David Altmejd. The Index

Author : Louise Déry

2007, 72 p., hardcover
Col. ill., 22 x 28,5 cm
© David Altmejd, Louise Déry and Galerie de l’UQAM
ISBN 978-2-920325-18-0
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This publication accompanies the exhibition David Altmejd. The Index, organized by the Galerie de l’UQAM and presented in the Canadian Pavilion at the 2007 Venice Biennale. The catalogue includes an essay by Louise Déry about The Index, an imposing sculpture that spreads out in all its strange regalia, and The Giant 2, an impressive giant seated on the ground, forming a kind of habitat that welcomes and shelters swarming, motley wildlife in the inviting cavities of its head, chest and thighs. The work presents as an architectural space. Its title refers to the principle of collection and of the diversity of species, to their classification, their organization into a dynamic avifauna, where an internal equilibrium ensures the perpetuity of the system, which somehow suggests a symbolic architectural modelling of life. This publication won an award in the 2008 Grafika competition.

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