The exhibition L’Empreinte du vent is focus on the monumental 33-meter ensemble created by Caribaï for the Musée des Arts Asiatiques de Nice, on the occasion of the solo exhibition entitled Dans un Monde flottant, which the museum has dedicated to him from May 15 to December 15, 2021.
“In her works, Caribaï constructs the world in the manner of a scholar. She engages her entire body in a creative process that is both internal and external, much like a Chinese painter who mobilizes the energies (qi) flowing through his body when creating a work. Like him, she does not paint on the motif but reconstructs elements or natural phenomena from sensations or emotions. Her approach integrates the notions of Empty-Full, Mountain-Water, Wind-Light which govern traditional Chinese painting from a conceptual and formal point of view. It is only a short step from there to say that she is a scholar.
Adrien Bossard, Curator of the Musée des Arts Asiatiques de Nice
Mountain-water and wind-light, this is how the Chinese language names the landscape. Two complementary elements, which are based on movement and emptiness to tell a living nature in which the artist is integrated more than he describes it. Caribaï, a French-Venezuelan artist, was born in Tokyo. She spent nearly ten years in Brussels until 2018, and currently works in the South of France. The influence of Asia is very strong in her work, both in her approach to painting and in the materials she uses, including Japanese paper.
Finissage on Saturday 29 April from 11am to 2pm
Coffee and croissants in the presence of the artist