150 x 150 x 295 cm
At the sun terrace behind the swimming pool, visitors discover Jimmy Beauquesne's installation Undawn (Domain of Stasis). The metal pavilion is decorated with distorted gothic patterns: they show intertwined hands whose fingers form hearts in eight different ways. The gestures capture a moment in time and preserve it forever, reminiscent of posing for a photograph or video. The metal structure demarcates a quiet area in the busy open air pool, questionning stereotypical poses and standardised symbols. The chapel-like shape invites visitors inside the sculpture to pause for a moment – to pose for a selfie or share an intimate moment.
About the artist
Jimmy Beauquesne (*1991) lives and works in Paris, France. His practice involves sculpture, installation and performance. In his art, Beauquesne focuses on a reconsideration of the limits of drawing in the post-internet era. For him, creating art is a nostalgic, melancholic as well as restful act. Beauquesne often borrows figures from pop culture and contextualises them in a strange and fantastical landscape. Most recently, his works have been on show at the Fragment Gallery in New York and the Foco Gallery in Lisbon.
Supported by Institut français