Daniel Dewar et Grégory Gicquel — Prix Marcel Duchamp 2012
Daniel Dewar et Grégory Gicquel
Prix Marcel Duchamp 2012
Past: September 25, 2013 → January 6, 2014Daniel Dewar et Gregory Gicquel, Prix Marcel Duchamp (2012) À l’occasion du lancement de sa nouvelle plateforme dédiée aux meilleures vidéos d’artistes et d’expositions, retour sur le Prix Marcel Duchamp 2012. Daniel Dewar et Grégory Gicquel investissent l’Espace 315 du Centre Pompidou. Puisant leur inspiration dans la matière même de leurs œuvres, dans l’espace temps du procédé et de la méthode, le duo d’artiste force les rencontres inédites de sujets et de matériaux.
The Centre Pompidou is hosting an exhibition in Espace 315 by the artistic duo Daniel Dewar and Grégory Gicquel, winners of the 2012 Prix Marcel Duchamp.
Daniel Dewar and Grégory Gicquel met in 1997 at the Fine Arts School in Rennes, and ever since then have been developing a joint approach based on personal experimentation (often pushed to the extreme) with traditional sculpture and craft materials, applied to various themes reflecting their interests of the moment. The artistic core of their work thus lies in the worlds of music, fashion, non-Western cultures, ornamentation processes and ideas of taste and beauty — with all the relativism such notions imply. They have made a name both within and outside France through monumental installations imbued with a touch of Pop, involving spectacular staging that often tests the limits of the institution concerned.
For Espace 315, the duo have produced several large pieces using some of their favourite techniques : tapestry, ceramics, direct carving and painting on silk. Entitled " The Hall ", the installation is designed to reflect the architectural features of Espace 315, prompting an encounter between viewers’ bodies and these monumental works. Some are ornamented by motifs with a decidedly puzzle-like character, chosen for both their plastic and symbolic qualities.
The exhibition is accompanied by an album with texts by Jean-Pierre Bordaz and Dorothée Dupuis. The book, containing reproductions of previous works, will mainly focus on pieces produced for the Prix Marcel Duchamp exhibition, with detailed views.
Daniel Dewar and Grégory Gicquel (born respectively in 1976 in the Forest of Dean, UK, and in 1975 in Saint Brieuc, France) live and work in Paris. They are represented by the Loevenbruck gallery in Paris, and the Graff Mourgue d’Algue Gallery in Geneva, Switzerland.
The event is being staged in partnership with ADIAF (association for the international dissemination of French art) as part of the Prix Marcel Duchamp, awarded each year to an innovative artist in the French scene.
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