Fabrice Hyber changes our consciousness and uses of these objects, with their reinvented forms suggesting new behaviors. Through the changes in their original functions, these POF generate unique
modes of appropriation that often necessitate the invention of a constantly evolving «how-to», bringing into question our relationship with both everyday objects and works of art.
Fabrice Hyber is a prolific artist with more than twenty-five years on the international art scene, and received the Golden Lion at the 1997 Venice Biennale. He has created a rhizomatic oeuvre in which each
work of art responds to the others, a protean whole that is the reflection of his burgeoning imagination. Although the techniques of painting, sculpture, installation, and video art – not to mention the world of commerce – are all present, drawings are at the origin of each of Hyber’s works.
In this sense, the POF are the product of these media, whether their nature is light, inventive, unexpected or playful – critical, satirical or even utopian – they always contain a certain degree of humor.
This solo exhibition at the MAC/VAL echoes parallel exhibitions at the Palais de Tokyo, the Maeght Foundation, and the Pasteur Institute that seek to reveal the output of one of France’s most inventive and stimulating artists.