A body of paintings and monumental sculptures. Barcelo' presents an important collection of large still-lifes and zoomorphic sculptures. The metamorphosis of thought and of mind as it comes in contact with all cultures occupies a central place in his works. In the project room John Stezaker: he is fascinated by alterations, visual concordances and juxtapositions of disparate sources.
Yvon Lambert is happy to announce the new exhibition of Miquel Barceló at the gallery from April 21st to May 26th, 2007.
The artist, who is a major figure in contemporary Spanish and International art, has made a body of paintings and monumental sculptures for this exhibition. Represented by the gallery since 1983, Miquel Barceló presents an important collection of large still-lifes and zoomorphic sculptures.
A bilingual catalogue assembling all of the works from this exposition will be published along with a text by Edouard Glissant.
The exposition at the gallery takes place just as the artist is receiving recent acclaim in Spain. At the beginning of 2007, the opening of one of the chapels in the Mallorca Cathedral, the island of his birth, gave him a new opportunity to explore the theme of the marine world. This initiative inscribes itself in the continuity of his work with choreographer Josef Nadj from the Celestine Order during the Avignon Festival in 2006, as well as with his work shown in the Saint Eulalia of the Catalans church in Palermo in 1998.
Miquel Barceló’s art presents genuine “tableaux vivants”. The artist, who showed at the Documenta in Kassel, Germany in 1982 and who was marked by a trip to Africa in 1988, has continued his on-going paintings and his work with organic or concrete elements (comprised of clay pottery pigments from Mali). Metamorphosis occupies a central place in the works of this traveler: the metamorphosis of thought and of mind as it comes in contact with all cultures (the illustration of Dante’s Divine Comedy presented at the Louvre in 2004, watercolors and travel notebooks from his stays in Africa), but also the metamorphosis of material across his initiatives with cloth, pottery, watercolors, sculptures, and ceramics.
Miquel Barceló has works in the collections of some of the most prestigious international museums. He has been invited to show a number of personal expositions, notably by the Museum of Modern Art in Lugano (2006), by the Louvre (2004), by the Museum of Decorative Arts (2001), by the Museum of Art in São Paulo (2000), and by the Pompidou Center and by the Jeu de Paume National Gallery during the same year (1996). Finally, he was also invited to show at the Queen Sofia Museum in Madrid, which dedicated a large retrospective to him in 1999
Yvon Lambert is pleased to announce John Stezaker’s first solo show at the Project Room of the gallery from April 21 to May 26, 2007. Stezaker has been centrally influential in a number of developments in art over the last three decades; from Conceptual Art, New Image Art through to the contemporary interest in collage. Showing first as a part of the British Conceptual Art group in 'The New Art', 1972 (the first Hayward Annual), Stezaker's interest in the concept soon gave way to a long-term fascination with the image, finding new aesthetic allegiances with the image through working with found photographs and printed matter. This fascination is translated into alterations, deletions, visual concordances and juxtapositions of disparate sources, intuitively creating new images, relationships, characters and meanings.
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Opening April 21, 2007
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