Icelandic Art Center shares
Erró Retrospective at Le mac Lyon
October 3, 2014 – February 22, 2015
Opening: October 2, 2014
General curator: Thierry Raspail
Guest curator: Danielle Kvaran
Born in Iceland in 1932, Erró lives and works in Paris since 1958.
“WE ARE SURROUNDED BY IMAGES. IT’S IMPOSSIBLE
TO ESCAPE THEM. IT SEEMS TO ME THAT I’M A SORT
OF CHRONICAL WRITER OR REPORTER […] WHO GATHERS
TOGETHER ALL THE IMAGES IN THE WORLD, AND THAT
I’M HERE TO PRODUCE A SYNTHESIS OF THEM.”
Anticipating the infinite and continuous flux of information and images that flows
around digital networks, Erró was interested from the start in this profusion of images
and he invented new narrative forms as well as lexicons of vocabulary, a novel form
of grammar and original rhetoric.
Using collages and paintings, he drafted a visual and critical kind of counter-
encyclopedia of all forms of knowledge that is high in color and comedy, excess
and ambiguity that is accessible to all.
Le mac LYON has chosen to present this ever-relevant aspect of his work in a 3000m²
exhibition area covering 3 floors. Comprising collages, performances, films, aquarelles,
paintings and drawings, this collection of over 500 works from public and private
collections from across Europe narrates all the innovative forms and aspects of the work
of Erró, the first storyteller in the history of art.
La Renaissance du nazisme
Collection mac LYON
© Adagp Paris, 2014