Almine Rech to extend its Paris gallery at 18 Avenue Matignon, doubling its size
The gallery will keep its address at 18 Avenue Matignon in the 8th Arrondissement in Paris. The expansion is set to take place in early September.
The extension of the gallery symbolizes Almine Rech’s ambition to keep growing in the French capital in a community that has been instrumental in shaping the gallery since its inception in 1997. The addition to the existing space will be located in the elegant Haussmann building and will provide greater visibility to the roster of international artists the gallery represents.
“With the changes in Parisian traffic in recent years, we decided it was necessary to establish our presence on both sides of the Louvre in order to be closer to all of our collectors. Avenue Matignon has always been a neighborhood of art galleries, as it is close to the museums of the 16th Arrondissement, the auction houses, and the Grand and Petit Palais. Today, the 8th Arrondissement has become one of the major hubs in the international art market, so it only makes sense that we expand our presence there.”
The inaugural show at Almine Rech Paris | Matignon will be a solo exhibition of Vietnamese artist Mai-Thu, titled Inventing Tradition – A Vietnamese Painter in France opening in early September, 2022. A solo show of Alexander Calder, organized in collaboration with the Calder Foundation, will follow in October 2022.
Johan Creten in conversation with Barbara De Coninck
July 1, 2022
Johan Creten will be in conversation with Barbara De Coninck on the occasion of his solo show BESTIARIUM at Almine Rech Brussels
Friday, July 1st
Talk at 6 pm followed by a book signing
Free entry. Join us!
Art Monte Carlo
July 13 — 16, 2022
On the occasion of Art Monte Carlo 2022, Almine Rech is pleased to present a group exhibition alongside works by emerging and established artists. Through a multifaceted group of works, Almine Rech will bring together artists who demonstrate distinctive practices in painting and sculpture within a wide range of generations and origins: Jean-Baptiste Bernadet, Gordon Cheung, Johan Creten, Jorge Galindo, Mehdi Ghadyanloo, Allen Jones, Leelee Kimmel, Tomokazu Matsuyama, Alexandre Lenoir, Ryan Schneider, Thu Van Tran, Kim Tschang-Yeul, Tursic & Mille, Francesco Vezzoli and Tom Wesselmann.
On the booth, the gallery will also present a highlight of works by Italian artist Gioele Amaro. A master of the art of synthesis, Amaro combines, transforms, and blurs the boundaries to construct a dialogue between traditional mediums (painting, photography, drawing) and new technologies. By bringing his own touch to this original technique, Amaro shifts figurative representation into the abstract and captures the essence of the subject from real life.
Preview (by invitation only):
Wednesday, June 13, 2022, 2 pm to 8 pm
Thursday, June 14, 2022, 2 pm to 7 pm
Friday, July 15, 2022, 2 pm to 8 pm
Saturday, July 16, 2022, 2 pm to 8 pm
10, avenue Princesse Grace - BP 2000
MC 98001 Monaco Cedex
Tickets can be booked online here.
Recent Museum Acquisitions
Almine Rech is pleased to share recent Museum Acquisitions, including works by Ryoji Ikeda, Jonathan Gardner, Ewa Juszkiewicz, Scott Kahn, Otis Kwame Kye Quaicoe, Vaughn Spann and Claire Tabouret.
More information here.
Almine Rech congratulates Claire Tabouret who became member of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres of the Ministry of Culture in France!
In her figurative paintings, drawings and sculptures, Claire Tabouret scrutinizes identity and takes a closer look at childhood and its enigmas, the individual isolated or within a group. Sometimes covered, made up or disguised, children and women with mute faces stand upright in front of the viewer like frozen frames.
The recent immersive mural realized at Fabrègues Castle in the south of France is an example of the timeless and sometimes carnivalesque universe that the artist creates in her paintings. Often coated with a primary fluorescent layer, and realized on large-scale canvas, her works, whose tonalities are sometimes dark and sometimes acidic, as in the ensemble of the Débutantes, exude theatrical enigma. Before the representation of groups and characters, which may recall those of Romantic painting, Claire Tabouret was often interested in aquatic diurnal and nocturnal landscapes. During this time, she notably realized the Maisons Inondées, the series which brought her to recognition, as well as the ensemble entitled Migrants. Originating in internet or archival found photographs, her canvases are tainted with personal experience, unfurling a universe of stories and memories.
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Photo: Amanda Charchian
Almine Rech now represents Mehdi Ghadyanloo
Almine Rech is pleased to announce the representation of Iranian artist Mehdi Ghadyanloo in France, Belgium and Shanghai, following his first solo exhibition at Almine Rech Brussels in the spring of 2021.
Almine Rech will feature a solo exhibition of Mehdi Ghadyanloo in the London space in 2023.
Born in Karaj, Iran in 1981, he graduated with a B.A. from Tehran University’s College of Fine Arts in 2005, and later earned an M.A. in film studies from Tehran’s Teachers College.
Mehdi Ghadyanloo began his career as a muralist in Tehran in the early 2000s, when, following a call for proposals by the city, he produced almost one thousand gigantic wall paintings, including dreamlike landscapes and science-fiction scenes.
His work combines minimalist themes and a surrealist aesthetic in his paintings, using acrylic, oil, or watercolor. He uses the trompe l’œil technique of his murals to compose his paintings that take on the shape of square boxes with dreamlike imagery and hyperrealistic technique. Each of his works reveals his brilliant ability to trick our eyes and our perception of reality. Their architectural appearance reflects the artist’s investigation into designing and representing space on the canvas.
Shadow and light overlap and challenge each other endlessly in Ghadyanloo’s practice, and the symbolism of the movement from darkness to light is at the heart of his vision. All the elements that he depicts in his paintings — ladders, fences, holes in the ceiling — are methods of representing a way out, a kind of hope.
Mehdi Ghadyanloo is now based in Sarrebrücken, Germany and New York, US.
— Martha Kirszenbaum, independant curator and writer
Portrait of Mehdi Ghadyanloo, 2022 / Courtesy of the Artist and Almine Rech © Mehdi Ghadyanloo Studio
César Piette - Book Signing & Pop-Up in collaboration with Almine Rech Editions
May 6 — 8, 2022 / Paris | Turenne, Front Space
Book signing: Friday May 6 / from 6 pm
Pop-Up: May 7-8 / 11 am to 7 pm
Join César Piette in Paris on May 6 from 6 pm for the book signing of the artist's latest publication Homework, published this year by Almine Rech Editions.
On this occasion, catalogs, sculptures and three new limited editions by César Piette will be released and available for purchase exclusively at the Almine Rech Editions Pop-Up in Paris.
TEFAF New York 2022
May 5 - 10, 2022
On the occasion of the TEFAF New York 2022, Almine Rech proposes a group exhibition featuring artists, of different generations and multiple horizons, geographic as much as stylistic. The artists included in our presentation are George Condo, Günther Förg, Lucio Fontana, Jorge Galindo, Michael Hilsman, Minjung Kim, Erik Lindman,Tomokazu Matsuyama, Pablo Picasso, Kenny Scharf, Claire Tabouret, De Wain Valentine, Ouattara Watts, Tom Wesselmann, Chloe Wise, Ji Xin, and Zio Ziegler.
Private Day (by invitation only):
Thursday, May 5, 2022, 1 pm to 8 pm
Friday, May 6, 2022, 12 pm to 8 pm
Saturday, May 7, 2022, 12 pm to 8 pm
Sunday, May 8, 2022, 12 pm to 6 pm
Monday, May 9, 2022, 12 pm to 8 pm
Tuesday, May 10, 2022, 12 pm to 6 pm
Park Avenue Armory
643 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10065
Ouattara Watts joins Almine Rech
Almine Rech is very pleased to announce that Ouattara Watts has joined the gallery.
Almine Rech will feature Ouattara Watts' work at TEFAF New York 2022, at Art Basel Unlimited 2022 and in a solo show at Frieze London 2022. Ouattara Watts will also have his first solo exhibition at Almine Rech Brussels in 2023.
In his works, Ouattara Watts summons imaginary worlds and mystical visions, from ancestral to contemporary, to observe the metaphysical relationship between creatures. Vibrant colors, mysterious figures, and allusions to spiritual rites in the form of equations and cryptic symbols are apparent, and the interrelationship of these elements creates a dimension unique to Watts. His source material is colorful and varied, from traditional fabrics and paint to cut-out photographs and digital prints. The added layers forge a sense of his multicultural identity and reflect upon an increasingly multicultural society. Regardless of the origin of these elements, the discernable spiritual power of his works conveys another world that is both instantaneous and timeless.
Born in the Ivory Coast in 1957, Watts lives and works in New York and considers himself an American artist. He was persuaded to move to the city in the late '80s by Jean-Michel Basquiat, after meeting the artist at an opening in Paris. Lifelong friends, a thematic similarity is evident in their art, both of which highlight African culture, philosophy, and spirituality.
Ouattara Watts is represented by Karma and Almine Rech.
Ouattara Watts has been exhibited at the Whitney Biennial, the National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institute, the Venice Biennale, and MoMA. His work can be found in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York; Smithsonian National Museum of African American Art, Washington, D.C.; The Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire; Collection Mohammed IV, Morocco; Fondation Dapper, Paris, France; Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, Saratoga Springs, New York; and the UC Berkeley Museum of Art and Film Archive, Berkeley, California, among others.
Portrait of Ouattara Watts, 2022 / Courtesy of the Artist and Almine Rech - Photo: © James Fischetti
Farah Atassi: Resting Dancers
April 29 - May 14, 2022
Almine Rech Shanghai is pleased to present Farah Atassi's third solo exhibition, on view from April 29 to May 14, 2022. Given the current health situation in Shanghai, the exhibition is currently visible via the gallery’s online viewing room.
The society of the spectacle. The performance is over, or perhaps it is yet to begin. Farah Atassi's dancers are at rest, sometimes even asleep, on a stage with a half-open curtain, not for some ballet but for other art forms. Indeed, in the center of a space lined entirely with an impeccable grid that plays almost hypnotically with the reclining dancer's striped costume, striped paintings emerge from the decor, while on the ground a frame seems to be waiting to become an abstraction. These intersecting lines in Sleeping dancer 3 reveal other crossings, other encounters — those of painting, dance, and theater. This singular dialogue occurs again on the stage of Dancer on stage 2: next to some striped paintings strewn on the floor, the dancer, revealing her intimacy — she only wears a blouse and some slippers — lounges in the stage area, exposing an abstract, undulating decor that merges with the stage curtains.
— Marjolaine Lévy, art critic and curator
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Photo: Farah Atassi, After the Show, 2021 - Glycero and oil on canvas - 200 x 160 cm, 78 1/2 x 63 in / © Farah Atassi - Courtesy of the Artist and Almine Rech - Photo: Matt Bohli