The Narcissus Theorem. Jean Michel Othoniel at Petit Palais | until Jan 2, 2022
The Narcissus Theorem – by Jean Michel Othoniel – is about a man-flower who, in reflecting himself, reflects the world around him.
According to Gaston Bachelard
narcissism is not always neurotic. It can also play a positive role in aesthetic work. Sublimation is not always the negation of desire. It can be sublimation for the sake of an ideal
This exhibition at Petit Palais is a message of opening. Placed under the sign of re-enchantment and the theory of reflections that the artist has been developing for going on ten years in a dialogue with the Mexican mathematician Aubin Arroyo, this exhibition is an occasion to dream and, as long as it lasts, to resist the disillusionment of the world.