FORMAL COMPLEXITY

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The current exhibition at EXILE is both an intentional and intuitive dialogue between two artists : Beatrice Balcou and Kazuko Miyamoto, from different generations, yet with a similar sense of observing the world in its formal and relational complexity.

Exile Gallery, Berlin. 24.03.2017 > 15.04.2017.


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Nous travaillons sur le prochain livre de Michel Mazzoni, une co-édition Alt Editions & Editions Enigmatiques ! αστάρια | amorces est depuis hier disponible en prévente au prix de 25 € (signé) au lieu de 40 € à sa sortie… Les autres contreparties sont tout aussi intéressantes et nous vous invitons à découvrir et à soutenir le projet via Kickstarter
Nous vous remercions d’avances pour votre coup de pouce afin de réunir le budget nécessaire à sa finalisation !

αστάρια is a project on which Michel Mazzoni worked for years, step by step, and sometimes at the same time that the edition of its other books. This new opus enlightens the respective genesis of the precedents as much as it shows us the quintessence of the research for the author as artistic practice. It is a return as well as a new beginning with unexpected comings or goings that we would like to make graphically possible.

The project is on the right track but there is 3000-euros sum to be collected and we look for crowdfunders to finalize the financing and start the production.However, the more we’ll collect money, the more we’ll realize serenely this book, such as we imagine it. Funds collected by Kickstarter will be used for the finalization and the printing.

In return, we thus thought of proposing the signed copies pre-order and for a lesser price, but also to some postcards, deluxe edition with signed inkjet prints, archival pigment prints numbered, signed and framed. Each will find its count there. But everybody will participate in the publishing of an exceptional object and of quality.


LINA SCHEYNIUS EXHIBITION 04

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Lina Scheynius’ photography has found its way via the internet into the fashion world and from there into the art world.

Christophe Guye Galerie, Zürich. 26.01.2017 > 15.04.2017.


A CIRCUIT

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A Circuit presents a group of interlocking works by Sam Smith that circle around two Modernist villas built in the 1920s: Le Corbusier’s Villa Le Lac (1923-24) and Eileen Gray’s E.1027 (1926- 29). The video and sculptural works dissect components from the architecture of both waterside houses, utilizing their plans as a means of uncovering the design convergences and history of conflict between the two creators.

3 +1 CONTEMPORARY ART Gallery, Lisbon. 19.01.17 > 04.03.17.


LIGHTLY IN THE WORLD

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Au sein de la pratique de Charlotte Moth, les réflexions héritées du conceptualisme et des travaux in situ nourrissent une forme joyeuse, poétique et atmosphérique à l’opposé de la rigidité de leur apparence initiale décrite par l’histoire de l’art. (© photo: Aurélien Mole)

Marcelle Alix, Paris. 03.11.2016 > 28.01.2017.


MICHEL MAZZONI: 3 EXHIBITIONS

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Je m’intéresse aux formes données à la réalité à travers ses représentations, à la manière dont l’image leur donne corps et consistance. Dans mon rapport à l’image, je marque une certaine distance avec un medium prompt à revendiquer un pouvoir informatif. Le dit ou le non-dit, l’ellipse, représentent dans mes travaux le moyen de questionner la construction du sens et les formes de saisie du monde. Michel Mazzoni

ArchiRAAR, Bruxelles. DÉRIVE (with Sébastien Delvaux). 03.12.2016 > 07.01.2017.
Frederic Collier, Bruxelles. SILENT NOISE OF A RAY. 15.11.2017 > 23.12.2016.
Galerie OMS Pradhan, Bruxelles. TERRA INCOGNITA. 11.11.2016. 18.12.2016.


LES SEPT PÉRILS SPECTRAUX

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Groupshow with: Nils Alix Tabeling, Aline Bouvy, Remy Briere, Michael Debatty, Emeline Depas, Thomas Depas, Julia Kremer, Jonas Locht, Xavier Mary, neither, Justine Ponthieux, George Rippon. Curated by Emeline Depas

Text by Sonia Dermience : She must be around 18. Her name is Casha. The baby, not yet walking, is eating crisps. In front of me in the train Warsaw-Vienne. The guy in front of me, Polish as well, started to speak right away as well about clubs next to Gare du nord in Brussels, where he works on construction sites… Sunny frisk November day, 7 hours train as a romantic old fashioned way of traveling. They left the cabin and came back. He is divorced with two kids, he showed me photos with his ex wife. He is going back to the village. His car is in Belgium, a black Audi i saw in photos with his tattoos on his breast, symbols of success and sexyness. He is cute. Young. You can feel cosyness in this cabin with them and one other girl who does not speak as she must feel ashamed of a possible closeness with unexpected encounters, random people. She speaks to give me wifi and i realize she just doesn’t want any contact with the others, who she must see as lower class. The young mother has a beautiful voice, elegant, dressed in black. The baby just made a mess with another pack of crisps that was next to my seat. He is sitting on the floor trying to eat them. Now strolling around with the mother who seems happy as much as the baby, both warm people. Looking through the window i think about contraception and abortion. The land is flat. Small trees. I type with one finger on my phone. Thinking about that photo i want to make of Jean-Pierre pissing on a car at night with the flash. A naked woman riding the bronze crocodile in Botanical garden would be too political maybe? Emeline could also just sit inside the car at night. A kind of Vogue magazine reportage flash night, colors, characters questioning belonging and possession of private spaces and people. This guy in front of me should be part of the shoot. He wears a green Adidas jacket with jeans perfect short hair shaped in the back. He just asked the name to the other girl i understood replied Sandra. She doesn’t want anything to do with a too young mother and a construction worker. The Guy just made a sign to Casha to go back to toilet but i don’t know if he mimicked blow job or cigarette. She puts lipstick on. He tries to sleep. The baby is learning English with the phone repeating ‘Hello, how are you?’ Then record her own voice repeat and laugh to finally switch to heavy techno. This pink pullover makes me look fat in association with that wool leather brown skirt. The grey leggings are ok with the boots and skirt, still the top ruins the ensemble. If i put lipstick they will think i want to have sex. Or that i am an old wicked lady. The baby is dressed in pink like my lipstick, that is very comforting, soft pink named rouge pure couture. I put it on and feel already so full of reassuring intimacy in this cosy warm cabin full of sun and beautiful people. I have to pee. I realize i am with the sexiest people of the train… Even if i ate lots of cakes in Warsaw and have my menstruation, i think about sex when i close my eyes. The guy is asleep. The baby as well. Sandra as well; can’t see Casha making photos of her pack of crisps. First stop: a city of houses and blocs, no one would choose to live here if you are not from here and still half of Polish population believe they have a problem with foreigners. Police in the train. Police is back. Two young guys.

Arnaud Deschin Galerie, Paris. 10.12.2016 > 22.01.2016.


DE 10H À 4H DU MATIN

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“In every of their songs – besides fancy clothes, money and trips – they rap above all else about their routine hard w ork. All day everyday standing at the street corner, selling, making calls, turning the street into an office ; stranded couches into office chairs ; dealing is like working at the factory ; it comes down to helping the family ; in the summer going away on holiday then coming back and starting all over again.” — Antoine Donzeaud, October 2016

Valentin, Paris. 22.10.2016 > 19.11.2016.


THE FUTURE OF DRY

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« The Future of Dry
, (Le Futur du Sec) première exposition personnelle de Laura Porter à la galerie Escougnou-Cetraro, s’ouvre sur des images tirées d’une brochure distribuée à des sujets dans le cadre d’études scientifiques visant à quantifier leur consommation de graisse à partir de standards de mesure. Outre des figures schématiques numérotées, on y trouve notamment des représentations abstraites d’« amas » (mounds) de différentes tailles. Elle a choisi de reprendre ces figures et de les marier à d’autres quantifications, comme une pièce de monnaie-étalon permettant d’évaluer la taille réelle de plantes sur des photographies (Penny Perspective) ou un fauteuil divisé en boudins (Like Farming). » Valentin Lewandowski

Galerie Escougnou-Cetraro, Paris. 03.09.2016 > 29.09.2016.


OFFCUT

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In her previous series Parts and Drape, Eva Stenram digitally cut up existing images in order to examine the relationship between an image and its viewer. For her upcoming show at Amsterdam, she further explores her use of found images and what it means to be looking at them. Offcut consists of three works that all combine the photography with three-dimensional installation.

The Ravestijn Gallery, Amsterdam. 10.09.2016 > 22.10.2016.