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Art as practised by M/M(Paris) is a cumulative affair\, spreading from medium to medium in a process of e ndless expansion. M/M's concern is signs : their absolute plasticity and th eir persistence. Making play with scale and context\, the work of this duo founded by Michael Amzalag and Mathias Augustyniak in 1992 is fuelled by tr anspositions of media and form that trigger corresponding effects of meanin g. Thus M/M (Paris) exhibitions function equally as updates of their archiv e and as a pause allowing signs already produced to assume new forms and co ntinue their trajectory.

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C’est Wouf ! is specifically a display of their three-dimensional output\, featuring do mestic items that are either functional or intended for contemplation. At t he core of the installation\, Infinitable (Mise-en-abîme) (2011) offers a m iniature catalogue raisonné of their artefacts set on a replica of the tabl e in their studio. Around this scaled-down nucleus\, the gallery is display ing works that are emblematic (Paravent\, 2001)\, hitherto unshown (Left/Ri ght Hemisphere\, 2007) or specially created for the exhibition (Pouf (C'est Wouf!)\, 2013). Wouf\, the character who gives his name to the exhibition\ , conjures up and extends the notion of The Agent (2000)\, drawn from a rej ected project that has become a recurrent part of the M/M (Paris) oeuvre\; we imagine him as "man's best friend"\, a paradoxical embodiment of an affe ctive figure in a simplistic register of forms. He is sheltered – hidden aw ay – under the presentation structures of The Carpetalogue (2012)\, a group of four carpets that provides a domestic-scale breakdown of M/M's differen t registers of artistic language: drawing\, geometry\, photography and writ ing.

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The limited edition publication accompanying the exhibition\, a collection of 12 ephemeral transfers titled A Lifetime upon M/My Skin\, investigates the temporality of signs in a min gling of indelible markings and fragile embellishment. This is a reaction t o the spontaneous appropriations their signs were subjected to\, and a recu rrence of the mythic Tattoo show at Air de Paris in 1991 – another form of vectorisation. So art as practised by M/M (Paris) may be a matter not so mu ch of space as of a certain temporality\, residing not so much in the origi nality of its forms as in a very specific form of memory : ever ancient\, e ver changing\, ever new.

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M/M (Paris) have developed collaborations ac ross cultural fields such as music\, fashion\, art\, magazines\, film\, des ign\, architecture\, and theatre and\, more recently\, have started their o wn publishing imprint.

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Art Center College of Design Alyce de Roulet Williamson Gallery (Los Ange les) actually dedicates them a solo show. They had other at Gallery Libby S ellers (Londres)\, Silos in Chaumont\, Akbank Sanat (Istanbul)\, Ginza Grap hic Gallery (Tokyo)\, Drawing Center de New York\, Centre Pompidou (Paris)\ , à Haunch of Venison (Londres)\, Kunstveren Francfort\, Ursula Blicke Foun dation (Kraichtal) and Cneai (Chatou)… Their work have been included in col lectives exhibitions at the following places : Dallas Contemporary\, Bienna le de Venezia\, Le Consortium\, Musée d’Art moderne de la ville de Paris\, MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst\, The Art Institute of Chicago\, la Triennale de Milan\, le Walker Art Center…

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M/M’s works are featured in the collection of institutions such as the Centre Pompidou\, Musée National d’Art Moderne\, Paris \; Design Mu seum\, London\, Museum of OCntemporary Art\, Miami \; Museum für Moderne Ku nst\, Frankfurt \; Museum für Gestaltung\, Zürich\, Musée d’art moderne de la Ville de Paris\, Paris \; Stedelijk Museum\, Amsterdam\; Tate Modern\, L ondon\, and Van Abbemuseum\, Eindhoven.

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