Julian Charrière

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Julian Charrière is a French-Swiss artist based in Berlin, Germany, whose work bridges the realms of environmental science and cultural history. Marshaling performance, sculpture, and photography, his projects often stem from fieldwork in remote locations with acute geophysical identities such as volcanoes, ice-fields, and radioactive sites. To date, his oeuvre has explored post-romantic constructions of “nature,” staging tensions between deep or geological timescales and those relating to mankind. Charrière’s approach further reflects upon the mythos of the quest and its objects in a globalized age. Deploying seemingly perennial imagery to contemporary ends, his interventions exist at the borderline of mysticism and the materials which encapsulate our fraught relations with place today.

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