duendepr.com news Didier Fiuza Faustino “My crafts” Galerie Michel Rein until december 17th

Didier Fiuza Faustino “My crafts” Galerie Michel Rein until december 17th


Galerie Michel Rein is proud to present the third solo show of Didier Fiúza Faustino until december 17h.  Didier Fiúza Faustino has been working for many years on the cusp of art and architecture, between space and sculpture. We know that, with this artist, the said barrier is capable of great contortions  which further aggravate the discomfort of the on straddling in this way. The theme of the exhibition MY CRAFTS is very precisely that of uncertain seating and denied commodities. Ten works made over the last sixteen years, which we have difficulty calling “chairs” as they mishandle not only our bodies but also and foremost the categories established by design theorists and other decorative art specialists. Ten works to be further considered as milestones in Faustino’s work, formations which appeared during his spatial work and were then integrated into this or that installation or associated with this or that building site.

[FAUSTINO] My_Crafts-11©Florian_Kleinefenn

The architect Didier Fiúza Faustino has been shaking up reality in order to reveal intimacy since 2000. Examples include a passenger compartment for frail bodies undergoing a perilous migratory transit, a tiny basketball court perched mid-air at the end of a sculptural staircase and a three floor building for a single person located on a tiny square metre in the heart of the most expensive cities in the world. Faustino presents solitude among the multitude highlighting the need for community. He constructs for and around the body to present his real subject: society that must be interacted with at all costs.

[FAUSTINO] My_Crafts-01©Florian_Kleinefenn

Didier Fiúza Faustino brings therefore a monumental dimension to intimacy, unveiling it through architectural systems that magnify it and get rid of partitions. We recall his house/bathroom designed for Fabrice Hyber where guests were expected to live, shower and fulfil their most personal needs collectively. Flows of users, people, desires and words; collective flows organised and fostered by Faustino where bodies brush against each other and minds meet. His future cultural centre in Mexico, due to be opened at the end of 2018, will break library rules creating free access to the books, without an entrance or exit.

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A physical, social and highly charged practice summarised as a whole in ‘This is not a love song’, an explosive looking building designed to encourage public speaking in the city: “Today it is no longer just the physical body that must regain structures, but also the society. General acceptance of architecture as a mandatory subject must end. ‘This is not a love song’ is a sculpture event, a minimalist architecture framing a space awaiting bodies.”


Didier Fiúza Faustino also experiments with intimacy and bodies through his famous seats with contrary ergonomics. These seats are currently in a solo exhibition at Galerie Michel Rein until 17th December.

[FAUSTINO] My_Crafts-04©Florian_Kleinefenn

Crédits photos Florian Kleinefenn

Didier Fiúza Faustino “My Crafts”

until 17th December

Galerie Michel Rein

42 rue de Turenne

75003 PARIS