‘PHILLIPS X VO CURATIONS PRESENTS PERFUME OF THORNS’, 2019

Outset supported the exhibition  Phillips x VO Curations in Paris, presenting a novel reading of Charles Baudelaire’s collection of poems Les Fleurs du Mal.

Through the spectrum of contemporary art, the reading explored the seminal concept of the double postulation that has protruded beyond the literary universe of the French poet. The exhibition will feature the works of MURIEL ABADIE, JEAN-MARIE APPRIOU, ROBERT BRAMBORA, CLAUDE BELLAGARDE,SONYA DERVIZ, DAIGA GRANTINA, ODA JAUNE, VICTOR MAN and PEDRO WIRZ  that play upon the duality of the Baudelairian ethos and its fascination for antithetical pairings, the atemporal resonance of what the poet refers to as the “two inseparable abysses of the human soul.”