How do you build a museum? Step five: roll out the wrecking ball.
In this series of ten animated episodes commissioned by M+, French artist Vincent Broquaire responds to the complexity of the museum’s architecture and engineering with a meeting of whimsical fantasy and realistic sonic effects. Step by step, a working man coolly guides us through a gonzo construction process of accordion staircases, inflatable towers, and moveable horizons.
Broquaire’s animations frequently explore man’s relationship with nature and the built environment, offering a poetic commentary on the contradictions of our world and a roadmap for rebuilding it according to our imaginations. M+ commissioned these animations to document the museum's complex multi-year building project from a new, playful perspective.
Curious about what happens next? Stay tuned for episode six!
Vincent Broquaire is a Strasbourg-based artist working with drawings, animations, and installations in collaboration with galleries and museums. He studied art and graphic design at L’École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Lyon and the Haute école des arts du Rhin in Strasbourg.
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M+ Project Team
Ikko Yokoyama, Chris Sullivan, Jennifer Wong, Angel Ng