Exhibitions to see this week-end

From Tel Aviv to Paris via Seoul, Artsper offers you a general survey of the current exhibitions.

PARIS

«  MÉCANIQUE REMONTÉES ».  ZIMOUN AU CENTQUATRE


Zimoun flooded the Cent Quatre with cardboard boxes and received great success. Sound and visual architectures enthrall the  spec’actor and thwart his perception “What you see is what you hear” explains the Swiss artist whose creations fit closely with the legendary Swiss mechanics and precision. Materials overlap and are like a reflection. A delightful invitation to meditate or lose your bearings.

Address: Cent-Quatre, 108 rue d’aubervilliers, 75019 Paris

« BUILD FROM MEMORY ». AUGUSTINE KOFIE A LA GALERIE OPENSPACE

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Augustine Kofie, ‘Solar Static’, acrylique et aérosol sur toile, 2017 – © François-Xavier Laurent


Build From Memory
resonates “our aptitude as human beings to acquire knowledge and then enforce it on the material world” says Openspace gallery. Augustine Kofie, a well known graffiti artist in Los Angeles, experiments around with various creation procedures and techniques in the form of collages and paintings on canvas and wood. A technical feat for the artist, worthy of the futurists, tinged with graffiti, where shapes and lines deconstruct themselves and turn into top level geometric abstraction. His work around the perspective, depth of the horizontal-vertical system, not to mention his breaches…are a key contribution to history of art.

Where? Openspace Gallery, 116 boulevard Richard Lenoir, 75011 Paris

AILLEURS

VILLEURBANNE. INSTITUT D’ART CONTEMPORAIN. ANN VERONICA JANSSENS

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Ann Veronica Janssens, ‘Yellowbluepink’, Welcome Collection, London, 2015 Photo  © WELLCOME TRUST


Through a mono-graphical exhibition, Ann Veronica Janssens captures the entire space and institutes experiments:  namely perceiving the effects of light. She invites the spectator to take his “undefined zones” into account while observing or perceiving constantly. The artist tries to modulate the spectator’s senses where imagination is welcomed and shakes up these perceptions.

Address : IAC, 11 Rue Dr Dolard, 69100 Villeurbanne

TEL AVIV. MUSEUM OF ART. FIONA TAN : GEOGRAPHY OF TIME

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Fiona Tan, ‘Nellie’, 2013, Installation vidéo, durée : 3 min. 9 sec. © Fiona Tan et Frith Street Gallery, Londres


Fiona Tan forges links with relations, the one of the past with the present, our personal history with collective history or even the ones that man carries through time or space. For example, she establishes a parallel between the tradition of Dutch painting and photographer’s work, following the example of August Sander, triggering a new approach, a new reflection…

Address: Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Shaul Hamelech Blvd. 27, composé Goldh Mair 61332012

SEOUL. ISAAC JULIEN AT PLATFORM-L CONTEMPORARY ART CENTER

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Isaac Julien Western Union: Small Boats I 2007 Installation view, Museum Brandhorst, Munich Five-screen installation, super 16mm colour film, transferred to High Definition, 5.1 sound, 18’ 22” ©  Collection of Museum Brandhorst, Munich


An innovative print through multi-screen installations exhibited at the Centre Georges Pompidou, The Museum of Modern Art in New York, awarded at the Cannes Film Festival, participant of the 56th Venice Biennale, Grand Jury Prize at the Kunstfilm Biennale in Cologne for the mono-screen version of his audiovisual installation in Baltimore… Isaac Julien has earned recognition worldwide, his aim is to make people question the black identity of our world. His travels in Europe and Africa inspire him, but also mediums like books (
Africa ghost of Leiris) and documentaries (Journey to the Congo, Allégret), he combines commitment and poetry on screens without any dialog through another version, very different from the medias.

“Usually, one shows us this story (the one of migrants) with facts and figures. I offer a more lyrical approach like a song: there are tragic songs but they are beautiful. It’s a hymn”, says Isaac Julien.


Address:
 PLATFORM-L CONTEMPORARY ART CENTER, 11 Eonjuro 133gil Gangnamgu Seoul 06053 Republic of Korea