Third Drawer Down Studio
Cube Fontaine (2010) x Claire Fontaine
Object: 57mm x 57mm Rubiks Cube
The Cube Fontaine is a detournement of the cult Rubiks cube, it replaces the different colour fields of each face with that of a view of the surface of the sea and/or ocean. The pictures of the waves present on the six faces of the cube get dissociated and fragmented as the object is manipulated and they create currents and compositions visually contradictory, similar to a blown up and pixelised image of a unique surface of the sea that we cannot recognize. The sculpture plays on the contrast between the solid and geometric elements of the Rubiks cube and the liquid and changing element suggested by the pictures. It evokes discretely the ecological catastrophe and the difficulty in finding a solution that could put everything back into its place.
Biography: Her most recent solo exhibitions are Inhibitions, at Reena Spaulings Fine Art, New York (12.09) After Marx April, After Mao June, Aspen Art Museum, Colarado (12.09), the performance Defend Yourself, Art Perform, Art Basel, Miami, Fl. (05.12.10), Recessions, Galerie Gabriele Senn, Vienna (06.09) Claire Fontaine, The Exhibition Formerly Known as Passengers, CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Franscisco (06.09). Recent group exhibitions include : Contemplating the Void : Interventions in the Guggenheim Museum, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 03.10, Geography of Trans-territories, San Fransisco Art Institute, California 02.10, Museu de Moderna Arte de Sao Paulo, Brazil 10.09, The Malady of Writing, MACBA, The Museu d'Art Contemporani De Barcelona, Barcelona 11.09, Dance in My Experience, Kunstverein Dusseldorf 11.09, Barock, Museo d'Arte Contemporanea DonnaREgina, Napoli, 12.09, Perception of Ideas Leads to New Ideas, Kunstverein fur die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Dusseldorf 08.08, Principle Hope, Manifesta 7 , Rovereto, Trentino, Italy 07.08, Shifting Identities [Swiss] Art Now, Kunsthaus Zurich 06.08, Forms That Turn, 16th Biennale of Sydney, Sydney 06.08 She has recently curated Philippe Thomas as part of Rip it up and start Again at Artists Space, New York (01.10) and at Munich Kunstverein (11.09) and Foreigners Everywhere at Dvir Gallery, Tel Aviv (11.09) which includes artists Karl Holmqvist, Damian Le Bas and Delaine Le Bas.
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