The work of Laurent Sfar is between art, design and architecture. In a logical absurdity, it upsets the form and function objects. It makes them obsolete but as revealed in a single gesture, their use and their social, political or exchange. Thus the artist, in personal accomplishments or in collaboration with Sandra Foltz, transformed objects as far apart from each other in appearance a bank note and a ping-pong but Both involve specific trading rules.
In other embodiments, it changes the boundaries between public space and private space and questioning social norms, political, symbolic and social attitudes which govern these two worlds (the creation of appointments of new population groups, the film of reactions of passersby before a present without receiver placed in the street, chandeliers in the interstices between houses, a man with laces three meters …).
 
Released
16/09/2009
Collection
Hors Collection
Format
175 x 235
Relié couverture cartonnée
100 illustrations and 80 color photographs and black and white
128 pages
ISBN : 978-2-35046-176-2
Laurent Sfar was born in 1969, artist, lives and works in Paris. He teaches at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts de Toulouse. He has participated in numerous exhibitions and residencies in France or abroad.
Nathalie Leleu est Attachée de conservation au Musée national d’art moderne / Centre Pompidou, Chargée de mission sur la politique numérique. Auteur de textes en histoire de l’art, sur la gestion des collections,enseigne à la Sorbonne Paris IV Connaissance de l’art contemporain et à l’Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris.

Paul Ardenne, born October 4, 1956, is a historian, art historian, exhibition curator and French writer. As a historian of art, he is specialized in contemporary art. He teaches the history of contemporary art at the University of Amiens.