Register | Suivez-nous sur FacebookSuivez-nous sur TwitterSuivez-nous sur LinkedInSuivez-nous sur Instagram |

Sign of change

Use sculpture

Contemporary Art | When Marcel Duchamp bought a bottle holder at BHV and presented it as a sculpture, a long and discreet progression began in the opposite direction. Use sculpture emerges today.

Allen Jones, Refrigerator, 2002 (détail) © Royal Academy of Arts
1 / 8
Allen Jones, Refrigerator, 2002 (détail)
© Royal Academy of Arts

La sculpture d’usage, an exhibition conceived by the French artist Isabelle Plat at the Maubert gallery, lays out a new territory. Works that proudly display a function, neither ready-made, design object, furniture, nor decorative art. Artists dive into the space of functionality that allows daily use of the object : sculptures of woman-chairs and woman-refrigerators by the British artist Allen Jones or the repositioning of domestic objects by Nathalie Elémento. In the same vein, the young publishing house We Do Not Work Alone has released a limited edition series of artists’ « use » objects, currently on sale at BHV.

Carlotta Montaldo
Publié le 07/10/2015
Copyright © Observatoire de l'art contemporain - Tous droits réservés
Pour en savoir plus ou pour utiliser ce contenu, merci de nous contacter »

Read also

 

Suivez-nous sur FacebookSuivez-nous sur TwitterSuivez-nous sur LinkedInSuivez-nous sur InstagramContactSearch

Version française

Allen Jones, Refrigerator, 2002 (détail) © Royal Academy of Arts Allen Jones, Chair, 1969 © Royal Academy of Arts Exposition Scultpture d’usage, Galerie Maubert © Mathias Lucas Exposition Scultpture d’usage, Galerie Maubert © Mathias Lucas Isabelle Plat, Poumon cendriern 2, 1999 © Mathias Lucas Nathalie Elémento, Handling/holding, 2006 © Mathias Lucas Florian Bézu, Porte-savon (Grotte à savon), 2015 © Claire Israël Sophie Lamm, Boutons (Les Paresseux), 2015 © Claire Israël

Allen Jones, Refrigerator, 2002 (détail)
© Royal Academy of Arts

« 1 / 8 » ×


©

×