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Upon invitation by Natalie Seroussi as part of the forthcoming Journées du Patrimoine in France (Heritage Days) on September 20th and 21st 2014, Didier Faustino proposes a new dwelling called “This is not a love song” in the Villa André Bloc gardens in Meudon, as well as an installation, “Bodies and Stars” in dwelling II. Lire la suite…

 

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At the heart of the exhibition ‘Buildering: Misbehaving the City’ at the Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati, two of Didier Faustino’s works help to redefine urban and physical borders, to express his transgressive vision of architecture and the misuse of codes regarding housing, thus exploring limits to physical and psychological freedom. Lire la suite…

 

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On invitation by curators Agnès Violeau and Sébastien FauconDidier Faustino presents Opus Incertum as part of the group exhibition ‘Something Less, Something More’ at the Palais de Tokyo from 14th February to 2nd March 2014.  Opus Incertum is a hollowed out structure that invites the body to take up the position of Saut dans le vide (1960) (Jump into Space), in reference to Yves Klein. The message ‘You are invited to try me out’ offers a physical and introspective experience of space. In a world of speed and permanent movement that leads to a form of negation of the body, Opus Incertum provides a break in space and time and confronts the spectator, now a player, with the material world surrounding him and the constraint that entails. Didier Faustino’s work Opus Incertum (2009), featured in the Centre National des Arts Plastiques collection, adopts a participative and experimental approach in line with the Palais de Tokyo’s desire to make the public choreographer and responsible for his subjective experience of the works presented. Lire la suite…

 

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For his second solo show at Michel Rein (after The Wild Things, 2011), Didier Faustino invites us to step outside of our homes and penetrate an ambiguous world, which strangely resembles our own but is haunted by other versions of us bearing armour built from the materials of our own homes. Lire la suite…

 

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From 30th NovemberDidier Faustino fills the galerie Michel Rein with a remarkable installation, called We can’t go home again. Invited to enter an ambiguous world, a world strangely resembling ours and following a disaster that appears to have already taken place, we won’t go home anymore, haunted by the armour that this ‘other’ self has carved out of the carpet of his own home. We won’t go home anymore, strangely worried in front of our apartments and offices that have suddenly been made inhospitable. We can no longer cease thinking about the lives that animate our familiar environments and the fictitious boundaries that claim to separate art from our lives, the political decisions of our aesthetic models. And it is now the responsibility of Didier Faustino to haunt art galleries.

Didier Faustino, We can’t go home, from 30th November to 16th January, galerie Michel Rein, 42 rue de Turenne Paris 3rd, tel.: +33 (0)1 42 72 68 13, http://michelrein.com

Photo caption: Suit Home. 2013. Didier Faustino © ADAGP. Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Michel Rein, Paris

 

 

Super-ette produces Didier Faustino’s iconic‘Love me tender’ chair created in 2000. In one go Faustino summarizes his putting of bodies under tension with architecture and design through this chair that is so dangerous that it requires tenderness and gentleness to be handled.

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Didier Faustino presents Dead Zone in response to the invitation from the Design Project Room. A premonition inspired by Stephen King’s book and Cronenberg’s film, the exhibition presents recent works, which are all linked to habitat and destroy the traditional concept of domesticity. An exhibition produced with students following a Master’s in Spaces and Communication, under Alexandra Midal and Mathieu Bassée. Lire la suite…

 

Invited to design a knuckle-duster by duende studio, Didier Faustino has landed the Chip’N Dale project produced with support from the Fonderie Dacheville-Nicol presented at the Galerie Filomena Soares in Lisbon until 10th March 2012. Two knuckle-dusters are linked by a fine aluminium membrane waiting to be broken. These momentarily harmless weapons in close contact are the point of contact between two bodies. Lire la suite…

 
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