Laurent Pernot: Antinoüs, Antinoüs

Paris Exhibition Full Film

Galerie Marguo is delighted to present Antinoüs, Antinoüs, a new public installation by Laurent Pernot commissioned for the courtyard of the Jardin Arnaud Beltrame. Working across sculpture, video, and text, Pernot’s practice is engaged in the material and poetic articulation of notions associated with the passage of time, such as eternity, impermanence, and memorialization. 


For this new series, comprising eight works spread across the courtyard and the gallery, Pernot has taken the Classical love affair between the 2nd century Roman emperor Hadrian and his beloved Antinous to explore the temporal and sacred dimensions of love; its eternal and transcendent capacity to exceed the corporeality of its beholder and object.