Exhibition catalogue, Objets, Galerie Templon, Paris (France), 2000
Texts by Alfred Pacquement, Bernard Ceysson, Raphael Rubinstein and Claire Viallat-Patonnier (English and French)
Editions Galerie Templon and Galerie Enrico Navarra, 2000
Hardcover 25 x 29,5 cm
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Claude Viallat was born in 1936 in Nimes, France, where he continues to live and work. He is one of the founders of the Supports/Surfaces movement in the 1970s, which called for art to renew itself through a deconstruction of traditional materials. Viallat started to work on industrial tarp, endlessly repeating the same abstract pattern, resembling a small bone, which became his signature. Stencilled repeatedly onto a range of supports, the pattern asks us to reflect on the meaning of the creative act and the status of the work of art.