This publication was created on the occasion of the exhibition ReCycle at Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris (March 10 - April 21, 2018).
“For I consider it vitally important that in the end an entire life with all its aspirations can be viewed in its entirety, that nothing gets lost, not even what was wrong or dull.”
— Kurt Schwitters, 1927
ReCycle, a reflexion on the power of recycling objects, bringing together a selection of works by seventeen compelling artists, created between 1942 and 2017.
The exhibition traces the history of assemblage and the potential of recycling from Kurt Schwitters’ pioneering work, to the artists who have been articulating this practice through the 80s and until today. It does not only involve the idea of bringing new sense to everyday life material, but also investigates the relationship these artists express with the adopted objects.