Exhibitions at AEROPLASTICS contemporary
paintings, drawings, video installation, photography
Aeroplastics Contemporary presents the first complete monographic exhibition of the Iranian photographer Shadi Ghadirian. Coming to wide public attention in 2001 with the series Qajar and Like Everyday, the artist has ever continued to explore the theme of conflict between tradition and modernity, and that of the position of women in a society dominated by male stereotypes. Showing just beneath the surface appears the whole saga of the relationship between Orient and Occident, set within a world… more
POWER TO THE PEOPLE
An exhibition with a deliberately ambiguous title (given the double-sense of "people" as celebrities [People Magazine, etc.] or the general mass, "Power To The People" is a response to thinking about the complex relationships that now exist between artists and the powers-that-be.
Whether political, institutional, financial, the world of galleries, collectors, auction houses... so many spheres that in one way or another potentially come to influence the creative process.
Kahn and Selesnick : From Image to Story
Defying easy classification, the work of Kahn/Selesnick -artists Richard Selesnick and Nicholas Kahn- incorporates photography, painting, sculpture, design, and narrative text. With diverse influences including Italian Renaissance painting, 19th century panoramas, and Sufi tales among them, their images are very complex while graphically elegant, and in dialogue with various traditions of written and visual narrative. The viewer of their elaborate and f… more
In a society in which people are connected to one another like never before in the history of mankind, does the term “solitude” still have any meaning? The works in this exhibition do not attempt to answer this question, but each one provides in its own way some reflections on the uniqueness of the human being, his conflicting or complicit relations with others and with the world: “Solitude lies at the lowest depth of the human condition. Man is the only being who feels alone a… more
Using clever digital tricks, Ryuta Amae creates what he describes as “virtual memories”. His sources of inspiration are myriad: vast imaginary landscapes which he draws in black lead, and banal images drawn from everyday life, which he modifies in extraordinary ways. The first work in a new series, maternity, which he is presenting here, is based on a real photo which he interprets in order to produce a scene with religious connotations. As always with Amae, there is a gap between th… more
They lived happily ...
It was during his one-year stay in the Midwest in 2004 (Colombus, Ohio) that Carlos Aires suddenly became aware, like so many other expatriates, of the central role played by the computer in our everyday management of information and communication. Messages, chats, forums, online press, photo albums, research and entertainment: everything ended up in one way or another on the screen of his portable. The paradox of the Internet (or its richness, depending on how you look a… more
The ancient Mariner was a speaker in Samuel Coleridge's
lyrical ballad; 'The Ballad of the Ancient Mariner' (1834).
The ancient Mariner feels urged to tell his tale. His ship was taken up by a
storm to the South Pole. A big bird, an albatross appeared in the snowy fog.
In itself this was a good omen, yet the ancient Mariner shot the bird with
his crossbow. As a consequence he and his shipmates got doomed. The sea
suddenly becalmed and another ship came sailing towards them. There wasn't
even a … more
"...and some certain significance lurks in all things, else all things are little worth, and the round world itself but an empty cipher..."
Captain Ahab from Moby Dick by Herman Melville
It is impossible to categorise or define the work of this mercurial British artist, and this is one of the properties of his work which John Isaacs consciously perpetrates, as if trying to conceal in a hall of mirrors the trail that leads back to himself. Isaacs produces such a wide range of work that many loos… more
Thursday September 14 2006
6pm - 9pm
PERFORMANCE BY NEZAKET EKICI
"ATROPOS" 6:30pm - 9pm
SPECIAL THANKS TO PERRIER-JOUËT | BADOIT | MIG'S WORLD WINES | BERNARD WEBERmore
Daniele Buetti: Is My Soul Losing Control ?
Daniele Buetti's new video installations are on show at the Aeroplastics Gallery, as well as a wide selection of work on paper under the title Is My Soul Losing Control? For anyone whose knowledge of his work is limited to the big portraits of top models with scarred faces or bodies, the pieces on display here offer a different, more fundamental facet of his work. The glamorous side of the images has given way to the minimalism of installations whose… more
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