Announcing Chloé Quenum - French artist in residence for 2018 [fr]
The French Embassy in New Zealand and Te Whare Hēra Wellington International Artist Residency are excited to announce our next French artist, Chloé Quenum.
Artist Chloé Quenum will move into the Te Whare Hēra - Wellington International Artist Residency at Clyde Quay Wharf for six months and writer Amélie Lucas-Gary will occupy the historic Randell Cottage Writers Residence until mid-June 2018.
Quenum told French art publication République des Arts in 2015 "What interests me is seeing how an object can take on a completely different meaning and value according to the context in which it appears. In the same way as a word can mean something else entirely according to the conversation in which it is spoken."
République des Arts’ Patrick Scemama noted "from her first exhibitions, [Quenum] introduced items of furniture into her work, chairs, benches, folding screens. But she diverted them from their original function. Thus the folding screen, which ordinarily hides and conceals was, in the exhibition at Beaux-Arts de Paris in 2013, composed of panes of transparent glass, providing a view of the other side and above all served to demarcate the space."