You are a tree!
A new exhibition with the exceptional support of the Musée d'Orsay that highlights the fascination generated by the tree, through the eyes of artists and scientists.
Installations, paintings, photographs, sculptures, drawings, rare manuscripts, botanical plates... No less than 80 pieces are on display in five stages. From the Middle Ages to today, the emphasis will be on modern and contemporary art: Pierre Bonnard, Henri Matisse, Carl André, Fabrice Hyber, Eva Jospin, Sebastião Salgado, Xavier Veilhan,...
Works of a disturbing and captivating strength and beauty, to get closer to the truth of the tree, to decipher it and better understand its relationship to man.
There are billions of trees on earth. They are said to be part of the solution to the climate crisis. They surround us, protect us. We love them, we venerate them. These vegetal beings that soar, vertical, towards the sky and that hold on to the earth, look like us. There is man in the tree, as there is tree in man.
Curator of the exhibition :
Scientific committee :
Alain Baraton, head gardener of Trianon and the Grand Parc de Versailles, journalist on France Inter and author of Dictionnaire des amoureux des arbres (Plon, 2021)
Sébastien Gokalp, head curator of heritage, director of the National Museum of the History of Immigration - Palais de la porte dorée
Laurent Tillon, head of biodiversity at the Office national des forêts (ONF), author of Être un chêne (Actes Sud, 2021)
With the exceptional support of the Musée d'Orsay