Joel-Peter Witkin Enfer ou Ciel

Born in 1939 in New York, photographer Joel Peter Witkin is at the peak of his career in photography. The vast repertoire of references supporting his research plastic finds its coherence through two fundamental themes, Eros and the Sacred.

The early work of Witkin has been a kind of a freak show: the interest he maintains in marginal environments determine his visual universe and his style of shooting. His work focuses on an indoor photography and shows unusual patterns, created in the course of his experience.

© Joel Peter Witkin

© Joel Peter Witkin

© Joel Peter Witkin

Witkin’s photographs agency with the greatest attention to detail, on the basis of a rigorous staging. His knowledge of the great classical painting asserts itself in the themes and image processing, prepared by accurate sketches in pencil or charcoal. It produces few photographs and derives its sumptuous events in very limited numbers.

© Joel Peter Witkin

© Joel Peter Witkin

© Joel Peter Witkin

The exhibition in Paris, Enfer ou Ciel, focuses on themes of persistence and movement of forms and their confrontation with this singular work.

© Joel Peter Witkin

© Joel Peter Witkin

© Joel Peter Witkin

27 March 2012 – 1 July 2012

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Comrades of Time

In what way can a particular reconsideration in canonical art-forms keep its social relevance? In a time dominated by networks and media, perhaps in a less rigid form than  that of the historical Avant-garde?

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Until the 24th of June you will find the answer in the work of the artists Josh Smith / Gedi Sibony / Rachel Koolen / Koen Delaere / Thomas I’Anson / Bas van den Hurk / Amanda Ross-Ho / Klara Liden presented in the exhibitition at Project Space Tilburg, Tilburg, The Netherlands.

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The exhibition explores a renewed confidence in the fundamental possibilities of art and artists using canonical forms and their relation to modernist principles, such as formalism, abstraction, repetition, expression, autonomy.

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For this exhibition various Dutch artists are brought together with artists that are internationally leading. The exhibition is a combination of new and existing works, using openness and reflexivity.

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Comrades of Time


Cosmosaïque Thierry Mouillé

When curators set limits to the definitions of his work, Thierry Mouillé moves with agility beyond, prompting some unforeseen event that change all the meaning of his works again. He advances masked under the name of uncontrollable Mouvante Foundation, which suits him better than a fixed administrative identity as surname-first name-date-of-birth. The Foundation is moving as a terrestrial revolution and it is not intended to stop, so let us report on his current exhibition Cosmosaïque, at Claudine Papillon Gallery, in Paris. The greatest happiness of one who sees the result of this exhausting vision is that at first glance, the attention is paid back by the pleasure it provides, or the complicity it inspires.

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18 years ago, Thierry Mouillé proposed that the combined breaths of 6 billion people overact, or thwart, millenarian anxiety welling in together on the eve of year 2000. All this agitation-exhaling aspired to change the orbit of the planet. It is not impossible that this wish has been fulfilled, since the axis of the earth, we have since learned, has revised its position.

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With this staggering security given its assumptions, Thierry Mouillé suggests even more inextricable links that attach to science. Evidenced by the film about five years during Pierre-Louis Lions, Collège de France. University courses are assembled up the course of time, the great teacher and rejuvenates while we do not see that deleting the table on which his thinking has emerged. Possible new mathematical theories are written in this assemblage, from which flow also magical formulas that have all the air to talk about art.

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There is always an irreverent invitation to play. If it is not possible, except for Gulliver, to shake the wooden puppets dangling comically here and there, however, one can try each of the wind instruments, whose couplings are accessible.

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The projection screen that sits deep in a room is hung with lace. No toile, not tulle, no fishing net. Industrial white lace. Done in order to project experiences: his fantasies of immaculate conceptions in its shadows across the earth.

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Born in Poitiers in 1962, Thierry Mouillé, lives and works in Paris. He studied at the School of Fine Arts in Poitiers, Tours and Bordeaux and currently teaches at Annecy. Winner of the Villa Medici in 2007 – 2008, his work is represented in numerous public and private collections.

The artist in suit Davide Allieri

Davide Allieri is a young Italian talent. Today his new exhibition A Protective Suit Project for the Blind Hero opens at 27 AD Gallery, Bergamo, Italy. A Protective Suit Project for the Blind Hero is the 8th chapter of a collection that encompasses different works, exploring various techniques, materials, shared concepts.

© Davide Allieri

In his early works,  Precision Impression I, II, III, Davide Allieri put a mixture of powdered graphite and natural fats directly into his mouth, the attention was focused on a single gesture, in order  to create a universe populated by charismatic figures. Afterwards he started to to incorporate the fashion element, creating the final look of his alter ego.

© Davide Allieri

In A Protective Suit for the Blind Hero the artist analysis changed: the new ego became a warrior. The performance of Precision Impression VIII is The Tailor’s Armour, will be open to the public on the 2nd of June at 27 AD Gallery and it will stage the metamorphosis from novice to warrior.

© Davide Allieri

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Davide Allieri 

Happy Labor Day!

International Workers’ Day is the commemoration of the 1886 Haymarket Massacre in Chicago, which occurred after an unknown person threw a dynamite bomb at police as they dispersed a public assembly during a general strike for the eight-hour workday. In response, the Chicago police fired on the workers killing dozens of demonstrators and several of their own officers.

© Diane Arbus

In 1889, the first congress of the Second International, meeting in Paris for the centennial of the French Revolution and the Exposition Universelle, following a proposal by Raymond Lavigne, called for international demonstrations on the 1890 anniversary of the Chicago protests. May Day was formally recognized as an annual event at the International’s second congress in 1891.