Andreas Fogarasi’s art focuses on points of contact between visual culture—fine art, design, architecture—and social reality. What do society, politics, or history “look like”? Where and how do the basic parameters of our communities become apparent in the thoroughly human-made settings of our everyday lives? The city with its manifold surfaces is a central object of Fogarasi’s observations. Scrutinizing its ever-changing fabric, he analyses the emergence and visible expression of political, economic, cultural, and sociological deep structures.
The Boghossian Foundation is pleased to present the exhibition Ekphrasis, curated by Bruno Cora, director of the Burri Foundation in Italy. It brings together pieces from more than forty artists from around the world, whose styles are as varied as the media they use, but in whose works the use of language plays a key role.
The definition of ekphrasis is a laudatory and constructed description of a work of art, real or imaginary, often designed on a model so as to achieve great evocative force. The first famous ekphrasis goes back to Greek Antiquity: this is the description Homer gives of Achilles’ shield in the Iliad. The weapon was forged by Hephaestus so that “everyone should be amazed”.
Curators Ewa Tatar, Karolina Matysiak and Adam Przywara
With / Avec Arnaud Labelle-Rojoux
Curated by / Curaté par : Benoit Maire
Crédit photo : Aurélien Mole
Institut français de Berlin : April 12th – May 8th
Institut français de Brême : May 23th – June 16th
Institut français de Munich : June 26th – July 24th
Institut français de Mayence : September 12th – October 23th
Institut français de Bonn : November 6th – December 4th
With Sara Anstis, Lucas Arruda, Joseph Dadoune, Marc Desgrandchamps, Mimosa Echard, Vincent Gicquel, Karine Hoffman, Junya Ishigami, Paul Kindersley, Jérémy Liron, Rosilene Luduvico, Dora Maar, Flora Moscovici, Alexandre Benjamin Navet, Lisa Oppenheim, Kim L Pace, Gina Pane, Tere Recarens, Jérôme Robbe, Samuel Trenquier, Natsuko Uchino, Edouard Villemagne, Edouard Wolton, Janna Zhiri.
First major catalogue/monograph on the French artist: an overview of Molinero's dual work, which both reflects on the academic history of sculpture and refers to pop culture, especially science fiction, splatter films, and crime news.
Edited by Paul Bernard.
Texts by Anita Molinero, Paul Bernard, Anne Dressen, Valérie Mavridorakis, Vinciane Despret, with a contribution by Winshluss.
Published by Galerie Thomas - Cortex Athletico, Paris with the collaboration of Musée des beaux-arts of La-Chaux-de-Fonds, 19 Crac, Montbéliard, l'École municipale des beaux-arts / galerie Édouard Manet, Gennevilliers.
His project entitled "It belongs in a museum" will be produced in Mexico in 2019 and exhibited in 2020 at Palais de Tokyo, along with a monographic catalogue.
Fictional story-installation, this project starts with the rewriting of Christophe Colombus arrival on the American continent. The artist imagine an uchronia where the ratio of power between the West and old Americas would not have existed.