Archives Nathaniel Mellors — The Sophisticated Neanderthal Past: February 1 → March 15, 2014 Nathaniel Mellors develops an art based on film-making; writing scripts as well as directing and editing them, and working closely with actors such as Patrick Kennedy and David Birkin. To these films, he adds works based on sculpture and film stills, such as the ones that can be seen in this show.
Archives Ulla von Brandenburg — Die Strasse Past: November 30, 2013 → January 25, 2014 Recalling the mechanism of Alice in Wonderland, in which the protagonist maintains her position as observer and keeps trying to understand the functioning of a world which is alien, Ulla’s main character becomes a being apart, someone in the margins of a world that he is discovering and so ever more suspect in the eyes of the other characters.
Archives Desert Plains and Internet Memes Past: October 24 → November 23, 2013 The exhibition brings together artists whose work is much like an archaeology of both the future and past, of nature and culture, while the dichotomy between both is disregarded.
Archives Francis Baudevin — Patterns in sound Past: September 12 → October 19, 2013 For his third personal exhibition at Art : Concept, Francis Baudevin has recalled an episode of “the Avengers” called The House that Jack Built (Diabolical Heritage in its French translation). The script iquite unusual for that series starts with Emma Peel going to a country mansion that she has just inherited from a…
Archives Induction Procedure Past: May 25 → July 27, 2013 The works of these four artists are made with elements of our everyday life that we can single out and recognize, but interwoven or circumvented in such a powerful way that we find ourselves completely estranged from it.
Archives Martine Aballéa — My Secret Life of Crime Past: April 13 → May 18, 2013 For her third personal exhibition at Art: Concept, Martine Aballéa presents two new series of photographs mixing landscapes with texts, nature and ghostly worlds. They tell love and crime stories that stand out from luxuriant natural backgrounds or from negative prints of images. At first, nothing exceptional or irrational seems to be going on.
Archives Jacob Kassay Past: February 23 → April 6, 2013 Jacob Kassay’s pieces play, both literally and figuratively, with notions of opacity, on reflection and transfer. His monochromes are chemically produced and electro-plated in silver. They offer themselves to the spectator thanks to the interaction that takes place when he places himself in front of the canvas, as before a mirror.
Archives I’m in Love with the New World Past: January 12 → February 16, 2013 ￼The End of the World, the Apocalypse, and a subsequent renewal are a few of the reflections ￼proposed by Vidya Gastaldon on the occasion of her exhibition. Inspired ￼and amused by ideas of planetary annihilation that often border on intellectual catastrophe and ￼collective panic, she has set her imagination on what this new world might really look like.
Archives Les filtres harmoniques (harmonic filters) Past: December 1, 2012 → January 5, 2013 In his softly naïf, sometimes even slightly mannerist paintings, Andrew Lewis develops the idea of interaction between characters both human or sculpted and their immediate environment, which tends to create a group dynamic. His works show all the innovation and ingenuity that we’ve had to use to develop within the bosom of society.
Archives Jeremy Deller Past: October 19 → November 24, 2012 For his third exhibition at Art:Concept, Jeremy Deller takes us for a dive in apnea through History with the aim of making us consider the place that we occupy in nowadays society. Self-taught and uncontaminated by art-school teachings, Deller in turn adopts Pop, funny and somtimes cynical styles.
Archives Geert Goiris — Darkcloud Past: September 8 → October 13, 2012 Freeing the subject from its literal interpretation, Geert Goiris’s pieces manage to somehow act on the senses and perception of every individual. The spectator looses all cultural benchmarks and is brought to see and understand forms according to his own scheme of thought.
Archives Dominique Figarella — Raphael Hefti Past: June 28 → July 28, 2012 Dominique Figarella and Raphael Hefti have developed new forms of abstraction by making use of randomness and pushing materiality into its very limits. Their works are canvases as much as time-bomb-sculptures, in a material mayhem featuring failure, experimentation and rough-handedness.
Archives Lothar Hempel — The Story of The Old New Girls Past: May 12 → June 23, 2012 For his fourth solo exhibition at Art: Concept, Lothar Hempel presents a brand new series of intriguing paintings which are filled with unintentional signs that result from the multiplicity of the layers applied by the artist, who wants to take us on an adventure in an unknown story: The Story of The Old New Girls.
Archives Hubert Duprat Past: January 14 → March 10, 2012 Substance is universal and trans-historical and its possibilities are infinite. Juggling between mineral, tactile and sensorial universes, Hubert Duprat organizes the unexpected encounter of materials, and places himself at the crossings of two worlds: the world of free artistic expression, and the world of rationally organized artifacts.
Archives Richard Fauguet — Selon Arrivage Past: November 19, 2011 → January 7, 2012 “Selon Arrivage” is Richard Fauguet’s fourth personal exhibition at Art : Concept. On this occasion he will present a serie of portraits and a group of anthropomorphic sculptures. In the second room, tapestries will be submitted to the silent observation of a clay portrait of him that he has recently been offered.
Archives Alexandre Singh — Assembly Instructions: The Pledge Past: September 10 → November 5, 2011 On the occasion of this exhibition, Singh has created three new Assembly Instructions. This series, that the artist has been working on since 2008, forms part of a large and variegated practice that includes performances, lectures, installations, radio, and theatre plays.
Archives Adam McEwen — The House of Marlon Brando Past: May 7 → June 25, 2011 For his second solo exhibition at Art : Concept, Adam McEwen presents a new series of sculptures made from graphite. This material is the fundamental element in this new series and creates cohesion amongst the pieces. It is as if the shapes sprouted from a single mould: they share the same color, surfaces and textures.
Archives Roman Signer Past: January 8 → February 19, 2011 Since the mid-seventies, Roman Signer has showed and re-enacted paradoxes. The mini-shows and non-happenings generated by his sculptures, installations and performances and documented by his videos and photographs form a permanent questioning on the economy of entertainment.
Archives Jimmy Robert — Le bonheur d’être dupe (Pas de deux) Past: September 4 → October 10, 2010 Jimmy Robert works in the fields of performance, installation work, dance, theatre as well as photography. Following a continuous but not linear flowing process, his works are interrogations on the borders of language and representation.