Vincent Ganivet, ‘Caténaires’, 2009, West Den Haag

Image rights: Image courtesy of the West Den Haag and the artist.

Installation view from the Musée d'Art Moderne.

About Vincent Ganivet

Vincent Ganivet integrates everyday objects and raw construction materials into performances and assemblages that intervene into the architecture of the gallery. Working with elementary architectural and geometric forms—the metope, keystone, or circle—his work diverts standard materials from their everyday usage. He has used fireworks to create a mural painting, transformed a domestic water supply into a fountain, and produced monumental curvilinear structures made from concrete masonry that evoke the classical forms of arcades and arches. Ganivet’s interventions also function as maquettes through his formal explorations of scale, balance, and volume—which point to both the integrity of standard building materials and their complete fragility.

French, b. 1976, Seine Saint Denis, France, based in Seine Saint Denis, France