Mémoire vive. Oliver Laric – From 21 April to 31 December 2023


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This year, on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of Carré d’art the Musée de la Romanité explores the link between Antiquity and art by presenting the work of Oliver Laric. Some of the often fragmentary works in the collections are “re-sculpted” using digital techniques, to reinterpret them in a way that is both respectful of the original and resolutely contemporary.
Bringing digital art and archaeology together, this exhibition highlights the appeal of Greco- Roman antiquity for today’s artists and enshrines the concept of a universal ancient heritage that is accessible to all.


To mark the opening of the exhibition “Living Memory. Oliver Laric”, Oliver Laric will talk about its concept and especially the complexities associated with the process of digitising the works, but also their use and dissemination in a setting that goes beyond traditional exhibition spaces and museum audiences. With Cécile Carrier, he will also discuss the choice of pieces and the research work carried out alongside them, before discussing the legal issues surrounding digital heritage and the idea of copyright, which has become very important since the advent of social networks.

Friday, 21 April – 6:30pm

By Oliver LARIC, contemporary artist, with contributions from Cécile CARRIER, co-curator of
the exhibition, a specialist in sculpture and the iconography of Roman antiquity (Musée de la Romanité)


Guided tour

Bringing digital art and archaeology together, the “Living Memory. Oliver Laric” exhibition provides the Musée de la Romanité with an opportunity to highlight influence of Greco-Roman antiquity on today’s artists and to enshrine the idea of a universal ancient heritage accessible to all. This guided tour allows you not only to explore the artistic world of Oliver Laric, but also the link between Antiquity and today’s world.



From 22 April – Every Saturday and Sunday – 2.30pm
Except the first Sunday of the month

Free admission During the Easter holidays :
Mondays, 1 and 8 May
Tuesdays, 25 April and 2 May
Fridays, 21, 28 April and 5 May – 2.30pm

Ascension : Thursday, 18 and Friday, 19 May – 2.30pm
Whitsun : Monday, 29 May – 2.30pm