Richard Deacon Chryséléphantine
One sculpture and two works on paper by the British sculptor Richard Deacon will be on loan to the Fondation Hermès, La Verrière, as part of Chryséléphantine: an exhibition setting up a dialogue between Marion Verboom and other artists who have influenced her work.
Since 2016, Marion Verboom has been adding to her Achronies series: sections of columns, distinguished from each other by their pattern and material, are stacked to create an infinite sequence of composite forms. Under the title Chryselephantine, the French sculptor's first exhibition in Belgium is placed under the auspices of this combination of precious materials practised since Antiquity: a classical and technical key to approaching the hybrid project imagined by Joël Riff, which aims to celebrate sculpture in its many aspects. Elements from Marion Verboom's studio are also included in the Achronies, with some moulds revealing the artist's methodology through their very form.
Generously, this solo exhibition unfolds in conversation with other artists (Richard Deacon, Tjok Dessauvage, Henri Laurens, Maude Maris, touche-touche and Chloé Vernerey): each of their approaches setting up a dialogue with that of Marion Verboom (born in 1983), while broadening the scope to other practices. Beyond La Verrière, the exhibition resonates with the city of Brussels, whose history and heritage have inspired new motifs in Marion Verboom. It also extends into a new publication including a serialised story by Amélie Lucas-Gary.