Enfant de la Villette - Uma [Spirit]

Date: 2014
Ref: 7128
Materials: Aluminium, polychrome
Dimensions: 180 x 100 x 100 cm (3 + 2 AP)
Exhibition history: 2014 Parc de la Villette Paris, France
Courtesy: The Artists

The figurative sculptures carrying the title Enfants de la Villette represent the 'spirits' of the children who frequent the Parc de la Villette in Paris, where the artists’ survey exhibition took place from May to September 2014. Uma balances afloat a pile of inflatable rings, a recurrent life-saving metaphor in the artists' work. Her posture and the objects associated evoke the themes of this major exhibition Food / Water / Life.
The Enfants de la Villette echo the sculptures of the Spirits of the Huveaune who were inspired by historical texts, legends and stories about the feminine presence associated with the valley and the foundation of the city of Marseille, five sculptures have been given a permanent place along the river Huveaune in the South-East of France.

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