Archives DeWain Valentine Past: April 26 → June 7, 2014 La galerie Almine Rech présente une exposition de peintures et sculptures de l’artiste californien DeWain Valentine (1936). Il s’agit de la première exposition individuelle de l’artiste à la galerie, et de la seconde en Europe. DeWain Valentine est un représentant de l’un des courants les plus importants de la créatio…
Archives William J. O’Brien — The Lovers Past: January 9 → February 15, 2014 La galerie Almine Rech est heureuse de présenter _The Lovers,_ la première exposition personnelle de William J. O’Brien à la galerie et en France. Précédant une importante rétrospective du jeune artiste américain au Museum of Contemporary Art de Chicago, l’exposition rassemble une série de sculptures en céramique r…
Archives Joel Morrison Past: January 9 → February 15, 2014 For his second solo exhibition at Almine Rech Gallery, Los Angeles-based artist Joel Morrison presents a new body of stainless steel assemblages. An unwavering conceptual framework is fused with everyday objects and encased in seamlessly refined exteriors.
Archives Taryn Simon — The Picture Collection Past: November 16 → December 21, 2013 The Picture Collection comprises forty-nine works created from the New York Public Library’s picture archive, one of the august institution’s lesser-known troves. The archive contains 1.29 million prints, postcards, posters, and images carefully clipped from books and magazines.
Archives Aaron Curry — Newdz and New Godz Past: October 12 → November 8, 2013 Newdz and New Godz presents an ensemble of new works by the American artist Aaron Curry. Organized around a graphic motif of skin and hair photographed at close range, the exhibition sets up a constellation of references, from the history of collage and the nude to the cadaver-craftwork of bodysnatcher Ed Gein and the amusements of childhood masquerade.
Archives Beatrice Caracciolo — Attraversare il Fuoco Past: September 6 → October 5, 2013 The Almine Rech Gallery announce its second solo exhibition of Beatrice Caracciolo in Paris. Working from photographs that she transforms through a process in several stages, Beatrice Caracciolo has created engravings, photoengravings and collages in black and white on the theme of Fire. This series is the third step in her work devoted to the four elements.
Archives Eduardo Terrazas — Constellations Past: September 6 → October 5, 2013 One of the main focal points of Terrazas’ artistic career has been the appropriation of elements belonging to the Mexican craft tradition and national folk art culture and establishing a constant dialogue between them and different trends in contemporary art. Through this dialogue the artist opened up a permanent process of renovation and evolution of both traditions.
Archives James Turrell Past: June 1 → July 27, 2013 Cette exposition personnelle de James Turrell présente une œuvre historique de 1968, la projection Prado, Red faisant partie de la 1e série devenue iconique de son œuvre, ainsi que des Light Reflective Pieces créées en 2012 — des captures de lumière en trois dimensions — et des sculptures en bronze, plâtre et résine du Roden Crater.
Archives Sergey Bratkov — Chapiteau Moscow Past: January 12 → February 2, 2013 “The house I live in, here in Moscow, is situated near the last metro station of the Red line. As I come out of the building, the first people I meet are the Tajik street sweepers. Municipal orange robes, locally sewn Adidas tracksuit pants and worn-out sneakers, they’re pushing around assorted junk in carts fabricated out of discarded baby strollers” — S.Bratkov
Archives Semyon Faibisovich — Moscow & Muscovites Past: January 12 → February 2, 2013 Semyon Faibisovich’s breakthrough came in 1980s with a series of paintings that collectively constituted a portrait of the Soviet era. Unlike the artists associated with Moscow conceptual art, Faibisovich was interested in the visual aspects of the system, the aspects that had not been properly reflected on and articulated.
Archives 19 rue de Saintonge — Group show Past: January 12 → February 2, 2013 The Almine Rech Gallery is pleased to present its final exhibition in the rue de Saintonge space, which has been its home for nearly seven years. Entitled 19 rue de Saintonge, the gallery’s address, this exhibition pays its respects to this venue by presenting a selection of gallery artists representative of recent years’ programming.
Archives Matthieu Ronsse — Cheap Imitations Past: November 17 → December 22, 2012 What first strikes the viewer about Matthieu Ronsse’s work is his remarkable mastery of the paintbrush and his almost casual method of selecting his materials and his artworks. Indeed, Ronsse’s technique is reminiscent of those Masters of classical painting however he doesn’t confine himself to classical materials and seeks to surpass any material limits.
Archives Ziad Antar — Expired Past: November 17 → December 22, 2012 In 2000, Ziad Antar began using black and white rolls of film that had expired in 1976 in the legendary Scheherazade studio of photographer Hashem El Madani. The camera he uses for the series “Expired” is itself old. The subject however, is of the utmost contemporaneity: buildings synonymous with modernity, such as the Queensboro Bridge in New York.
Archives Alex Israel — Thirty Past: October 19 → November 17, 2012 Almine Rech Gallery presen Alex Israel’s first solo exhibition in France. The exhibition is entitled “Thirty” as the artist celebrates his thirtieth birthday just days prior to the show’s opening.
Archives Erik Lindman — Human Personality Past: September 14 → October 12, 2012 Rupture is the truth emerging via beauty, yielding astonishment. Astonishment is the dissolution of the membrane between awareness and truth. The Good is psycho-physiological electricity — Hunter Hunt Hendrix.
Archives John Giorno — Paintings Past: September 14 → October 12, 2012 John Giorno assigns the divine, the sacred and the pragmatic to the poet’s function. His work embraces two disciplines: poetry and art, which have been a source of mutual fascination and inspiration for centuries. His paintings “Poem Paintings” with their strong vibratory intensity, are excerpts from his poems, phrases that have continually haunted him.
Archives Taryn Simon — A Living Man Declared Dead and Other Chapters I-XVIII Past: May 24 → July 28, 2012 Almine Rech Gallery announces the exhibition of Taryn Simon who presents her new series A Living Man Declared Dead and Other Chapters I-XVIII. This powerful, elaborately constructed photographic work was produced over a four-year period, during which the artist travelled around the world researching and recording bloodlines and their related stories.
Archives Liu Wei — Foreign Past: April 14 → May 16, 2012 The Almine Rech Gallery presents the first exhibition in Paris of Liu Wei, the artist spearheading the new Chinese art scene. While refusing the principle of an identifiable style and conventional aesthetic criteria, Liu Wei translates the chaos of Beijing through his work, in an attempt to perpetuate the precepts of the Confucian tradition.
Archives Beatrice Caracciolo — Terra d’ombra Past: March 3 → April 7, 2012 Almine Rech presents Beatrice Caracciolo’s Terra d’ombra, an exhibition of recent works, including photographs, drawings, paintings and 2-dimensional sculptures made out of zinc. All works testify to the artist’s preoccupation with space, ways of defining and reclaiming territory—an affirmation of the gestural impulse underlying art-making.
Archives Curtis Mann — Openings Past: March 4 → April 7, 2012 In Openings, Mann displays several new bodies of lens-less photographic work. Through a series of bleaching, cutting, and folding techniques, Mann has continued to engage in the delicate, purposeful effacement of photographic paper. Deriving influence from American artist Gordon Matta-Clark, who often cut directly into, and removed entire sections of, abandoned buildings.
Archives Patrick Hill — Curls, Kinks, and Waves Past: January 12 → February 23, 2012 Curls, Kinks and Waves sets a stage — an abstract scene of fragmented landscapes, wavy horizons, and sensual feminine silhouettes. Hill’s new work moves away from the blacked-out gravitas seen in his 2008 solo exhibition with David Kordansky Gallery in Los Angeles, attending to issues of market, wealth and regionalism through the whimsical and subtly erotic lines.
Archives Mark Hagen — TBA de Nouveau Past: January 12 → February 23, 2012 In TBA de nouveau subtle temporal disorientations are framed and contingencies foregrounded as physical entanglements mirror visual ones. For this show Hagen manipulates the materials of burlap, acrylic house paint, cement, and obsidian through numerous controlled and surrendered processes and serialization to explore categorical slippages of value.
Archives Aaron Young — Always Forever Now Past: October 20 → December 22, 2011 I always liked the saying “Walk softly and carry a big stick.” It has a nice balance. If I were to name a few things I want out of an artwork they would be aggressive in action, poetic in rythm, realistic in scale, seductive in intellect and sinister in timing. Also, better if you have to use a hammer! Aaron Young.
Archives Anselm Reyle Feat — Franz West Past: September 9 → October 15, 2011 The exhibition combines pieces from different periods of his work. It includes his latest pieces, such as the paint-by-number and neon foil paintings. In his work, Anselm Reyle has focused on figurative motifs, the patterns of which are based on ‘painting-by-numbers’, an idea that is popular among children and amateur painters.
Archives Peter Peri — We, The Children of the Twentieth Century Past: May 14 → July 30, 2011 Peter Peri a déclaré que « le sujet de son œuvre pourrait en effet être la dissolution, ou plus précisément, au sein de la modernité, de la fétichisation de la dissolution ». Les écrits sur son œuvre la placent en dialogue avec les idéaux utopiques et les grands systèmes de valeurs désormais éteints des débuts du modernisme.
Archives Gregor Hildebrandt — Seiten im Buch wie Wände im Raum Past: April 1 → May 7, 2011 Les œuvres de Gregor Hildebrandt dissimulent les associations qu’elles génèrent, ce qui nous vient à l’esprit lorsque nous regardons ces œuvres. Telles des versions romantiques des objets-miroirs, nous nous voyons nous-mêmes. Mais pas avec la même clarté : le reflet est de couleur brune, comme si le concept avait été souillé.
Archives Gabriel Vormstein — Catch as Catch Can Past: April 1 → May 7, 2011 Les expressions matérielles de Gabriel Vormstein semblent plutôt laconiques. Un rectangle composé de quelques rameaux ne semble pas être a priori beaucoup plus que quelques bouts de bois et un morceau de scotch, pourtant lorsqu’on l’observe sous l’angle de l’histoire de l’art, il constitue une approche surprenante du minimalisme.
Archives California Dreamin: Myths and Legends of Los Angeles Past: February 26 → March 26, 2011 Group Show Curated by Hedi Slimane with John Baldessari, Chris Burden, Bruce Conner, John McCracken, Aaron Curry, Mark Grotjahn, Patrick Hill, Dennis Hopper, Mike Kelley, Joel Morrison, Raymond Pettibon, Ed Rusha, Sterling Ruby, Jim Shaw.
Archives Daniel Lergon — Whiteout Past: January 22 → February 19, 2011 Lergon says about his work: “I’m interested in the process of how colour is created in the interaction of light and surface. The surface is loaded with ideas of light and the colour appears as a result of transparent lacquer disturbing the surface of the work.”
Archives Xylor Jane — crisscross Past: September 11 → October 30, 2010 L’utilisation explicite de motifs amène les œuvres de Xylor Jane à se soustraire à la compréhension pour former une tapisserie visuelle de l’absurde et du sublime. Toute notion selon laquelle l’idée crée l’art est anéantie par la pure folie de la machine.
Archives Come in Number 51 Past: September 11 → October 23, 2010 Une équation est, en mathématiques, une égalité contenant une ou plusieurs variables. Résoudre l’équation consiste à déterminer les valeurs que peut prendre la variable pour rendre l’égalité vraie. La variable est aussi appelée inconnue et les valeurs pour lesquelles l’égalité est vérifiée solutions.
Archives Matthias Bitzer et Barbara Kasten Past: May 6 → June 22, 2010 In his works Matthias Bitzer (*1975), who lives in Berlin, combines drawing, painting and sculpture into an experiential space involving history and identity. His work complexes have become increasingly multi-layered over the years while maintaining their focus on the construction of memory and the reconstruction of reality.
Archives Tsuruko Yamazaki — Au-delà de Gutai 1957-2009 Past: March 13 → April 30, 2010 Cette exposition, la première de Tsuruko Yamazaki en France, présente des œuvres récentes, faites d’étain et de toile, conçues spécialement pour cet événement, ainsi que des œuvres de jeunesse. Il s’agit d’une occasion exceptionnelle de découvrir le parcours unique de Yamazaki, qui s’étend sur plus de six décennies.