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The Japanese word オブジェ means something like “avant-garde sculpture”, it does not apply to things like classical sculptures or 18th century busts. Most modern art sculptures are called オブジェ by Japanese people. I am not totally sure オブジェ is always art, as a decorative interior dead tree with no further processing can also be an オブジェ.

I can't find an equivalent word in French, is there any?

Google Images might give you a better idea of what it is used for.
Strangely, the word actually comes from the French “objet”.

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That Google search seems to include some art of persons/animated things... for example, this: t3.gstatic.com/… –  Jez Nov 28 '11 at 9:49
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In French (and also in English), this kind of sculptures is called Installations.

I give you an English link to Installation art because the French one is a stub, but I think it's what you are looking for.

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