• Jean-Luc Moulène, Easy Jet Girl, 2006, color photograph mounted on aluminum, 55 x 47 1⁄4".

    Jean-Luc Moulène

    Carré d'Art - Musée d'Art Contemporain
    Place de la Maison Carrée
    January 28–May 3

    Curated by Françoise Cohen

    Inspired by Norman Foster’s design for the Carré d’Art, Paris-based artist Jean-Luc Moulène (no relation to me) has conceived an exhibition likewise organized around the form of the grid. Rather than mount conventional groupings of works from his best-known photographic series—“Objets de grève,” 1999/2000, images of commodities made by factories during labor strikes, and “Produits de Palestine,” 2000, documentations of Palestinian goods—Moulène will arrange individual photographs (from those series as well as more recent street shots), drawings, and objects both fabricated and found (wooden spheres, statues, piano strings) along the axes of the otherwise incorporeal grid. Expect this show—featuring approximately seventy-five works made between 1977 and the present—to be a true cabinet of curiosities by a French artist who numbers among the most decisive of his generation.