Work from the Collection

Nashat's New Fit for the Old Guard Nr.2

Date: 2013
Medium: Inkjet print
Materials: Fibre-based paper
Dimensions: 74 x 56 cm
Collection: Lafayette anticipations - Fonds de dotation Famille Moulin
Domain: Dessin

In Shahryar Nashat’s New Fit for the Old Guard (2013), green rectangular shapes take over the artistic bodies captured in black-and-white photographic prints. In the photographs, these sculptures from antiquity are partially hidden by green rectangles. In the hands of Nashat, different artistic forms resonate to form a new work in which the human body plays the main role. The artist questions the modes of representation and codes used to show art objects in museums, a process that is expressed through a geometric hybridization passing through the forms added to the photographed works. Paradoxically, the green rectangles cover an important part of the work while suddenly highlighting other elements.

Text written by Julie Robin as part of the partnership between the École du Louvre and Lafayette Anticipations – Fonds de dotation Famille Moulin.