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Justin Fitzpatrick

Exhibition

from 16 March to 28 July 2024

Ballotta

·· Opening on Saturday, March 16th at 4pm


For his first institutional exhibition in France, Justin Fitzpatrick furthers his exploration of human consciousness through the prism of biology. The Italian term ballotta refers to a small ball used to illustrate one’s vote in a ballot box. In a particular colour, it allows us to visualise the expression of a majority. Inside the human body, a similar process is at work : multicellular organisms like our own constantly consult with the various organs that they are composed of. 


The Ballotta exhibition studies the links between consciousness and multicellularity, and hypothesises that our thoughts are an assembly which federates the will of each of our body’s cells : rather than being unitary and coherent, it would then be an aggregate of various intentions — sometimes in tension with one another, other times in agreement. Justin Fitzpatrick introduces two series of brand-new paintings and sculptures, along with his first video piece. Through this outlandish fresco, the history of the first fertility treatments — synthesised from the urine of Italian nuns — crosses paths with that of mitochondria : our cells’ energy engines, which we share with all life on earth.

··  Public day

June 8th, 2024

An afternoon of discussion panels organised as part of the Ballotta exhibition by Justin Fitzpatrick.

Program coming soon.


·· Family workshops

On the first Wednesday on the month and school holidays, always at 2:30pm

From 5 years old / 5€ per child

By reservation at 01 64 62 77 77


·· Narrated visit

Sunday June 30th

From 3 years old / Free


dates et horaires

    Tue 24 July

    > à 14h

    Wed 25 July

    > à 14h

    Thurs 26 July

    > à 14h

    Fri 27 July

    > à 14h

    Sat 28 July

    > à 14h
infos pratiques


free access

from Wednesday to Friday from 2 to 6pm

on Saturdays and Sundays from 2 to 7:30pm

closed on May 1st


visits for all

free guided tours anytime


group visits

by reservation at rp@lafermedubuisson.com