paris

Neil Beloufa, Untitled, 2011, mixed media, 59 x 78 3/4 x 94 1/2".

Neil Beloufa

Balice Hertling | 47 bis Rue Ramponeau

Neil Beloufa, Untitled, 2011, mixed media, 59 x 78 3/4 x 94 1/2".

Neil Beloufa belongs to a generation of artists seemingly unburdened by scruples about production or concerns about the readability of works. Still in his late twenties, this young French-Algerian is already surfing art centers and fairs around the globe and producing a sprawling oeuvre that is both formally and conceptually dense and complex. For his recent exhibition in Paris, he pulled out the big guns, as he is wont to do. Not that he presented anything luxurious or ostentatious, however; instead the exhibition space was invaded by a plethora of poor materials: melamine, wire mesh, taped photos, perforated metal plates, sheets of Plexiglas and paper, and so on. And there were videos, with all their technical equipment remaining visible. “I like it when everything is equal: blue-toned copies like films, a video projector, and plants,” Beloufa told me a few days before the

Sign-in to keep reading

Artforum print subscribers have full access to this article. If you are a subscriber, sign in below.

Not registered for artforum.com? Register here.

SUBSCRIBE NOW for only $50 a year—65% off the newsstand price—and get the print magazine plus full online access to this issue and our archive.*

Order the PRINT EDITION of the January 2012 issue for $17 or the ONLINE EDITION for $5.99.

* This rate applies to U.S. domestic subscriptions.