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  • Thierry de Cordier

    Galerie Des Beaux Arts

    Thierry De Cordier has produced a number of works that illustrate the manner in which quotation may be used to initiate a dialogue with the spectator. Throughout this exhibition, De Cordier refers, both implicitly and explicitly, to the work of James Ensor, René Magritte, Marcel Broodthaers, and others. These artists rejected simple classification; any finite evaluation of their work still proves to be illusory. Similarly, De Cordier’s work seems both historically-based and utterly contemporary.

    For L’egale de dieu (God’s equal, 1988–89), which stood in the center of the gallery, De Cordier

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