Vincent Fournier

< BACK

'Space Utopia'

Sat 23 Mar 2019 - Sat 04 May 2019

Vincent Fournier is a French fine art photographer exploring significant utopian and futuristic stories. His works can be found in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art (MET) in New York, the Centre Pompidou Paris, or the LVMH contemporary Art collection among others.

«Space Utopia» is a unique collection of 10 years of work in collaboration with the most emblematic space centers and astronomical observatories among NASA, European Space agency, Russian space agency (Roscosmos), European Southern Observatory (ESO)… It is a also a worldwide tour of the space history including the USA, Europe, China, Japan, Russia and India.

"This story brings to mind a charming (if not critically acclaimed) American film from the 70’s called Those Fantastic Men And Their Flying Machines. That film was a comedy and I’m not suggesting my story is —  but for me the film was an entertaining reminder that at one point the development of flight was driven by individuals with lots of personality and some audacious ideas and not least by competitions. "

From the superpowers to the private industries such as Google LunarX Prize ($30 competition to challenge entrepreneurs to develop robotic space exploration) or Virgin Galactic (commercial suborbital spaceflight) Vincent Fournier is depicting the history and the future of Space exploration with both human and technical perspectives in his own futuristic and humoristic aesthetic.

His latest work to be completed this summer with several NASA Space Centers (including Houston and Cap Canaveral) is presenting the world’s most powerful rocket, SLS, will launch astronauts in the agency’s Orion spacecraft on missions to an asteroid and eventually to Mars.

This body of work has received the support of National Geographic, Wired, Wallpaper*, and Museums such as the Mori Art Museum in Tokyo, ArtScience Museum in Singapore or Modern Art Museum in Bologna.

NOEVE Paris & RIZZOLI New York are honoured to present the Book on this body of work  'SPACE UTOPIA' . Date of release October 1st 2018 / NASA's 60th Anniversary.
Subsonic Wind Tunnel #4, NASA's Langley Research Center, Hampton, Virginia, USA, 2017
Subsonic Wind Tunnel #4, NASA's Langley Research Center, Hampton, Virginia, USA, 2017
Title: Subsonic Wind Tunnel #4, NASA's Langley Research Center, Hampton, Virginia, USA, 2017
Print size: 153 x 200 cm
Edition of 10 (+2AP)
Inkjet on Hahnemuhle Baryta Paper

Other sizes available of 100 x 130 cm  or 180 x 235 cm (within the same edition of 10 total)