Work from the Collection

Resemblance by Contact

Artist: Oliver Laric
Date: 2016
Medium: Photograph on Diasec
Materials: Diasec
Collection: Lafayette anticipations - Fonds de dotation Famille Moulin
Domain: Photographies
For the exhibition Faisons de l’inconnu un allié, the artist produced a very large photograph entitled Resemblance by Contact, which brings together the results of his work in various Parisian museums (Carnavalet, Guimet, Cité de l'architecture et du patrimoine). The artist provides the museum with access to his equipment, manpower, and the high-resolution file of the sculpture. In exchange, he is free to use the file to model or 3D print his own versions of the sculpture, or to upload them to, where the scans are freely available. Like the works created by Oliver Laric from this raw material, this site defies any temporal, dimensional, or formal hierarchy, and connects works belonging to different registers such as commemoration, propaganda, or education. In addition to promoting the democratization and circulation of cultural goods, the artist’s online intervention encourages their reuse and redistribution outside the fields of art and heritage by amateurs, artists, and other open-source enthusiasts.

Work produced by Lafayette Anticipations – Fondation d'entreprise Galeries Lafayette for the exhibition Faisons de l'inconnu un allié, October 2016


Centre Pompidou, Paris (France)
from 14 Jun to 11 Sep 2017
Faisons de l'inconnu un allié
Lafayette Anticipations - Fondation Galeries Lafayette, Paris (France)
from 11 Oct to 23 Oct 2016