May 16, 2013

Miracle Box
Hugues Decointet

Pascal Gautrand
Miracle Box<br/>Hugues Decointet

Marylène Malbert, curator


May 17 - June 1, 2013
Tuesday - Saturday
02:00 pm - 07:00 pm

Launching party
Thursday, May 16, 2013
06:00 pm - 09:00 pm

in the presence of the artist

Made in Town

Discovering a letter from Le Corbusier addressed to Albert Camus, in which the architect explained being "inhabited by the idea of a Boîte à Miracles [Miracle Box]", Hugues Decointet decides to interpret this schema which has for a long time been a part of his work.

Devoid of the "traditional threads of theater" but containing "the possibility of therein of producing miracles," the "Boîte à Miracles" is at its heart the exposition of Hugues Decointet himself. It contains – conceals? – the elements and tools that in turn permit the introduction of other works, presented in concert around the Boîte.

Invited by Made in Town to this atelier devoted to fabrication, the artist here will deploy from this emblematic piece a fragment of the larger retrospective, which interrogates questions of scale, projection, and ornament with a selection of models and preparatory elements from his films and monumental installations.

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