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  • Jochen Lempert, Untitled (Aquarium, Toronto), 2017, gelatin silver print, 19 × 15".

    Jochen Lempert, Untitled (Aquarium, Toronto), 2017, gelatin silver print, 19 × 15".

    “La Mer Imaginaire”

    Villa Carmignac

    Situated on the island of Porquerolles, with views of the Mediterranean, the Villa Carmignac lends itself naturally to a marine-themed exhibition. So titling an exhibition “La mer imaginaire” (The Imaginary Sea) seemed a bit obvious, but curator Chris Sharp overcame that trap with a selection of artworks—bringing Yves Klein, Dora Maar, and Henri Matisse together with the likes of Allison Katz, Mathieu Mercier, and Alex Olson, among others—crafting a pointed rebuke of anthropocentrism in Western culture, science, and politics.

    This overarching theme was most plainly and painfully articulated by

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