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Falke Pisano

Balice Hertling | 47 bis Rue Ramponeau

In 1925, Ireland-born architect and designer Eileen Gray began work on a minimalist villa, E-1027, in the southern French commune of Roquebrune-Cap-Martin. In collaboration with Jean Badovici, Gray conceived the innovative project as a dynamic marriage of tight forms and flexible spaces. Gray’s contemporary, Le Corbusier, quickly developed a fierce admiration of the house, and in 1938 and 1939, he painted a series of murals on its interior walls. Using Gray’s clean, reductive architecture as a canvas on which to project his own vision, Le Corbusier went beyond the role of engaged spectator. His intensified relationship with Gray’s work, his almost aggressive gesture, demonstrated the power of the viewer to trigger an object’s disintegration.

In her first solo show in Paris, Dutch artist Falke Pisano loosely referenced the volumes and shapes as well as the formal destruction of E-1027,

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