Quentin Chambry “MINUTE PAPILLON” by C.C.P.


Wait a minute (butterfly)

Exhibition by Quentin Chambry
at DOMICILE, Tokyo 
Date : 31.07.2021 - 15.08.2021

Reception 30.07 Friday 17-20h

Curated by C.C.P.

“Some suggest the meaning of this sentence is a reference to butterflies fluttering from one flower to another, others believe it has a different origin. In the beginning of the 20th century, Papillon was a waiter in a Parisian café. Whenever Papillon was overwhelmed with customer demands, he would shout « minute, j’arrive » (one moment, I’m coming) and customers would reply « minute papillon » as a way of expressing he could take his time.

Being in this exhibition‘s production process, I feel like such butterfly. Ravished by a variety of ideas, shapes, supports, materials and colours, fluttering between drawings, paintings and volumes. « Minute papillon », the exhibition as an opportunity to present some of my recent harvests. Although I believe it’s intriguing to ask a butterfly to take its time when most of its species have a very short life time. The span of life of this exhibition-cocoon lasts from end of July till mid August, inviting us to take our time, like busy Papillon.”

- Quentin Chambry