VINCENT GANIVET & CANDIDA HÖFER AT YVON LAMBERT
VINCENT GANIVET'S CINDER BLOCK SCULPTURE AT HIS EXHIBITION 'NOLI ME TANGERE [SEPT 10 - OCT 9] AT YVON LAMBERT PARIS
[...Vincent Ganivet's artistic practice revolves around the absurd and the ephemeral; he creates artworks by repurposing raw materials, everyday objects and phenomena; his concrete sculptures play on details, leaks and expectations.
His cinder blocks structures look like the frozen arches of a cathedral under construction, purposeless; their risky stability gives them a sense of poetry, something unreal, fabulous.
Vincent Ganivet exhibited large structures in Avignon, Paris and Versailles, always exploring new limits and taking more risks while building them. The fact that these structures could collapse at anytime is part of the artist's work.
Vincent Ganivet explores everyday overflowing, leaks and waste and uses them within an artistic practice based on the absurd and the ephemeral. Like in a magic trick, objects end up revealing a secret life; the mundane becomes beauty; the accident, poetry. His "Fountains" are part of this ongoing research; he will present them for the first time as sculptures. When off, the fountain looks like a stack of dishes dumped in a sink but, under water pressure, a fragile sculptures appears, again revealing the tension and fragility of the moment...]
— YVON LAMBERT PARIS
NEUES MUSEUM BERLIN VII, 2009, CANDIDA HÖFER
[...The exhibition, entitled "Erinnern", explores the spatialization of memory, silence and time. It deepens Candida Höfer's depicting of the architecture of absence. For this new exhibition, the artist presents photographs taken in Berlin, Naples and Seville. The dimensions of the pictures seem to spread like layers of time. Candida Höfer's work is based on objectivity and distanciation. The precision of the photograph echoes the spirit of place and reveals its whole power. With this exhibition at the gallery Yvon Lambert, the artist engages the viewer in the contemplation of memories.
Behind her camera lens, Candida Höfer captures her view of a world devoid of any human presence, and concentrates on the place itself. She studied with Bern and Hilla Becher at Düsseldof Academy of Arts, after first studying cinema with Ole John.
Like the Bechers, through typology and seriality, the photograph becomes a witness, a confident of the place where she decides to set up her camera. For the past 35 years, Candida Höfer has been exhibiting single works or series of photographs – always empty spaces. Her choice of sites to photograph is highly meaningful: museums, churches, opera houses, etc – she selects places that embody culture or spirituality, thus giving another dimension to her pictures. Through a seeming detachment and objectivity, she triggers a whole new perception of each space...]
— YVON LAMBERT PARIS
NEUES MUSEUM BERLIN XXV, 2009
NEUES MUSEUM BERLIN VIII, 2009
VINCENT GANIVET 'NOLI ME TANGERE' [SEPTEMBER 10 - OCTOBER 9, 2011]
CANDIDA HÖFER 'ERINNERN' [SEPTEMBER 10 - OCTOBER 9, 2011]
AT YVON LAMBERT PARIS
HÖFER IS CURRENTLY SHOWING AS PART OF ANIMISM. MODERNITY THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS [SEPTEMBER 16, 2011 - JANUARY 29, 2012] AT GENERALI FOUNDATION VIENNA.
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