ARCHIVE
2017 edition
Cours Cambronne
Les Nus
DANIEL DEWAR ET GRÉGORY GICQUEL

Echoing their exhibition at the HAB Galerie, and right by the bronze statue of General Cambronne, the artists present a set of three pink Portuguese marble sculptures, a stone chosen for its skin-like colour and veins. Protruding out of rough stone blocks are sanitary fixtures. Like inverted images of the human body, the sculptures are reminiscent of the “nudes” announced in the title: the sink represents the face, the bowl is the buttocks, and the bidet stands in for the feet. Solid, precious, and perhaps not so private, these nudes act as the luxurious fossils  of our civilisation.