Séverine Hubard (FR)
They’re lucky, those pigeons on Île Saint-Joseph! Séverine Hubard built them a luxury dovecote. Perched on wooden pilings, it pays homage to the avant-garde architects of the 1920s. A friendly nod to its false twin (faux jumeau), which is much too traditional!
Contemporary housing for privileged pigeons, this home has 50 entries, bridal suites with balconies, a living room and a swimming pool. The sculpture is built of orthogonal assemblies of various forms and primary colors to create multiple contrasts. Hubard has humorously invented a new type of home for these birds deemed to be parasites. They’re welcome here. Let’s hope they’re happy!
Born in Lille in 1977, visual artist Séverine Hubard lives and works in France. She describes her work as “creating a materialization and de-materalization system.” She usually reclaims, collects, and assembles elements that already exist to make large-scale yet intimate installations. She plays around with space and rules to create emotional works connected to daily life. She has been artist in residence numerous times in France, Europe, Quebec, Africa, Asia, and more recently South America. She is represented by the Lily Robert gallery in Paris, and the Laurence Bernard gallery in Geneva.