Monsieur Marcel Hass 1931-2015

Monsieur Marcel Hass 1931-2015
2016
Installation and photographs 5 copy series – various dimensions

Did Monsieur Marcel Hass exist?

Yet today we have traces of life, proof of an existence that subsists in photos, extracts from his diary, some of his furniture, a desk, a couple of chairs, a paper knife…

This attempt to reconstitute a life from archives gives rise to an ambivalent feeling that oscillates between the truth, which the documents seem to certify and the lie of an imaginary reconstruction, a fiction that is the artist’s mask.

Exhibition at Galerie Patrick Gutknecht, november 2016, Geneva
Private collection