Artist Loris Gréaud Jigsaw Puzzle
Title: /MIˈÆNDƏ(ɹ)/, 2020
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Jigsaw Puzzle Size: Rectangular 24" x 18" (609.6mm x 457.2mm) 500 Jigsaw Puzzle Pieces, ESKA Premium Board | Phosphorescent Puzzle: Glow in Dark
Jigsaw Puzzle Level: Complex
Collector Edition of 20 + 2 AP
Signature Details: Loris Gréaud, /MIˈÆNDƏ(ɹ)/, 2020 | Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Max Hetzler Berlin I Paris I London.
/MIˈÆNDƏ(ɹ)/ is a puzzle and a work halfway between Schrödinger's cat (a famous experiment in thought and physics where a cat locked in a box would be both dead and alive) and Marchel Duchamp's famous work: With Hidden Noise, in which a small object has been enclosed; shaking the work, one can hear it without ever seeing it.
MIˈÆNDƏ(ɹ)/'s 500 pieces are phosphorescent, sensitive to light, and sealed in their wooden packing case: they will never see the light. However, you can hear them, or you can decide to break the box so that they absorb the light - at the risk of destroying the work.
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Artist Certificate: Each puzzle comes with an artist certificate.
Biography: Since the early 2000s, Loris Gréaud has developed a singular trajectory in the international contemporary art scene whereby he constructs unique environments to house disruptive elements, often with an ambiguous narrative that blurs the boundaries between fiction and reality. Rumors, poetry, viruses, architecture and demolition, academicism and self-negation are therefore regularly summoned in his work as it strives to oppose the separation between physical and mental spaces.
Loris Gréaud’s projects have given rise to important solo exhibitions. He was the first artist to use all the space of the Palais de Tokyo (Paris), with his project Cellar Door (2008-2011), which was further developed at the Institute of Contemporary Art (London), the Vienna Kunsthalle, the Kunsthalle St Gall (Switzerland) and at the Conservera de Murcia museum (Spain). In 2013, the Louvre Museum and the Centre Georges Pompidou invited him to design a double exhibition that will bring the project to life [I]. In 2015, he took over all the spaces of the Dallas Contemporary (United States) with his project still at work The Unplayed Notes Museum. In 2016 he produced the project Sculpt specially for LACMA (Los Angeles) - it was his first major exhibition on the west coast of the United States. In 2017, he attracted the attention of the 57th Venice Biennale with his project The Unplayed Notes Factory in Murano (Italy). In 2019, the Tel Aviv Museum of Art hosted the 2nd phase of the LACMA project entitled: Sculpt: Grumpy Bear, the Great Spinoff. Recently, the exhibition The Original, The Translation in the Kandinsky Library of the Pompidou Center brought his whole activity to light. The Paris Museum of Modern Art has invited Loris Gréaud to design a specific exhibition entitled Glorius Read, around the artwork MACHINE purchased by the museum in 2018. The exhibition The Original, The Translation highlighted his entire editorial activity at the Bibliothèque Kandinsky / Centre Georges Pompidou. Finally, the Musée d'Art Moderne de Paris, after acquiring the work MACHINE in 2018, invited Loris Gréaud to conceive a specific exhibition, entitled Glorius Read, as part of its permanent collections. In February 2020, the artist will inaugurate his permanent project The Underground Sculpture Park at the Casa Wabi Foundation, in continuation of the architecture designed by Tadao Ando.
Loris Gréaud’s works are part of many public collections including the Pompidou Center’s (Paris), the LACMA’s (Los Angeles), the Paris Museum of Modern Art’s, the François Pinault’s Collection (Venice), the Louis Vuitton Foundation’s (Paris), the Israel Museum’s (Jerusalem), the Margulies Collection (Miami), the Goetz Collection (Munich), the Rubell Family Collection (Miami), the Nam June Paik Art Center’s (Korea), the Tel Aviv Museum of Art’s (Israel) and the Hirshhorn Museum’s (Washington).