In Situ fabienne leclerc
To mark the opening of her new space at Komunuma, Fabienne Leclerc presents a selection of new and older works by all artists of the gallery. Highlights include a performances by Laurent Tixador and semi-permanent installations by Andrea Blum and Constance Nouvel. Mark Dion will present a large-scale installation, and Rokni & Ramin Haerizadeh and Hesam Rahmanianwill show a film and a new group of works on paper. Entitled STOP, the exhibition proposes visitors to take time to escape the frenetic pace of the Parisian city centre and is an oppurtonity to slow down.
Air de Paris
The new gallery space will open as part of Komunuma in Romainville with a survey-exhibition entitled More. It will offer visitors a unique chance to discover every part of the new gallery from the cellar to the attic and from the reserve to the roof terrace via works of the 40 gallery-artists, including Trisha Donnelly, Eliza Douglas, Claire Fontaine, Jef Geys, Liam Gillick, Carsten Höller, Michel Houellebecq, Dorothy Iannone, Sarah Morris, Philippe Parreno, Rob Pruitt, Sturtevant.
Air de Paris
For the inaugural exhibition at Komunuma, Galerie Sator has given carte blanche to Swiss artist Christian Gonzenbach, who has offered up a firework display in an exhibition entitled Remplir le vide (Filling the Void). Gonzenbach’s sculptures in ceramic, aluminium and bronze bear the marks of the fires in which they are forged, while the artifice inherent to pyrotechnics is similarly present throughout. The enquiry into the nature of things and of the world is here carried out via their reproduction. And it is to this end that the artist seeks to create ingenious processes of reproduction. Far from figurative art, this is documentary sculpture. With each step of the operation, the process reveals something new. And suddenly we see things as never before.
Galerie Jocelyn Wolff
Galerie Jocelyn Wolff opened in 2003 with Occupation by Clemens von Wedemeyerwho was already exploring the dynamics of crowd movement as analyzed by Elias Canetti. In 2019 Wedemeyer made 70.001from a virtual reality software used by the police in the continuity of his reading of Canetti. This work is the focus of the inaugural exhibition of the gallery’s new space in Romainville exploring the dialectical qualities of fragmentary composition a theme that is developed by many of the gallery’s artists.
Galerie Jocelyn Wolff
Frac Île-de-France / Les Réserves (Prélude)
Invited by the galleries at Komunuma, Frac Île-de-France / Les Réserves (Prelude) will present a large-scale emersive and particpatory installation by Monegasque artist Michel Blazy on the occasion of the inauguration of Komunuma as a prelude to the opening of its new building in 2020. Sculpture: bar à oranges, 2009 by Blazy is described as oranges, a knife, chopping board, juicer and glasses are available for visitors to make themselves a fruit juice. In accordance with the artist’s instructions, after making the orange juice, the peel is piled up on wooden shelves next to the bar. The accumulation of waste over time generates a change in the materials; decomposition leads to mould forming. The fermentation of the oranges attracts drosophila (small fruit flies). These in turn attract spiders gradually creating veritable populated architectures, microcosms.