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The Great Animal Orchestra, inspired by the work of American musician and bioacoustician, Bernie Krause.

The exhibition brings together the work of artists from all over the world and invites the public to enjoy an aesthetic meditation, both aural and visual, on the animal kingdom, which is increasingly under threat in today’s modern world.

The Great Animal Orchestra also gives carte blanche to a more playful, eccentric and colorful approach, wherein the imagination of the artists may be said to echo some of the most fascinating aesthetic creations of nature.

Brazilian artist Adriana Varejão creates a ceramic wall, painted with Amazonian birds, which connects the garden to the building and exhibition spaces. Iconic and ostentatious, the paintings of Beninese artist Cyprien Tokoudagba and the animal-musicians created by Congolese painters Pierre Bodo, JP Mika and Moke enter into a dialogue with the extravagant New Guinea birds of paradise filmed by researchers from Cornell Lab of Ornithology (Ithaca, United States).

Le grand orchestre des animaux, by the tourist in paris

This stunning “aviary video” of multicolored images is under the solemn and contemplative surveillance of the dioramas of animals photographed in black and white by Japanese artist, Hiroshi Sugimoto.

In the second part of the exhibition, the incredible aesthetics of the living, hidden, non-human world is revealed through advanced technologies such as cutting-edge microphones and digital microscopes.

Read more on the official website.

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When:
Nocturnals on Tuesday until 10pm
Open everyday except Monday: 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Until January 8th, 2017

Where: Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain, Boulevard Raspail, Paris, France
Metro: Raspail or Denfert-Rochereau (lines 4 and 6) / RER Denfert-Rochereau (line B)