Wim Delvoye


Installation, sculpture, mixed media

Wim Delvoye

Past: April 16 → August 22, 2010

As a pendant to the Corps et décors, Rodin et les arts décoratifs exhibition, and as part of its ongoing contemporary art program, the musée Rodin invites Wim Delvoye to show some of his major works inside the hôtel Biron and in the main courtyard of the museum.

Born in 1965 in Belgium, this well-known and internationally recognized artist proposes works which, while drawing their references from a certain tradition of the Flemish art, develop themselves according to the principles of the current globalized economy: between local and global, from Ghent — siege of the “Studio Wim Delvoye” — to Beijing, where his “Art Farm” is located.

Fused with irony and iconoclasm, his artistic practice mixes popular images and high culture to underline the contradictions and transformations of our contemporary environment.

Revisiting all the genres, including the most irreconcilable, Wim Delvoye appropriates the question of the ornamental and blows it up by deconstructing the supposed coherence between the decorative motive and the function of the object — its support of representation. This movement and displacement challenges our conceptions of good and bad taste in the decorative arts.

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77, rue de Varenne

75007 Paris

T. 01 44 18 61 10 — F. 01 44 18 61 30


Rue du Bac

Opening hours

Every day except Monday, 10 AM – 5:30 PM
Fermeture des caisses à 17h15

Admission fee

Full rate €10.00 — Concessions €7.00

Gratuit pour tous le 1er dimanche du mois — Gratuit pour les moins de 18 ans

The artist