Closing Jordi Colomer — Défense de chanter Closing Ends in 8 days: April 6 → June 1 Enjoying a gifted and marked sculptural sense, Jordi Colomer’s work spans many mediums, centering on photography, video and the staging of both in exhibition areas. The variety of mediums called forth by his work and the transversality of his judgment are undoubtedly linked to his fragmentary education as an architect, an artist and an art historian.
Closing Jimmie Durham — Works on paper : The Sache Series Closing Ends in 8 days: April 6 → June 1 As always with Jimmie Durham, the drawings are the result of an action, a movement, they appear to be prints on paper, like the marks left by the hand or by a certain material. His approach falls into a sort of archeology, the discovery but also the classification of the traces left by our predecessors.
Archives Mark Raidpere — I’ll come back later Past: February 9 → March 30 Mark Raidpere’s work explores with a great sensitivity and efficacy the dilemmas and anxieties of the human soul, its incoercible loneliness, its tragic fate. His research often takes its cue from his own family’s universe but sometimes it takes on social connotations, focusing on marginalized people, urban violence and street life.
Archives Davide Balliano — Panos Tsagaris — Picatrix Past: February 9 → March 30 Davide Balliano and Panos Tsagaris cross knowledge, genres, and chronologies in an illuminating, scandalous, pulsating poïesis. In their research the work of art explodes and recomposes itself in the mixed fabric of the past and the future; it vibrates with the contrary, like elastic stretched between knowing and prophecy, between tradition and dissolution.
Archives Christian Hidaka — Souvenir Past: December 1, 2012 → February 2, 2013 The derivation of the title of Christian Hidaka’s exhibition, Souvenir, is from the French, ‘to come to mind’. This cognitive inference, which is inspired by a physical memento or form is in common with Hidaka’s different depictions of space within the exhibition and the various notions of the competing representational values which accompany them.
Archives Allan Sekula — Californian Sequences Past: December 1, 2012 → February 2, 2013 It is in South California in 1977, during the time that the United States was facing the crisis which followed its defeat in South East Asia, that Allan Sekula began combining writing and photography to document the political and economic situation of postwar military Keynesianism. In his notes, the artist characterised this linking of texts, sound and images.
Archives Michael Riedel — Kunste Zur Text (Algorithmiques) Past: October 18 → November 24, 2012 The beginning of Michael Riedel’s artistic practice can be considered by his 1997 performance (during a lecture at the Städelschule in Frankfurt) in which he reinvented himself as an artist sporting a paper bag on his head with his name written on it, thus portraying the artist within the artist.
Archives Franck Scurti — My Creative Method Past: October 18 → November 24, 2012 Franck Scurti is currently presenting three types of books, each very different, which circulate between and allow us to navigate through the Home, the Street and the Museum, where the complex of the street pedlar can merge with that of the portable gallery.
Archives Elisa Pône — Le goût du mercure Past: September 8 → October 6, 2012 The more spectacular the celebration for a festival or public holiday, the more vain it can seem. Elisa Pône’s fireworks are set off in inadvisable place — under a bridge or in a car — and evoke a sort of disappointing wonder, which upsets because the risk and gratuity of such a brief yet excessive spectacle.
Archives Jean-Pierre Bertrand — Six Fois Shem en Deux Past: September 8 → October 6, 2012 The formula for the title “Six Fois Shem en Deux” can be seen as the devision between the two spaces and the six manifestations of one unique shem — a format present in the Jean-Pierre Bertrand’s work for many years and which he describes in simple terms: “sheets of plexiglas, painted the colour of parchment, which allow horizontal stripes of colour to appear”.
Archives Ici Past: June 5 → July 28, 2012 The exhibition Ici, organised in parallel with the exhibition Là-bas at the Maison européenne de la photographie, allows us to discover intriguing spaces, the far off, places which are far and beyond what we know but which somehow seem localisable.
Archives Raphaël Zarka — Les Prismatiques Past: April 14 → May 26, 2012 A number of themes crucial to Raphaël Zarka’s work come together in the exhibition Les Prismatiques : his interest for geometry, the transposition of elements from the world of painting to the world of sculpture, the construction of a body of forms developed on the model of a collection.
Archives Société Réaliste — Monotopia Past: April 14 → May 26, 2012 Société Réaliste experiments with their typography by presenting ornamental accumulations of Monotopia, reproducing the rythmics of political mantras, mixing the fundamental directions, researching the connections between number and dates, trying to define the shape of any date and any place, registering the common transversality of time and space, or refusing to inscribe the privative u- of Utopia.
Archives Mathew Hale — Der Willkommene Fremde Past: March 10 → April 7, 2012 “Der Willkommene Fremde” is Mathew Hale’s second exhibition at the Galerie Michel Rein. While diverse in both form and content, his work hopes to achieve a collapse of historical time into mythic time, where today’s online papers can sit quite naturally alongside Elizabethan material or pornography from the 1970s.
Archives Dora Garcia — The Beggar’s Things Past: March 10 → April 7, 2012 The Beggar’s Opera consisted of an extended performance in which Dora García adopted the character of Filch, who first appeared in the opera of the same name by John Gay and later in Bertolt Brecht’s The Threepenny Opera. An actor inhabited this character and wandered around the town meeting with locals and tourists.
Archives Jean-Charles Hue — Tijuana Jarretelle le Diable Past: January 28 → February 25, 2012 At the frontier between documentary, photography and cinema, Jean-Charles Hue’s work revisits the neighbourhood and characters explored in his 2009 series Tijuana, Carne Viva. His videos immerse the spectator in troubling atmospheres, be it the gritty world of the traveler of the erotic heat or the latent violence of Tijuana.
Archives Americans in New York Past: January 28 → February 24, 2012 After a first exhibition entitled “ Americans In New York ”, the metropolis offers a revitalized scene : nevertheless, globalisation offers a wide berth to opposing cultural horizons of the art world. The three guest artists tell the tense relationship between the private and the public, between a personal story and a collective history.
Archives Franck Scurti — No snow, no show Past: October 6 → November 5, 2011 More interested by playing with the sense of things than by a determined belief in them, the artist seeks to give his ideas a freedom which subsequently awards his artworks with a certain independence. Scurti’s work is a constant attempt to invert structured systems to differentiate between them, to find links between them and to test them.
Archives Christian Hidaka — Red Desert Past: October 6 → November 5, 2011 These paintings were developed after a trip to Volubilis, an ancient Roman outpost in Morocco. Afterwards in Fez I made a set of tempera paintings with this excursion in mind. Deliriously, I thought of many things alongside the visit — the setting sun in the Utah desert which turns the rocks a blood red.
Archives Armand Jalut — Solo Show Past: September 3 → 24, 2011 “These compositions, created from photographs, are magnified scenes of debris. An ambiguous ensemble is created, at once both degrading and voluptuous. Far from wanting to arouse an easy collusion with the spectator, attracted by what they may believe as being kitsch, I prefer to display a taste for old fashioned and refined triviality.” A. J
Archives Accords Parfaits — Harmony Past: September 3 → 24, 2011 Galerie Michel Rein inaugurates its new exhibition space dedicated to thematic exhibitions, exclusive projects by our artists and collaborations. For the opening of these new spaces, the gallery pays tribute to it’s artists. The exhibition brings together works which create a dialogue about the notions of precision and harmony.
Archives Didier Faustino Past: April 14 → May 28, 2011 “Doing architecture with blood, hair, sweat and sperm” It is with this declaration, if not provocative, then certainly unusual, that Didier Faustino signaled his entry into the professional sphere of architecture. For his final degree presentation there was no question of him presenting a model, or a project for a building.
Didier Faustino Past: Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at 7 PM Rencontre avec Didier Faustino dans le cadre de la clôture de l’exposition. Meeting
Archives Jimmie Durham Regarde Past: March 19 → April 7, 2011 Regarde is a monumental installation made of scaffolding and CCTV cameras. With this unexpected pairing of objects, the artwork, whilst reflecting the current preoccupations of our society, reveals a punchy sense of humour. Jimmie Durham questions the established order more surely than all the cameras in the world.
Archives Berlin-Paris — Un échange de galeries Past: January 28 → February 26, 2011 The galerie is pleased to participate in the gallery exchange BERLIN-PARIS. The show includes works by Kent Monkman and Gerd Rohling. Kent Monkman explores the complexities of the flawed, yet enduring myth of the American West, and Gerd Rohling coordinates and parameters imagination, appearance and reality.
Archives Michael Riedel Past: October 16 → November 20, 2010 Whether an artwork be realized or not, is not what matters. What matters is that it exists. And to exist, the artwork needs to meet an audience. It has to circulate, which happens only through distribution. In order to exist an artwork must be visible, articles must be written about it, photographs taken and published.
Archives Summertime Love Past: June 12 → July 24, 2010 La galerie Michel Rein présente Summertime Love, douze artistes réunis autour d’une thématique estivale. Se côtoient entre autre la fontaine bleu piscine de Delphine Coindet, dans laquelle l’eau se fige, les « Three Gracies » d’Hans-Peter Feldmann, peintes en couleurs artificielles, suggèrant le kitsch, autant que le …