Étienne Chambaud

Étienne Chambaud
Author: -
Publisher: Éditions Dilecta; LaM
Language: French / English
Pages: 176
Size: 22 x 28 cm
Weight: 730 g
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 9782373721560
Availability: In stock
Price: €28.00
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“Lâme”, the title of the exhibition, links the museum’s name to “lame = blade”, an object to cut with, and “âme = soul”, the vital breath that provides impulsion. In English, the title takes on yet another double meaning, as it evokes both an impaired body and a lack of substance. The book is presented as an interweaving of iconographic elements referring to a vast body of work, all accompanied by notes written by Étienne Chambaud. The book is supported by essays by Mihnea Mircan, Vincent Normand, Tristan Garcia and Filipa Ramos.

In the exhibition, the artist presents a set of works from the last ten years, drawings from his childhood, and new works, some of which have been created using items taken from scientific and cultural institutions in the city of Lille. “Lâme” is an exhibition of contradictions, metamorphosis and hybridisations, all of them determining processes in the artist’s work. He takes fragments, cuts them, folds them, brutalises them, transforms them and combines them to generate new forms ad gaps in which thought can develop.