Non Site

Non Site

Prix Dauphine pour l’Art Contemporain
With artist Mathieu Merlet-Briand
21st – 24th March 2016
Université Paris-Dauphine, Paris

The Prix Dauphine is a national art prize supported by the Paris-Dauphine University. In 2016, 5 duos (1 curator / 1 artist) were selected to display their work during the Dauphine Art Days.






The exhibition project Non Site questions the double notion of “site”: physical and virtual. It is a composition of objects generating a space, out of any temporality and inviting the spectator to experience a “fictional-archeological” dimension.
The pieces are textured using digital drawings from “Google Matter”, a software developed by the artist with the assistance of an engineer. These patterns are processed by reusing images of minerals found on Google Search (limestone, granite, carrara, marble…).
By a reappropriation of Robert Smithson’s concept about “Site, Non Site”, the artist questions the notion of fragmentation that can be found in digital ruins and the artifact of their texture.


From Monday 21st to Thursday 24th March 2016

Université Paris-Dauphine
Place du Maréchal de Lattre de Tassigny
75016 Paris

© photos Mathieu Merlet-Briand

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