The Small Useless Furniture…
"Nor vases, neither kettledrum... Earthenware architectures, shapes, colours, token of a creative motion. Armelle Benoit's Small Useless but Absolutely Necessary Furniture are not objects but beings. Little clay people defying contingency. They observe, and show us..."
The Small Useless but Absolutely Necessary Furniture were born during my one year residence in Mexico within the Villa Médicis Hors les Murs program (AFAA), in 2000.