Work presented as part of Grandeur
French sculpture from Laurens to the present day
The Hague (Netherlands)
Produced in 2010 on the occasion of the Ateliers de Rennes – Biennial of contemporary art, Linda is a metal structure (300 x 100 x 250 cm) whose inspiration comes as much from the zoomorphic style of ancient Egyptian sarcophagi as from microarchitecture present in the Giotto’s series of frescoes about the life of Saint Francis of Assisi. Purified, this structure becomes a content within a content, a supporting idea for retrieved objects. One can find pre-existing objects within the sculpture, such as a skydome, as well as manufactured forms : a terracotta hemisphere, slat blinds, a wooden wall on which washed out shapes appear, traces of bygone objects. This structure allows for a modular presentation. It can remain closed with the objects inside, on top, on the walls or unfurled, as is the case for this exhibit. Each element is displayed in the space to permit the visitor to put together the puzzle of this art piece.
This sculpture is part of the exhibition Grandeur that takes place at Den Haag from June 6 th to August 31 st.
Emmanuelle Lainé, Linda, 2010,metal structure, terracotta, skydôme, obstetrics clamp, wood, strap, crepe rubber, string. Produced by 40mcube, with the support of Art Norac, on the occasion of the Ateliers de Rennes – contemporary art biennale. Courtesy galerie Triple V. Photo: André Morin.