In Practice: Bastien Gachet

    In Practice: Bastien Gachet

    Sep 2024

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    Bastien Gachet’s work uses new approaches to fabrication and installation to draw out the immanent, emergent, and durational qualities of art. Gachet meticulously hand-produces objects and installation elements across media, subtly elaborating on and bending parallel categories that have been used consistently, if inadequately, to define recent art: the “pre-intentional” and intentional; the found and the made; the real and the fake, expanding into notions of the “fake-real” and the “fake-fake” (in the artist’s terminology). In his forthcoming exhibition at SculptureCenter, Gachet collects and organizes these contrasting modes into what he has called an “object-based dramaturgy,” a structure of meaning opening itself across unsettlingly constructed and resonant environments.


    In Practice is made possible by the Elaine Graham Weitzen Commissioning Fund for Emerging Artists, which supports the production of new work by artists selected from SculptureCenter's annual open call. This landmark endowment established in 2024 reflects Elaine Graham Weitzen’s (1920-2017) lifelong commitment to emerging artists and her exuberant support of new ideas in art. Weitzen served as a devoted Trustee of SculptureCenter from 1987 to 2017.

    Major support for the In Practice program is provided by the Pollock-Krasner Foundation. In Practice is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.