Xavier Veilhan


05.02.2010-01.05.2011 -00:30

BIX Media Façade

French artist Xavier Veilhan, who caused an international stir with his large-scale project at Versailles Palace in 2009, has produced a work for the BIX media façade at the Kunsthaus Graz as part of the Catch Me! Grasping Speed exhibition. It explores speed of motion, and gets the space around the Kunsthaus pulsating almost physically. In Pendule (2010), a two-dimensional sight flips over into the third dimension, turning the façade into a mirror of fantasy like a comic and a real moving object in urban space.

Vehicles, Sculptures Automatiques and Light Machines are only some of the works by the French artist Xavier Veilhan that indicate his indebtedness to technology and the laws of physics. Le Carrosse and Amish Boccioni reveal that his roots lie in exploring the visionary utopias of modernism. His artistic practice is based on juxtapositions of systems of time, motion and dimension. Speed is used both as a topic and an object of investigation, and as a vehicle of change has a voice in many of his works. Just as in the exhibition the outsize Mobile revolves sublimely over the heads of visitors, so the question of the shape of temporally transformable, in themselves unstable physical models and the position of mankind lies at the centre of his work.


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