Scaffoldings 2018

Temporary structure that serves as a support in the construction of buildings, a scaffolding understood in the metaphorical sense also designates a complex assembly of elements, or even what supports a system in a more or less stable way. In this exhibition presented at Maison des arts de Laval, Desjardins invests the formal and conceptual potential of scaffolding in order to question the fragile interdependence between the artwork and the artistic institution. Literally, the sculptural elements depend on the structure of the space to support themselves. In return, they seem to support the gallery. The pieces are arranged in such a way as to delimit an interior and exterior space. Through an installation representing adjustable support posts in plaster – these industrial structural elements, here reproduced in an artisanal way in a fragile material – the artist presents an installation where coexists multiple references to architecture, the figure of the column and the history of sculpture. – Katrie Chagnon

Image from the project "Échafaudages" by Chloe Desjardins
Image from the project "Échafaudages" by Chloe Desjardins
Installation view
Image from the project "Échafaudages" by Chloe Desjardins
Detail
Plaster
Image from the project "Échafaudages" by Chloe Desjardins
Detail
Plaster
Image from the project "Échafaudages" by Chloe Desjardins
Installation view
24 posts of 8 cm diameter x 365 cm hight
Image from the project "Échafaudages" by Chloe Desjardins
Installation view
24 posts of 8 cm diameter x 365 cm hight
Image from the project "Échafaudages" by Chloe Desjardins
Detail2018
Plaster24 posts of 8 cm diameter x 365 cm hight
Image from the project "Échafaudages" by Chloe Desjardins
Detail2018
Plaster24 posts of 8 cm diameter x 365 cm hight
Image from the project "Échafaudages" by Chloe Desjardins
Detail2018
Plaster24 posts of 8 cm diameter x 365 cm hight
Image from the project "Échafaudages" by Chloe Desjardins
Detail2018
Plaster24 posts of 8 cm diameter x 365 cm hight

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