«Laurent Craste, Transforme/pose /figure» at the musée des Beaux-Arts, Montreal.
French-born artist working in Montreal since the early 1990s, Lawrence Craste is presenting an original and contemporary exhibition,
highlighting his work on porcelain that combines craftsmanship and conceptual exploration. Using archetypes from the main directory of the French porcelain factories of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, Laurent Craste hijacks form and iconography by alteration, distortion and even destruction, as he questions the status of the decorative object. He explores several themes: fetish, betrayal and violence, as well as ornamentation, especially floral motifs and the representation of the human figure.
Until March 30