Stéphane Vigny’s Playfully Subversive Installations

The work of Stéphane Vigny is often humorous in its subversiveness.  Vigny often undermines the purpose of objects to create amusing but thought provoking new ‘purposes’ (like a BMW turned into playground equipment).  Other times Vigny alters objects in a way that make them profoundly useless (such as a chair on wheels the size of the room it sits in).  Commodities and inanimate objects are typically entirely defined by their purpose, what they do.  Vigny’s installations, though, force viewers to set aside their expectations and approach the familiar in a new way.

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