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Richard Petit

@ The DREAM is OVER 2016

From April 28 to May 1st, 2016, Richard Petit's work is part of the collective and ephemeral exhibition The DREAM is OVER, in Montpellier, organised by the Artplusplus association.


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The Artplusplus Association is organising a collective and ephemeral exhibition from April 28, to May 1st, 2016. 14 artists are invited for this event : 12 photographers, and 2 plastic artists. The exhibition is organised in two different spaces. The opening in the first space, at the 35 boulevard Jeu de Paume, will take place on April 29, at 6 pm. The second space is located at 1 rue Général Maureilhan, and the opening will be on April 30, from 11 am. Both places are open Friday, Saturday and Sunday, from 10 am to 8 pm. 


Richard Petit is showing his work in progress, The Day the Earth stood Still.

The Day the Earth stood Still

I must have been eight or ten years old. My parents had left me at home to open the door for the television repairman. 

When he arrived, I watched him carefully, instead of doing my homework. Stripped of its ornate wooden box, I saw the apparatus. I saw a labyrinth of wires, glass tubes and metal. Finally, snow appeared on the screen while the loudspeaker was spluttering. Would this metal carcass ever wake up?

At last, a vague shimmering shape moves across the screen. Another half turn of a screw, and an astronaut walls out of a flying saucer! I cannot believe my eyes. He walks slowly down his space ship : "People of the Earth, we have come in peace, and with good will!" With the crowd around the ship, I hold my breath. It was as if the long-waited proof, the existence of an alien civilization, had finally appeared to me!

Richard Petit


Richard Petit will be in Montpellier during the whole event. You will be able to meet the heroes of his new project, the little comsonauts themselves, on saturday April 30! 


Where ? Collective exhibition The DREAM is OVER
First space : 35 boulevard du Jeu de Paume, Montpellier
Second space : 1 rue Général Maureilhan, Montpellier
When ? From April 30 to May 1st, 2016. 
Free entrance fom friday to sunday, 10 am - 8 pm
Opening on April 29, at 35 bd du Jeu de Paume, from 6 pm
Opening on April 30, at 1 rue Général Maureilhan, from 11 am

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