Moody Center for the Arts

Michel Blazy: We Were the Robots

Friday, Jan. 25, 2019 – Saturday, May. 18, 2019


Michel Blazy: We Were the Robots
Brown Foundation Gallery
January 25 – May 18, 2019

This site-specific installation created for the Moody is a fable about resilience. It features burnt wood pallets depicting robots and animals working on the ruins of a post-apocalyptic landscape. It is a world that tries to become alive again on the consumed remains of an absurd way of life with its commercial exchanges, human relations, energy consumption, consumerism and waste. Blazy (b 1966, Monaco) is based in Paris. The Moody is proud to present the first exhibition of his work in Texas.

This exhibition is made possible in part by Étant donnés Contemporary Art, a program of the French American Cultural Exchange (FACE) Foundation. Étant donnés is developed in partnership with the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States, with lead funding from the Florence Gould Foundation, the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Chanel USA, the ADAGP, the French Ministry of Culture, and Institut Français. 


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  • The Moody Center for the Arts is located on the campus of Rice University, and is best reached by using Campus Entrance 8 at the intersection of University Boulevard and Stockton Street. As you enter campus, the building is on the right, just past the Media Center. There is a dedicated parking lot adjacent to the building. Payment for the Moody Lot is by credit card only. Maps are available at rice.edu/maps

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