Ida Tursic & Wilfried Mille are nominated for the Prix Marcel Duchamp 2019d
Almine Rech is pleased to announce the nomination of Ida Tursic & Wilfried Mille for the Prix Marcel Duchamp 2019.
The Prix Marcel Duchamp reflects above all the collector’s view – the view of the informed and enthusiastic lay art-lover – of the French scene today. But beyond the very wide-ranging roster of artists shortlisted since 2000, a glimpse of the vast artistic panorama of our times, the prize is also the vehicle of a humanist message reflecting the French spirit of open-mindedness and even-handedness that I value enormously and which seems to me ever more important to defend in the divided world we live in.
Founded by the aDiaF in 2000, open to French and French-based artists and organised from the first in partnership with the Centre Pompidou, the Prix Marcel Duchamp has made its mark as one of the most effective vehicles for raising awareness of contemporary art in France, gaining a prestige that makes it one of the most important of national prizes on the international scene.
Deliberately intended to recognise the most innovative artists of their generation, the Prix Marcel Duchamp seeks to promote the whole spectrum of contemporary art while setting different forms and practices into dialogue. The prize has to date been awarded to 16 artists from among some 70 shortlisted candidates.
- Gilles Fuchs
Nathaniel Mary Quinn 'This is Life', Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Madison, USA
December 1, 2018 - March 3, 2019
Nathaniel Mary Quinn: This is Life will be on view in MMoCA’s State Street Gallery from December 1, 2018 through March 3, 2019. The exhibition features seventeen of the artist’s mixed-media works on paper, created from 2014 to 2018. During this crucial four year period Quinn developed and refined the collage-like technique now synonymous with his name.
Farah Atassi 'Oeuvres en dialogue', Musée des Beaux-Arts de Cambrai, France
November 24, 2018 - March 17, 2019
Image: Farah Atassi, Party 3, 2018
Private Collection - Courtesy of the Artist
Cecilia Bengolea at Independent Brussels, presented by Almine Rech
November 11, 2018
Under the curatorial leadership of Vincent Honoré, Independent Brussels 2018 will reframe the art fair model into a performative festival welcoming live art, installations, curated displays, music, and discussions, resulting in an arena for experimentation, unexpected interactions and collective thinking.
For the first time, Independent has commissioned several debut performances and related talks for the 2018 Edition in November. Participating galleries have also commissioned new performances and projects. Here are details of the 2018 Live Program.
50 rue de l'Ecuyer
Photo: View from the performance at Consortium Museum, Dijon, France, June 2018 / © Cecilia Bengolea - Courtesy of the Artist and Almine Rech
Arlene Shechet creates public art installation at Madison Square Park
Artist Arlene Shechet has been commissioned by Madison Square Park Conservancy to create a new site-specific installation for the Park, on view from September 25, 2018, through April 28, 2019. Marking the Conservancy’s thirty-seventh exhibition and the artist’s first major public art project, Full Steam Ahead features a series of new sculptures in porcelain, wood, steel, and cast iron installed around and within the emptied circular reflecting pool in the north of Madison Square Park.
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Vivian Springford - Panel Discussion
Friday, September 28th
6 to 8 pm
Almine Rech Gallery is pleased to invite you to a panel discussion on the occasion of its Vivian Springford exhibition and the release of the artist's first-ever monograph.
Alexandra Schwartz - professor of Art History, Fashion Institute of Technology
Phong Bui - Publisher and Artistic Director, Brooklyn Rail
Moderated by Ethan Buchsbaum - Director, Almine Rech Gallery
The talk will be followed by a reading of original poetry in response to Springford's work by Anselm Berrigan, Laura Henriksen, Vincent Katz and Uche Nduka.
Friday, September 28th
6 to 8 pm
Almine Rech Gallery
39 E 78th St
New York, NY 10075
Almine Rech Gallery is pleased to announce the representation of Farah Atassi.
Her first exhibition with the gallery will take place in June 2019 in New York.
Paintings by Farah Atassi will be presented at Frieze London (booth A09) and FIAC Paris (booth 0.A20).
Characterised by vibrantly coloured geometric shapes and plays on perspective, Farah Atassi’s paintings create imaginary yet inhabited spaces that, by means of their visual trickery confusing depth and imminence, are impossible to fully grasp. The artist employs two main, methodological building blocks: a meticulous collection of images and a masking tape grid laid out in order to systematise the patterns produced within the abandoned interiors or scenes akin to still lifes she depicts. Situated on the fringes of narration, her paintings mix textile patterns and motley mosaics, referencing Modernism and Folk Art in equal measure. In the artist’s own words what we are dealing with are “figurative paintings that depict abstraction”. _
Farah Atassi (b.1981 in Brussels to Syrian parents) lives and works in Paris. She graduated from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris. In 2013, she was artist in residence at the International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP), New York and was nominated for the Prix Marcel Duchamp and received the Jean-François Prat Prize in 2012.
View of the studio of Farah Atassi in Paris, 2018 / Photo: Hélène Mauri - Courtesy of the Artist and Almine Rech Gallery
Genieve Figgis, The Arts Council of Ireland Collection
Almine Rech Gallery is pleased to announce the acquisition of a painting by Genieve Figgis by the Arts Council of Ireland.
This work will be added to the almost 1,100 works of modern and contemporary Irish art in the Collection and mark the latest additions to the Council’s long history of purchasing excellent and ambitious works of art that reflects the practise of artists working in Ireland today.
Comprising works across painting, sculpture, photography, video and multimedia installations the new purchases are drawn from across the spectrum of contemporary visual arts practice and will be accessible to public audiences throughout the country as part of the Arts Council Collection’s ongoing programme of exhibitions, loans and projects.
This painting is currently on view in the Consortium Museum biennale in Dijon, until October 14th, 2018
Genieve Figgis, The Lover crowned (after Fragonard), 2018
Acrylic on canvas, 100 x 80 cm, 39 3/8 x 31 1/2 inches
Courtesy of the Artist and Almine Rech Gallery
Photo: André Morin, Consortium Museum
Joseph Kosuth at Frieze New York - booth C24
Randall's Island Park
May 2 - 6, 2018
Almine Rech Gallery looks forward to welcoming you at Booth C24 with a solo presentation by Joseph Kosuth.
The work titled Nineteen Eighty-Four (Orwell) (2018) is made up of body of different colored neon works that read Any Message?. In this new series of work, Kosuth appropriates this text from George Orwell’s futuristic novel 1984, a story which gives a tragic illustration of what the world would be without the freedom to think.
Wednesday Preview, May 2: First Access 10am - 7pm
Thursday Preview, May 3: 11am - 8pm
Thursday Private View, May 3: 5pm - 8pm
Friday, May 4: 11am - 7pm
Saturday, May 5: 11am - 6pm
Sunday, May 6: 11am - 6pm
Tamuna Sirbiladze - Book launch at WIELS, Brussels
Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 3pm
Tamuna Sirbiladze: Presentation of the artist’s monograph by Benedikt Ledebur and film screening
Benedikt Ledebur will present the first and recent monographic publication on Georgian painter Tamuna Sirbiladze (1971 Tbilisi–2016 Vienna). This gathering will revisit the practice of Sirbiladze and include her video work – a selection of which will be screened for the occasion.
"My film works are not really video works, they are the expanded footnotes to my work processes and my work situation. I use the videos as documentation and I mostly work with film when I don’t have my studio available.” — Tamuna Sirbiladze, 2006
WIELS, Contemporary Art Centre
Av. Van Volxemlaan 354, 1190 Brussels