EXPOSITIONApocalypse – Éric Massholder SmartVerum: Digital Art
Crises seem to define our day and age: from ecology to politics, on to economy and science. For several years now, the once proclaimed end of a world has taken on the appearance of the end of the world. Faced with the inexorable march of time, the Apocalypse series (2006/2010) from artist Eric Massholder presents itself as a series of revelations: a vision of the future tinged with acid and steeped in complexities; a portrait of humanity both celebrated and castigated. With a mordant and irreverent humor, Massholder shapes his work into a mirror for our own vanity: a mirror showing humanity on the edge of an abyss that can no longer be blamed on divine forces but that remains entirely imputable to the hubris of Modernity and the Anthropocene. Evoking, through his use of all-overs, as much an anguish and a fear of the void as a fierce playfulness, Massholder combines dreams and nightmares, inviting us all to « dance instead of sinking ».
With irony and audacity, Apocalypse will take its omen even further thanks to a collaboration with SmartVerum. Through an improbable combination of fine arts and digital arts, Massholder’s work will be converted into NFTs, taking the work of this prophet-like artist yet one step further.