This catalogue documents Claudia Comte's project for the 2016 edition of the Printemps de septembre, based on a selection of 600 parts from the aeronautics industry.
In the former Bazacle hydroelectric plant, Claudia Comte designed and produced an immersive installation for these objects. Thierry Leviez's text puts the artist's intervention in the perspective of a genealogy, successively evoking seven exhibitions of objects, from the salons designed by Lily Reich for the Werkbund to the innovations of Philip Johnson at MoMA and up to the experiments of Richard Hamilton at ICA.
Published on the occasion of the eponymous exhibition at Espace EDF Bazacle, Toulouse, in 2016.
Since 2016, Thierry Leviez has been in charge of the exhibition program at Beaux-Arts Paris. Before that from 2012 to 2016 he was an exhibition curator of Printemps de septembre. He published a few monographic catalogues: “Jorge Pardo, display for the Museum les Augustins” (Hatje Cantz, 2018), “Per Kirkeby. Brick sculptures” (Cahiers d'art, 2017), Marion Verboom (Musée des Sables d'Olonnes, 2015). Since 2018 he teaches exhibition display at Beaux-Arts de Paris.
Born 1983 in Grancy, Switzerland, Claudia Comte lives and works in Berlin.