Gilles Barbier

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Wit & Whimsy   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
Gilles Barbier at Galerie Georges-Philippe & Nathalie Vallois May 28th, 2010 - July 31st, 2010
Posted 6/22/10
        One of the hardest tricks to pull off in any medium is wit. It's even harder when the wit is mixed with a dash of whimsy. And harder still when that combination is used to examine that deepest of questions: where did we come from? Yet the works of Gilles Barbier, in "There is no Moon without a Rocket," his luminous show at Galerie Georges-Philippe & Nathalie Vallois, are witty and whimsical and even in a weightless way, weighty. They consider the universe not as a problem to... [more]
May the FORCE be With You   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
Boris Achour, Kader Attia, Véronique Aubouy, Fayçal Baghriche, Gilles Barbier, Olivier Bardin, Dominique Blais, Michel Blazy, Xavier Boussiron, Alain Bublex, Daniel Buren, Butz&Fouque, Stéphane Calais, Mircea Cantor, James Coleman, Pascal Convert, Damien Deroubaix, Dewar&Gicquel, Wang Du, Nicolas Fenouillat, Jean-Baptiste Ganne, Le Gentil Garçon, Fabien Giraud, Grout/Mazéas, Fabrice Hyber, Arnaud Labelle-Rojoux, Guillaume Leblon, Frédérique Loutz, Stéphane Magnin, Didier Marcel, Philippe Mayaux, Anita Molinero, Bruno Peinado, Philippe Perrot, Julien Prévieux, Raphaël Siboni, Cannelle Tanc, Fabien Verschaere, Frédéric Vincent, Virginie Yassef at Grand Palais April 24th, 2009 - June 1st, 2009
Posted 5/11/09
I attended on the opening weekend and expected long lines outside the Grand Palais.  Though the exhibit was in its final weekend (later extended) the line for TAG--the graffiti collection of Gallizia--stretched out past the grand entrance and Andy next door was reeling in hundreds.  La Force de l'Art?  Nobody.  Not a single person waiting to see the triennial of French contemporary art.  ORLAN was signing books that day and looked a little forlorn at her table, waiting for people to... [more]
To the Letter   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
Pierre Ardouvin, Richard Baquié, Gilles Barbier, Ben, Etienne Bossut, Anne-Lise Coste, Natacha Dubois-Dauphin, Joël Ducorroy, Glabel, David Hominal, JonOne, Guy Limone, Christian Robert-Tissot, Taroop, Rémy Zaugg at L’Abbaye d'Annecy-le-Vieux January 5th, 2009 - April 12th, 2009
Posted 2/20/09
          Sous le sceau "révolutionnaire" du collectif Taroop & Glabel, l'exposition Texto rassemble les œuvres de 16 artistes contemporains autour des mots.Tout au long du XXe siècle, les artistes multiplient les expérimentations autour du langage. Leurs recherches s'emparent des progrès et des découvertes de la société contemporaine: développement de l'électricité, modernisation des transports, naissance de la psychanalyse, développement des medias et de la publicité....Le langage... [more]