THE WOLF, THE LADY WITH A SHELL, MARTIN AND THE COUPLE
Installation of four sculptures borrowed from the City of Paris:
- Charles Valton, Loup sur piste, 1895, Plaster.
- Georges Chauvel, Femme au coquillage, 1934, Plaster.
- Charles Marie Félix Martin, L’Enfant Jésus, 1876, Marble.
- Paul Vannier, Le Couple, 1934, Plaster.
- La Réserve, 2017
16mm digitally transferred film, 8" 30'. Courtesy Marcelle Alix, Paris.
- Radiant Time, 2017
Brass disk with pivoting armature. Courtesy Marcelle Alix, Paris.
- Colourfield Wall, 2017
Plaster, coloured finish, metal. Courtesy Marcelle Alix, Paris.
- Plinths for Borrowed Sculptures, 2017
Coloured concrete Plinths. Courtesy Marcelle Alix, Paris.
Curator of the exhibition: Alicia Knock.
Rapporteur: Vanessa Desclaux.
In collaboration with the gallery Marcelle Alix.
Nominee of the Prix Marcel Duchamp 2017 organized by the ADIAF with three other artists, Charlotte Moth exhibits her last installation The Wolf, the Lady with a Shell, Martin and the Couple at the Centre Pompidou.
There, the artist carries on her thoughts on sculpture and on its relation to space and light inherited from modernism. She creates a spatial walk around four sculptures in plaster and marble loaned by the City of Paris and marked by time and dust, which she chose to "deterritorialize" by using the exhibition space as medium.
Public sculptures, often commemorative and civic in nature, become a pretext for an intimate reverie.
Responding to the museum's architecture, Charlotte Moth uses a brass disc to reflect light from the ceiling, rebounding it onto the sculptures. This scenario of critical and poetic displacement enables to give a new life to the sculptures and proposes a new art history. Public sculptures, often commemorative and civic in nature, become a pretext for an intimate reverie consisting of collisions left to the viewer's imagination.