As part of Paddle8’s European tour, we’ve embarked on a whirlwind European tour visiting galleries and museums. Today’s installment delves into the Parisian art scene. Don’t miss these exciting shows if you happen to be globetrotting over the next month!
Gonzalo Lebrija “Trou noir” at Laurent Godin 5 rue du Grenier St Lazare (1 March – 8 April 2012)
Kirsten Everberg at Hussenot, 5 bis rue des haudriettes (17 March – 9 May 2012)
Sol Lewitt at JGM. Galerie 79, rue du temple (20 January – 10 March 2012)
“LeWitt is rightly seen as a progenitor of Conceptual Art and might even have coined the phrase — in his late-1960s essays “100 Paragraphs on Conceptual Art” and “100 Sentences on Conceptual Art.” For him the idea was the most important aspect of an artwork. But even more crucial was the intimate, timeless drawing processes that turned one into the other, and the generous ways he let us in on them.” – Roberta Smith, NY Times 4.21.07
Carlos Amorales “La Langue Des Mortes” at Yvon Lambert 108, rue Vieille-du-Temple (2 March – 31 March 2012)
Jean Dupuy “Quatre millions trois cent vingt mille secondes” at Loevenbruck, 6, rue Jacques Callot (20 January – 10 March 2012).
“Heart Beats Dust” prefigures today’s technophilia in the arts!” – Artforum, January 2011
Julian Hoeber at Praz-Delavallade 5 rue des Haudriettes (11 February – 24 March 2012)
“In Hoeber’s work, abstraction is not something separate from concrete realities or specific objects.” – Christiopher Knight, Los Angeles Times 2.17.11
Dan Flavin at Perrotin, 76 rue de Turenne/ 10 impasse Saint Claude (1 January – 3 March 2012)
Jim Dine “Hello Yellow Glove” at Daniel Templon, 30 rue Beauborg (23 February – 7 April 2012)
Barry X Ball “Matthew Barney/ Barry X Ball Dual – Dual Portrait” at Nathalie Obadia, 3 rue du Cloître Saint-Merri (17 March – 16 May 2012)
“The composite figures richly embossed, in a manner reminiscent of late-renaissance milanese parade armor, with a cornucopia of silhouetted motifs: abrahamic ecclesiastical symbols, animals, decorative flourishes, and protuberant, warty, half-spheres…differing surface treatments keyed to the corresponding swag-draped corporeal flay strata: a glistening sheen for the splayed entrails, miniature horizontal flutes for the mid-level viscera, and gnarled, ridged, sfumato-esque soft-focus ornamental relief for the epidermis, with eyes, oral features, and the mutilated face gleaming, respectively, with a moist, lachrymal / salivary / mucosal polish, with mannered, attenuated, crown-like cranium-top shatter-burst exit-wounds.” –Barry X Ball, DesignBoom, 2.9.12
Hubert Duprat at Art/Concept, 13 rue des Arquebusiers (14 January – 10 March 2012)
“Hubert Duprat always pays extra attention to the physical results of his pieces; both in the choice of materials and by the orientation that he chooses to give them. His works are not just works of art in their basic acceptance. Rather than merely judging this production on an aesthetic level, we try to reach out for it in a new ﬁeld of knowledge. Beyond the sphere of functionality, these objects claim their simple “Dasein”, or at least their ability to create links with other materials.”