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Celle Floating Sculpture
1990 - painted aluminium

Two circular forms, painted bright red, float freely. The rippling of the water causes their reflection to continually change. The sculptures are identical in form, but their difference in size suggests a mother-child relationship. In fact, the smaller one is exactly half the size of the other. The work has been designed to allow the two elements the greatest freedom of movement possible while prohibiting any collision between them or against the banks of the lake.

Marta Pan

Marta Pan was born in Budapest in 1923 and lived and worked in Saint-Rémy-Les-Chevreuses, France until her death in 2008.

Her one-woman shows included a career overview which traveled to six Japanese cities in 1993-94: Museum of Contemporary Art, Sapporo; Museum of Modern Art, Kamakura; Museum of Art, Kawaguchiko; Museum of Art, Ohara, Kurashiki; Isetan Museum of Art, Tokyo; Chiba sogo Museum of Art, Chiba. Other one-woman shows included Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo (1996); Pièce Inique, Paris (1997); Galerie La Cité, Luxembourg (1999); Fondation Coubertin, Saint-Rémy-lès-Chevreuse (2000); Parc Saint-Cloud (2002);Winter Gallery, Weisbaden (2004); Musée des Beaux Arts, Brest (2005).
Among her many public works we recall the ones at Yokohama Museum of Art (1985); Sapporo Art Park (1986); Domaine de Kerguehennec (1986); Place des Lacs, Brest (1986); intersection of highways A6/A46 near Lyon (1992-93); a series of works spread throughout the urban center of Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines (1994-1997); Square Meeus, Bruxelles (2005); Rijksmuseum Kroller-Muller, Otterlo (2007).

She received important career achievement awards such as the Ordre des arts et des lettres of France; International Water Prize, UNESCO; Praemium Imperiale, Japan.

There is a foundation devoted to the work and memory of Marta Pan and her husband the architect André Wogensky.

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