salt flats and cenotes inform bianca bondi's spiritual landscape at fondation louis vuitton

salt flats and cenotes inform bianca bondi's spiritual landscape at fondation louis vuitton

‘THE DAYDREAM’ at fondation louis vuitton

 

for her first personal museum exhibition in france, bianca bondi transforms fondation louis vuitton’s galerie 8 into a landscape of sights, sounds and scents. the ‘the daydream’ invites visitors in an immersive spiritual space that draws from natural phenomena such as hot springs, salt flats, mexican cenotes, and evokes divination practices and offering rituals. the exhibition, which is on view until january 24, 2022, at the frank gehry-designed building in paris, is centered around a well, conceived as a source of vital energy to facilitate meditation.

 

‘the daydream’ is curated by ludovic delalande and claire staebler as part of ‘open space’, a program dedicated to the most contemporary expressions of creativity, which invites national and international artists to create specific projects. ‘open space’ takes place regularly in different settings around the foundation.salt flats and cenotes inform bianca bondi's spiritual landscape at fondation louis vuittonall images bianca bondi, the daydream, 2021, fondation louis vuitton, paris © adagp, paris, 2021 © fondation louis vuitton / marc domage, unless stated otherwise

 

BIANCA BONDI

 

born in south africa, bianca bondi lives and works in paris. the artist explores the macro and microscopic relationships we have with our environment, calling our attention to the fragility of the ecosystem of which we are a part. she selects media according to their intrinsic properties or their potential for transformation, seeking possible ways to combine them to create strange new surfaces.

 

bondi uses both chemistry and the occult sciences in her work process to question our representations and reconsider our notions of rituals and beliefs. by fostering potential mutations among the elements she works with, she brings slow conceptual performances to center stage on both macroscopic and microscopic levels. her approach unfolds in monumental and immersive site specific installations as well as in two-dimensional works and sculptural installations. bondi’s works have been exhibited at fondation carmignac (porquerolles, 2021), le parvis (tarbes, 2020), bozar (brussels, 2019), het hem (amsterdam, 2020), mo.co panacée (montpellier, 2018), and as part of the lyon biennale of contemporary art in 2019 and the busan biennale in 2020. the artist is represented by the mor charpentier gallery in paris. see more images of ‘the daydream’ at fondation louis vuitton, as well as other examples of the artist’s work, below.

salt flats and cenotes inform bianca bondi's spiritual landscape at fondation louis vuitton
fondation louis vuitton’s galerie 8 is transformed into a landscape of sights, sounds and scents

salt flats and cenotes inform bianca bondi's spiritual landscape at fondation louis vuitton
‘the daydream’ is inspired by natural phenomena such as hot springs, salt flats, mexican cenotes

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salt flats and cenotes inform bianca bondi's spiritual landscape at fondation louis vuitton
the installation is evocative of divination practices and offering rituals

salt flats and cenotes inform bianca bondi's spiritual landscape at fondation louis vuitton
the daydream, preparatory sketch, 2021 © bianca bondi

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bianca bondi, 'still waters,' 2020, mixed media installation (detail), parvis centre d’art, tarbes, france, courtesy of the artist and galerie mor charpentier
bianca bondi, 'still waters,' 2020, mixed media installation (detail), parvis centre d’art, tarbes, france, courtesy of the artist and galerie mor charpentier
bianca bondi, 'still waters,' 2020, mixed media installation - exhibition view, parvis centre d’art, tarbes, france, courtesy of the artist and galerie mor charpentier
bianca bondi, 'still waters,' 2020, mixed media installation - exhibition view, parvis centre d’art, tarbes, france, courtesy of the artist and galerie mor charpentier
bianca bondi, 'still waters,' 2020, mixed media installation (detail), parvis centre d’art, tarbes, france, courtesy of the artist and galerie mor charpentier
bianca bondi, 'still waters,' 2020, mixed media installation (detail), parvis centre d’art, tarbes, france, courtesy of the artist and galerie mor charpentier
bianca bondi, 'the antechamber (tundra swan)', 2020. the busan biennale cur. jacob fabricius, busan, kr. © busan biennale
bianca bondi, 'the antechamber (tundra swan)', 2020. the busan biennale cur. jacob fabricius, busan, kr. © busan biennale
bianca bondi, 'the antechamber (tundra swan)', 2020. the busan biennale cur. jacob fabricius, busan, kr. © busan biennale
bianca bondi, 'the antechamber (tundra swan)', 2020. the busan biennale cur. jacob fabricius, busan, kr. © busan biennale
bianca bondi, 'the antechamber (tundra swan)', 2020. the busan biennale cur. jacob fabricius, busan, kr. © busan biennale
bianca bondi, 'the antechamber (tundra swan)', 2020. the busan biennale cur. jacob fabricius, busan, kr. © busan biennale
bianca bondi, the private lives of non-human entities, 2020. chapter 3hree cur. maarten spruyt, het HEM, NL. © cassander eeftinck schattenkerk
bianca bondi, the private lives of non-human entities, 2020. chapter 3hree cur. maarten spruyt, het HEM, NL. © cassander eeftinck schattenkerk
bianca bondi, 'the private lives of non-human entities', 2020. chapter 3hree cur. maarten spruyt, het HEM, NL. © martin freiherr von hagen
bianca bondi, 'the private lives of non-human entities', 2020. chapter 3hree cur. maarten spruyt, het HEM, NL. © martin freiherr von hagen

project info:

 

name: the daydream

artist: bianca bondi

curator: ludovic delalande and claire staebler

location: galerie 8, fondation louis vuitton, paris, france

duration: september 22, 2021 – january 24, 2022

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