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Anne-Marie Jugnet

Galerie Froment et Putman

Anne-Marie Jugnet’s most recent exhibition consisted of simple works that seemed to take over the space of the gallery though they were physically unimposing. It was not only that here she used color, where normally she works in black and white, but that in the background blinked a small red neon sign that spelled inouï (“unheard of”). While this last piece was of modest size and, above all silent, Jugnet plays on the fact that this word contains another word that refers to sound: l’ouie (hearing). What is unheard of is something extraordinary that invades and spreads out—something that has dimension.

Because the work is presented on a large table on trestles you are led to expect a unique event. The word “emergency” is composed of 48 piles of letter-size poster paper each of which comprises 500 surfaces, 500 copies of the silk-screened word alternating between a positive image (orange

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