In celebration of the gallery's 40th anniversary, DUMONTEIL Shanghai is thrilled to present Golden Age, the solo exhibition of French sculptor Jean-Marie FIORI. Covering the last two decades of the artist's practice, this exhibition is the first comprehensive retrospective of Fiori’s work in China and a testimony to the thirty-year collaboration between the artist and the gallery.
Featuring more than thirty sculptures, the show follows Fiori’s creative lineage from direct carving in Alabaster, to cast bronze as the primary material, and later to lacquered bronze and functional sculpture, as well as forms such as biscuit porcelain and handcrafted rugs.
Drawing upon the Golden Age, the exhibition traces the complexities of ancient civilizations behind Fiori's work. In ancient Greek poet Hesiod’s Works and Days, the Golden age was once a time when men and God lived together, symbolizing primordial peace and harmony; the "golden age" of society marks a period of high intellectual output in art, science, literature, and philosophy. The ancient civilizations written in mythology were a combination of both.