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Artist: Valentin Abad

Publisher: Patrick Remy Studio

Reste(s) is an art project undertaken in 2018 in my grandparents' former farmhouse in Beauce. It was an open house, where freedom, autonomy and benevolence were permanent. The protagonists are my grandparents, Paulette and Pierre. Paulette was cultured, kind, always calm and knew how to make herself heard.

Time goes by and I want to keep a trace of these childhood moments, of this place and of my grandparents.

Immortalizing these past years, freezing these feelings, that's the aim of this project.

On this farm, there were objects everywhere, mostly tools and gardening implements.

They were scattered around, sometimes useful, but often useless.

From these objects, I wanted to create an inventory in the form of a tribute.

So I built a white stele that is the common denominator of each staging. A way of culturally ennobling these peasant objects by using the formal language of the gallery or museum institution.

[Valentin Abad]

Publication date:2024
Number of pages: 64 pages
Weight: 650 g.
Dimensions: 24 × 33 cm
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