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.
David Salle. Farbe and Feeling
Fragmented limbs and hysterical women, candy on canvas, but with substance. Matisse, marks, and Loriot: David Salle conceiving perfect paintings.
Multimedia, multiform, multi-fun: Christian Marclay
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.
Colour & Touch: Ad Minoliti’s Alternative Universes
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!
Miquel Barceló: Grisaille
Darkness, death, luxury, and light. Skulls, pomegranates, skeletons, ad lobsters: Miquel Barceló offers a new interpretation of the still life. Images between ecstasy and decay.
Scenes and Smoke: Justin Williams
Born in Australia with Egyptian descent, the cultures seem to fuse in Justin Williams’ paintings: Oranges and snakes, pipes and water pipes, jeans and morning gowns, flowers and fish. Gaugin with an Egyptian touch. Matisse’s paper-cuts in acrylic – iconography and invention.
Gabriel Orozco, Diario de plantas
Une exposition simple, dans le meilleur sens du mot: Gabriel Orozco a peint un journal des plantes. Créations de la création, sans ardeur, ou le besoin d’y ajouter d’autre. Une interprétation modeste, consciente, parfois humoriste, parfois sérieuse ; et tout à fait honnête.
Venice Diaries VII: Ha Chong-Hyun
Venice Diaries, Episode VII: Ha Chong-Hyun’s paintings need not much description; they need to be seen. His works are an expression of doing it differently, of surpassing the basic strands of art history. A study of material as well as of technique.
Venice Diaries IV: Chun Kwang Young: Times Reimagined
Venice Diaries, Episode IV: Painting as sculpture as work in paper. Chung Kwang Young's art works recall prehistoric rocks, extra-terrestrial objects, and dinosaurs, wrapped in a contemporary fashion. Hanji for healing!
Venice Diaries III: Ewa Kuryluk. I, White Kangaroo
Venice Diaries, Episode III: As much as a retrospective, the exhibition 'Ewa Kuryluk. I, White Kangaroo' is an intellectual interrogation, artistic investigation, art historical puzzle piece, and an affirmation to play.