Flower-themed exhibition organized in Paris by Guerlaina historic house of fragrances and beauty products, restores our faith in colorful flowers as one of the most enigmatic and challenging subjects for artists around the world.

Curated by Hervé Mikaeloff, the exhibition “Les Fleurs du Mal (The Flowers of Evil)” pays homage to the poetry of Charles Baudelaire and sheds new light on the beauty of flowers and floral artworks and the ways in which they represent fragility and sensitivity of human nature and emotions.

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Launched during Paris+by Art Basel week across three floors of the 195-year-old Maison Guerlain on the Avenue des Champs-Elysées, the exhibition presents works by 26 internationally renowned artists, from paintings and sculptures to photographs and installations.

For example, ‘Hymne à la Rose’, a 2022 work by Madagascar-born Joël Andrianomearisoa, is a site-specific sound installation in which 42 metal sculptural flowers sit in a dark room, which is filled by the voice of Moroccan singer Hindi Zahra and Guerlain’s Épices volées fragrance.

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