Yvon Lambert is one of my favorite commercial galleries in Paris. Few highlights from recent exhibitions there. Barbara Kruger wall paper piece in the entree. Kendell Geers carved stars into this human skull. Working with skulls seems to be the new medium for contemporary sculpture, seeing as how successfull Damien Hirst’s collaboration with Swarovski .
FIAC, Foire International D’Art Contemporain, Every October, Paris holds its annual contemporary art fair. This year the locations were divided between Grand Palais and Cour Carree Du Louvre Aside from the usual, too much abstract art, the provocative compelling works dealt with body politic. Douglas Gordon, Portrait of You + MeBlack and White photos mounted on mirror, with strategic holes burnt in them.Douglas Gordon is most reputable for his monumental video installations, like 24 Hour Psycho (slowed down Hitchcock’s film […]
Algeria’s Philippe Parreno, an empty room the ceiling filled with black helium filled speach bubble balloons. Haiti’s Mario Benjamin Sublime emotive portraits. Kendell Geers 7 Deadly Sins http://www.youtube.com/get_player MOUNIR FATMI – Save Manhattan 03 An assemblage of speakers old and new lined up in the middle of the space. The subtility is what gives this work its bulldozing effect, a massive spotlight casts from the speakers a shadow reminiscent of the Manhattan skyline. The voice of the iconic city floods […]