photo: KIOKU Keizo
|Material/ Technique||6 books, white correction fluid, paper, 6 wall clocks|
|Size/ Duration||dimensions variable|
|Copyright Notice||© Cécile ANDRIEU|
|Year of acquisition/ donation||2000|
|Description||Born in the Ardennes, France in 1956. Lives and works in Kanazawa, Ishikawa, Japan.|
Andrieu has addressed the themes of words and letters since unveiling her first works in the late 1980s. She often uses books and manuscript paper as motifs in delicate and subdued works, mostly monochrome in palette. Andrieu believes that we mask the truth between words, letters and ourselves, commenting: “My aim is to create a place to reexamine the connection between ourselves and words, between ourselves and the world.” A place where we can re-think the truth that words and letters fail to express, including the impossibilities of communication.
A work that resulted from reading six books at the same scheduled time every day, likened to the canonical hours, and painting out the words that
were read with correction fluid: at 6am, "To Not to Die" by ARAKAWA Shusaku and Madeline GINS; at 9am, Maurice MERLEAU-PONTY’s "L’oeil et l’esprit" (Eye and Mind); at 12pm, Jean-Paul SARTRE’s "La transcendance de l’ego" (The Transcendence of the Ego); at 3pm, LEE Ufan’s "Un art de la rencontre" (The Art of Encounter); at 6pm, Henri MALDINEY’s "Art et existence" (Art and Existence); and at 9pm, Georgei I. GURDJIEFF’s "Life Is Real Only Then, When ‘I Am.’" While the clocks and books whose words have been erased document the act of reading, the books have also lost their capacity to be read again. Yet through their material existence and the traces of black letters painted out in white, we may glimpse the narrow gap between the written and sealed off worlds.
This Collection Data page contains the works and materials in the collection of 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, as of April 1, 2018.
Artists are listed alphabetically by artist’s surname.
Works and materials by the same artists are listed according to the date of the work in principle.
Works whose dates are unidentified are listed at the end of each item. Some works are not listed according to the date of work due to their relations.
The data of works and materials are listed in order of title, production year, material/technique/form, dimensions, donor’s name, copyright holder and credit for photograph.
Dimensions are given by height (H) x width (W) in centimeters for plane work, and height (H) x width (W) x depth (D) in cm for 3-D work. Diameter (Ø) is used for circular work.
For the name of country or city, the name currently used in English is listed in principle.