• Benoît Maire

    FRAC Aquitaine

    The Nouvelle Vague: Benoît Maire, who spent some time studying philosophy before striking a path through the meanders of contemporary art, embodies this very French universe—defended body and soul in the 1960s by Godard, Truffaut, Eustache, and Varda—in more ways than one. First of all, he belongs to a new wave of artists, French but not only French, who deploy a rather discreet, radically intellectual art far from the laws of the market, an art whose anti-Pop formats tend more toward Conceptual art on the one hand and folk art on the other. Second, this thirty-two-year-old artist borrows

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