July 9, 2021
The exhibition 𝘖𝘜𝘛𝘙𝘌𝘔𝘖𝘕𝘋𝘌 by Théo Mercier constitutes a sort of gray zone where the white cube of the art museum and the black box of the performance hall meet, while incorporating the artist’s two practices of sculptor and director. Mercier has transformed the basement of the Lambert Collection into a dune landscape where sand has invaded every corner. This eerie world serves as the set for an extraordinary performance where a child takes each visitor through à metaphysical journey on childhood, metamorphosis, and the creative powers of the imagination. 𝘖𝘜𝘛𝘙𝘌𝘔𝘖𝘕𝘋𝘌 is currently on view at the Lambert Collection and performances are scheduled from the 10th-20th of July as part of the Avignon Festival.