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  • Claire Tabouret: I am spacious, singing flesh


    Collateral Event of the 59th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia
    Curated by Kathryn Weir
    April 23 – November 27, 2022 | Palazzo Cavanis
    Opening Reception on Wednesday, April 20, 2022 from 6 pm to 9 pm


    ‘Claire Tabouret: I am spacious, singing flesh’ presents a new critical reading of key dimensions of the Los Angeles-based French artist’s work in a remarkable survey exhibition curated by Kathryn Weir that explores multiple transformations: of self, other, collective identities, struggle, release, refuge. A powerful and unexpected dialogue is created with a number of vernacular devotional objects drawn from archaeological and liturgical collections in Italy, invoking an ambivalent threshold in Tabouret’s practice, a portal into multiple temporalities andsubjectivities through which to consider alternative relationships amongst human beings, and between human beings and their environment, in theface of ecological and social crises and in communication with the supernatural.

    Across 25 works by Tabouret - the earliest from 2008 but drawn mostly from the last decade of the artist’s multifaceted practice - the exhibition articulates various structures and fluidities existing within subjectivity and constructed identities through paintings, sculpture, video and works on paper. Errant subjectivities and magical materialism constitute thematic axes of the exhibition. Gradually, a suspended potential and metaphysical friction inscribed in the works comes to the fore through associations interior and exterior, material and spiritual, visible and invisible.

    This exhibition is presented by FABA (Fundación Almine y Bernard Ruiz-Picasso para el Arte) in collaboration with Almine Rech. 

    — Kathryn Weir, Curator

    Palazzo Cavanis
    Dorsoduro 920
    30123 Venice

  • Ha Chong-Hyun


    Collateral Event of the 59th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia
    Curated by Sunjung Kim
    April 23 – August 24, 2022 | Palazzetto Tito (Istituzione Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa)


    Kukje Art and Culture Foundation with the support of La Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, Venice; Kukje Gallery, Seoul; Tina Kim Gallery, New York; Almine Rech and Blum & Poe are pleased to present a solo exhibition of works by Ha Chong-Hyun, on view at Palazzetto Tito (Istituzione Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa) as Collateral Event of the Biennale Arte 2022 from April 23. 

    The retrospective will feature a curated selection of more than twenty of Ha’s works from the past six decades, presenting the full breadth of his materials, methods, and creative experimentation. Sunjung Kim, the exhibition curator and Artistic Director of Art Sonje Center, shared:

    “Having lived through Korea’s turbulent modern history that encompasses the Korean War and the division of the peninsula, the postwar economic development policy, and the military regime–all within a period marked by Japanese Occupation, Liberation, and the Cold War, Ha is living proof that art and society are inseparable.”

    Palazzetto Tito (Istituzione Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa)
    Dorsoduro, 2826 
    30123 Venice

  • Ronald Muchatuta 'I did not leave a sign?'


    Zimbabwe Pavilion at the 59th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia
    Curated by Fadzai Veronica Muchemwa
    Commissioner: Raphael Chikukwa, National Gallery of Zimbabwe
    Exhibitors: Wallen Mapondera, Ronald Muchatuta, Kresiah Mukwazhi, Terrence Musekiwa
    April 23 - November 27, 2022 | Zimbabwe Pavilion


    'I did not leave a sign?' seeks to embrace different realms of knowledge and ways of knowing; recalling scientific and technical minds who rebelled against the cultic centers of faith, and brought in a new age through remembering how the twentieth-century disaster demonstrated that science and technology are not infallible, after all, and that modern faith in the objective ideal was an illusion. 

    'I did not leave a sign?' seeks to embrace different realms of knowledge and ways of knowing; recalling scientific and technical minds who rebelled against the cultic centers of faith, and brought in a new age through remembering how the twentieth-century disaster demonstrated that science and technology are not infallible, after all, and that modern faith in the objective ideal was an illusion. 

    The osmosed worlds of reality and technology in the face of new technological innovations, juxtaposed with the ubiquity of mortality in the face of a Global Pandemic, are ever eviscerated through the exhibiting quartet’s expressions. 

    The exhibition will have highly amphibious perspectives; tales of the dispersion, migration and the animated livelihood of being Zimbabwean while governed by invisible threats take center stage in this exposition.

    — Fadzai Veronica Muchemwa, Curator

    Zimbabwe Pavilion
    Santa Maria della Pieta (ground floor)
    Sestiere Castello, 30122, Venice

  • Antoni Clavé 'The spirit of the warrior'


    Curated by Aude Hendgen, Art Historian, Head of the Antoni Clavé Archives &
    Sitor Senghor, Independent curator and galerist
    April 22 – October 23, 2022 | Palazzo Cavalli-Franchetti


    Born in Barcelona in 1913, Antoni Clavé knew the experience of war as early as 1937 then the defeat of the republican army, exile and incarceration. The theme of the warrior is present in his art early on, in his drawings made in the camps. 

    His subject matter is clear: Kings and Warriors, transformed, transmuted even, as Pierre Daix described, thanks to the assemblage technique. This theme of the fighter holds a privileged place, particularly in relation to the statuary and African masks which he surrounds himself with in his parisian studio: his first bronze sculptures made in 1960 represent warriors. They are also present in his object-assemblages and his “armoires”, at the monumental scale, they are always the subjects with the kings in his “tapisseries- assemblage.” It is through the prism of memory of African masks that an original look on the art of Antoni Clavé will be presented.

    The exhibition “Spirit of the warrior” proposed by the ACP Palazzo Franchetti will celebrate the return of Antoni Clavé in Venice and some acclaimed works of art in 1984 will be presented again. It will then be hosted from the 23rd of March to the 27th of May 2023 at the Donwahi Foundation in Abidjan.

    Palazzo Cavalli-Franchetti
    S. Marco, 2847
    30124 Venice

  • Larry Ossei-Mensah and Otis Kwame Kye Quaicoe


    Almine Rech Brussels Thursday
    March 10, 2022 at 7 pm


    On the occasion of the opening of BLACK RODEO: Cowboys of the 21st Century, an in person discussion between curator Larry Ossei-Mensah and Otis Kwame Kye Quaicoe will take place during the opening reception starting at 7pm.


    For press requests, please contact:
    Nicolas de Chérisey: nicolas@alminerech.com

    For other inquiries, please contact: inquiries@alminerech.com

  • Art Genève


    March 2 — 6, 2022
    Booth B23


    On the occasion of Art Genève 2022, Almine Rech is pleased to present a group presentation with a focus on Mehdi Ghadyanloo, 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, Szabolcs Bozó, Johan Creten, Günther Förg, Jorge Galindo, Madelynn Green, Gregor Hildebrandt, Tarik Kiswanson, Alexandre Lenoir, Erik Lindman, César Piette, Vaughn Spann, Phyllis Stephens, Thu Van Tran, Kim Tschang-Yeul, Tursic & Mille, and Tom Wesselmann.

    Opening Reception (by invitation only):
    Wednesday, March 2, 2022, 2 pm to 9 pm

    Public Days:
    Thursday, March 3, 2022, 12 pm to 7 pm
    Friday, March 4, 2022, 12 pm to 8 pm
    Saturday, March 5, 2022, 12 pm to 8 pm
    Sunday, March 6, 2022, 12 pm to 7 pm

    Art Genève
    Palexpo SA
    Route François-Peyrot 30
    Case postale 112
    1218 Le Grand-Saconnex

    Tickets may be booked online here.

    For press inquiries, please contact:
    Pauline Quille pauline.quille@alminerech.com

    For other inquiries, please contact: inquiries@alminerech.com

  • One by One: Leelee Kimmel


    February 23 - March 6, 2021


    EXPLORE ONLINE! 

    Almine Rech is pleased to share Leelee Kimmel: Knight
    , 2021, the tenth installment of One by One, Almine Rech’s series of exclusive online viewing rooms dedicated to extraordinary individual artworks.

    Leelee Kimmel makes abstract paintings, but most abstraction, even very severe and reductionist abstraction, admits figments of representation. Think of the ways the rectangle connotes a door or a window. In her essay “Grids”, Rosalind Krauss takes the window in one of Odilon Redon’s symbolist works as a stepping off: the window grid then underlying works so seemingly removed from Redon’s, like Mondrian’s mature Neo-plasticist paintings. “Pure” paintings, reductions, abstractions. And yet did Mondrian ever disavow their background in Symbolism? The haunted trees of his earlier theosophy-soaked works become ever more disembodied, “de-treed” as it were, and yet remain lurking spectral presences.
     

    For inquiries, please contact: inquiries@alminerech.com

  • Almine Rech pays tribute to De Wain Valentine


    It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of De Wain Valentine (1936 - 2022). We are proud and honored to have worked closely with this incredible artist. 

    De Wain Valentine was born in Colorado and arrived in L.A. in 1965 to teach a course in plastics technology at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He is regarded today among the earliest pioneers in the use of industrial plastics and resins to execute monumental sculptures that reflect the light and engage the surrounding space through its mesmerizingly translucent surfaces that arrest one's gaze. […] This technical knowledge, combined with his subsequent experience working with fiberglass-reinforced plastic in boat building shops and painting automobiles, air planes - and even, according to some, UFOs - led to his fascination and artistic involvement with sculptures made out of colored plastic and polyester resin, all materials evoking a futurist era.

    Almine Rech organized several exhibitions with the artist since 2014 including a retrospective titled 'Works from 1967 to present' in New York in 2019 and 'De Wain Valentine' at Almine Rech Paris in 2014.

    De Wain Valentine in his studio with Red Concave Circle, 1970, Valentine Studio, Venice Beach, CA - Photo: Harry Drinkwater

  • Frieze Los Angeles


    February 17 - 20, 2022
    Booth A3


    On the occasion of Frieze Los Angeles, Almine Rech will present a group exhibition featuring paintings and sculptures by John M Armleder, Todd Bienvenu, Andrea Marie Breiling, Javier CallejaBrian CalvinDaniel Gibson, Jameson Green, Marcus Jahmal, Marcus Jansen, Leelee Kimmel, Alexandre LenoirKenny Scharf, Ryan Schneider, Vaughn Spann, Emma Stern, Amanda Wall, Chloe Wise, and Zio Ziegler.

    Private Days (by invitation only):
    Thursday, February 17, 2022, 10 am to 7 pm
    Friday, February 18, 2022, 11 am to 8 pm

    Public Days:
    Saturday, February 19, 2022, 11 am to 7 pm
    Sunday, February 20, 2022, 11 am to 6 pm

    9900 Wilshire Boulevard
    Beverly Hills, CA 90210

    For press requests, please contact:
    Lindsay De Santis lindsay@lindsaydesantis.com

    For other inquiries, please contact: inquiries@alminerech.com

  • Art Basel Online Viewing Rooms


    Dr Esther Mahlangu

    VIP Preview: February 9, 2022 - 2 pm CET
    Public days: February 10 - 12, 2022 - 2 pm CET


    Access Art Basel's OVR:2021

    On the occasion of Art Basel's OVR:2021, Almine Rech is pleased to present a solo presentation of South African painter Dr. Esther Mahlangu, featuring a selection of eight new works.

    Dr. Esther Mahlangu is globally acclaimed for her bright and bold abstract paintings with vivid, geometric patterns that are rooted in Ndebele artistic tradition, a South African community. 
    She was a disruptor from an early age, becoming the first person to reimagine Ndebele visual artistic tradition, historically used for decorating houses, on painting media like canvas.
    Dr. Mahlangu has spent more than seven decades practicing her technique and has traveled extensively to collaborate with the world's most respected museums, galleries, curators, art fairs, celebrities, and global brands.
    In 1991 she became the first woman and first African to participate in the BMW Art Car Collection alongside other prominent figures such as Andy Warhol, David Hockney, Roy Lichtenstein, and Frank Stella.

    For inquiries, please contact: inquiries@alminerech.com

    Dr. Esther Mahlangu, Ndebele Abstract, 2021 / © Dr. Esther Mahlangu - Courtesy of the Artist and Almine Rech