Ellie Armon Azoulay

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The Elusive Identities and Feminine Mystique of Olga Balema's Sculptures   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
Olga Balema at High Art May 15th, 2014 - June 14th, 2014
Posted 6/4/14
These words, written by Iris Murdoch in her seminal novel The Sea, The Sea (1978) fit perfectly with the feeling on first encountering Olga Balema’s works, currently on display at High Art Gallery in Paris. Such a literary description seems natural for Olga Balema (b. 1984 Ukraine, lives and works in Amsterdam and Berlin), given her own selection of a very literary title for her first solo show in Paris. By naming her exhibition Her Curves she adds an additional layer of feminine mystique... [more]
A Closer Look at Ken Sortais   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
Ken Sortais at Galerie Celal May 15th, 2014 - June 7th, 2014
Posted 5/27/14
You cannot help it, this strange sometimes irritating feeling when you witness the displacement of street art from its "natural" public and free space into the gallery space that represents, almost by definition, the opposite. Ken Sortais's exhibition at Galerie Celal in Paris is a good example of that. Nevertheless his exhibition gives us a different experience of his works, which can be richer, more intimate and more complex. Despite winning the “Salon de Montrouge” prize, which was... [more]
Pernot’s Nomads   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
Mathieu Pernot at Jeu de Paume February 11th, 2014 - May 18th, 2014
Posted 4/9/14
Mathieu Pernot’s new show at Jeu de Paume follows twenty years of his career but it also follows the tragic downhill path some of modern society's marginal groups have taken since the twentieth century. While examining the nation state's mechanisms of supervision, control, and depression he also lingers on the historical role of photography as a collaborative practice. The curatorial orbit of his exhibition  was designed to create both spacious and conceptual "vis-à-vis" encounters between... [more]
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