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Françoise Schein
From February 11th 1989 to March 5th 1989
Integrated Cities

Françoise Schein has chosen international human centres called cities as a point of departure for her speculative metaphysical maping of human, social, technological and philosophical structures that exist side by side with those in "nature". These maps both 2 and 3 dimensions integrate without prejudice visible and invisible structural systems into a provocative re-reading of "culture". Electric lights, constellations rivers, metro systems, topologies, ideologies, etc. are monads* that are all seeking their own completion in continuum.

Each individual work such as "Pekin Hydraulic Society", "Time Zone" and the most recent work completed for Montréal, "4 Hydro Boxes" and "The St. Lawrence Passageway", are plotted portraits of the overlaping man made and other nature made extensions. These have the appearance or pre-arranged harmony between them, in attempt to reflect in their grammar their full logical complexity.
- Yvonne Lammerich
* Monads: Broad, C.D. Leibniz: An Introduction, Cambridge University Press, 1975.

Françoise Schein is a Belgium artist living in New York for the last 10 years.

Bibliographie
Gravel, Claire, « Le regard d'une Belge à New York », Le Devoir, Montréal, lundi 27 février 1989 (vol. LXXX – No 48).
Doyon, Jacques, « Françoise Schein », Parachute, oct. nov. dec. 1989, no. 56, p. 61-62.