Xavier Veilhan at Andréhn-Schiptjenko, Stockholm November 14 – December 21, 2019
Andréhn-Schiptjenko is pleased to announce Nuit Mexicaine, a solo exhibition by Xavier Veilhan. The opening takes place on Thursday November 14 between 5-8 pm in the presence of the artist. The body of work presented in Nuit mexicaine can be considered a collection of pieces in continuity with Veilhan’s ongoing formal research into both figuration and abstraction. The works explore both the second and third dimension, albeit in a smaller, more accessible scale.
For instance, Le Rhinocéros (2019) is part of a new series of small pieces that reproduces images of the animal vocabulary from some of Veilhan’s most emblematic works; in this case the iconic, life-size, bright red Le Rhinocéros (1999, permanent collection of Musée National d’Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou). The small golden work transforms the incredible mass of the subject into an object that can be appropriated, a precious jewel.
For the 57th Venice Art Biennale, Veilhan transformed the French Pavilion into Studio Venezia – a fully operational recording studio in which over 200 musicians were invited to work during the seven months of the exhibition. Instrument n°6 (2019) originated here, inspired by Futuristic concerts and Dadaist instruments with their exaggerated scales and adapted as much to the size of the surrounding architecture as to that of the human body.
Over the decades, mobiles have been a recurring theme in Veilhan’s work: “I have always considered Calder’s invention as being a whole new field in art history rather than simply the apparition of new objects. I try to explore the possibilities of these intangible forms. Their rigorous aspect counters the uncertainty of their form and balance.” (XV) With Le Mobile n°10 the artist has conceived a work, initially based on the particularities of the exhibition space, that can be installed in a multitude of ways. Read more…
Nuit mexicaine Xavier Veilhan at Andréhn-Schiptjenko, Stockholm November 14 – December 21, 2019 Andréhn-Schiptjenko is pleased to announce Nuit Mexicaine, a solo exhibition by Xavier Veilhan. The opening takes place on Thursday November 14 between 5-8 pm in the presence of the artist. The body of work presented in Nuit mexicaine can be considered a (Read more…)
It is with great pleasure that we announce the opening of The Commands, a new body of work by José León Cerrillo, opening on Saturday October 12 between 6 – 9 pm in the presence of the artist. Using language – a system of meaning with inherent flaws and implied power structures – as a (Read more…)
Xavier Veilhan – Romy, 2019. Permanent installation, Lille Flandres station (Lille, France) Styrofoam, fiberglass, polyester resin, stainless steel, 280 x 240 x 195 cm, 110 1/4 x 94 1/2 x 76 3/4 in. © Ville de Lille / maxime dufour photographies © Veilhan / ADAGP, 2019
Altarpiece Santiago Mostyn Institut Suédois, Paris October 17 – December 15, 2019 For six months, the Institut Suédois has given carte blanche to Andréhn-Schiptjenko. The gallery will be taking over one of the institute’s exhibition rooms to, in succession, present three solo show by influential contemporary artists from Sweden. This series is inaugurated with Altarpiece, a (Read more…)
In CC’s new hall 4 the Swedish artist Jacob Dahlgren presents the exhibition Art is Life. It unfolds like a playscape comprising large-scale sculptural installations co-created by CC’s visitors. The exhibition title, Art is Life, refers to the way Dahlgren observes and involves everyday life in his artistic practice. His materials are often sourced from (Read more…)