Zhang-Laffitte
publication and site-specific intervention, 2014

The Maisons-Laffitte château has been imitated often. A replica was even built in the suburbs of Beijing. Invited to participate in an exhibition at the real chateau*, Martin Le Chevallier published a postcard with a picture of the Chinese replica to be presented alongside postcards with pictures of the authentic monument
in the château’s souvenir boutique. A discreet parasitical device evoking at once globalization and the travesties of exoticism.

* “L’habit de château”, Château Maisons-Laffitte, 2014.

 

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