Umar Rashid at ArtCenter
March 29, 2023
The ArtCenter Graduate Art MFA program is pleased to announce as part of its Spring 2023 Graduate Art guest lecture series, organized by Jack Bankowsky:
Alison Gingeras, curator and writer, presents Umar Rashid.
ArtCenter’s Graduate Seminar lecture series is a forum for graduate students, members of the ArtCenter community and the general public to enter into dialogue with internationally recognized artists, critics, and art historians.
March 29 — April 2, 2023
For Art Paris 2023, the Almine Rech presentation will focus on five artists from different continents and generations: Alice Anderson, Carlos Jacanamijoy, Alexandre Lenoir, Thu Van Tran and Tursic & Mille. Those five artists with a practice ranging from painting to sculpture will create new works specifically for this presentation.
VIP Preview (by invitation only):
Wednesday, March 29, 2023, 11 am - 9 pm
Thursday, March 30, 2023, 10 am - 12 pm
Thursday, March 30, 2023, 12 pm - 9 pm
Friday, March 31, 2023, 12 pm - 9 pm
Saturday, April 1, 2023, 12 pm - 8 pm
Sunday, April 2, 2023, 12 pm - 8 pm
Grand Palais Éphémère
75007 Paris, France
Almine Rech now represents Joël Andrianomearisoa
Almine Rech is pleased to announce the representation of Malagasy-French artist Joël Andrianomearisoa in France, Belgium, UK, Shanghai and New York. The gallery will feature his work in Art Brussels 2023 and in a solo exhibition at Almine Rech Paris in 2024.
Joël Andrianomearisoa's work fits into the gallery's program in an original way in relation to other artists already represented, particularly those using textiles and weaving, all while enriching a chapter of the contemporary art landscape that our program seeks to address.
These creative materials were used, although not very much, at the beginning of the 20th century, only to be abandoned for some time. Today they are once again growing in prominence due to a desire on the part of artists to intervene manually with materials linked to the richness of craftsmanship. It represents the desire and sensual pleasure attached to a renewal in continuity of the history of civilizations, as well as a protective reaction to technology and the virtual.
Joël Andrianomearisoa trained as an architect at the École Spéciale d'Architecture; he also sculpts, paints and draws abstract landscapes of wild grasses and reeds, themes that are aligned to his work with these natural elements.
– Almine Rech
Yes I am hungry for time, at times fragile or melancholic, a kiss or a caress,
in color or at night, sometimes flowers, sometimes steel, sometimes cloth, sometimes paper...
but above all, I am eager for a world in all its forms with all its possible forms.
A world poem to materialize every emotion.
An exercise through time, our time, our space, and the multiple geographies of our hearts and the land.
Starting with two vital concepts, that of matter and desire ... to infinity.
– Joël Andrianomearisoa
Ouattara Watts: Recipient of The American Academy of Arts and Letters Gwendolyn Knight Lawrence Award 2023.
Born in the Ivory Coast in 1957, Watts lives and works in New York.
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.
In his works, American artist 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.
More about Ouattara Watts here.
Recent Museum Acquisitions
Almine Rech is pleased to share the recent Museum Acquisitions, including works by Joe Andoe, Farah Atassi, Jean-Baptiste Bernadet, Marcus Jansen, José Lerma, Sam McKinniss, George Rouy, Li Qing, Otis Kwame Kye Quaicoe, Arlene Shechet, Turi Simeti, Vivian Springford, Genesis Tramaine, Thu Van Tran, Chloe Wise and Zio Ziegler.
More information here.
Almine Rech now represents Roby Dwi Antono
Almine Rech is pleased to announce the representation of Indonesian artist Roby Dwi Antono in Europe, UK, United States and Shanghai.
Roby Dwi Antono’s stylized portraits of wide-eyed children and mythological creatures recall the works of Pop surrealists Mark Ryden and Yoshitomo Nara.
Fusing fantastical imagery with classic Renaissance aesthetics, Antono draws upon themes of heroism, pop culture, and macabre humor to illuminate the contradictions of the human experience. Antono is a self-taught painter and illustrator and has been featured both in Indonesia and internationally in numerous solo and group exhibitions.
Roby Dwi Antono was born in 1990. He lives and works in Yogyakarta.
Frieze Los Angeles
February 16—19, 2023
On the occasion of Frieze Los Angeles, Almine Rech will present a group exhibition featuring paintings and sculptures by a selection of artists and estates, reflecting the gallery's artistic diversity.
Private Days (by invitation only):
Thursday, February 16, 2023, 10 am to 7 pm
Friday, February 17, 2023, 11 am to 8 pm
Saturday, February 18, 2023, 11 am to 7 pm
Sunday, February 19, 2023, 11 am to 6 pm
Santa Monica Airport
3233 Donald Douglas Loop S
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Tickets may be booked online here.
January 25 – 29, 2023
For Art Genève 2023, Almine Rech Gallery is pleased to present a selection of works by 23 established and emerging artists of our program.
In keeping with the gallery’s aesthetic direction, the display will focus on paintings, sculptures and works on paper of high quality — from abstract and minimal to more figurative — with the main concern being the material plane and surface treatment.
We will be focusing on the cultural diversity of our program. Giving particular emphasis to multicultural artists – such as the estate of Cuban artist Agustín Cárdenas, Korean abstract masters such as Ha Chong-Hyun and Kim Tschang-Yeul, Flemish sculptor Johan Creten, French painter Alexandre Lenoir and the German painter Jenny Brosinski – we additionally wish to focus on how these artists from different backgrounds and generations express the sensibilities and strengths of their individual approaches to artistic creation. Moreover, we ask how they treat notions of memory and the rethinking of history.
On this occasion and for the first time at Art Genève, we will focus on the American artist Jameson Green, whose works are steeped in history and references to Goya and Picasso.
We will also show works by Karel Appel, Oliver Beer, Jean-Baptiste Bernadet, Gordon Cheung, Paul de Flers, Mehdi Ghadyanloo, Daniel Gibson, Carlos Jacanamijoy, Minjung Kim, John McAllister, Ted Pim, Kenny Scharf, Thu Van Tran, Tursic & Mille, Francesco Vezzoli and Zio Ziegler.
Preview (by invitation only):
Wednesday, January 25, 2023, 2 pm to 9 pm
Thursday, January 26, 2023, 12 pm to 7 pm
Friday, January 27, 2023, 12 pm to 8 pm
Saturday, January 28, 2023, 12 pm to 8 pm
Sunday, January 29, 2023, 12 pm to 8 pm
Route François-Peyrot 30
Case postale 112
1218 le Grand-Saconnex
Tickets can be booked online here.
Almine Rech now represents Ted Pim
Almine Rech is pleased to announce the global representation of Ted Pim.
Irish artist Ted Pim uses darkness as a tool to portray a moody and even macabre ambience throughout his works.
Often in a manner that is subversively ominous, through the darkly lit canvases he emphasizes the focal points of his work which are most notably beautiful assortments of flowers and baroque figures. The dichotomy of creating art that has a cunning contemporary take on tropes, found in art history such as 17th century Dutch art and the Italian Renaissance, creates a surprisingly harmonious end result.
January 12 - 15, 2023
'GALLERIES and NEW/NOW sections'
Please join Almine Rech at ART SG, presenting a group show by Gioele Amaro, Jean-Baptiste Bernadet, Brian Calvin, Alejandro Cardenas, Gordon Cheung, Johan Creten, Xavier Daniels, Huang Yuxing, Marcus Jahmal, Aaron Johnson, Minjung Kim, Wes Lang, Alexandre Lenoir, José Lerma, Dr Esther Mahlangu, John McAllister, César Piette, Ted Pim, Rudolf Polanszky, Hiba Schahbaz, Jan-Ole Schiemann, Ryan Schneider, Turi Simeti, Vivian Springford, Mai Trung Thu, Thu Van Tran, Kim Tschang-Yeul, Tursic & Mille, Tom Wesselmann, and Zio Ziegler.
On the occasion of ART SG, Almine Rech is also thrilled to present Hu Zi's painting in NEW/NOW, a salon-style exhibition showcasing new artists with the aim of introducing new collectors to emerging talents at affordable price points.
Hu Zi (b. 1981) graduated with an MFA from the Department of Comprehensive Painting at China Academy of Art in 2007. She also completed a residency at the Cité internationale des arts Paris during an exchange at École des Beaux-Arts de Paris (2006). She works most often in gouache, but also in oil paint, always with translucency. In her long-term practice of portraiture, she collates individual experiences into the construction of a self-image by fabricating the very unique touch of bodily boundaries. The subjects addressed include rock gods, literary giants, great artists, and those who have or had an impact on her. When looking at today’s art-historical prospects, she has found the place where she belongs—returning to easel art, especially on canvas in the traditional genre of portrait. Seeing it as the best perceptual field for reconstructing the flesh, she completes it with the notion that the body is alienated in the age of consumerism.
VIP Preview (by invitation only): Wednesday, January 11, 2023, 2 pm to 5 pm
Vernissage (by invitation only): Wednesday, January 11, 2023, 5 pm to 9 pm
VIP Hour (by invitation only): Thursday, January 12, 2023, 11 am to 12 pm
Thursday & Friday, January 12 - 13, 2023, 12 pm to 7 pm
Saturday, January 14, 2023, 11 am to 7 pm
Sunday, January 15, 2023, 11 am to 5 pm
Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre
10 Bayfront Ave
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