Matali Crasset: Living Wood, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac Salzburg, 2009 Matali Crasset: Living Wood, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac Salzburg, 2009
Matali Crasset: Living Wood, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac Salzburg, 2009

Matali Crasset Living Wood

29 August—2 October 2009
Salzburg Villa Kast
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Overview

Matali Crasset is interested in moving spaces that are reliant on design units and their flexibility. Conversely, the bench prompts an investigation into our perception of both meditation and contemplation.

Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac is pleased to announce the second soloexhibition by French designer Matali Crasset (*1965, Champagne). In the show Living wood Crasset will present two new pieces of furniture, a bench and a mirror as well as a wall installation, a sculpture and a video. Matali Crasset is interested in moving spaces that are reliant on design units and their flexibility. Conversely, the bench prompts an investigation into our perception of both meditation and contemplation. Nonetheless, we discover that this is a project imbued with a proactive comfort. The furniture is made of one piece of wood that seems to have been split into various units for practical purposes. It is raised above the ground, facing upwards, to serve as a base for the flat orange leather surfaces which protrude from it at various heights. A revolving stool is in the middle of a low table, accompanied by a much higher section and a treasure box. Another rectangular block...

Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac is pleased to announce the second soloexhibition by French designer Matali Crasset (*1965, Champagne). In the show Living wood Crasset will present two new pieces of furniture, a bench and a mirror as well as a wall installation, a sculpture and a video.

Matali Crasset is interested in moving spaces that are reliant on design units and their flexibility. Conversely, the bench prompts an investigation into our perception of both meditation and contemplation. Nonetheless, we discover that this is a project imbued with a proactive comfort.

The furniture is made of one piece of wood that seems to have been split into various units for practical purposes. It is raised above the ground, facing upwards, to serve as a base for the flat orange leather surfaces which protrude from it at various heights. A revolving stool is in the middle of a low table, accompanied by a much higher section and a treasure box.

Another rectangular block of wood, which is placed horizontally against the wall, is effectively imitating the first installation, although it plays around with perspective. There is a shimmering aspect to its mirrored surfaces.

The film animation Spring City invites us to explore the world of growing trees. Bark becomes multi-faceted and the forest transforms into a city. In this work, Matali Crasset continues to explore the relationship between the natural and the
artificial.

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