UP-CYCLED ART

UP-CYCLED ART


From 18th october to 14th november 2015

Le Coeur’s upcoming exhibition is about the rise someone else’s creativity has on us, the fascination artists have for each other and more generally the influence of Art History in our contemporary art-based practices. « I always wanted to be Matisse » used to say Warhol, questioning his own identity, his creativity (…).

That proposition isn’t  » appropriationnist ». It is a free « recreation » of Art History by the Designer Maroussia Rebecq, who examins her artistic position and questions the paradox between the innovation race, the originality, the uniqueness and the recycling neccessity by imposing her references and adding it an over value.

As Guy Debord, she robs the intellectual and personal property concept and fights for a right to copy out, to reproduce, to interpret and hijack the meaning of some existing works.

« Everything can be used. It is needless to say that we can either modify an artwork or putting together some other works’s fragments, also changing the meaning of all those fragments and rigging in every ways what idiots persist calling quotes ».

« When I walk through an Art fair, at the FIAC for exemple, a multitude of artworks are showed. Some don’t touch me at all while some litteraly turn me upside down. It’s like love at the first sight, I now deeply carry the work inside me as if I made it, but I didn’t and I won’t probably never buy it.

However, making magazine’s aseptic girls cry, taking up arms,
basting walls with rainbows, recovering wood waste to make esoteric totems, or dancing naked in an exhibition, is my involvement to the world, it’s me, my life, my work… And yet, I am not Thomas Hirschhorn, Pascale Marthine Tayou, and neither Lili Raynaud Deward.

Faithful to reuse and upcycling, that she defends since the launch of her brand Andréa Crews in 2002, Maroussia Rebecq will install her factory at Le Coeur for the next October intake. She will produces at this occasion a dreamed artworks collection that claims her unfailing admiration to Yayoi Kusama, Thomas Hirshhrorn, Pascale Marthine Tayou, Donald Judd, Marie Laurencin, John Armleder, Josh Smith, Katarina Gros, Bernard Frieze, Melanie Bonajo, Lili Reynaud Dewar…

 

A bold and fascinating curating by Maroussia Rebecq and the curator Florence Parot.

With the support of the Fondation d’entreprise Ricard

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