re.riddle is pleased to present Poursuite, a site-specific installation by Atelier YokYok at the Musée de Montmartre. The opening reception and artist talk will take place at 6:30pm on Thursday, October 19, 2017 at the museum 12 Rue Cortot, 75018, Paris.
Installation will run until October 31, 2017.
Poursuite is an original artwork created for the Musée de Montmartre's outdoor space. It entails a geometric structure of hundreds of black straps that expand and contract to form the silhouette of two crossed cones. The cones coalesce with the edges of the garden pond in order to create the impression of a deliberate entanglement between penetrating lines, light and shadow.
Looking back to Musée de Montmartre's history with the Shadow Theater, these metaphoric "light beams" spotlight the garden's circular pool and conjure the image of a show stage that is cast in varying degrees of illumination and shadow. However, the audience is far from a passive spectator of the past. By way of interacting with the installation, he or she participates in the celebration of the garden's past, present and future.
As such, Poursuite's symbolic lines of light and shadow activate the museum site and signal a continuous enfolding of the multiple histories of Montmartre.
The Musée de Montmartre was established in 1960 on the grounds of one of the oldest buildings in Montmartre, dating back to the 17th century. During its heyday, 12 rue Cortot served as a residence, atelier and meeting place for many artists including Auguste Renoir, Suzanne Valadon, Émile Bernard. It is here that Père Tanguy, one of the first collectors of impressionist paintings, practiced his trade as an art supplies dealer.
For more information about the museum, click here.
Atelier YokYok is a multidisciplinary artist collective comprised of architects, artists and engineers: Samson Lacoste, Luc Pinsard, Laure Qaremy, Pauline Lazareff and Steven Fuhrman. Primarily based in Paris, they work on projects all over the world ranging from ephemeral installations, landscape and urban design to micro-architecture with an emphasis on social practice and environmental awareness.
For more information on Atelier YokYok, click here.