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Fabrice Hyber, The Valley


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Preorder online : available from december 7th 2022.From December 8, 2022 to April 30, 2023, the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain presents an exceptional exhibition devoted to the French artist Fabrice Hyber. Interested in ecology, the living, science, and the human body, Fabrice Hyber shows ...
in his paintings the deployment of a free and lively thought. The catalog published on this occasion brings together some sixty paintings created by the artist as classroom blackboards on which possible and impossible worlds are projected. It also reveals the Valley, a forest he has sown in the Vendée department in the 1990’s that has become today a work of art in itself.With contributions by art historian Pascal Rousseau, virologist Olivier Schwartz, anthropologist Bruce Albert, and philosopher Emanuele Coccia.
Editor Publication Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris
Languages French and English versions

Hardback, 24 × 31.6 cm, 248 pages

200 color reproductions

Design Agnès Dahan Studio, Paris
ISBN 9782869251762
Release December 2022

Bruce Albert

French anthropologist Bruce Albert is honorary research director at IRD, the French Research Institute for Development in Marseille, and a fervent defender of the Yanomami people of Brazil, with whom he has been working and visiting since 1975. He is the author of numerous articles and several books ...
on Yanomami ethnography, the situation of indigenous people in the Brazilian Amazon, and the ethics of anthropological research, including The Falling Sky: Words of a Yanomami Shaman (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2013) and Yanomami, l’esprit de la forêt (Paris: Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, 2022), both with Davi Kopenawa.

Emanuele Coccia

Italian philosopher Emanuele Coccia has been an associate professor at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS, Paris) since 2011. He initially studied agronomy before focusing on philosophy and philology. After receiving his PhD in Florence in 2005, he was a visiting scholar at the ...
universities of Tokyo (2009), Buenos Aires (2010), and Düsseldorf (2013–2014), then Columbia (2015–2016) and Harvard (2022). He is the author of Sensible Life: A Micro-Ontology of the Image (New York: Fordham University Press, 2016), The Life of Plants: A Metaphysics of Mixture and Metamorphoses (Medford: Polity, 2019 and 2021), as well as Philosophie de la maison (Paris: Rivages, 2021).

Fabrice Hyber

Born in Luçon, in the Vendée department of France, in 1961, Fabrice Hyber is at once an artist, a sower, a researcher, an entrepreneur, and a poet. Investing all modes of expression, he spreads his work from one medium to another, from drawing to painting, from sculpture to video and performance. Through ...
his works, he shows the deployment of a free and lively thought, particularly interested in ecology, the living, the sciences, and the human body. In the 1990s, Hyber returned to the area of his childhood, Vendée, to create the Valley, a space for inspiration and reverie that he has recently opened to artists and the public. In this 100-hectare valley neighboring the family farm, Fabrice Hyber has sowed some 300,000 seeds in just over twenty years, giving rise to a young forest of 100,000 trees. Golden Lion at the 47th Venice Biennale, officer of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres since 2012, he was elected to the Académie des Beaux-Arts in 2018, and in 2021, he was appointed ambassador for the ONF-Agir Pour la Forêt, an endowment fund created by the French National Forest Office.

Pascal Rousseau

Historian of contemporary art Pascal Rousseau is a specialist in the historical avant-gardes. He has taught at the universities of Lausanne and Geneva, and since 2011 has been a professor of contemporary art history at the Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. He has also been a professor of theoretical ...
education and art history at the Beaux-Arts de Paris since 2019. He is the author of a monograph about Fabrice Hyber published by Hazan (Paris) in 1999. He has also contributed to numerous books about the artist, notably on the occasion of the exhibitions Matières premières (Palais de Tokyo, Paris, 2012) and Coup de foudre (Fondation EDF, Paris, 2019).

Olivier Schwartz

A virologist and pharmacist, Professor Olivier Schwartz has headed the Virus and Immunity Unit at the Institut Pasteur in Paris since 2007. From 2018 to 2020, he was the scientific director of the Institut Pasteur. He is the author of more than 240 scientific publications and has received a number of ...
distinctions, including the Lucien Tartois Prize from the Fondation pour la Recherche Médicale and the Prix Georges Zermati from the Fondation de France. Combining science and art, Olivier Schwartz has contributed to several exhibitions as a scientific advisor or co-curator. He has collaborated with Fabrice Hyber several times, notably in the context of the exhibitions Pasteur’Spirit, Sans gêne (Institut Pasteur, 2010 and 2012), and Coup de foudre (Fondation EDF, Paris, 2019).