Redial monument dog and makigiaz

Date: 2013
Medium: Mixed
Materials: Aluminium, Plastic, Plaster, Fabric, Mixed products
Dimensions: 400 x 1000 x 500 cm
Collection: Lafayette anticipations - Fonds de dotation Famille Moulin

Yorgos Sapountzis is fascinated by monuments and public statuary. His sculptural installations oscillate between the immutable and the evolutive, the static and the animated, order and chaos. The composite work Redial Monument Dog and Makigiaz hangs together in a delicate balance, like scaffolding deploying its members in a disjointed choreography. The feet of the structure, each one marking a dance step, are set in vegetable tins. The use of perishable materials together with plaster and resin connect two opposing axes: the body, which is temporal, and the memorial, which is supposedly eternal. Makeshift sculptures also lie strewn on the ground, made from adhesive tape. They represent the head, hands and feet of the statue of the Austrian patriarch Anton Schneider in Bregenz, symbolizing a certain tendency of monuments to crumble. 


Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris (France)
du 11 Oct 2019 au 16 Feb 2020