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Mathieu Mercier
 
Mathieu Mercier (born in 1970, lives and works in Paris and Berlin) has a line of thinking about the definition of the place of the object both in the consumer industries and in the art arena. His research is conveyed by an on-going questioning of the symbolic and utilitarian functions of objects. The result shows a complex-free attitude towards everyday products and art historical references (Constructivism, geometric abstraction, Minimalism...). The artist thus proposes a radical approach freeing the object, be it unique or serial, from all acquired knowledge.
His work has been widely shown throughout Europe for the past seven years (Musée d'art moderne de la Ville de Paris, Musée d'Art Contemporain de Lyon, Centre Pompidou, Kunstmuseum, Bonn, Manifesta 4, etc.).
In parallel with his work as an artist he has curated a number of exhibitions. He is also a joint director of the Galerie de Multiples in Paris, which he co-founded in 2002.
 
(external link: mathieumercier.ecube.info)
 

 
2006
bilingual edition (English / French)
JRP|Ringier
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Reference monograph.