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
IMAGINARY ANCESTORS - Book Launch and reception
Friday, April 20, 2018 – 6 pm
On the occasion of Art Brussels 2018, Almine Rech Gallery is pleased to present the new publication ‘Imaginary Ancestors’, an important catalog published by the gallery in conjunction with the exhibition held in New York from May 2 to June 15, 2017.
‘Imaginary Ancestors’ was a group exhibition organized with Carlo Severi and Bernard de Grunne. The exhibition looked at Primitivism in modern and contemporary art, on the one hand restaging a seminal 1933 Durand-Ruel Gallery exhibition in New York of Fang sculptures and contemporary paintings of the time, and on the other hand presenting a parallel exhibition of Primitivist modern and affiliated contemporary works by Joe Bradley, Mark Grotjahn, Matthew Lutz-Kinoy, Ana Mendieta, James Turrell and Erika Verzutti, among others.
Almine Rech Gallery
Rue de l'Abbaye 20
On the occasion of Per Kirkeby’s solo exhibition, Almine Rech Gallery Paris is pleased to invite you to
a conversation between Fabrice Hergott and Bernard Ruiz-Picasso
on Saturday, March 24th, 2018
from 5 to 6 pm
(The conversation will be in french)
For further information, please contact Myriam Chair: email@example.com
Image: Per Kirkeby, Untitled, 2011, Oil on canvas, 180 x 140 cm, 70 7/8 x 55 1/8 inches, photo: Rebecca Fanuele - Courtesy of the Artist and Almine Rech Gallery
'Modi' Maudit: Does the damned artist still exist?' at Tate Modern, London
February 28, 2018 - 6:30 to 8 pm
Join us to discuss Modigliani, contemporary art, institutionalisation, marketing and media
In the 100 years since Modigliani died, art has moved from margin to centre, with all the losses and gains that this entails. For this event, artist Francesco Vezzoli and Cristiana Perrella, newly appointed director of Centro Pecci, Italy will consider how the artist’s role has changed accordingly.
George Condo 'Expanded Portrait Compositions', Hong Kong Maritime Museum
March 27 - April 6, 2018
Expanded Portrait Compositions will be the first major exhibition by American artist George Condo in Hong Kong. Showcasing a brand-new body of paintings and works on paper that have been created by Condo specifically for the Maritime Museum in Hong Kong, the exhibition will be on view for two weeks only, from March 27 through April 6, 2018.
George Condo, Laughing and Screaming, 2018, acrylic, metallic paint, pigment stick, charcoal and pastel on linen, 80 x 74 inches, 203 x 188 cm © George Condo / ARS (Artists Rights Society), New York, 2018.
Brian Calvin 'Così fan tutte' at Met Gallery, New York
January 25 - March 31, 2018
Brian Calvin's Così fan tutte coincides with the Met Opera’s much anticipated new production of Mozart’s comedy, onstage from March 15. Brian Calvin's Così fan tutte, free to the public, runs through March 31, 2018.
“Mozart’s opera has such whimsy and humor—along with darker undercurrents,” says Gallery Met Director Dodie Kazanjian, “and Brian, with his vibrant, psychologically astute portraits, is the perfect fit.”
"Rather than illustrating scenes from the plot of Così fan tutte, I lingered on the organizing principle of duets in Mozart’s opera, exploring harmony and dissonance through repetition and difference,” Brian Calvin said. “The overlapping figures interlock into a unified expression of complicity, ‘putting their heads together’,” said the artist. Calvin is particularly known for his large-scale, highly stylized portraits, characterized by light-soaked palettes and flattened planes of color, retaining a life-like quality.
The Arnold & Marie Schwartz
Gallery Met, Met Opera
Ligovskoï - Live / Almine Rech Gallery, Paris
January 25th 2018 - 7 pm
On the occasion of 'Hors Saison', Jean-Baptiste Bernadet's exhibition, Almine Rech Gallery is please to invite you to a concert by LIGOVSKOÏ
on Thursday, January 25th 2018 - 7 pm
Ligovskoï is a Paris-based electronic music project working across both visual and sonic media, founded in 2010 by Nikolaï Azonov and Valerio Selig. Inspired by the concept of infinite music, minimal composers and abstract painting, they oscillate between ambient, drone and experimental. They create touching and cinematographic atmospheres using both acoustic and digital tools such as synthesizers, voices, field recordings and sampling. Their collaboration with Parisian label Dement3d has been materialized in 2014 with «Dilip», an 8-track double EP and «Mana» in 2016, a 9-track double EP. On stage, Ligovskoï’s performances invite the audience to a contemplating experience of deep recollection, both profound and hypnotic. Their synesthetic performance in the framework of ‘Hors Saison’ exhibition will be inspired by Jean-Baptiste Bernadet’s paintings.
Almine Rech Gallery
64 Rue de Turenne
75003 Paris, France