Michel François

Belgian, b. 1956

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Michel François

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Belgian, b. 1956

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418
Biography

In his sculptures, photographs, and videos, Michel François demonstrates our conflicting desires to both create and destroy the world we inhabit. For example, his 2011 work Pièce Détachée (Spare Parts) is an ephemeral network of magnetic spheres attached to metal rods that freely deploy themselves; the structure maintains balance due to the electromagnetic forces between the elements. Striving to reveal the essential fragility of humanity, François often plays on the interactivity between the spectator, the work, and its space.

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Represented by internationally reputable galleries.
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Group show at a major institution
MoMA PS1, and 3 more
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Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 1 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Venice Biennale National Pavilion, and 3 more
Biography

In his sculptures, photographs, and videos, Michel François demonstrates our conflicting desires to both create and destroy the world we inhabit. For example, his 2011 work Pièce Détachée (Spare Parts) is an ephemeral network of magnetic spheres attached to metal rods that freely deploy themselves; the structure maintains balance due to the electromagnetic forces between the elements. Striving to reveal the essential fragility of humanity, François often plays on the interactivity between the spectator, the work, and its space.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Blue chip status
Blue chip representation
Represented by internationally reputable galleries.
Group
Group show at a major institution
MoMA PS1, and 3 more
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 1 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Venice Biennale National Pavilion, and 3 more
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