BRUCE NAUMAN 

Contrapposto Studies The body – truncated, made-up or performed; space – oppressive, blinding or alienating; and sound – disconcerting and haunting: these are the three fundamental materials of the theater of cruelty and absurdity utilized, via video, performance, photography, and sculpture, for nearly sixty years by the precursor of body art (born in 1941 in […]

HA:AR 

Generative mutations Stars of the Crash exhibition, which unveiled the NFT works of the Feride Ikiz collection during the 15th edition of the Contemporary Istanbul art fair in June 2021, and incredibly active on the Istanbul scene, the duo ha:ar operate a disturbing fusion between the real and the virtual. Work of the third kind, […]

THE NOBEL COLLECTION

And Now The Good News Shocking, striking, disturbing, intelligent – and eminently plastic … the works in the Annette and Peter Nobel collection, which we discovered at the Pera Museum in Istanbul, hit the nail on the head. What do they have in common? Newsprint. The guiding principle of the collection? News, as Edward Ruscha […]

Philippe Decrauzat 

When art becomes hypnotic Philippe Decrauzat is an artist working in Lausanne and Paris. He exploits the field of abstraction with the ambition of pushing perception beyond the limits of the image to create a spatial presence. By manipulating a multitude of lines that synchronize to form undulating, superimposed and intertwined patterns with powerful moiré […]

THE JOURNEY TO NANTES

Every summer for the past ten years, the former city of the Dukes of Brittany has been given over to artists charged with reinterpreting its heritage, even if it means disguising it. For this new edition of the Voyage à Nantes, Hélène Delprat deploys her small shadow theatre with the appearance of a danse macabre […]

HARTUNG-BERGMAN FOUNDATION  

An interlocking of cubic “elementalist” volumes barely emerging behind the foliage of the olive trees; immaculate white walls inclined towards the sky and open into “window-pictures” and holes of light on nature; a private house and two studios deployed around a patio and a central swimming pool, reminiscent of the impluvium and atrium of the […]

EVA NIELSEN 

Prints/Overprints The latest works by Eva Nielsen, which are being exhibited at the Galerie Jousse, are the result of an artistic residency with the tanners and silk workers attached to LVMH (LVMH Métiers d’art residency). They are further evidence of the great mastery and plastic inventiveness of the Franco-Danish artist, who has made the hybridization […]

VENICE BIENNALE  

The Milk of Dreams The title of the 59th Venice International Art Exhibition, taken from a fairy tale written by Leonora Carrigton,1 is misleading. Like the tales, mixing horror and wonder in a strange timelessness, this new edition shows the dark side of the fable and often plunges us into the shifting sands of opaque […]

OLAFUR ELIASSON

Vibratile spaces Born in 1967 in Copenhagen, affiliated with the Light and Space movement, Olafur Eliasson has made light and chromatic phenomena the basis for an exploration of perception and especially of its subjectivity. Considering the perception of the external environment (light and darkness, colors, depth of space and time…) as intrinsically linked to the […]

“We walked on the Earth” by Uffe Isolotto

The 59e edition of the Venice Biennale began on April 23 and will be held until November 27 for the pleasure of visitors. An emotional journey through the national pavilions at the Giardini and the Arsenale, combining established artists and beautiful discoveries. The Danish pavilion has chosen Uffe Isolotto, a Danish artist born in 1976 […]