Alain Bublex

Galerie Georges-Philippe & Nathalie Vallois

What is an exhibition? In the eyes of Alain Bublex, it appears to be not only the time and place for a certain visibility given to a work but also a kind of break, a moment of suspension of the work: in other words, a temporary adjustment, the provisional immobilization of something in constant evolution, which will go on its way once again when the exhibition is over. Everything is both in suspension and in progress, arrested at the project stage. For example, in the four pieces titled 1/24ème (all works 2006), small Japanese model cars have been placed under glass like precious objects even before being finished. Mischievous yet revealing, these unfinished models in the midst of being assembled were exhibited here as complete sculptures in and of themselves, ironically installed on top of impeccable white pedestals (which, by contrast, are extremely finished).

To put it another way, Bublex

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