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First exhibition at Yvon Lambert by French architect Claude Parent opens in Paris
Exhibition View. Courtesy Yvon Lambert. Photo: Didier Barroso.



PARIS.- Yvon Lambert announces Entre utopie et réalité (between utopia and reality), the first exhibition of French architect Claude Parent at the gallery. The exhibition will last until the 28th of July 2012.

Claude Parent, born in 1923 in Neuilly-Sur-Seine is one of France’s most revered modernist architects, and an elected member of the Académie des Beaux Arts and the Paris Académie of Architecture. In 1953, his tendency towards avantgarde outlines leads him to Lonel Schein, with whom he creates his agency. From the beginning of the 1960’s, the architect forces himself to a radical break up with the traditional architecture. The emergence of the fracture and the discontinuity in his language leads him to introduce a new vocabulary leaning on an utopian inspiration.

His creations are inspired by numerous encounters like the ones with Nicolas Schöffer, who inspires him the “spatial/dynamic” architecture, Lionel Mirabaud, and especially the theorist Paul Virilio. It is with him that he imagines the concept of “fonction oblique”. He thus looks for a way to redefine our living spaces by building disruptive buildings, with leaning floors and walls. Experimentation is his permanent scope of investigation. Buildings made of ramps, slants, angles, deprived of furnishings – space itself is intended to determine the surface. Concepts such as “wall”, “floor”, “above” and “below” are divested of their original meaning. Social relationships are energized through obliqueness and a playful understanding of space. With the invention of the “fonction oblique”, Parent becomes one of the most important social utopians in recent architectural history, with students such as Jean Nouvel. Parent is acclaimed as a deconstructionist hero, as one of the first to apply Derrida’s theory to architecture: an existing system is taken apart and reassembled in a new, less hierarchical manner. He also gets closer to the painter Yves Klein in the beginning of the 1960’s, with whom he creates a town planning of air and space. 1979 is the year of recognition for the artist. The Grand prix national d’Architecture is handed to him, and the Presidency to the Académie d’Architecture is entrusted to him.

For his exhibition Entre utopie et réalité at the Yvon Lambert Gallery, Claude Parent chooses to present more or less fifty of his drawings, countless utopian visions whose recurring themes (movement, migration, unreeling, spiral) can also be found in his finished works.

In part of his drawings, Parent leads a reflection on the very topical subject of migration. He also invents an urban utopia whose goal is to make those migrations easier. Then follow drawings of roads punctuated with big stopovers: shelters to spend time in for a few days without the obligation to stay, makeshift hospitals, panoramic viewpoints to gain some height and watch the horizon, protective centers of culture and knowledge...These roads lead to drawings of sedentary cities of which the elusive town planning does not interfere with those migratory flows.

While some drawings suggest a reflection on the importance of the Horizon, and on the absence of light in cities due to huge vertical constructions, others are referring to the architecture of Andre Bloc’s villa, a project that has been realized by Claude Parent in 1959 on a rock wall. Like a volcanic outgrowth that spreads out of the rock, this villa is only leaning on three fulcrums on the ground, leaving it to the empty space to preserve the continuity of the land. Claude Parent amuses himself today by re- drawing the initial project of this villa, which is open to a vast amount of new possibilities, which are more consistent with our time. He also presents a scale model of the villa.










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