Artist Didier Marcel Exhibits at the Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris

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PARIS.- Here Didier Marcel, whom we know as a romantic model-maker – to quote Jérôme Mauche – takes us for a stroll. More exactly a stroll through the exhibition venue. Fortunately everything we see is a mix of the fake and the very fake, as in the case of Mother Nature and our media-mediated relationship with her. Didier Marcel borrows from reality and sculpts from life. Whether the imprint is taken from the living or the mineral, and whether the model itself is artificial, the choice hinges systematically on a highly personal rapport with the banal: with everything that’s ordinary and invisible, everything that merges with the landscape. For the ARC Marcel has come up with something like the last stage of a work in progress, the bit you only get to see on opening day. From one project to another there’s an ongoing something or other, a kind of attempt at documenting reality, some endlessly renewed Sisyphean