Didier Vermeiren has been experimenting with modern sculpture since the 1970s, and he became famous for his experiments in the 1980s. He is known for playing opposites against each other to create works that pit positive versus negative, space versus fullness and stillness versus movement. His art references other artists as well as himself, and his work includes photographs that he takes of his own sculptures. In this way, all of Vermeiren’s work is interconnected and knowledge of each piece further enriches knowledge of other pieces.
Now, La Maison Rouge is presenting an exhibition of Didier Vermeiren’s works that will allow visitors to discover these references and interactions. In addition to sculptures that have never before been seen in France, La Maison Rouge will also show how Vermeiren plays with the very platforms on which his sculptures sit. He enables these platforms to become pieces of art themselves, challenging the spectator to think about what art really is.
La Maison Rouge will also present 32 photographs of his work that Vermeiren captured in the late 1990s. These photos, taken of a single work, attempt to show the multitude of angles at which sculpture can be viewed. As such, they can offer a learning experience that can then be applied when visitors view the sculptures that are also part of the exhibition.
La Maison Rouge is becoming an institution in Paris for anyone who wants to see modern works of art that are off the beaten path. Until September 23, 2012, guests staying at the Hotel de la Tour Maubourg have the chance to discover this unique space.