September 11, 2014

Dominique Ghesquiére

Galerie Valentin is pleased to announce Dominique Ghesquière’s second solo exhibition, “Grande tapisserie” [“Great Tapestry”], from 6 September to 11 October 2014. This time the artist will present a new series of works linked to the idea of nature and the landscape in the broad sense, not as a kind of background scenery that individuals are detached from, but rather a landscape that brings human beings into the whole in which they exist. We belong to the landscape, just as it belongs to us. The materials used (trees, pine cone scales, pebbles) as well as representations of elements like ivy and clouds, are concrete elements that lead us there.

Dominique Ghesquière is offering is offering an experience on two levels. The first is the direct perception of her working materials. The second—more abstract—draws viewers into the innermost recesses of memory.

 

September 10, 2014

Etti Abergel

September 8, 2014

Jonathas de Andrade

Cartazes para o Museu do Homem do Nordeste

Posters for the museum of the northeast man is not only Jonathas de Andrade’s first solo show in Portugal, but also in Europe. Departing from the “Museu do Homem do Nordeste”, an ethnographic museum created in Recife, Andrade’s hometown, in the late 70’s by sociologist and writer Gilberto Freyre, the exhibition will present a series of hypothetical posters for the museum.

Through approaching working class men on the streets of Recife or by placing ads on the local newspapers requesting men to be photographed for the posters of the museum, Jonathas de Andrade has established an ambivalent relation with both the men and the identity they were asked to portray, through the anthropophagous and eroticized gaze of the camera lens. The posters depicting men in different daily activities try to explore, question and reassess the issues behind the construction of a regional identity, that of the north-easterner Brazilian, and its present-day meaning/relevance.

The exhibition will also feature a new publication conceived by the artist, referring to the exhibition but existing beyond it, as an autonomous object, in which the research and the process leading to the show will be further debated. It is co-published by Kunsthalle Lissabon, Tijuana and Mousse magazine.

September 6, 2014

Sam Falls

August 30, 2014

Graziano Locatelli

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August 26, 2014

Olafur Eliasson

Riverbed

Photography by Anders Sune Berg

August 24, 2014

Huang Yong Ping

Leviathanation

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August 16, 2014

Lionel Maunz

From Deluge

2014

July 31, 2014

Olafur Eliasson

The New Planet Installation

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July 25, 2014

Regine Schumann