Claire Fontaine, Recession Sculpture (American Gas), 2009. Gas meter, pipes, valves, vacuum cleaner, motion detector, and mixed media, installation view.

Claire Fontaine


MOCA North Miami

The French collective Claire Fontaine, a man-and-woman team named after the utilitarian Clairefontaine notebooks, play with language throughout their work, “Economies,” the title of their first American exhibition, immediately calls to mind the economies that one must make in tough financial times; the ready-made sculptures also pose more theoretical, global economic questions…see the full review in May’s magazine.