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Spindly-Legged Seating

The Le Meilleur Des Mondes Installation Distorts a Place of Gathering

— November 21, 2011 — Art & Design
There is something slightly eerie about the Le Meilleur Des Mondes -- which means A Brave New World in French -- art installation. Without any perspective, the chairs in this exhibit simply look like a little off because of their teetering, thin legs. Yet, these spindly seats are actually a lot larger than they look, soaring high above the heads of the gallery's visitors.

Created by artist Didier Faustino specifically for the Cité, the Le Meilleur Des Mondes installation acts as a distortion "of a meeting, a place of gathering, a space for exchange, dialogue and discussion in which power is exercised." The fragile look of these chairs represents the verge of collapse while their emptiness invites visitors to imagine themselves seated on them.
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