April 24, 2007 - Centre Pompidou - PHILIPPE MAYAUX at Collection Espace 315
April 24, 2007

PHILIPPE MAYAUX at Collection Espace 315

Cheddar, mortadella, cosmos, 2005, tempera on canvas, 24 x 41 cm, Courtesy Galerie Loevenbruck, Paris, Photo credit :Fabrice Gousset

PHILIPPE MAYAUX
Collection Espace 315
at Centre Pompidou

For more information, visit www.centrepompidou.fr and www.adiaf.com

“The question of painting shouldn’t even be posed any longer, nor the question of beauty come to that. When I hear talk of well painted, badly painted, I feel I’m in some dusty craft exhibition in the company of grey-beards, whinging or otherwise.”
Philippe Mayaux,
Philippe Mayaux in Philippe Mayaux, Semiose/Loevenbruck, Paris, 2006

Philippe Mayaux, winner of the Marcel Duchamp Prize 2006, is presented in Espace 315 at Centre Pompidou in an exhibition that demonstrates the originality and great diversity of his work. With its often glaring colour and provocative representation of sexual mechanics, his work is inscribed in a tradition that owes something to both Duchamp and Picabia.

Rich in both historical and contemporary references, Philippe Mayauxs work juxtaposes contraries – war and love, force and fragility, the rational and the chimerical. It is in this context of duality and paradoxes that the visitor is invited to traverse the red carpet that leads him through the exhibition that brings together a mix of works, old and new.

Philippe Mayauxs exhibition follows that of other Marcel Duchamp Prize winners, Thomas Hirschhorn (2000-2001), Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster (2002), Mathieu Mercier (2003), Carole Benzaken (2004) and Claude Closky (2005).

Every year, the ADIAF (Association for the Dissemination of French Art) awards the Marcel Duchamp Prize to a young emerging artist.

PHILIPPE MAYAUX
Collection Espace 315
Directed by: Françoise Bertaux and Geneviève Munier
Editions du Centre Pompidou
Format: 17 x 22 cm, 80 pages
Bilingual version French/English
Authors: Jean-Pierre Bordaz, Jean-Yves Jouannais, Didier Ottinger

For more information, visit www.centrepompidou.fr and www.adiaf.com

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