In his essay "Dispersion", Seth Price asks for an Art Degree Zero, categorically ambiguous. The exhibition "Sur le feu" at Académie des Beaux Arts, Paris, comes close. Through its focus on practice, the exhibition asks what do we ask from an art exhibition today.
"Tutti Frutti. A new harvest on the classics" is what the name promises: an experimental, juicy reinterpretation of the fruit still life. The exhibition combines the 15th century with the contemporary, and religious with conceptual gestures.
Josh Sperling’s exhibition ‘Head Over Heels’ is a contemporary climax from the bottom to the top floor. The works combine nature and craftsmanship through different stages of colour, canvas, and complexity. Their optical play presents mesmerizing mazes between mandalas and marble game.
Carsten Höller’s 'Giant Triple Mushroom (Fly Agaric, Bay Bolete, Plums and Custard)' (2018) is what its title says: a giant sculpture composed of fragments of a Fly Agaric, Bay Bolete, and Plums and Custard mushrooms. As the mushroom’s two-sided effects, the installation creates perplexity, excitement, and delight. A contemporary artistic culinary Easter proposition.
A twenty-first century Turner. A green Renaissance. Politics and theatre, home and commerce. Past becoming immediate present. The exhibition Avant l’orage (Before The Storm) at Bourse de Commerce – Pinault Collection shows prophetic oeuvres comprising all media, subjects, perspectives, and interpretations.
Malte Bartsch's "Time Machine" (2013 - ongoing) generates testimony and record, paths into past and future, brings together outer spaces and inner times A reflection with Immanuel Kant.
Fragmented limbs and hysterical women, candy on canvas, but with substance. Matisse, marks, and Loriot: David Salle conceiving perfect paintings.
Christian Marclay's exhibition at the Centre Pompidou exhibition is a voyage into film and music history as it is into a very particular artistic mind. Conceptual, graphic, sensual, the works explore the edge(ine)ss of the relation between music and visual art.
Ad Minoliti's art explores alternative world approaches. Their practice fuses political activism and modernist critique, painting and puppets, gender-theory and wellbeing awareness. Multi-sensual and multi-color, their works and installations create unfamiliar experiences and offer new perspectives. Playing allowed!
Giuseppe Penone has donated 328 works on paper to the collection of the Centre Pompidou. The works show the development of the artist’s ideas, led by the hand, and a feeling for his subject: nature. A life-long experiment, outwards to the material and inwards to the body.