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Isa Genzken

Chantal Crousel is pleased to present the first solo exhibition of Isa Genzken at the gallery. The exhibition is composed of a series of paintings, collages and sculptures, created for Paris. Under the unambiguous title “Mona Isa”, the artist brings to the foreground a number of iconic personalities from the history of art, in particular from the Renaissance : da Vinci, Caravaggio, as well as Dürer. By introducing them next to portraits of herself and to her images of the contemporary world, she challenges them and propulses them into our time, next to Michael Jackson and other seminal figures of... [more]
Posted by ArtSlant Team on 1/18/11
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Make this a Must

by Georgia Fee
A sprinkling of Duchamp, a dash of Beuys, a dusting of Kosuth and a generous dollop of talent. Witty, political,  eclectic and referential, this daring and dynamic duo takes from all mediums to challenge and provoke the viewer to thought, action, outrage, despair, laugh, cry, shout.  From two camel humps on an ironing board to the gorgeous and enigmatic photograph, Forecast (shown above), this show is guaranteed to turn you into a fan.  My favorite piece of the evening was Petrified Petrol Pump, 2010, a futuristic artifact that appears before us calcified, encrusted and haunting. ... [more]
Posted by Georgia Fee on 9/7/10
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The Fragility of Life

Chantal Crousel Gallery is pleased to announce the exhibition of recent works by Mona Hatoum. Many visitors may recall the splendid integration of Mona Hatoum’s works in two very different, historically and privately marked environments : at Darat al Funun (the Khalid Shoman Foundation) in Amman, Jordan, 2008 and at Palazzo Querini Stampalia, Venice, in 2009. The same works presently shown in the neutral, white gallery space in Paris allow yet another reading. Indeed, a number of intimate or domestic elements, integrating furniture, hair, knicknacks, drawings, medal, dialogue with objects usually... [more]
Posted by ArtSlant Team on 3/23/10
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Two Films on View

      MAN WITH NO NAMEDuration : 52 minutesSupport: vidéoDirector : WANG Bing (China) The film is still in production. Wang Bing presents a state of his researches in a study of this film. This study has been projected at Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris in 2008 in the frame of the Cahiers du Cinéma's Festival, where it meets with popular and critical acclaim. The final version will be presented at the Galerie Chantal Crousel in October 2009, on the occasion of the first solo show of the artist at the gallery. SynopsisThe story sets into the ruins of a deserted village, surrounded with an old wall, w... [more]
Posted by Abhilasha Singh on 11/2/09
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Keeping a Distance

by Lillian Davies
    Currently representing Switzerland in the 53rd Venice Bienniale, Fabrice Gygi has participated in numerous international exhibitions, showing his work in Paris for the first time 10 years ago. His sculptural work pairs a precise aesthetic with suggestive, at times aggressive, materials and arrangements — shiny metal spikes hung from the ceiling or a network of conveyor belts, for example. For his current show at Chantal Crousel, French critic Christophe Kihm’s press release divides the work Gygi is showing at the gallery into three categories: jewels, machines and signs. Kihm is at pains to... [more]
Posted by Lillian Davies on 9/19/09
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Gold-diggers

        Bijoux de famille Exhibition view Photo credit: Florian Kleinefenn "I am very fond of gold, because it is symbolic.I look at gold in a disinterested way;Gold is like the sun, it is unalterable." Marcel Broodthaers "I believe enormously in eroticism, because it is something truly general throughout the world, something that everyone understands. It replaces, if you wish, what other Literary Schools call Symbolism, Romanticism. It could be another "ism", so to speak. I don't endow it with any personal signification but, basically, it is a real way to bring to light things that a... [more]
Posted by Natalie Hegert on 3/15/09
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Ties that Bind

by Frances Guerin
    The prominent German photographer, Wolfgang Tillmans, has self-curated a new exhibition at Chantal Crousel for the fall season in Paris.  A quick glance at what appears to be a motley lot of images, becomes increasingly disturbing the longer one spends with the work. As is his practice, Tillmans presents what appears to be random, unrelated images, found objects, photocopied news clippings and magazine images, photographs of friends, nature, and other things he has seen. These images and objects are under glass on a number of tables scattered around the central space of the gallery. On the wa... [more]
Posted by Frances Guerin on 9/16/08