Over the past decade there has been a renewed interest in the practice of casting, which once again brings together the artistic and industrial worlds. Casting in plaster has never gone away, but the repertoire has now been enlarged. Casts of all kinds proliferate in our daily lives, and artists avail themselves of newly available digital techniques and artificial materials. Casts embody the special but unseen quality of almost all sculpture: that it is more often serial than unique. Sculpture is inherently plural and casting makes it so.
Several works by Jean-Luc Moulène will be presented in this group exhibition curated by Penelope Curtis (director of Calouste Gulbenkian Museum), Rita Fabiana (curator at Calouste Gulbenkian Museum), Thierry Leviez (responsible for exhibitions at Beaux-Arts de Paris) and Armelle Pradalier (responsible for public at Beaux-Arts de Paris).