Adrian Paci tells the story of The Column, 2013, a video installation specially created for his exhibition « Lives in Transit » at Jeu de Paume, accompanied by a marble column presented in the Jardin des Tuileries to the right of the entrance. The Column is a reflection about the speed with which supply and demand have to be satisfied in today’s economy. A pretext for a poetic voyage between East and West, Paci’s video shows the transformation undergone by a piece of marble from its extraction from a quarry to the long weeks of transport by sea, during which sculptors make it into a Romanesque column.
With this sculpture and his video, Adrian Paci manages to turn the reflection on the global contemporary world into a sort of fairy tale. The magazine show its first installation in Paris, before it goes on another trip.
« Adrian Paci. Lives In Transit »
The selection of the Jeu de Paume’s bookshop
« Watch a Column Emerge From a Block of Marble During an Ocean Voyage » by Kelsey Campbell-Dollaghan