Mara Hoberman

Jean-Michel Othoniel

Jean-Michel Othoniel on being Versailles’s first artist-in-residence in over 300 years

October 2014

Installed over the summer of 2014 as part of a major renovation of one of Versailles’s gardens, the three sculptures in Jean-Michel Othoniel’s Les Belles Danses (The Beautiful Dances), 2014, evoke King Louis XIV dancing on water. To … READ ON

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Louidgi Beltrame

Jousse Entreprise

October 2014

Seven colorful American Apparel sweatshirts, arms splayed on bamboo sticks like hipster scarecrows, greet visitors to Louidgi Beltrame’s latest exhibition. Reminiscent of Hélio Oiticica’s “Penetrável” series, this circular cluster,… READ ON

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Analia Saban

September 2014

Analia Saban’s two recent suites of work, both from 2014, blend techniques and materials traditionally considered exclusive to either painting or sculpture. Belonging to neither practice entirely, they comment on both.Big Bang Series (in … READ ON

IN PRINT September 2014 [TOC]

“Formes Simples”

Centre Pompidou-Metz

August 2014

Dividing its broad conceit across seventeen thematic subsections, “Formes Simples” (Simple Shapes) juxtaposes artworks and artifacts whose provenances span approximately five thousand years and thirty countries based on their formal … READ ON

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Izumi Kato

Galerie Perrotin | Saint Claude

July 2014

Having exhibited widely in his native Japan since the early 2000s, Izumi Kato makes his Paris debut with a large selection of recent paintings, drawings, and sculptures that describe a parallel universe populated by humanoid figures with … READ ON

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Nathan Hylden

Galerie Art: Concept

July 2014

Nathan Hylden’s latest suite of large-scale painted and silk-screened (though not always in that order) aluminum panels pays homage to the artist’s own Los Angeles workspace. Joining a long line of artists who have treated their studios… READ ON

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François Morellet

June 2014

Spread across Kamel Mennour’s two Left Bank galleries, “François Morellet, c’est n’importe quoi?” (François Morellet, Does It Make Any Sense?) showcased a variety of emblematic works—including three-dimensional assemblages of … READ ON

IN PRINT Summer 2014 [TOC]

DeWain Valentine

Galerie Almine Rech | Paris

May 2014

DeWain Valentine’s first exhibition in Paris marks only the second European solo show for the seventy-eight-year-old Los Angeles–based artist best known for his large-scale glass and plastic sculptures. The current Valentine miniretrospective… READ ON

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Fabrice Hyber

May 2014

Fabrice Hyber’s recent exhibition was perversely titled “Interdit aux Enfants” (Children Not Allowed), though it was in fact designed specifically for children, or at least conceived with their small size and big imaginations in mind.… READ ON

IN PRINT May 2014 [TOC]

Guy Limone

Centre de Creation Contemporaine (CCC)

April 2014

Shortly after finishing his studies at the École des Beaux Arts d’Aix-en-Provence in 1985, Guy Limone made his first installation using the hand-painted model-train-set figurines that have become one of his signature materials. Affixed … READ ON

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