Opening of the exhibition "3 men in a boat" Richard Deacon/Sui Jianguo/Henk Visch
For this year end exhibition, The Maeght Foundation presents a dialogue between three great contemporary sculptors: Richard Deacon from Great Britain, Sui Jianguo from China and Henk Visch from the Netherlands. They humorously ask, "What does it mean to be a sculptor today?"-
Richard Deacon, Sui Jianguo and Henk Visch have worked and thought together for many years on these questions. Their respective work develops both an intimate relationship between the work and the individual and a social relationship in relation to their sculptures in public spaces.
In this exhibition conceived by the artists themselves, Richard Deacon, Sui Jianguo and Henk Visch offer a reflection on the irreplaceable nature of sculpture in the creation of today through their daily practices of space, form and sensation.
Two rooms and the Giacometti Court will be devoted to the dialogue between the works of Sui Jianguo, Henk Visch and Richard Deacon. Each will also have two personal rooms dedicated exclusively to their own works.