phantom limb stone garden by vanessa beecroft at venice biennale
 
phantom limb stone garden by vanessa beecroft at venice biennale
may 15, 2015

phantom limb stone garden by vanessa beecroft at venice biennale

phantom limb stone garden by vanessa beecroft at venice biennale
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for the installation ‘le membre fantôme’, vanessa beecroft takes the visitor back to the classical language of sculpture through a conceptual perspective, leading us towards an intimate gallery room inhabited by timeless statuary. shown at the 2015 venice biennale, beecroft presents a scene that is visible only at a distance, where the viewer must look through a crevice carved out of two marble walls.

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view before the two marble stone walls have been mounted in front of the setting. visitors could not view the entire installation at once.
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through the panels, we see fragments of a stone garden, rich in archaeological allures and echoes of early twentieth century avant-garde. the archive of memory is here a tribute in bronze – placed at the centre of the installation – to marcel duchamp’s ‘étant donnés’, a reference model for her research that combines personal memories, historical and artistic impressions and a conceptual tension.

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‘le membre fantôme’ echoes the early twentieth century avant-garde
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vanessa beecroft venice biennale designboom
vanessa beecroft takes the visitor back to the classical language of sculpture through a conceptual perspective
image © designboom

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the installation presents fragments of a stone garden, rich in archaeological allures
image courtesy of codiceitalia

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visitors can only view the installation from afar, between the crevice of two marble walls
image © designboom

vanessa beecroft venice biennale designboom
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vanessa beecroft venice biennale designboom
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  • hi. Does anyone know if these sculptures were laser cut? I loved the installation but just wondered whether they were hand made.

    Dominic
  • hi julien,
    you can visit it @ arsenale/padiglione italia

    pietro | designboom
  • Hello Designboom. Where is it possible to see this installation in Venice ?

    Julien

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