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.
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.
Publié le 07/10/2015
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