Closing Claude Viallat — Les années 80 Closing Ends in 10 days: June 4 → July 23 On the occasion of its 50th birthday and to mark Claude Viallat's 10th solo exhibition within its space, the Galerie Templon presents an historic and unseen collection by this major figure of French art. A catalogue will be published with a preface and interview with Alfred Pacquement.
Archives Franz Ackermann Past: April 9 → May 28 Galerie Daniel Templon is holding its first Paris exhibition of paintings by German artist Franz Ackermann, whose complex and exuberant work is rooted in the concepts of geography and migration. As part of Galerie Daniel Templon’s 50th birthday celebrations, Franz Ackermann is transforming the now-historic gallery space on Rue Beaubourg.
Archives Choices Paris — Collectors weekend Past: May 21 → 22 Throughout 2 days, CHOICES presents a program encompassing almost 40 Parisian galleries and a collective exhibition which is this year being held at the Palais de Tokyo. In the program: openings, performances, meetings with the artists, gallery staff and curators.
Archives Choices Paris — NextLevel Galerie Past: May 21 → 22 San Francisco-based artist John Chiara (born in 1971) pushes the boundaries of the photographic medium through his choice of process and the mastery of its possibilities. His approach is distinguished by its incredible physicality and recalls the early days of the medium when artists dealt with heavy, awkward equipment and endured long exposure and development times. Chiara’s giant cameras, which he designed and built himself, are transported to locations on a flatbed trailer to produce one-of-a-kind large-scale prints. The design of the cameras, which is much like daguerreotype box cameras, allows the artist to simultaneously shoot and perform his darkroom work while images are recorded directly onto oversized photosensitive paper (not film). This process, which Chiara first discovered as a student in 1999, invites anomalies in his final prints and adds to the mystery and lyricism of his pictures.
Archives Arman — Accumulations 1960-64 Past: February 27 → April 6 Galerie Daniel Templon is holding a solo exhibition of work by French artist Arman, focusing on “Accumulations”, one of the best known series produced by a leading figure of the Nouveau Réalisme movement, the show features around forty historical sculptures produced between 1960 and 1964.
Archives René Wirths — Jazz Past: February 27 → April 6 Six years after his last Paris exhibition, Belin artist René Wirths is returning to the French capital with a new project centring on objects and their representation. His work will be shown in the Impasse Beaubourg space in an echo of Accumulations, the exhibition of Arman’s work showing in Galerie Daniel Templon’s other space opposite, on Rue Beaubourg.
Archives Oda Jaune — Blue Skies Past: January 9 → February 20 Bulgarian artist Oda Jaune is returning to Galerie Templon for the first time in five years with a major exhibition of paintings. Oda Jaune belongs to the generation of young artists who have introduced a new and singular vividness to the practice of figurative painting.
Archives Daniel Dezeuze — Tableaux-valises et dessins Past: January 9 → February 20 Can we grasp a traveller’s journey? Or a butterfly’s flight? Daniel Dezeuze summons up the shades of Euclid and Lewis Carroll in a new exhibition punctuated by topological twists, Euclidian exclamations and cases-as-paintings.
Archives Belgique Past: November 5 → December 31, 2015 Galerie Templon is presenting a collective exhibition featuring nine artists, all leading figures on the Belgian contemporary art scene. Over twenty works loaned taken from museums, private collections and the artists’ studios provide a subjective and beguiling overview of Belgian contemporary art from the 1990s through to the 2010s.
Archives Jitish Kallat — The Infinite Episode Past: September 5 → October 31, 2015 Two years after the success of his first solo exhibition in Paris and following the critically acclaimed Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2014 that he curated, Mumbai-based artist Jitish Kallat returns to France with an exhibition titled The Infinite Episode.
Archives Jim Dine — City of Glass Past: June 6 → July 24, 2015 Happenings pioneer and one of the original Pop Art protagonists, known for experimenting with a range of techniques, American artist Jim Dine has chosen to celebrate his 80th birthday with a new installation in Paris: “City of Glass”.
Archives Oda Jaune — Masks Past: June 6 → July 24, 2015 German-Bulgarian painter Oda Jaune presents a new series of watercolours that examine the idea of the mask. These new works present ambiguous scenes depicting characters confronting metamorphosis and the interplay of transformation and concealment.
Archives Jules Olitski — Paintings from the 70s Past: April 18 → May 30, 2015 Galerie Templon presents an outstanding collection of paintings from the 1970s by Jules Olitski. He is one of Color Field Painting’s key figures as defined by US critic Clement Greenberg, whose pioneers include Barnett Newman, Mark Rothko and Clyfford Still.
Archives Ulrich Lamsfuss — Nitidezza Past: April 18 → May 30, 2015 Ulrich Lamsfuss presents a new series of seemingly hyperrealist paintings on the theme of desire at the Templon gallery. He works from photographs selected from an extremely wide range of sources: press, internet, sales catalogues, technical publications and art history.
Archives Jan Fabre — Hommage à Jérôme Bosh au Congo / Hommage au Congo belge Past: February 28 → April 11, 2015 In 2010, the fiftieth anniversary of Congolese independence, Fabre decided to turn his focus to his country’s colonial past. Jan Fabre offers a critical portrait using propaganda images of a Congo ‘made in Belgium’, using his favourite material, beetle wing sheathes — or elytra.
Archives Jonathan Meese — Parsifal de Large Past: January 10 → February 21, 2015 Jonathan Meese is returning to Galerie Templon with a previously unseen series of paintings centring on Parsifal, Richard Wagner’s final masterpiece. A self-proclaimed high priest of the dictatorship of art, Jonathan Meese puts all his considerable creative energy into what Wagner called a “festival play for the consecration of the stage.”
Archives David LaChapelle — Land Scape Past: October 30 → December 23, 2014 American photographer David LaChapelle is returning to Galerie Daniel Templon with a striking exhibition centering on industrial landscapes. Known internationally for his thought-provoking images, LaChapelle’s newest series “Land Scape” uses hand-crafted scale models to explore the infrastructure of oil production and distribution.
Archives Daniel Dezeuze — Battements, chemins Past: September 6 → October 25, 2014 Daniel Dezeuze has spent forty years exploring and questioning the concepts that underpin painting, galleries and space. The artist appropriates a wide variety of techniques, offering a reinterpretation of American art, both abstract and minimalist, while constantly experimenting with what are seen as basic materials.
Archives Anthony Caro — Last works Past: September 6 → October 25, 2014 Anthony Caro is considered to be one of the greatest sculptors of the last fifty years. “Last Works”, a selection of sculptures from his final two years comprising steel pipes, beams, discs and farm tools, reveal new facets of his work.
Archives Chiharu Shiota — Small Room Past: June 7 → July 23, 2014 After two successful exhibitions at the Pittsburg Mattress Factor and at Art Unlimited Bâle in 2013, the Japanese artist Chiharu Shiota is filling the Daniel Templon gallery with a new project: “Small Room”. The artist transforms the gallery space with a spectacular installation of suitcases.
Archives Norbert Bisky — Works on paper Past: June 7 → July 23, 2014 Norbert Bisky’s figurative style of painting, conjuring up the socialist realism he experienced as a child in GDR, is striking in its use of shimmering colours and its apocalyptic visions. Peopled by beautiful young men, his work depicts ambiguous scenes that lie somewhere between natural catastrophe, battlefield and festivities.
Archives Yue Minjun Past: November 9 → December 28, 2013 Having become the unchanging model of his pictures, Yue Minjun’s portrait is constantly reinterpreted, sometimes multiplied, in compositions which alternate between the grotesque and the poetic. The new exhibition at the Templon gallery features the themes of vanity and of the self-portrait.
Archives Asim Waqif — Epreuves Past: November 9 → December 21, 2013 A year on from the big impact young Indian artist Asim Waqif made at the Palais de Tokyo with his Bordel Monstre installation, he is exhibiting his work at a French gallery for the first time with the spectacular interactive in situ installation Venu, an enormous bamboo structure fitted with sensors that respond to touch, sound, light and vibration.
Archives Jitish Kallat — The Hour of the Day of the Month of the Season Past: September 7 → November 2, 2013 Jitish Kallat’s works emerge out of varied autobiographical, art-historical and political references. The artist takes an ironic and poetic look at the altered relationship between nature and culture, the strangeness that lies at the heart of everyday life, the enduring presence of the spiritual at the heart of material deterioration.
Archives David Lachapelle — Still Life Past: June 6 → July 26, 2013 Reflecting on the fragility of fame and power of the Hollywood Star System, the series Still Life examines the appeal for us of the stars’ replicas, their wax figures. These human “still lifes” with broken faces, also relate to our fascination for the spectacle of the downfall of our once adulated heroes.
Archives Iván Navarro — Where is the Next War? Past: April 25 → June 1, 2013 Chilean conceptual artist Iván Navarro uses light as his raw material, turning objects into electric sculptures and transforming the exhibition space by means of visual interplay. His work appropriates the icons of modernism as it deplores the risk of formalism that has been emptied of all forms of engagement.
Archives Jan Fabre — Gisants — Hommage à E.C. Crosby et K.Z. Lorenz Past: February 28 → April 20, 2013 Jan Fabre turns his attention to the secular tradition of displaying death. If funerary sculptures invite us to meditate on the vanity of existence, the settings created by the artist question humanity’s ties with nature as well as its own nature.
Archives Philippe Cognée Past: January 10 → February 23, 2013 Philippe Cognée has spent twenty years exploring the possibilities of thinning away the image. He has developed a very specific technique based on a combination of photography and the visual effect created by melting wax painting on canvas. Urban architecture, aerial views, supermarkets are just a few of the themes that capture his imagination.
Archives Kehinde Wiley — The World Stage: France, 1880-1960 Past: October 27 → December 22, 2012 Galerie Daniel Templon is presenting the first solo show in France by painter Kehinde Wiley, renowned in the United States as one of the most promising artists of his generation. To mark this event, Wiley has devised a new project, taking him from Morocco to Cameroon on an unexpected journey across the African continent.
Archives Ulrich Lamsfuss — Afternoons in Utopia Past: June 9 → July 21, 2012 After a five-year absence from France, young Berlin-based painter Ulrich Lamsfuss returns to Galerie Daniel Templon with a new series of hyperreal paintings: off-beat and unsettling, they challenge concepts of originality. For this exhibition, the artist has chosen to construct a journey with the portrait as its theme.
Archives Jean-Michel Alberola — Trente ans Past: June 9 → July 21, 2012 In celebration of the anniversary of his first show at the Galerie Templon, in 1982, Jean-Michel Alberola presents “Trente and”, an installation combining paintings on paper, a wall painting and a new neon piece. This exhibition of all-new works echoes the artist’s large “Chambre des instructions” installation that recently went on show in the new Palais de Tokyo in Paris.
Archives Julião Sarmento — Quelques Jeux Interdits Past: January 7 → February 18, 2012 Julião Sarmento combines fragments of photographs and texts with his graphic images executed in graphite. Human silhouettes, architectural images and words are subjected to the same process of obliteration, effected by means of a cinematographic approach to framing the subjects, an unfinished gesture or a thick layer of acrylic paint that swallows them up.
Archives Chiharu Shiota — Infinity Past: January 7 → February 18, 2012 Chiharu Shiota combines performance, body art and installations in a process that places the body at the centre of her sculptural work. Her artistic language was influenced by pioneering artists Louise Bourgeois, Eva Hesse and Ana Mendieta, both in terms of physical experimentation and the focus on the unconscious, and the choice of delicate materials.
Archives Norbert Bisky — Decompression Past: November 5 → December 31, 2011 Young German painter Norbert Bisky is unveiling a series of spectacular works for his first show at Galerie Templon. The exhibition features a blend of eroticism and violence. Norbert Bisky’s figurative style of painting, conjuring up the socialist realism he experienced as a child in GDR, is striking in its use of shimmering colours and its apocalyptic visions.
Archives He An Past: November 5 → December 24, 2011 He An’s neon and LED sculptures are made up of characters stolen from the neon signs that light up his native city of Wuhan. Using these salvaged ideograms, often time — and weather — damaged, the artist recreates the names of people who are dear to him. For example, we see the name of his father and of a Japanese erotic actress.
Archives Gérard Garouste — Walpurgisnachtstraum (Songe d’une nuit de Walpurgis) Past: September 8 → October 29, 2011 Gérard Garouste returns to Galerie Templon to show a new collection of his works inspired by Goethe’s Faust. Gérard Garouste has long been fascinated with the influence of Christianity on our culture, and has chosen to explore the myth of Faust as presented by Goethe in 1808: a man arguing with God and the Devil about his fate.
Archives Sudarshan Shetty — Between the tea cup and a sinking constellation Past: May 21 → July 23, 2011 This conceptual artist is renowned for his enigmatic sculptural installations, which are often animated. He is one of the most innovative of the current generation of Indian artists making a name for themselves on the international scene, along with artists such as Subodh Gupta, Bharti Kher and Jitish Kallat.
Archives Tunga — Présolaires Past: May 28 → July 23, 2011 Architecte de formation, Tunga a développé une œuvre à la fois conceptuelle et baroque, intégrant dans des dispositifs sculpturaux complexes références littéraires, vidéo et performance. Passionné d’alchimie et grand érudit, l’artiste fait de la science des transformations l’un des fondamentaux de son travail.
Archives Jan Fabre — Chimères et Portrait d’un artiste en évasion Past: April 14 → May 21, 2011 Galerie Templon will devote its two spaces to show two artistic projects by Jan Fabre: rue Beaubourg and Impasse Beaubourg. “Jan Fabre is a gangster alchemist who is obsessed by everything that changes. His works always focus on the interaction between (…) the bodily and the spiritual” — Paul Demets.
Archives James Casebere — House Past: February 26 → April 9, 2011 Peut-être le plus ambitieux projet de James Casebere à ce jour, House est un ensemble de photographies en couleur recréant une banlieue idéale. Cet espace imaginaire est le fruit des impressions de l’artiste liées au Dutchess County aux Etats-Unis. Il a fallu deux années de travail pour achever la maquette gigantesque photographiée en studio…
Archives Oda Jaune — Once in a Blue Moon Past: November 6 → December 31, 2010 Les tableaux de l’artiste livrent des scènes inquiétantes où se mêlent douceur et violence. Elles témoignent d’une absence totale d’inhibition et réclament du spectateur le même abandon. « Je peux peut-être soulager la peur du spectateur, j’essaie d’extraire ce qui est bon, beau ou même drôle de ces motifs encombrés de peur ».
Archives René Wirths — La vie Past: March 13 → April 24, 2010 After the success of his still lifes show last year, the young Berlin-based artist René Wirths returns to the Impasse Beaubourg with a new project that examines lives. Butterflies, portraits, children’s drawings and other symbols of the frailty of existence are all executed in stark profile with an uncanny level of realism.