne e Patrick Poirier, Fragility (...praesentes memoriae), 1994/1995. Stampa Cibachrome, 50x60x3 cm
Anne and Patrick Poirier, Banlieu Exotica, 2000
Polaroid, 27,5x28x3 cm
Anne e Patrick Poirier, Fragility (...praesentes memoriae), 1994/1995. Stampa Cibachrome, 50x60x3 cm
Anne and Patrick Poirier, Banlieu Exotica, 2000
Polaroid, 27,5x28x3 cm

Works

Anne and Patrick Poirier, Mésopotamie, Moyen Orient, 2016. Acrylic, oil, polystyrene, polyurethane, 145x130x3 cm

Anne and Patrick Poirier, Mésopotamie, Moyen Orient, 2016. Acrylic, oil, polystyrene, polyurethane,

Anne and Patrick Poirier, Mésopotamie, Moyen Orient, 2016. Acrylic, oil, polystyrene, polyurethane, 150x120x3 cm

Anne and Patrick Poirier, Mésopotamie, Moyen Orient, 2016. Acrylic, oil, polystyrene, polyurethane,

Anne and Patrick Poirier, Mésopotamie, Moyen Orient, 2016. Acrylic, oil, polystyrene, polyurethane, 230x190x3 cm

Anne and Patrick Poirier, Mésopotamie, Moyen Orient, 2016. Acrylic, oil, polystyrene, polyurethane,

Anne and Patrick Poirier, Mésopotamie, 2016. Acrylic, oil, polystyrene, polyurethane, 240x200x3 cm

Anne and Patrick Poirier, Mésopotamie, 2016. Acrylic, oil, polystyrene, polyurethane, 240x200x3 cm

Anne and Patrick Poirier, Mésopotamie, War, 2016. Acrylic, oil, polyurethane, 145x132x3 cm

Anne and Patrick Poirier, Mésopotamie, War, 2016. Acrylic, oil, polyurethane, 145x132x3 cm

Anne and Patrick Poirier, Les fouilles de la mémoire, Déserté, 2013. Acrylic, polyurethane, 90x85x3 cm

Anne and Patrick Poirier, Les fouilles de la mémoire, Déserté, 2013. Acrylic, polyurethane, 90x85

Anne and Patrick Poirier, Utopia, 2017. Neon, 70x30x10 cm

Anne and Patrick Poirier, Utopia, 2017. Neon, 70x30x10 cm

Anne and Patrick Poirier, Dystopia, 2017. Neon, 120x30x10 cm

Anne and Patrick Poirier, Dystopia, 2017. Neon, 120x30x10 cm

Anne and Patrick Poirier, Dystopia, 2017. Cardboard, plywood, acrylic, 190x140x130 cm

Anne and Patrick Poirier, Dystopia, 2017. Cardboard, plywood, acrylic, 190x140x130 cm

Anne and Patrick Poirier, Dystopia, 2017. Cardboard, plywood, acrylic, 200x120x135 cm

Anne and Patrick Poirier, Dystopia, 2017. Cardboard, plywood, acrylic, 200x120x135 cm

Anne and Patrick Poirier, Storia, 2007/2017. Polyester resin, acrylic, neon, golden leaf, aluminum, 64x73x25 cm

Anne and Patrick Poirier, Storia, 2007/2017. Polyester resin, acrylic, neon, golden leaf, aluminum,

Anne and Patrick Poirier, Oblio, 2007/2017. Polyester resin, acrylic, neon, golden leaf, aluminum, 64x73x25 cm

Anne and Patrick Poirier, Oblio, 2007/2017. Polyester resin, acrylic, neon, golden leaf, aluminum, 6

Anne and Patrick Poirier, Fragilità, 2007/2017. Polyester resin, acrylic, neon, golden leaf, aluminum, 65x80x28 cm

Anne and Patrick Poirier, Fragilità, 2007/2017. Polyester resin, acrylic, neon, golden leaf, alumin

Anne and Patrick Poirier, Archives, 2014. Ilfochrome print mounted on Dibond, 257x151x6 cm

Anne and Patrick Poirier, Archives, 2014. Ilfochrome print mounted on Dibond, 257x151x6 cm

Anne and Patrick Poirier, Archives, 2014. Ilfochrome print mounted on Dibond, 241x151x6 cm

Anne and Patrick Poirier, Archives, 2014. Ilfochrome print mounted on Dibond, 241x151x6 cm

Anne and Patrick Poirier, Archives, 2014. Ilfochrome print mounted on Dibond, 174x149x6 cm

Anne and Patrick Poirier, Archives, 2014. Ilfochrome print mounted on Dibond, 174x149x6 cm

Anne and Patrick Poirier, Archives, 2015. Ilfochrome print mounted on Dibond, 153x185x6 cm

Anne and Patrick Poirier, Archives, 2015. Ilfochrome print mounted on Dibond, 153x185x6 cm

Anne and Patrick Poirier, Archives, 2015. Ilfochrome print mounted on Dibond, 154x187,5x6 cm

Anne and Patrick Poirier, Archives, 2015. Ilfochrome print mounted on Dibond, 154x187,5x6 cm

Anne and Patrick Poirier, Archives, 2017. Ilfochrome print mounted on Dibond, 76x64,5x6 cm

Anne and Patrick Poirier, Archives, 2017. Ilfochrome print mounted on Dibond, 76x64,5x6 cm

Anne and Patrick Poirier, Archives, 2017. Ilfochrome print mounted on Dibond, 76x64,5x6 cm

Anne and Patrick Poirier, Archives, 2017. Ilfochrome print mounted on Dibond, 76x64,5x6 cm

Anne and Patrick Poirier, Fragility (Fragility), 1994/1995. Cibachrome print, 50x60x3 cm

Anne and Patrick Poirier, Fragility (Fragility), 1994/1995. Cibachrome print, 50x60x3 cm

Anne and Patrick Poirier, Fragility (Ruins), 1994/1995. Cibachrome print, 50x60x3 cm

Anne and Patrick Poirier, Fragility (Ruins), 1994/1995. Cibachrome print, 50x60x3 cm

Anne and Patrick Poirier, Fragility (...praesentes memoriae), 1994/1995. Cibachrome print, 50x60x3 cm

Anne and Patrick Poirier, Fragility (...praesentes memoriae), 1994/1995. Cibachrome print, 50x60x3 c

Anne and Patrick Poirier, Le Réduit des Antiques, 1999. Gelatin silver print, 26,5x24x3 cm

Anne and Patrick Poirier, Le Réduit des Antiques, 1999. Gelatin silver print, 26,5x24x3 cm

Anne and Patrick Poirier, Le Réduit des Antiques. L'ombre de Gradiva, 1999. Gelatin silver print, 26,5x24x3 cm

Anne and Patrick Poirier, Le Réduit des Antiques. L'ombre de Gradiva, 1999. Gelatin silver print, 2

Anne and Patrick Poirier, Banlieu Exotica, 2000. Polaroid, 27,5x28x3 cm

Anne and Patrick Poirier, Banlieu Exotica, 2000. Polaroid, 27,5x28x3 cm

Anne and Patrick Poirier, Banlieu Exotica, 2000. Polaroid, 27,5x28x3 cm

Anne and Patrick Poirier, Banlieu Exotica, 2000. Polaroid, 27,5x28x3 cm

Press

Le Figaro

29 April 2019
“Les Poirier ou l’éternel retour à Rome”

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Arte

October 2017
“Coppia d’oro. Anne & Patrick Poirier”

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Le Quotidien de l’Art

12 September 2017
“Anne & Patrick Poirier, photographes de l’intranquillité”

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Le Monde

7 September 2017
“Les images révélatrices d’Anne et Patrick Poirier”

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Art absolument

October 2014
“Anne et Patrick Poirier. La mémoire et le temps”

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Connaissance des Arts

2010
“Les sens des oeuvres”

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Press

Le Figaro

29 April 2019
“Les Poirier ou l’éternel retour à Rome”

Read article  →

Arte

October 2017
“Coppia d’oro. Anne & Patrick Poirier”

Read article  →

Le Quotidien de l’Art

12 September 2017
“Anne & Patrick Poirier, photographes de l’intranquillité”

Read article  →

Le Monde

7 September 2017
“Les images révélatrices d’Anne et Patrick Poirier”

Read article  →

Art absolument

October 2014
“Anne et Patrick Poirier. La mémoire et le temps”

Read article  →

Connaissance des Arts

2010
“Les sens des oeuvres”

Read article  →

Exhibition

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

ANNE E PATRICK POIRIER
Dystopia

Opening 21 September 2017
22 September to 20 December 2017

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Exhibitions

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

ANNE E PATRICK POIRIER
Dystopia

Opening 21 September 2017
22 September to 20 December 2017

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