Monastery Fence

La Pierre-Qui-Vire (Burgundy) Outside cloister fence

Meïr Long was monk in La Pierre-Qui-Vire Abbey, Burgundy from 1985 to 1995. He was named brother marc.

Brother marc built the tympanon of the Creation in 1993 (Venice Biennale with Jean-Cosse. Architecture. Sacro spatio nella modernita.)

Than he left Sacred Art that he considered as idolatric to Low Art. Frère marc began to work with think that people can’t worhip : simple cans. They are symbols of the cloister fence, like the cell membrane, skin, clothes or the walls of a houses… fences protects spiritual life, interiority.

Everybody is alone in his body, in his skin. The communication throw social fences is an extension of the voice, the body fluxes, and breathe.

Trashed containers emptied of their rich contents are a figure of the vulnerable human body and being, symbol of the soul (Neshama) fence.

La Pierre-Qui-Vire (Burgundy) Outside Cloister Fence

La Pierre-Qui-Vire (Burgundy) inside Cloister Fence
Meïr Long, November 2019

On the advice of his twin artist he sent a VHS of his creations to 7 galleries in Paris, one answered him. Cyrille Putman an Almine Rech came to the monastery. It was snowing.

His first exhibition was promoted by Cyrille Putman and Almine Rech in 1994 in Froment & Putman Gallery, the most innovative Gallery in Paris at this time.

frère marc 1994

In 2015 Cyrille Putman wrote a book about this time : « Premières pressions à froid ».

frère marc 1994

The chapter « L’art à tout va » is about Fabrice Hybert and brother marc. We organised and exhibition in Enrico Navarra Gallery (Paris).