Galerie Georges-Philippe & Nathalie Vallois

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Martin Kersels: Five Songs

by Robert J. Hughes
        The standing microphone, the podium and the loudspeaker are the inadvertent sculptures of our cultural landscape, as evocative of desire or longing, ecstasy or ambition or failure as the heroic statues of politicians, demigods and athletes were in millennia past. You think of that seeing Ameican artist Martin Kersel's "Five Songs," an installation of stage and performance apparatus at Galerie Georges-Philippe & Nathalie Vallois. The "Five Songs" are actually five different... [more]
Posted by Robert J. Hughes on 10/18/10

Wit & Whimsy

by Robert J. Hughes
        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]
Posted by Robert J. Hughes on 6/22/10


Artslant hit the town last week twice in a row! On Thursday we checked out the St Germain galleries and enjoyed Pilar Albarracín's solo show at Georges-Philippe et Nathalie Vallois: A show full of humor and thoroughly entertaining, parodying post-cards from the 60's and 70's depicting a stereotyped version of Spanish culture: [more]
Posted by Natalie Hegert on 6/3/09

Strata and Stalactities! Oh la la!

by E-Slant Team
For his second show at Galerie Georges-Philippe et Nathalie Vallois, Boris Achour is presenting Celui dans la grotte, a new episode of the Conatus series. Since 2006, this series has comprised exhibitions, films and website pages, all generated by the Spinozan principle of the conatus, or motive force to exist, which in Achour’s work acts as a creative principle – in other words, as a generator of desires which may be directed at images, concepts, minerals, plants or human... [more]
Posted by E-Slant Team on 5/4/09

julien berthier

Then on to a spectacular opening for Julien Berthier and Pilar Albarracín at Galerie Vallois:   Julien Berthier: [more]
Posted by Natalie Hegert on 10/27/08

Pilar albarracín

Pilar Albarracìn's smoky installation:     [more]
Posted by Natalie Hegert on 10/27/08