September 24, 2021 to September 25, 2021
Kunstencentrum Vooruit, Ghent, Belgium
‘To square the circle is the challenge of constructing a square with the same area as a given circle by using only a finite number of steps with compass and straightedge. Squaring the circle is used as a metaphor for trying to do the impossible. Or also: to bring two things together which are normally thought to be so different, that they cannot exist together.’
Marie Cloquet’s ‘Squared Circle’ is the artist’s newest body of work, created for Kunstencentrum Vooruit’s second edition of OPENBARE WERKEN (‘public works’). The installation is a show-box—a photographic sculpture in the shape of a small building. It is a closed pavilion with a quadrangular floor plan, in which a circular structure fits perfectly—one cannot enter the installation, but it is possible to look inside. The artist explains—'The piece draws together two opposite perspectives: our daily reality that is sometimes chaotic or even disturbing. And beauty which, even if it is found shattered around us, perhaps only visible in fragmented parts, is still prominently present.’
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