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20130404163553-p1080544 Watchlist Artist: Marie Denis  
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Marie Denis at Galerie Alberta Pane 4/4/13 Posted 4/4/13

For "Lucy", her third solo show at Alberta Pane Gallery, Marie Denis has chosen to present new large format sculptures. But who is Lucy? Our ancestor, of course, that Australopithecus afarensis, the first woman, the first lady... On this occasion the gallery will turn into a place of birth, of origins, of a beginning. It is also a metaphor for an impossible acquaintance, for the difficulty - impossibility even? - to transfer any knowledge of reality. A reality transformed into knowledge, on whi... [more]

GEOslant with Himali Singh Soin: "Come as you are, Leave as you will be": In Memory of Georgia Fee  
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Posted 1/4/13

I once imagined what it would be like to disappear. From the earth, society, my self. To be a hole. And what it would be like to exist so completely, that I could be omnipresent, on earth, in society, to my self. Whole. And it was with Georgia that I experienced this.   We went, along with Jim Benn, a fellow ArtSlant writer, to see Yayoi Kusama's retrospective at the Pompidou while I was visiting Paris, but we didn't know what we were getting ourselves into. We had no idea that we would swim... [more]

Guillaume Leblon: On Our Paris Watchlist  
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9/30/11 Posted 9/30/11

(Image: Guillaume Leblon,view from the show "Facing the dry dirt" at the Poorfarm experiment foundation; © Guillaume Leblon) Guillaume Leblon (b.1971, Lille, France) Guillaume Leblon makes installations, objects, photographs or films that transform the function and perception of space. Through simple interventions, he establishes an emotional relation with interior spaces and the domestic environment, creating feelings of uneasiness and imperceptible tension in the viewer. Reflections around du... [more]

Didier Courbot: On Our Paris Watchlist  
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4/25/11 Posted 4/25/11

(Image: Didier Courbot, Composer dans le but de rendre quelqu'un heureux, 2011,  Fleurs offertes aux visiteurs, dimensions variables;  © Didier Courbot / Maison populaire de Montreuil) Didier Courbot (b. 1967, Hazebrouck, France) Working with a range of media – sculpture, video, photography – Courbot documents the urban environment with an extraordinary sensitivity. His recreations of specific elements and his subtle interventions draw attention to the forgotten and discard... [more]

Tania Mouraud: On Our Paris Watchlist  
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3/26/11 Posted 3/26/11

(Image: Tania Mouraud, A permanent installation at the BPI Centre Pompidou; © Philadelphia Art Alliance blog) Tania Mouraud (b. 1942, Paris, France) Tania Mouraud is a leader in contemporary French Art. The autodidact began as a painter in the early 60s, commenting on the elusive nature of language through color and abstract shapes; since then her work has expanded into many mediums including printmaking, sound installations and photography. Her work consistently challenges viewers with... [more]

Exhibition by Takashi Murakami in the Château de Versailles (14 sep-12 dec)  
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9/17/10 Posted 9/17/10

(Excerpt from 'Murakami Versailles' posted on Château de Versailles website. Found on http://en.chateauversailles.fr/news-/events/expositions/murakami-versailles-en) Loose yourself in Takashi Murakami's wonderland. “For a Japanese like me, the Château de Versailles is one of the greatest symbols of Western history. It is the emblem of an ambition for elegance, sophistication and art that most of us can only dream of. Of course, we are aware that the spark that set fire to the powder o... [more]

Spitzer's Installation Investigated  
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4/30/10 Posted 4/30/10

(Excerpt from "Serge Spitzer At Palais de Tokyo" by Alice Pfeiffer, published in Dazed Digital.com, April 2010.  Found on http://www.dazeddigital.com/view/default.aspx?Category=22&ArticleID=7241&PageNum=1)   Read about how Serge Spitzer creates contemporary confusion from the traces of historical communication... Serge Spitzer has been pondering the power of plastic, air, and organised chaos since the 70s. The Romanian New Yorker is currently showing a gargantuan installation at Paris’s Pala... [more]

9 Vernissage  
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Liang Shaoji at Galerie Karsten Greve May 30th, 2009 - August 29th, 2009
Posted 6/3/09

We happened upon Galerie Karsten Greve's incredible show of Liang Shaoji's sculptures and installations: Closer inspection revealed silk worms as the subject and performer: [more]

Vernissages in Paris April 18--Cardenas Bellanger, Patricia Dorfmann...  
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4/20/09 Posted 4/20/09

Artslant Team hit the drizzly town for a few Beaubourg vernissages on Saturday. First stop was rue Quincampoix for Cardenas Bellanger--some fantastical installations and video works by Tobias Madison: Just up the rue, at Galerie Nelson- Freeman was a wall painting installation by Ernst Caramelle: and a collection of drawings in the upstairs gallery: At Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Huma Bhabha's sculpture and painted photographs: By far the most well-attended (can we say free Scotch?) opening was at Galerie Patr... [more]

Galerie Frédéric Giroux vernissage - Apr 4  
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4/6/09 Posted 4/6/09

On Saturday Artslant Paris writers Natalie Hegert and Kate Lemay hit the town to catch a few openings.  The time change had thrown us off, and we only made it to one good show, but it was an excellent one.  Sound by Artists at Galerie Frédéric Giroux: Typically, all the attendees were outside smoking cigarettes, so the exhibition inside was all ours: --Natalie Hegert [more]

January 17 Vernissages: in the 13th  
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1/19/09 Posted 1/19/09

Artslant was on the hunt again, this time taking in the vernissage scene on rue Louise Weiss in the 13th.  First up was Air de Paris' exhibit of Josh Smith's "bad paintings": In the project room Angela Bulloch participates in an artist exchange between Paris and Berlin galleries.  Bulloch, represented by Esther Schipper Gallery in Berlin, showed light and sound boxes, of neon and reverberating guitar tracks: Next door at Praz-Delavallade was Julian Hoeber's optic illusions: In between Praz-... [more]

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Walter Van Beirendonck at Galerie Polaris January 10th, 2009 - February 21st, 2009
Posted 1/11/09

A real treat was getting to meet fashion designer and installation artist Walter van Beirendonck:   He was invited to create a show at Galerie Polaris, his first venture into strictly contemporary art. It's entitled 2357, as in 300 years after van Beirendonck's demise, and humans from the future have unearthed his sarcophagous. The installation is what's to have been found in his tomb: [more]

Jan 10 Vernissages  
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1/11/09 Posted 1/11/09

On January 10th the new season opened, and Artslant's Georgia Fee and Natalie Hegert went gallery hopping in the freezing cold!  Great shows kept us going... Katharina Bosse's Portrait of the Artist as a Young Mother at Galerie Anne Barrault: Wallace Berman's collages at Galerie Frank Elbaz: A compelling installation of paintings by Ann Craven at Galerie LHK: Blown away by Simon Bernheim at Galerie Eva Hober: One very impressive collection: A real treat was getting to meet fashion designer and ins... [more]

P1060033 opening photos  
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Davide Ballula, Latifa Echakhch, Elise Florenty, Cyprien Gaillard, Gauthier Herrmann, Pierre Joseph, Ariel Kenig, Pierre Leguillon, Benoit Maire, Rainer Oldendorf, Santiago Reyes, Lili Reynaud-Dewar, Eric Stephany at galerie hussenot January 10th, 2009 - February 17th, 2009
Posted 1/11/09

We rounded the evening with the group show, Fugues, at Galerie Hussenot:   It was an incredible night with some great art, and we still missed half of the openings! A good sign for a great opening season. --Natalie Hegert (*All images by Natalie Hegert) [more]


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