re.riddle is pleased to present Poursuite, a site-specific installation by Atelier YokYok in the Renoir Gardens of the Musée de Montmartre.
Poursuite is an original artwork created for the Musée de Montmartre's outdoor space. It entails a geometric structure of hundreds of black straps that expand and contract to form the silhouette of two crossed cones. The cones coalesce with the edges of the garden pond in order to create the impression of a deliberate entanglement between penetrating lines, light and shadow.
Looking back to Musée de Montmartre's history with shadow theater, these metaphoric "light beams" spotlight the garden's circular pool and conjure the image of a show stage that is cast in varying degrees of illumination and shadow. However, the audience is far from a passive spectator of the past. By way of interacting with the installation, he or she participates in the celebration of the garden's past, present and future.
As such, Poursuite’s symbolic lines of light and shadow activate the museum site and signal a continuous enfoldment of the multiple histories of Montmartre.
Atelier YokYok / www.atelieryokyok.com
Atelier YokYok is a multidisciplinary artist collective comprised of architects, artists and engineers: Samson Lacoste, Luc Pinsard, Laure Qaremy, Pauline Lazareff and Steven Fuhrman. Primarily based in Paris, the collective works on projects all over the world ranging from ephemeral installations, landscape and urban design to micro-architecture with an emphasis on social practice and environmental awareness.
re.riddle / www.reriddle.com
re.riddle is an itinerant gallery featuring site-specific exhibitions and pop-up events in San Francisco, Paris and
London. We showcase contemporary, socially engaging, multidisciplinary and aesthetically sophisticated artworks. Our mission is to arouse curiosity and interest in the arts so that it may remain active and present in our daily lives and surroundings.
Musée de Montmartre / www.museedemontmartre.fr
The Musée de Montmartre was established in 1960 on the grounds of one of the oldest building in Montmartre, from the 17th century. During its heyday, 12 rue Cortot served as a residence, atelier and meeting place for many artists including Auguste Renoir, Suzanne Valadon, Émile Bernard. It is here that Père Tanguy, one of the first collectors of impressionist paintings, practiced his trade as an art supplies dealer.