Paris

Paris

Steven Parrino

Palais de Tokyo
13, Avenue du Président Wilson
May 24–August 26, 2007

Curated by Marc-Olivier Wahler et al.

Perhaps more than any other New York artist, Steven Parrino—who died in a motorcycle accident in 2005—had a punk-rock attitude in art as well as in life. Wahler’s tripartite exhibition, “La Marque Noire: Steven Parrino/Retrospective, Prospective,” aims to capture the richness of the artist’s frantic activities, which ranged from painting and making music to staging collaborative multimedia performances. A retrospective component, curated by Fabrice Stroun and based on an exhibition he organized in Geneva last year, is complemented by two group shows through July 25. “Before (Plus ou Moins),” organized by Wahler, Akiko Miki, and artist Olivier Mosset, features works by artists who influenced Parrino, while “Bastard Creature,” curated by Wahler and Anthony Huberman, showcases artists who see Parrino as an inspiration—Gardar Eide Einarsson, Jutta Koether, and Banks Violette among them.