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Andres Serrano’s first exhibition at Obadia Paris

Parallel to Andres Serrano’s exhibition at the Maison Européenne de la Photographie and Paris Photo, the Galerie Nathalie Obadia will be presenting, from 10 November to 30 December, the US artist’s “Torture” series. For this first exhibition by Andres Serrano in Nathalie Obadia’s Parisian space, sixteen works from the series will be gathered. The project, commenced in 2005, follows on from a commission from The New York Times to illustrate Joseph Lelyveld’s article, “What we don’t talk about when we talk about torture”. Let’s remember that in 2015, the A/political organisation offered to partner with Andres Serrano in order for him to continue his “Torture” series. In this way, the artist has travelled to fifteen cities from nine European countries including the UK, Ireland, France, Austria and Germany, for his shots. The gallery’s exhibition shows the artist’s recent...

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Enoc Perez at Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris

Until 25 July 2015, Galerie Nathalie Obadia is hosting a new series of paintings by Enoc Perez, marking the American artist’s fourth collaboration with the gallery. This new exhibition unveils a collection of female portraits influenced by the works of Picasso. The artist, who uses photographic self-portraits by women posted on social networks such as Instagram and Twitter as a stimulus for his variations, said of the series: “In these paintings, Picasso’s work becomes a pictorial genre, such as portrait, landscape, and still life”. The artist brings together the contradictory elements of the models’ femininity and the resolutely masculine prism of Picasso’s work which oscillates between desire, cruelty, and tenderness. Born in San Juan, Puerto Rico in 1967, Enoc Perez moved to New York in 1986, where he currently lives and works. Perez graduated from the Pratt Institute (New York) in 1990 and obtained an MA from Hunter College (New York) in 1992. Since the mid-1990s, he has exhibited in numerous institutions, including “Skyscraper: Art and Architecture Against Gravity” in 2012 at the MOCA (Museum of Contemporary Art) in Chicago, and Washington’s Corcoran Gallery, who dedicated a solo exhibition to the artist in 2012, entitled “Utopia”. Perez’s works feature in many prestigious private and public collections, including the Metropolitan Museum (New York), the MOCA (Miami), the British Museum (London), the SF Moma (San Francisco), the Whitney Museum of American Art (New York), and the Hammer Museum (Los...

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Tradition and innovation in Chinese art: an interview with Tiffany Beres

With her exhibition “Revolution in Tradition: China’s New Ink Art” currently taking place at Paris’ Nathalie Obadia gallery, independent curator and Chinese ink painting scholar Tiffany Beres is bringing the pioneers updating this ancient artistic tradition to Western audiences, and providing a unique insight into both the rich history and cutting edge practices of Chinese ink painting. The Beijing-based curator spoke to AMA about the exhibition, bringing together old and new, and the role of Contemporary Chinese art in the international scene… Could you tell us a little about your background; how did you get to where you are today? My education and research has been in Asian, and specifically Chinese, art and art history. I am also an artist myself and I trained in Chinese ink painting as a young girl. I moved to Beijing on a Fulbright [scholarship] eight or nine years ago to study at art school and I’ve never looked back! It was right before the Olympics and there was so much going on in China at the time. There was a lot of interest in Chinese art but not a lot of people who could speak both languages and who had an understanding of Chinese ink painting, which is something I knew intimately since I had been practicing it my whole life. I was in a position to act as bridge between the two worlds. Nine years later I’m still based in Beijing, and I’m still working with artists; it’s developed into a real passion for me. Growing up in the United States, how did your interest in Chinese art come about? My mother is Chinese but I grew up in white suburbia, so Chinese art was a window into my own cultural heritage. Everyone grows up with traditions, and art is perfect for...

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Joris Van de Moortel at Galerie Nathalie Obadia

From 22 April until 30 May 2015, Galerie Nathalie Obadia, in Brussels, is to host an exhibition of works by Joris Van de Moortel. The exhibition brings together various performances and installations by the artist, often using neon lights, drums, radios, and boxes. The gallery will also present several new canvases, combining neon with photographic impressions and different materials such as wood, plexiglass, some metals, and paints (acrylic and watercolour). Joris Van Moortel was born in 1983 in Ghent, Belgium. He has had several solo exhibitions in Germany, and in France, as well as group exhibitions in numerous galleries and institutions such as the MuHKA in Antwerp in 2011, the Zacheta National Gallery of Art in Warsaw 2013, the Palais de Tokyo in Paris in 2014, and the Palace of Fine Arts, also in Paris, in 2015. He currently lives and works in...

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Tomoko Kashiki at Galerie Nathalie Obadia

From 2 April until 16 May 2015, Paris’ Galerie Nathalie Obadia is hosting their first exhibition of the works of Japanese artist Tomoko Kashiki in their Espace II. The artist’s ethereal and poetical paintings, as well as a selection of recent pencil works on paper will be exhibited for the first time in France. Alongside contemporary works that deal with the hectic crowds of Japanese society, Tomoko Kashiki makes “paintings of beautiful people”, often women and courtesans, taking her inspiration from the paintings of the Japanese ukiyo-e tradition. Her imaginary spatio-temporal universe plays on the effects of the erasure and deformation of the body, and are stretched and languid. Tomoko Kashiki currently lives and works in Kyoto, where she was born in 1982. For the last ten years, she has been developing a unique pictorial style that depicts an intimate and dreamlike world of desire. Represented by the Japanese gallery Ota Fine Arts Gallery, the artist has participated in large international exhibitions such as the seventh Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (2012). Her works are held in collections of the Museum of Old and New Art (Tasmania, Australia), the Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art (Brisbane, Australia), and the Toyota Art...

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