• Bernard Pages

    Galerie d’Art Contemporain des Musées de Nice

    Bernard Pagès belongs to the generation of Claude Viallat, Louis Cane, and Jean-Pierre Pincemin. An exhibition of the New Realists in 1967 was the point of departure for his current work; the geometric qualities he had borrowed from Constantin Brancusi and the abstract lyrical sculpture of the postwar period gave way to an occupation with the rural terrain of his childhood. Pagès systematically made use of its mining materials: branches, bricks, cord, wire, corrugated iron, pipes, boards, and metal rods (a relationship to Arte Povera has since been seen here). Out of these media were created

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