Darren Almond, Giulia Andreani, Jeremy Demester, Albert Oehlen, Tursic & Mille, Christopher Wool et al.
The Inner Island (group show)
Villa Carmignac, Île de Porquerolles, Hyères
29 April – 5 November 2023
Works by Darren Almond, Giulia Andreani, Jeremy Demester, Tursic & Mille and Christopher Wool will be on view in the exhibition The Inner Island, curated by Jean-Marie Gallais. Inspired by the insular location of the Fondation Carmignac’s villa on Porquerolles, a remote island off the French Mediterranean coast in the region of the Côte d’Azur, the exhibition explores the notion of interiority as a powerful driver of creation. Floating outside of known geographies and temporalities, the artists included in this exhibition populate their images with strange and foreign presences – human, animal, hybrid, or supernatural. The result is a distance from reality which encourages an immersion into inner worlds and recesses, giving rise to fictional, mental, or abstract islands.
Yala Kisukidi and Giulia Andreani in conversation (talk)
Reid Hall, Paris
6 June 2023, 7 pm
Giulia Andreani will be in conversation with philosopher and writer Yala Kisukidi at Reid Hall, Paris, on 6 June 2023.
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Tursic & Mille
Marfa, Texas by Tursic & Mille
In a series of photographs taken while on the road to Hetzler | Marfa in December 2022, artistic duo Tursic & Mille capture the vast, fascinating and cinematic landscape of Southern Texas, from Marfa to the Chihuahuan desert. Alongside these special photographs, the artists’ own words further evoke their journey.
Tursic & Mille
The Woods (solo show)
FRAC Normandie, Caen
6 May – 17 September 2023
FRAC Normandie will present The Woods, a solo exhibition of Tursic & Mille. The artist duo’s explosive paintings superimpose images, styles and genres. By transposing photographs of flowers, models and dogs, among other subjects, Ida Tursic and Wilfried Mille transform material from our image saturated world into the traditional domain of painting. The title of the exhibition refers both to the works carved from wood and, metaphorically, to the forest of signs from which the artists draw inspiration – the images in one’s head which form an inner landscape.
Tursic & Mille et al.
Immortelle (group show)
11 March – 4 June 2023
Artist duo Tursic & Mille’s painting Jeune fille vidant le contenu de son contenant, 2021, is currently on view in the group exhibition Immortelle. Bringing together emblematic artists of the French scene born in the 1970s and 80s, the exhibition presents an ambitious panorama of contemporary French figurative painting and revisits genres from history painting to portraiture, landscape, and still life. Tursic & Mille’s work renews classical portraiture by depicting a young woman, dressed in rococo–style clothing, who spills the contents of a contemporary beer bottle.
Giulia Andreani et al.
CHRONORAMA. Photographic Treasures of the 20th Century (group show)
Palazzo Grassi, Venice
12 March 2023 – 7 January 2024
Giulia Andreani’s monumental triptych Fabulation, 2023, will be on view in CHRONORAMA. Photographic Treasures of the 20th Century – the first major exhibition of masterpieces from the Condé Nast archives, recently acquired in part by the Pinault Collection.
The exhibition presents work from the 1910s to the early 1980s by more than one hundred and fifty international artists, bringing the twentieth century to life through the events, social phenomena, and illustrious figures that marked it.
This historical selection will be put into perspective with Chronorama Redux, a project offering a contemporary look at these works from the Pinault Collection through the work of four artists: Giulia Andreani, Tarrah Krajnak, Erik N. Mack, and Daniel Spivakov. This installation will be spread over four spaces of the Palazzo Grassi, as interludes in the chronological tour of the main exhibition. Refreshing our gaze, questioning our relationship with time and images, sharing this evidence of the past: these are the challenges for the Pinault Collection, which are embodied in this first new project based on the archives of the legendary Condé Nast.
Giulia Andreani et al.
L’Almanach 23 (group show)
Le Consortium Museum, Dijon
10 March – 17 September 2023
Twelve works representing the past decade of Giulia Andreani's practice are on view at Le Consortium Museum, Dijon as part of the biennial L'Almanach 23. The project brings together artists invited to exhibit according to a simple principle: one room, one artist. Taking place across fourteen distinct spaces, the artists offer a subjective view of international creation through paintings, sculptures, photographs, videos, and installations, presenting a specific vision for today’s contemporary art.
Darren Almond et al.
MONOMATERIAL (group show)
20 January – 4 February 2023
Darren Almond’s In Light of Time, 2018, will be included in MONOMATERIAL, an exhibition at the Kunstsaele Berlin that emphasises how artists have formulated differing relationships between objects and materiality. The exhibition encourages visitors to consider the importance of material to an artwork’s meaning.
Giulia Andreani (publication)
Published by Galerie Max Hetzler Berlin | Paris | London / Holzwarth Publications, 2022
Texts by Flavia Frigeri and Erik Verhagen
This comprehensive monograph shows the full range of Giulia Andreani’s work from 2011 to the present in more than 150 paintings, watercolors, and sculptures. In various shades of Payne’s gray, Andreani translates historical images into compelling representations of women, power, and society. The monograph includes texts by Flavia Frigeri and Erik Verhagen. The book is now available for purchase on the Galerie Max Hetzler publications website.
Crossrail Art Programme commission publicly unveiled (permanent installation)
Bond Street station, London
24 October 2022
British artist Darren Almond has created three artworks for the new Bond Street station to commemorate the recently opened Elizabeth Line in London.The largest work, Horizon Line, is an expansive grid of fragmented numbers comprised of 144 individual hand-polished tiles cast in aluminium. The artwork is positioned over the main escalators in the entrance hall of the station, creating a landscape of continual movement and ever-changing subjectivity. At a distant point near the horizon rises a single complete number: a zero, the eternal symbol of the infinite.
In form and style, the other two works, titled Shadow Line and Time Line, draw upon the tradition of naming early British locomotives with cast bronze nameplates. Almond’s train plates, however, bear poetic phrases that offer a philosophical proposition to each passerby. Abstract in nature, the three works seek to activate a discussion around the mechanics of time and place.
Crossrail Art Programme
Giulia Andreani et al.
Prix Marcel Duchamp 2022 (group show)
Centre Pompidou, Paris
5 October 2022 – 2 January 2023
Giulia Andreani's work, Couragemodelle(a), 2022, will be included in a collective exhibition presenting the four nominees for the 22st edition of the renowned Prix Marcel Duchamp. Andreani is recognised for her compelling narrative references to women grappling with major historical events. The winner of the prize will revealed on 17 October.
Christopher Wool et al.
Faking the Real (group show)
21 September 2022 – 8 January 2023
Christopher Wool is part of the group show Faking the Real in Kunsthaus Graz. Faking the Real explores the question of the manipulation of realities and reveals an evolution from posters in public space through to interventions in social media. The exhibition is part of the large-scale special show The Art of Enticement, which examines 100 years of graphic design and poster art from different perspectives.
Tursic & Mille
Strange Days (Artist Edition)
A new artist edition by Tursic & Mille, Strange Days, is now available for purchase on the Galerie Max Hetzler publications website. This illustrated calendar, with two pop-out cardboard sculptures, has been published on the occasion of the artists’ exhibition Strange Days at Galerie Max Hetzler, London, June – August 2021.
Inflection Point 2022, inaugurated at Hetzler Marfa (permanent installation)
HETZLER MARFA is pleased to present Inflection Point, 2022, a new work by Darren Almond, created as a site-specific, permanent installation for the new exhibition space.
British artist Darren Almond works in a variety of media including photography, film, installation, sculpture and painting. His diverse subjects deal with abstract ideas of time, space, history and memory and how these concepts relate and intersect. He examines the symbolic and emotional potential of objects, places and situations to produce works that have historical as well as personal resonance.
In his sculptural work, Almond often materialises notions of time or place as both real and imagined constructions. With this permanent and site-specific installation, the artist deals in both of these notions. In mathematics, a point of inflection is a point on a curve where the sign of the curvature changes. Linguistically, the inflection point is a turning point, or even a milestone. Almond’s Inflection Point, 2022, marks a specific place within the vast openness of the Texan landscape. The steel work fits into its location and almost blends with the background colours of the grasslands. The doubling of the words along the top, which are repeated in an inversion of themselves, looks like the shadow play of the bright Texan sun. As a gate, it is open to both sides, with the sentence ‘SPACE BETWEEN THOUGHTS’ readable both on arrival and on leaving the site of the exhibition space.
HETZLER MARFA is a new exhibition space opening on 26 May 2022. The programme features an annual exhibition alongside artist residencies. The space is open Thursday to Sunday from 11am to 7pm, and by appointment. It will be closed in August and will reopen in September 2022.
Darren Almond (*1971, Wigan, United Kingdom) lives and works in London. In 2005, he was nominated for the Turner Prize, and in 1996 he was awarded the Art & Innovation Prize by the Institute of Contemporary Art, London. Almond’s work has been the subject of solo exhibitions at international institutions including Jesus College, Cambridge (2019); Villa Pignatelli-Casa della Fotografia, Naples (2018); Mudam, Luxembourg (2017); Museum Sinclair Haus, Bad Homberg (2016); SCAI the Bathhouse, Tokyo (2016); Kunsthaus Graz, Graz (2015); Domaine de Chaumont-sur- Loire, Chaumont-sur-Loire (2012); Villa Merkel, Esslingen (2011); and FRAC Haute Normandie, Sotteville-lès-Rouen (2011), among others. Almond’s works are in the collections of the Art Institute of Chicago; Centre National des Arts Plastiques, Paris; Fondation Beyeler, Basel; Fonds National d’Art Contemporain, Paris; FRAC Auvergne, Clermont-Ferrand; FRAC Haute Normandie, Sotteville-lès-Rouen; Kramlich Collection, San Francisco; Musée d’Art Contemporain de Montréal, Montréal; Museum Folkwang, Essen; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Tate, London; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Vienna; and Queensland Art Collection, Brisbane, among others.
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Albert Oehlen et al.
Space for Imaginative Actions (group show)
8 May 2022 – 31 January 2024
Works by Albert Oehlen are now represented at the group exhibition Space for Imaginative Actions at Kunstmuseum Bonn. The exhibition celebrated the museum’s thirtieth anniversary and brings together monographic and thematic works from more than forty artists.
L’ombre des heures, Le retable du temps, 2021 inaugurated at Maison Hennessy’s new Atelier de Tonnellerie in Cognac
We are pleased to announce that a magnificent “Altarpiece” by Jeremy Demester, L’ombre des heures, Le retable du temps, 2021, has been inaugurated at the Maison Hennessy’s barrel-making workshop, the Atelier de Tonnelleire, at its historic home in Cognac.
Translating to “The Shadow of the Hours, The Altarpiece of Time”, Demester’s monumental artwork was specially commissioned for the space. The piece is above all the fruit of an encounter between artist and artisans around all that unites them - handmade craftsmanship, the mystery of materials and the changes imparted by time. A video documenting the making of this work can be viewed on Hennessy’s YouTube channel.
Giulia Andreani et al.
The 16th Lyon Biennale: Manifesto of Fragility (group show)
Various venues, Lyon
14 September – 31 December 2022
Giulia Andreani will participate in the 16th edition of the Lyon Biennial, Manifesto of Fragility. Conceived by curators Sam Bardaouil and Till Fellrath, the Biennial positions fragility at the heart of a generative form of resistance that is emboldened by the past, responsive to the present, and primed for the future. Seeking opportunities for dialogue across historical, geographical and socio-political distances, Manifesto of Fragility will facilitate innovative, multidirectional possibilities for creative cooperation. These collaborative processes, which will already begin to unfold in the months leading up to the Biennale’s September 2022 opening in Lyon, will yield 50 new artistic commissions and productions within a decentralized program that will materialize across numerous sites. Many works will be adapted to the unique architectural contexts in which they will be shown, including several large-scale immersive installations. The Biennale will expand beyond its customary venues in Lyon into locations throughout the city in order to welcome the participation of the broadest possible public.
nominated for the Prix Marcel Duchamp 2022
We are delighted to announce that Giulia Andreani has been nominated for the Prix Marcel Duchamp 2022, along with Iván Argote, Philippe Decrauzat and Mimosa Echard. Named after the influential artist Marcel Duchamp, this annual award distinguishes the most significant and pioneering young artists of the French art scene. The winner will be announced on 17 October 2022. A selection of works by nominated artists will be presented in a group exhibition at the Centre Pompidou in Paris, opening 4 October 2022.
The Painter, a film by Albert Oehlen, Oliver Hirschbiegel and Ben Becker
Under the direction of Oliver Hirschbiegel, actor Ben Becker on screen impersonates the contemporary painter Albert Oehlen and re-creates a painting that Oehlen himself and in parallel is creating step by step in the background, with the actor improvising the process in front of the camera. The finished on-screen painting is an original “Oehlen” on which the artist himself never laid hands. The off screen blueprint painting was destroyed after principal shooting had finished.
Originally planned to be a performative statement the projects developed into a fully fledged feature film of 92 minutes, crossing formal boundaries and questioning the meaning of the creative process and the struggle for authenticity on various levels.
The Painter follows the artist / actor as he is struggling and suffering along this process with us watching in joyful despair and what might happen next until the white canvas has turned into a finished painting.
The outcome is a one-man rollercoaster that appears to be a documentary but in fact is a staged and guided improvisation with the “real” process happening behind the camera. The Painter is a constant flow of the artist’s journey with elements of farce and comedy topped with emotional moments of truth...in front of and behind the camera and leaving it up to us to decide what is real and/or authentic.
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Antifascisti, 2017 now part of the collection of the Musée national de l’histoire de l’immigration
We are pleased to announce that Giulia Andreani’s painting Antifascisti from 2017 is now part of the collection of the Musée national de l’histoire de l’immigration.
Musée national de l’histoire de l’immigration