Galerie Max Hetzler is hosting a solo exhibition by Loris Greaud titled “Ladi Rogeurs: Sir Loudrage — a still life” at its Goethestraße venue in Berlin.
The exhibition is the last part of the trilogy by the French artist that was initiated in 2008 with “Cellar Door” (2008-2011) and “The Unplayed Notes” (2012-2017).
Greaud’s first solo exhibition in Galerie Max Hetzler’s Paris venue “Ladi Rogeurs” was conceived as a three-dimensional sketch that utilized the entire gallery space. This show in Berlin is a continuation of the artist’s Paris exhibition, reconfiguring the gallery space while drawing from the codes of a still life.
“Since the beginning of the 2000s, Loris Greaud has pursued an atypical path in the field of contemporary art. His work prioritizes the idea of the ‘project.’ Using this temporally limited concept as a frame for his practice enables the artist to intervene with the given conditions of space and time. Systematically blurring and erasing the limits and borders between fiction and reality, Greaud’s projects create fluid, challenging and otherworldly experiences,” the gallery says.
The installation for this exhibition is, according to the gallery, “Tinted in a purple, diffuse light, the space is interrupted by organically formed sculptures, Spores, hanging from the ceiling, which spread the sound frequencies of dying stars into the surrounding space.” For this, Greaud has sourced elements such as mud, and rust, liquids, and waste from the shooting site of the 1978 science fiction “Stalker” by of Russian filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky. The result is, as per the gallery, “an entirely otherworldly landscape, that seems to emerge from another world — a synthetic, supernatural, and disruptively unreal sphere — the installation offers a vision of a contemporary form of vanitas.”
Loris Greaud (b.1979) is a French artist who lives and works in Eaubonne, Paris. His works are part of international institutions such as the Centre Pompidou, Paris; the LACMA, Los Angeles; Rubell Family Collection, Miami; Nam June Paik Art Centre, Yongin; among others.
“Ladi Rogeurs: Sir Loudrage — a still life” runs through July 21, 2018, at Galerie Max Hetzler, Goethestraße 2/3 D-10623 Berlin-Charlottenburg.
For details, visit: http://www.blouinartinfo.com/galleryguide/galerie-max-hetzler/overview
Click on the slideshow for a sneak peek at the exhibition.
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