59ème Salon de Montrouge, Montrouge
The stage setting for the 59th Salon de Montrouge organised by Stéphane Corréard is focused on energy distribution and the tangible nature of these young artists creative stream which is scattered around the entire area. On the ground there is a half-lightening yellow graphic system adorned with half-trees which highlight and vamp up the museum paths and numerous individual exhibit areas. This museum directional flow is apparent on the ground from the onset. It moves horizontally in the beginning and then divides in two to create the two main alleyways. It then subdivides again next to each exhibit area but this time in a vertical manner. At the top part of each yellow tree, each artist name is honoured and a bouquet of light provides intensity for the whole area.
The two alleys define:
- in the centre, a groundwork of tripod-structured areas where visitors can move around discovering a cascade of artwork.
- outside, on either side, there are black boxes where visitors can quietly watch videos interpolated with small workshops bathing in natural light.
At the end of the exhibit, there are two places to present 3D works with an island where visitors can sit down and take time to discover.
Spurts of the colour yellow weaving in and out, marking out the spaces and bestowing a specific acidity, rather suitable for surprise and which allows visitors to leave in a different state of mind. This is an exhibit which pumps you with energy and makes you want to go out and meet young talents.
- Fabrice Gousset