GAGNER ET PERDRE Ends in about 2 months: June 24 → August 27 mfc-michèle didier presents a series of services from IKHÉA©SERVICES which will be carried out by P. Nicolas Ledoux, Jean-Baptiste Farkas and the mfc-michèle didier gallery team. IKHÉA©SERVICES was created in 1998 by Jean-Baptiste Farkas and offers services which are to be activated individually or as a group.
Archives Claude Rutault / Allan McCollum — GAGNER ET PERDRE Past: April 1 → June 18 Mfc — Michèle Didier has the pleasure of presenting the preview of an original and unique project which is the result of a collaboration between the French artist Claude Rutault and the American artist Allan McCollum. The project consists of an artwork-exhibition entitled ’Exposition à vendre’ (exhibition for sale).
Archives Psychologie Bibliologique — Une proposition curatoriale de Vincent Romagny Past: February 5 → March 26 The exhibition Psychologie bibliologique and the eponym publication owe their title to the ephemeral discipline founded by Nicolas Raboukine at the beginning of last Century, pursuing the “scientific study of a book, its circulation, its use and its influence.”
Archives Claude Closky — Pick & Hammer Past: January 26 → 30 Based on the face-to-face between the even and uneven pages, this publication confronts the results of the auction sales of 300 artworks. She puts in perspective the choice (Pick) and the market (Hammer). Page 16 an ‘IKB’ by Yves Klein, page 19 ‘Bingo’ by Oscar Murillo, page 20 ‘Blah Blah Blah’ by Mel Bochner…
Archives UNTEL — L’art d’être touriste Past: November 20, 2015 → January 16, 2016 Mfc-michèle didier asked UNTEL to reactivate “Touriste”, its 1978 performance. For this performance, the three members of UNTEL were supposed to stroll in the streets of a city so people would take pictures of two of them, while the third one documented this action.
Archives Saâdane Afif — The Fountain Archives Past: September 11 → November 12, 2015 “The Fountain Archives” consists of a multitude of torn pages on which appears the reproduction of Fountain, each framed individually. Because of the repetition of this motive, the complete series becomes a new artwork on its own, that of a contemporary take on how history and the myths of art are created.
Archives Jazon Frings — JaZoN Ex. Past: September 11 → November 12, 2015 “JaZoN Ex the most human stock market on planet earth…!!" uses the mechanisms of the stock exchange market in order to re-interpret the idea of value, and particularly to transpose the stock market to a human scale.
Archives BLESS — N°53 Contenttenders Past: May 22 → September 2, 2015 Halfway between fashion, design, architecture and art, BLESS is a collaborative evolving project founded in 1997 by the stylists and designers Desiree Heiss and Ines Kaag. BLESS is a conceptual brand, thinking of new solutions for the everyday life.
Archives Les Jeudis Arty — Quatrième édition Past: Thursday, June 4, 2015 6 PM → 10 PM 40 galeries du Marais vous ouvrent leurs portes de 18h à 22h pour une nocturne exceptionnelle mêlant vernissages, performances, rencontres avec des artistes et visites guidées.
Archives Ludovic Chemarin© — Identités Past: April 17 → May 16, 2015 mfc-michèle didier pursues its commitment towards conceptual art with the exhibition of “artwork-artist-trademark” Ludovic Chemarin©. In 2011, the artists Damien Beguet and P. Nicolas Ledoux contractually purchased the work and the name of the artist Ludovic Chemarin, when he decided to put an end to his career.
Archives Anarchive — Affinités / Diversités Past: March 13 → April 11, 2015 The artists of the Anarchive collection are among the most important in contemporary art. All are pioneers who have explored several types of media, in particular video, film and other technologies which they had access to at different points in their creative and artistic trajectories, some of which began in the sixties and seventies.
Archives Sexe, béatitude et logique comptable — Une proposition curatoriale de Mathieu Mercier Past: February 13 → March 7, 2015 Mathieu Mercier has selected works that seem very much opposed. On one hand, he chooses some of the many conceptual artworks in mfc-michèle didier’s collection, whose repetitive character has the potential to cause a particular psychological state of mind, close to beatitude; on the other hand, he confronts these with art works that reveal a much more sensual nature, erotic even.
Archives En ce qui me concerne… de Claude Rutault Past: January 9 → February 7, 2015 A stretched canvas painted the same color as the wall on which it’s hung. This is the initial formulation from which all of Claude Rutault’s definitions/methods have been constructed since the early seventies. Definition/method is the term he uses to define the protocols employed in his works.
Archives Pseudonym Project/Paris by Gabriel Jones — Print Party: La Révélation Past: December 19, 2014 → January 3, 2015 The second part of the _Print Party : The Revelation_ has been launched on Thursday December 18, and the artists’ real names have been revealed at the end of the evening. They are on show at mfc-michèle didier gallery until January 3.
Archives …et avec cela? — Muntadas Past: November 6 → December 13, 2014 Muntadas’ work takes after historical conceptual art, this being how he identifies with today’s contemporary art world. The shapes and content of his work, however, tends to bring him closer at times to pop. The proposition …et avec cela? is, indeed, an example, made up of silkscreens or prints, posters.
Archives Allen Ruppersberg — The novel that writes itself / El segundo record club Past: September 12 → October 31, 2014 The exhibition, by offering the possibility to handle the binder, a heavy object, will give each person the chance to feel the magnitude of the novel-artwork “The Novel That Writes Itself”. The work is meant to be Allen Ruppersberg’s autobiography, as fictionalized as it may be, and must therefore embrace the essence of the artist’s work during the past 40 years.
Archives Yona Friedman — 1001 nuits + 1 jour Past: June 6 → September 3, 2014 “Animaux, Mythes, Villes, Contes nègres, Fragments, Miracles” are the six revealing titles of the leading chapters of Yona Friedman’s illustrated tale “1001 nuits + 1 jour”. The drawings originally covered the walls of the artist’s studio, this decor was taken apart when Friedman left the studio for his apartment on boulevard Garibaldi.
Archives Philippe Thomas — AB (1978-1980) Past: April 29 → May 31, 2014 The exhibition “Philippe Thomas: AB (1978-1980)”, curated by Émeline Jaret, present “AB”, a multifaceted work that exists both as an evolving display of adhesive vinyl letters as well as a tapuscript.
Archives La réception de l’Œuvre de Philippe Thomas — Parole aux artistes Past: Thursday, May 15, 2014 6 PM → 8 PM The roundtable will be punctuated by 4 successive interventions, each of which will cast a new light on Philippe Thomas’ work by the singular way of thinking. The speakers will discuss subjects such as fiction, mass, conference-performance, the name of the artist and his signature and the photography of exhibitions, each according to their field of expertise.
Archives Romaric Tisserand, Alban Le Henry — MoMO galerie x alban le henry = mfc2 Past: March 21 → April 23, 2014 This is the second edition of mfc-michèle didier’s new exhibition concept: mfc2, again based on the idea of invitation. After La Serre and La Ville Rayée, two external collaborators will once again invest the space of the Paris gallery.
Archives Print Party — Pseudonym Project / Paris by Gabriel Jones Past: March 7 → 15, 2014 “Pseudonym Project Paris” is the sequel to Pseudonym Project held in New York in 2010. Just as in the New York edition, ”Pseudonym Project/Paris” gathers a production of prints, which leads to a unique event: the Print Party. The first part of the Paris project will take place at mfc-michèle didier gallery.
Archives Something in a box — and some other things in boxes Past: January 10 → March 1, 2014 Something in a box is a limited edition of 24 signed and numbered copies of Robert Barry. It consists of a box made of walnut wood, containing 62 index cards. Each card has a different statement by Robert Barry printed in a special font. For the occasion of the presentation the cards will be displayed out of their box on the gallery walls.
Archives La Serre at mfc2 by La Ville Rayée Past: November 22, 2013 → January 4, 2014 For two years now, mfc-michèle didier gallery in Paris has been dedicated to presenting the productions made by the eponym publisher. mfc introduces a new project of programming and invites La Serre and La Ville Rayée for this occasion.
Performance de Louise Siffert Past: Thursday, December 19, 2013 7 PM → 8 PM “ Who, What, Where, When, Why? ” W’ Louise Siffert W’’ Une Surprise Party W’’’ Paris @mfc-michèle didier avec La Serre W’’’ Le 19 Décembre à 19h avec Léo Gobin W’’’’ Pour apprendre à commu… Performance
Archives Performance de Louise Siffert Past: Thursday, December 19, 2013 7 PM → 8 PM Performance de Louise Siffert jeudi 19 décembre à 19h dans le cadre de la programmation de la Serre chez mfc-michèle didier.
Archives Tania Gheerbrant Past: Thursday, December 12, 2013 7 PM → 8 PM Performance with Tania Gheerbrant, Lucie Grunstein & Morgan Azaroff.
Archives Performance d’aalliicceelleessccaanne&ssoonniiaaddeerrzzyyppoollsskkii — Le prix du pif Past: Thursday, December 5, 2013 7 PM → 8 PM Performance d’Aalliicceelleessccaanne&ssoonniiaaddeerrzzyyppoollsskkii dans le cadre de la programmation de la Serre à la galerie mfc-michèle didier.
Archives Performance de Soufiane Ababri — @ la Serre chez mfc-michèle didier Past: Thursday, November 28, 2013 7 PM → 7:30 PM Dans le cadre de la programmation de La Serre à la galerie mfc-michèle didier, Soufiane Ababri interviendra jeudi 28 novembre à 19h pour une performance musicale en association avec les graphistes Griffe and Dolbeau.
Archives Raymond Pettibon — PUNK cabinet de curiosités: 1978-1986 Past: September 13 → November 16, 2013 Taking their points of departure in the Southern California punk-rock culture of the late 1970s and 1980s and the “do-it-yourself” aesthetic of album covers, comics, concert flyers, and fanzines that characterized the movement, Raymond Pettibon’s drawings have come to occupy their own genre of potent and dynamic artistic commentary.
Archives Untel — La boîte Untel (archives 1975-1980) Past: May 24 → August 16, 2013 The group UNTEL has led numerous actions in the public space. The common denominator of the group’s actions is the examination of the day-to-day life, a social and political questioning, very close to the revolutionary ideas of May 1968 and situationism. The idea of an art that first and foremost has to be experienced and lived, is in line with UNTEL’s considerations.
Archives Allan McCollum — The Book of Shapes Past: March 22 → May 18, 2013 The Shapes Project presents a paradox: the artist’s wish to produce a work of art on a massive scale, but ensuring at the same time that none of these objects, though created from the same mold, are similar. The Book of Shapes lets us grasp the magnitude of this plan.
Archives Audience Works — Samuel Bianchini Past: January 25 → March 16, 2013 “Audience Works”, mfc-michèle didier latest publication, is an artist’s book that in first instance takes an interest in the work’s public, in other words, in its own audience. 17 interactive installations, produced by Samuel Bianchini between 1999 and 2012, are here considered with the rigorous precision scientists are known for.
Audience Works — Samuel Bianchini Past: Thursday, February 7, 2013 at 7 PM Samuel Bianchini presents the publication ‘Audience Works’ at an evening studies event. The event will enable the artist to engage with researchers and student-researchers. Lecture
Archives Annette Messager / Maurizio Nannucci — Ma collection de proverbes / whichever word Past: November 15, 2012 → January 19, 2013 whichever word, a new neon text by Maurizio Nannucci, produced and published by mfc-michèle didier in 2012, will be presented jointly with “Ma collection de proverbes” by Annette Messager. Indeed, the publisher continues the great project of publishing the famous collection-albums made by the artist.
Archives Leigh Ledare — Double Bind Past: September 13 → November 10, 2012 mfc-michèle didier turns “25 + 1”! On this occasion, the publisher will make no exception; mfc-michèle didier remains true to the artists and their productions with the latest publication, Double Bind of the American artist Leigh Ledare. This new publication gives rise to the “Double Bind” exhibition.
Archives Richard Prince — Pre-Appropriation Works — 1973-1974 Past: July 7 → September 1, 2012 Richard Prince, internationally known American artist, particularly famous for his re-photographed Marlboro’s advertisements and for his series of Nurse paintings, is an expert in appropriation art and probably the artist who counts best America’s fin de siècle.
Archives Matt Keegan — = = Past: May 12 → June 30, 2012 == features newly commissioned essays, interviews between artists and editioned works. The curious title of this publication refers to html programming and the double equal sign is used to creat equivalent fields. Open to various pronunciations, this symbol points to the plurality of this edition and its future life as a computer file.
Archives Robert Barry — Taking your Time Past: February 18 → May 5, 2012 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 goes the title of Niele Toroni’s book. As it seems our time is running out, let’s take our time. Take a cushion, a book and consult the book on a cushion. mfc-michèle didier gallery takes this great opportunity to present all the artist’s productions made to this date by the publisher.
Archives Regard sur nos productions — Part II Past: January 7 → February 11, 2012 While the first part of the exhibition “Regard sur nos productions” focused on the productions inherited from conceptualism and post-conceptualism, the second part will concentrate more on images. The first exhibition of 2012 will allow us to pursue the discovery of the publisher mfc-michèle didier’s work.
Archives Regard sur nos productions — Partie I Past: November 26 → December 24, 2011 After “Inside a Triangle” by Claude Closky, “Ephemera” by Christian Marclay and Annette Messager’s albums, the exhibition “Regard sur nos productions” will allow mfc-michèle didier to provide a retrospective look on a selection of its productions as a publisher.
Archives Annette Messager — Mes dessins secrets, Mon guide du tricot et Ma collection de champignons bons et de champignons mortels Past: October 20 → November 23, 2011 Artiste-collectionneuse et bricoleuse, Annette Messager a réalisé près d’une soixantaine d’albums-collections entre 1972 et 1974. Puisant son inspiration dans les mots, les écritures et les images, l’artiste compose ses albums à partir d’une accumulation de textes, de photographies, de notes et d’articles divers, minutieusement collectionnés et triés.
Archives Lynda Benglis / Robert Morris : 1973 — 1974 Past: October 20 → November 23, 2011 Dans cette exposition il y a des articles de magazines, autant d’éléments qui nous mènent au fameux poster de Robert Morris s’étant représenté enchaîné et casqué, publié par la galerie Castelli-Sonnabend en 1974 ainsi que la publicité que Lynda Benglis fera dans Artforum la même année.
Archives Christian Marclay — Ephemera Past: October 8 → 15, 2011 “Ephemera” is the result of the long-term accumulation of eclectic and decorative musical notations, gleaned from here and there in various advertisements, illustrations, menus, candy wrappings etc. From this ensemble of printed motifs, Christian Marclay has created a musical score which is intended to be played by professional musicians.
Archives Claude Closky — Inside a Triangle Past: September 10 → October 7, 2011 Unlike a road movie, there is no drive and unlike Richard Long’s work, there is no walk. With “Inside a Triangle”, one is teleported to a new path in a new country with every turn of the page. Claude Closky’s artist’s book contains 100 photographs of roads, lanes, trails, sidewalks, and pathways taken around the world.
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