Archives Full Bloom Past: June 11 → July 30 Five artists of different nationalities, all in the full bloom of their artistic careers, present selected works from their latest series, some of which are being presented here for the first time. Each artist is committed to a unique experimental process, often taking the image and its materiality to the very limits of the chosen medium.
Archives John Chiara — In Camera: American Landscapes Past: April 7 → June 4 San Francisco-based artist John Chiara 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.
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 Hugo Aveta — Featured Works: Ni vencedores ni vencidos Past: March 16 → April 2 NextLevel presents through its “Featured Works” sessions the video installation “Neither the victors nor the vanquished" by Argentinian artist Hugo Aveta. The Fonds National d’Art Contemporain (FNAC) collection recently acquired one of the editions of this artwork, which was also featured in the “My Buenos Aires“ exhibition at La Maison Rouge.
Archives Christine Maigne — Featured Works: White Pulse Past: March 16 → April 2 NextLevel presents through its “Featured Works” sessions the video “White Pulse“ by French artist Christine Maigne. This artwork was recently shown at the “minus20degree” Art & Architecture Biennial in Austria and was projected on an outdoor snow-screen. A new installation of the video “White Pulse” will take place at the gallery.
Archives Martina Hoogland Ivanow — Circular Wait + Satellite Past: November 12, 2015 → February 27, 2016 NextLevel presents, for the first time, works by Swedish artist Martina Hoogland Ivanow. Exceptionally, two of the artist’s series are presented together: the exclusive launch of her latest series ‘Circular Wait’ is shown alongside her preceding series ‘Satellite’, which has been well-received in Europe and internationally.
Archives 3 days in Paris 2015 Past: November 27 → 29, 2015 Nouvelle édition de 3 days in Paris, trois jours d’expositions, de rencontres avec des artistes, des galeristes, des éditeurs, des commissaires d’expositions, des directeurs d’artothèque, de centre d’art, de revue…
Archives Paris Photo 2015 — Rendez-vous les 28 et 29 novembre dans les galeries parisiennes Past: November 28 → 29, 2015 In collaboration and with the support of Paris Photo, participating galleries will be exceptionally open from 10am-8pm Saturday and Sunday November 28-29th. This will be the occasion for collectors and photography aficionados who did not have the opportunity to visit the fair at the Grand Palais, to discover these exceptional artworks within the galleries.
Archives David Miguel — Flying Visions Past: September 12 → October 31, 2015 Momentarily putting aside his dark, precise drawings, David Miguel has filled NextLevel with a series of large works made of parachute fabric. In an invigorating flight of freedom, the artist lets go of the search for meaning and allows the forms to unfold on their own, carefree.
Archives Un dimanche à la galerie Past: Sunday, September 27, 2015 12 PM → 6 PM Rendez-vous immanquable, l’événement « Un dimanche à la galerie » est une belle occasion de découvrir la diversité des expositions proposées par plus de 100 galeries d’art à Paris, exceptionnellement ouvertes un dimanche pour accueillir le public. Retrouvez notre sélection d’expositions à ne pas manquer.
Archives Mathias Kiss — Ornementation Brutaliste Past: May 30 → July 18, 2015 Crisis of identity, the way we live, and the ways we exhibit and exhibit ourselves: these are the underlying themes of Mathias Kiss’ pitiless exhibition that reminds us of our desires, our aesthetic foibles and our fixed ideas that end up transforming us into zombies wandering through interiors that are empty shells.
Archives Farida Le Suavé — O Past: March 21 → May 16, 2015 Farida Le Suavé shapes, handles, builds and bakes her earthen works — sandstone in this case — as if she was extracting them from shapeless magma, in the tradition of a Medardo Rosso yet with a paradoxical result that is less demonstrative: an object with a finite surface, of an irresistible visual tactility.
Archives Asako Shimizu — Storyteller Past: January 31 → February 28, 2015 At first glance, Asako Shimizu’s latest photographs seem filled with silence, asleep under a thick blanket formed by the whirling snow. Yet, as their title suggests, these images tell us a story, inviting us along the snowy roads of Northern Japan, listening for the whispers of the universe.
Archives Ronan Guillou — Truth or Consequences Past: November 13, 2014 → January 17, 2015 “While preparing the route of my next American trip in 2012, I spotted on the map a town called “Truth or Consequences” (…) I had never been so intrigued by a city’s name”. — Ronan Guillou
Archives Christine Maigne — In vitro Past: September 6 → October 31, 2014 Christine Maigne questions the paradoxal relations between natural and artificial through monumental or more intimate scale works. From an aspetized universe, almost achromic, strange sprouts are emerging which remind us that nature is a human concept whose limits could be pushed back.
Archives FX Combes — Unsaturated Diptychs Past: April 26 → June 14, 2014 For his third personal exhibition at NextLevel Galerie, FX Combes presents “Unsaturated Diptychs”, a major work in which photography and painting contaminate each other with a laid-back complementarity. FX Combes upsets familiar landmarks in order to show us a city with a different dimension and futuristic accents.
Archives Hugo Aveta — Ritmos primarios, la subversiòn del alma Past: January 30 → February 22, 2014 If time is Hugo Aveta’s primary material, it is his capacity to produce distance that appears through this exhibition. Twelve years later, as popular uprisings sweep countries around the world, Hugo Aveta stirs up this dark, uncertain border between fear and anger, between the desire for freedom and the quest for security.
Archives Naruki Oshima — haptic green Past: November 7 → December 21, 2013 Presented for the first time in Europe, Naruki Oshima’s haptic green photographic series is part of a sophisticated artistic enquiry, mixing unexpectedly focused with blurred, from apparently familiar spaces allowing a new perspective on the world.
Archives Asako Shimizu — On her Skin Past: November 7 → December 21, 2013 Asako Shimizu pursues her odyssey and dialogue with the world in a quest for rare and random beauty, to places where the curtain slips for a fraction of a second and communion with nature is possible. Crystal-clear and with the glowing light of a new dawn, Shimizu’s images renew our respect for nature and remind us of our true place on the planet.
Archives The Art of Chess Past: September 12 → November 2, 2013 In the last few years, there has been a great surge of interest in chess amongst artists. Inspired by the work of their 20th century predecessors, many of the most prominent artists of the 21th century have brought new artistic ideas to the game. This exhibition seeks to account for some of these ideas.
Archives Il est midi à l’heure de maintenant — Carte blanche à un collectionneur : Philippe Delaunay Past: July 4 → 27, 2013 NextLevel Galerie is pleased to present its first carte blanche to a collector, Philippe Delaunay. For over 30 years, he has been leaving the adventure of art as a life course and “live with art” is his lifestyle The exhibition invites the public to discover a selection of small sized pieces from his private collection that resonnates with pieces made for the gallery.
Archives David Miguel — Outside is dangerous, Stay home ! Past: April 27 → June 22, 2013 Through drawing, installation and sculpture, the exhibited work of David Miguel questions our world, its actuality, while giving free rein to our imagination. That vision of our time won’t be without making us think to the dark romanticism movement, acting on the “terrifying sublime” as well as the “grotesque cruelty”.
Archives Céline Nieszawer — Lost Control Past: April 27 → June 22, 2013 The graphic works, collages and drawings of Céline Nieszawer are a treasure. In Lost Control she leads us through fairytales, fantasies and supernatural stories. Brought to life on her fictional pages are troops of little fingers on a stroll, swarms of trophy breast, couples of ultra-sheathed legs, faces occulted by masks, and numbers and screens on a merry spree.
Archives Benjamin Lignel — Guest : Kiko Gianocca — How do you like me now? Past: February 1 → April 20, 2013 The self-conscious bodily add-ons presented by Benjamin Lignel are less concerned with beauty than beautification, in all its silly, wishful and heroic forms: they intend to provide the augmented wearer, with a means to shine in society and connect with his inner royal eagle.
Archives José Lévy — Oasis Luconoctambule Past: February 1 → April 20, 2013 NextLevel is proud to present a selection of the “Oasis Luconoctambule” series by José Lévy.
Archives Céline Nieszawer — Doppelgänger Past: November 8, 2012 → January 12, 2013 “What I hope will be clear is that the ambition for Doppelgänger is that each person will be pushed to think deeply about his or her own identity, and will realize that actually, we are never alone but always in conflict, struggling against this double, this other ‘I’ who inhabits us, damages us but also keeps us alive”. — Céline Nieszawer
Archives José Lévy — Judogi Past: September 5 → November 3, 2012 With his exhibition, José Lévy uses his intimate experience to guide him through the transversal dimensions of Japan. It is an interior voyage that provokes a kind of emotional jet-lag and provides an insight into the artist’s complex inner world. José Lévy is Laureate of the Villa Kujoyama in Kyoto, Japan 2011.
Archives FX Combes — Entre-monde(s) Past: May 12 → July 21, 2012 For his second solo show, Entre-monde(s) in the gallery NextLevel, F.X. Combes presents a new series of images. Contining his work on the pictorial reflection on the limits of the photographic medium, the artist reconstructs an image: between real and virtual, between painting and photography, between shadow and light.
Archives Peaux d’âmes — Commissariat : Sandra de Vivies Past: March 15 → May 5, 2012 Six artists and designers employ the medium of ceramics to evoke the Earth, society, man and concerns of the flesh. Their objects and sculptures, human in appearance, in all their complexity call into question the social image and the risk of individual breakdown: creating from the original soil is an organic and philosophical experience.
Archives Beatrice Valentine Amrhein Past: December 1, 2011 → February 25, 2012 NextLevel Galerie presen the first large-scale, solo exhibition in France by Béatrice Valentine Amrhein. Her artistic approach is built on the theme of the body and explores human relationships in the era of new technologies.
Archives Ronan Guillou — Sélection de photographies de la série Angel Past: November 3 → 26, 2011 What I love about the photographs of Ronan Guillou in this book: all these pictures are found. They are all made on the spur of the moment. They are not manipulated or “worked on”. They are dripping with reality. What a relief! — Wim Wenders (extract)
Archives Nicolas Le Moigne — Trash Cube Past: February 25 → March 12, 2011 The “Trash Cube” is an object that is the result of a contemporary challenge issued by the factory to the designer. In this kind of “backward” process of creation, it was a question of rendering the massive quantities of raw material offcuts produced weekly by the company desirable.
Archives Delphine Pouillé — Fluffy flavours Past: January 6 → February 19, 2011 If the title of the exhibition, Fluffy Flavours, sounds like the promise of something sweet for the visitor, Delphine Pouillé’s sprawling work seems more like it actually swallows him/her up in its many more or less tantalizing bellies.
Archives Ronan Guillou — Angel Past: November 9 → December 23, 2010 An odyssey that leads the viewer through American urban spaces, Ronan Guillou’s work tackles the theme of the temporary emptiness in spaces, the state of transition and expectation…
Archives Philippe Malouin — Demonstration, Gridlock collection 2010 Past: March 19 → May 12, 2010 Demonstration insists on design free of any superfluous effects, whose only aesthetic value is revealed through a light metallic structure with great architectural potential.
Archives Tomàs Alonso — Variations on a tube Past: October 22 → December 23, 2009 The dimension of Tomas Alonso’s work can be understood like different writings of that question mark. There will be as many answers as variations of interpretations of the models. They are sometimes paradoxical. One should always inclined to believe that freedom is a friend of contradiction.