The Figure in the Carpet


Installation, painting, sculpture

The Figure in the Carpet

Past: January 31 → March 7, 2014

The Figure in the Carpet is the title to a 1896 short story by Henry James, telling the desperate quest of an art critic for the secret meaning to the work of renowned writer Hugh Vereker.

Like a hidden figure in the intricate lines of an ancient carpet, Vereker once tells the young critic that there is a key to the understanding of his work, a little secret which no one has ever been able to discover.

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7-9, rue de l’Équerre

75019 Paris

T. 01 42 71 72 73 — F. 01 42 71 72 00


Opening hours

Tuesday – Saturday, 2 PM – 7 PM
Other times by appointment

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The artists

  • Étienne Chambaud
  • Julian Charrière
  • Ayan Farah