paris: future perfect

© marjolaine sirieix + lucien rudaux

ooh, this group exhibition has got us totally excited. dubbed futur antérieur, it's structured around the themes of retrofuturism, steampunk and archeomodernism, and strikes a sensitive sci-fi chord deep within. conceptualized by curator + art historian arnauld pierre, the show is currently on at galerie du jour in paris, and aims to create a dialogue between past cultural output that imagined the future – what is essentially our postmodern era – with work from contemporary artists, which in both form and substance refer to the past by revisiting and reviving certain visions of the future or of modernity. a selection of work from contemporary artists will be grouped with older work and documents, each giving perspective to the others. additionally, one section will be dedicated to cinema and another to the various accessories, devices and artefacts developed by the steampunk community. in a separate section, the exhibition features the first french retrospective of american art magazine retrofuturism, in the form of an installation designed by its founder, artist lloyd dunn. the show's second installment will open on wed - apr 4 [on through may 26]. location: 44 rue quincampoix [étienne marcel].

© stéphane halleux - leather robot