Pascal Convert “Art, too, can be cruel”
Pascal Convert is a multifaceted artist, at once sculptor, filmmaker, historian and writer. His different practices are mutually enriching but also perfectly distinct. Last spring, the French embassy in Afghanistan asked him to reflect on a work that would commemorate the destruction of the Bamiyan Buddhas by the Taliban fifteen years ago. Presented in the competition for the French Pavilion at next year’s Venice Biennale, his idea narrowly failed to sway the selectors (cf. our editorial, no. 434). Too bad for them. No doubt the public will one day get to see the work in complete form. In the meantime, Galerie Éric Dupont is exhibiting a set of works that echo this piece.