Archives Sergey Bratkov — Chapiteau Moscow Past: January 12 → February 2 “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 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 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.