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Infinite Sculptures

75 min visit

Beaux-Arts de Paris
4 Dec → 16 Feb 2020
From Wednesday to Sunday from 12 pm to 9 pm. Closed Monday & Tuesday.

« With this exhibition, you will be able to learn about the casting of yesterday and today! on-site ticket »

Moulding is everywhere and in many forms in our daily lives: familiarity of sculptures, moulding of human bodies to help medicine, the primary condition for the manufacture of objects in series. This technique has long belonged to the industrial world, but it has developed with the digital processes of recording and duplicating models. This familiar presence finds its echo in artistic productions. It embodies the question of reproducibility and seriality, an essential quality of sculpture. The exhibition Infinite Sculptures is composed like a game of infinite repetitions, from classical models of ancient figures to contemporary sculptures. Moulding becomes an element of the artists' past and present. The history of ornament in architecture, traditional techniques for taking impressions or unveiling the reverse side of sculptures by casting the hollow: these are just some of the ways in which contemporary artists approach the effects of copying and variation presented here.


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