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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
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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 […]

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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

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