Le Plateau

Aurélien Froment

02 Oct - 07 Dec 2014

Photo : Martin Argyroglo
Montage of attractions
2 October – 7 December 2014

Xavier Franceschi, curator of the exhibition

The frac île-de-france presents at le plateau Montage of attractions, the first solo exhibition by Aurélien Froment in a public gallery in Paris.

At le plateau the artist will be installing a specific project revisiting the work of Friedrich Fröbel and Ferdinand Cheval. Playing with a contextual shift and fragmentation, he proposes a reconstruction by staging their works based among others on their photographic reproduction.

Fröbel Fröbeled (1836-1852 : Educational Games of Friedrich Fröbel’s Kindergarten)
While reducing the toys of his era to elementary forms, Fröbel’s project was to enable children to engage with the complexity of the world. This exhibition features for the first time the complete sequence of toys conceived by this pioneer of modern education.

Tombeau idéal de Ferdinand Cheval (a Life size Exhibition)
Between 1879 and 1912, Ferdinand Cheval created a monumental work that stills elude interpretation. This exhibition features a selection of figures and architectural details from the enigmatic oeuvre of Hauterives’ s most celebrated postman.

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