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Margaret Honda, Sculpture, 2015, wood, drywall, paint, 9' 3“ × 59' 3/4” × 78' 9". Installation view. Photo: Aurélien Mole.

Margaret Honda

Triangle France

Margaret Honda, Sculpture, 2015, wood, drywall, paint, 9' 3“ × 59' 3/4” × 78' 9". Installation view. Photo: Aurélien Mole.

“A museum devoted to different kinds of emptiness could be developed. The emptiness could be defined by the actual installation of art,” said Robert Smithson in 1967. “Installations should empty rooms, not fill them.” Margaret Honda articulated this emptying-out in three parts, one of which she calls Sculpture (all works 2015): “Every studio I’ve used in my life is reproduced—as one sculpture—at full scale. Consisting only of white walls, with no ceilings or architectural details, each studio is empty and represented solely by its volume.” Here in the Triangle France space on the fourth floor of La Friche la Belle de Mai, the dimensions were faithfully reproduced (except when the wall height was greater than that of the exhibition space), but the spaces remained open and without doors. Visitors were invited to circulate freely in and around the replica studios—that

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