'A recumbent is a living being caught by death, or a dead being which seems to be still alive; a generic figure of an existing body, but lifeless; it's statuary in its most extreme form. The over-dimensioned recumbent statue Gisant, on the Marble Court, echoes the permanence of the great men that occupied this place well beyond their mortal fate. Unlike the architects, which are either sitting or standing on pedestals, the recumbent figure, either dead or lying down, abandons the verticality characteristic to mankind and blends in with the ground.' Xavier Veilhan
'Un gisant, c'est un etre vivant saisi par la mort, ou un mort qui semble encore vivant ; figure generique d'un corps existant, mais sans vie ; etat paroxysmique de la statuaire. Le Gisant sur-dimensionne de la Cour de Marbre evoque la permanence des grands hommes, hotes de ces lieux, au-dela de leur destinee humaine. A l'inverse des architectes assis ou debout celebres de l'autre cote du chateau, le Gisant, mort ou allonge, renonce a la verticalite propre a l'homme, et se fond dans le sol de la cour'. Xavier Veilhan Dimensions et poids de chaque element : Corps : 450 x 186 x 76 cm, 375 kg Casque : 93 x 97 x 90 cm, 65 kg Piece geode : 81 x 92 x 50 cm, 30 kg Piece 1 : 88 x 28 x 25 cm, 20 kg Piece 2 : 88 x 28 x 25 cm, 20 kg Piece 3 : 88 x 28 x 25 cm, 20 kg

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Perrotin Seoul
Founded in Paris in 1990 by Emmanuel Perrotin, then 21 years old, the gallery has become one of the most
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