Odile Decq - Monolithe

This Monolithe edition was imagined by Odile Decq, following her last important architectural realization: the Fonds regional d’art contemporain (Frac) Bretagne in Rennes, 2012.

 

This Monolithe edition was imagined by Odile Decq, following her last important architectural realization: the Fonds regional d’art contemporain (Frac) Bretagne in Rennes, 2012.

This work of art, Monolithe, is composed of an exceptional collection of twelve large, original, screen-printed drawings, revealing the founding elements of the architectural project, whose rhythm evokes both the strength and silence of a unexpectedly complex place.

“I intervene as an artist when I exhibit works on space, or when I create objects that evoke my architectural concerns, and they take on another meaning; I free myself of the status of an architect in order to interpret my creations as an artist.”

Monolithe is Odile Decq’s third artist’s edition with the publisher Bernard Chauveau, after "Phantom" in 2011 and "Macro" in 2010.

A limited series of 30 copies signed and dated by the artist, composed of 8 plates measuring 100 x 60 cm, 2 plates: 100 x 40 cm and 2 plates: 60 x 40cm. The screen-printing was done by OEil de Lynx Studio (Paris/Bagnolet) on Plike 350g paper. The set is brought together in a box of black linen embossed on top.

Reference 9782363061096
ISBN 9782363061096
Technique 8 plates of illustrations
Publication date 2013

Decq (Odile)


Odile Decq is an architect born in 1955 in Laval, in the Mayenne department of France. Odile Decq graduated in architecture in Paris in 1978 and received a diploma in Urbanism and Planning in 1979 from the Institute of Political Studies in Paris. In 1980, Odile Decq opened her own agency and subsequently went into partnership with Benoît Cornette in 1985 (ODBC agency). Together they achieved two buildings for the “Banque Populaire de l’Ouest” in Rennes, a project which brought them international recognition. A Golden Lion Award was attributed to the ODBC agency during the Venice Biennale of Architecture in 1996. After an international competition in 2001, Odile Decq’s project was selected for the expansion of Rome’s museum of contemporary art (MACRO). In 2004, another one of her projects was selected for the construction of the Regional Contemporary Art Fund (FRAC) in Rennes whose construction is almost completed today (opening scheduled in Spring 2012). Odile Decq has been a professor since 1992 at the “Ecole Spéciale d’Architecture” in Paris where she was elected head of the Department of Architecture in 2007. http://www.odbc-paris.com/web/

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