Works by Marie-Michelle Deschamps at the exhibition Flatland/Abstractions narratives #2 at the Mudam in LuxembourgDélégation générale du Québec à Bruxelles Luxembourg Saturday, October 7, 2017 to Sunday, April 15, 2018
Exhibition Flatland/Abstractions narratives #2
including works by Marie-Michelle Deschamps
Borrowing its title from a book written in 1884 by Edwin A. Abbott, where the leading characters are geometric forms, and the narrator, a Square, describes his discovery of a three-dimensional world, this group show deals with the way in which, from the 1960s on, artists have drawn inspiration from the formal abstract vocabularies which ran through the 20th century, infiltrating them with narratives.
By questioning the orthodox readings of abstraction which hold sway in art history, their activities involve fields as varied as literature, science-fiction, the history of the sciences, city-planning, and popular cultures, and apply different procedures for scripting forms such as encoding, hybridisation, and suggestion. In the wake of an initial show presented in 2016 at the Musée régional d’art contemporain in Sérignan, Flatland / Abstractions narratives #2 brings together some thirty artists from different generations.
From October 7 until April 15
at the Mudam
3, Park Dräi Eechelen
Tel. : 00 352 45 37 85-960