De rien ne se crée rien - Musée de Cluny, Paris

« De rien ne se crée rien » is a suite of sculptures made by Olivier Sévère to embody the thought of the philosopher Anaxagoras (- 5th century): "Nothing is born or perishes, but already existing things combine, then separate again".
Pavers, pebbles, rocks, crystal blown, molded, carved ... the artist works the stone from the perspective of the perpetual cycle of matter. Through these ensembles, combining the notions of natural and artificial, he also takes an unusual look at the know-how of glass craftsmen and the chemistry of crystal.
This work, presented in the chapel of the Abbots of Cluny museum on the occasion of the exhibition Le Verre, un Moyen-âge créatif, was created as part of the Hermès Foundation's residency program at the Saint-Louis crystal manufacture.

Projection at Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature, Paris

Projection of En substance and Dans ces eaux-là at the Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature's auditorium
7th June 2017, 7:30 pm
Reservation required


A l'Antique, Musée des Antiquités, Rouen

As part of its annual “Beyond the Walls” exhibition, the FRAC (Regional Contemporary Art Collection) shall invest in the rooms and display cases of the Museum of Antiquities. Centred around the theme of “Antique style”, 56 contemporary works will interact with the historical collections and spaces of the Museum.

A ciel ouvert, Chapelle des Calvairiennes, Mayenne

Villa Kujoyama, Kyoto

14h30 : Projection of Olivier Sévère's movie, En substance,  and presentation of his reserches in Japan
15h15 : Presentation of Ken Daimaru and Natacha Nisic's work in progress. Osorensan is a filmic tale which takes place few years after Fukushima's disaster.