exhibitionPhillips x V.OParfum d’épines23.05—26.07.2019Phillips

23.05—26.07.2019 Wednesday—Saturday

Phillips Auction and V.O Curations are pleased to present a novel reading of Charles Baudelaire’s collection of poems Les Fleurs du Mal through the spectrum of contemporary art, exploring the seminal concept of the double postulation that has protruded beyond the literary universe of the French poet. The exhibition features the works of 9 contemporary artists that play upon the duality of the Baudelairian ethos and its fascination for antithetical pairings, the atemporal resonance of what the poet refers to as the “two inseparable abysses of the human soul”. Parfum d’épines was supported by Parcours Saint Germain (2019) and Outset Contemporary Art Fund.

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