The Invisible Dog proudly presents The Ant in the main exhibition hall. Artist Xavier Roux was inspired to create the sixty-foot-long sculpture by the poem written by Surrealist Robert Desnos in 1942. This touching piece consists of a giant ant symbolizing the trains transporting Jews and other Nazi victims to concentration camps. The Invisible Dog and Xavier Roux are deeply committed to this exhibition. We have embarked in the adventure of assembling the material such as nylon balloons, foam boards, sound systems, etc. It is fabricated from four elements, which are attached to a steel structure. The Ant is made of four giant translucent nylon balloons attached to a ton and half steel structure fabricated with the help of Juan Alfaro who worked with Louise Bourgeois on the making of her famous Spiders.
Eva Courch has photographed the month-long construction process of The Ant sculpture made from steel girders, nylon, and polyurethane, beginning on day one and ending with the finished artwork. see the slideshow here
Corporate Supporters : Guillaume Paturel – By-encore (NY); Otherpress (NY); and Chez Joce (F)
With the generous support of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy & Association Les Amis de Robert Desnos
Donors: Floanne Ankah, Anne Mourier Attal, Stéphanie Arpage & Guillaume Paturel, Sabine Aslan, Corinne Bal, Philippe Barreaud, Gisela Blanc, Marianne Bron, Laura Bron, Chong Gon Byun, Kathleen Calabrese, Pierre Carava, Martha Caroll, Florence Carmont, Marie Castro, Francis Cholle, Katharina Christl, Jay Cleary, Colin Clement, Simon Courchel, Eva & Régis Courchel, Catherine Courrier, Elisabeth Cros, Steve Damond, Florence & Regis Degouge, Joëlle Deroy, Vincent Devisscher, Gina Diwan, Cito Dizon, Steven Feuerborn, Jeanne Fouchet & Richard Nahas, Isabelle Jouanneau Fertig, Jocelyn Guegnault, François Ghirardi, Muriel Guépin & Christophe Lemée, Judith Gurewich, Jason Hall, Michel Kelemenis, Taekyung Kim, Christine Lambert, Marine Laouchez, Jean-Francois Laugel, Jean-Pierre Lechevalier, Jean Lee, Brigitte Lemercier, David Liatti, Sara Lubtchansky & Gilles Seclin, Gael Malleret, Ella Marder & Daniel Horowitz, Germain Moyon, Marcelo Noverstein, Valentina Pace & Solo Houssein, Romain Pelleray, Julien Princiaux, Yasmeen Qureshi, Laurence Roucouly, Philippe Roux, Sophie Roux, Claude & Renée Roux, Arnaud & Beatrice Roux, Véronique Roux, Paul Rozek, Hugues de Saint Simon, François Servranckx, Clément Sobtejou, Charlotte Toulis, Aurélie Vaneck & Jean-François Salessy, Thomas Viguier, Emmanuele & Bruno Vinciguerra, The Windmill Factory. Some donors wish to remain anonymous
The Ant has been supported by French Morning. Special thanks to Solange Cypel and Laura Bron who helped us for the fundraising campaign. Special thanks to Roy, Steve, Juan, Ramon, Tomas and Julio for their advise and help. Without whom the construction of the exhibition would not be possible.
January 23–March 31
The Main Gallery
51 Bergen St.