“Galerie Perrotin”

Laurent Grasso or vibrant Earth energy

As autumn gets underway, Laurent Grasso is returning to the Galerie Perrotin with “OttO”, an exhibition which reveals the mysteries of Aboriginal sacred land, through objects and a film going by the same name. The artist has shared with AMA the issues underlying his practice: between the visible and the invisible, the scientific and the sacred… A Steiner machine, sculptures in hypnotic forms, glass spheres… These are some of the different objects associated with Laurent Grasso’s new film, OttO,  now showing in France for the first time. In this work, the artist continues his work on representing the intangible, and his research on aesthetic, fictional and poetic variations on scientific mythologies, theories or utopias… Explanations follow.   Your new film OttO at the Galerie Perrotin was shot on the aboriginal sacred lands in Australia. What prompted your interest in this area? In 2016, I was invited by Mama Kataoka to take part in the 21st Biennale of Sydney, and planned to undertake a project for it in the Australian desert. I gathered material about aboriginal culture, their relationship to the cosmos and the invisible, in the earth’s imperceptible vibrations, of which they are the guardians. I decided to make a 21-minute film which has been the starting point of my exhibition at the gallery.   Your film OttO presents deserts accompanied by quite disturbing “music”. What exactly are these sounds? The title of this film refers to figures after whom the film and exhibition are named. “OttO” is Otto Jungarrayi Sims, a “traditional owner” (symbolic owner) of Aboriginal land in Australia, from the Yuendumu community, but also Winfried Otto Schumann, a German physicist who studied the Earth’s low-frequency resonances. As well as having the same first name, these two figures share an interest in the Earth’s magnetic energy that I tried to get with a high technology...

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Galerie Perrotin to open a new space in Tokyo in 2017

After Paris, Hong Kong, New York and Seoul, the Galerie Perrotin has recently announced that it will be opening a space in Tokyo, in spring 2017, on the ground floor of the Piramide building, at 6-6-9 Roppongi Minato-ku Tokyo. Roppongi is a cultural district hosting numerous museums such as the Mori Art Museum, the Suntory Museum of Art, the National Art Center (Art Triangle Roppongi), and several major galleries. And after three years on the Upper East Side in New York, in the Bank of New York building dating from 1932, the Galerie Perrotin will be moving to a gallery eight times bigger, also in spring 2017. The new site is on the Lower East Side, Manhattan’s most dynamic district, near the New Museum. Earlier this year, the Galerie Perrotin inaugurated a new 180 m2 space in Seoul, with a bookshop presenting the gallery’s editions, in the Christie’s building near the National Museum of Modern & Contemporary Art and the Daelim Museum, facing the Blue House (the presidential residence) and the Gyeongbokgung Palace. Let’s remember that Emmanuel Perrotin founded the gallery bearing his name in 1989, at the age of 21 years. He has since opened fifteen different spaces, each more stimulating for today’s creation than the last. He supports artists, some for over 25 years, in carrying out their craziest...

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Galerie Perrotin to open a new space in Tokyo in 2017

After Paris, Hong Kong, New York and Seoul, the Galerie Perrotin has recently announced that it will be opening a space in Tokyo, in spring 2017, on the ground floor of the Piramide building, at 6-6-9 Roppongi Minato-ku Tokyo. Roppongi is a cultural district hosting numerous museums such as the Mori Art Museum, the Suntory Museum of Art, the National Art Center (Art Triangle Roppongi), and several major galleries. And after three years on the Upper East Side in New York, in the Bank of New York building dating from 1932, the Galerie Perrotin will be moving to a gallery eight times bigger, also in spring 2017. The new site is on the Lower East Side, Manhattan’s most dynamic district, near the New Museum. Earlier this year, the Galerie Perrotin inaugurated a new 180 m2 space in Seoul, with a bookshop presenting the gallery’s editions, in the Christie’s building near the National Museum of Modern & Contemporary Art and the Daelim Museum, facing the Blue House (the presidential residence) and the Gyeongbokgung Palace. Let’s remember that Emmanuel Perrotin founded the gallery bearing his name in 1989, at the age of 21 years. He has since opened fifteen different spaces, each more stimulating for today’s creation than the last. He supports artists, some for over 25 years, in carrying out their craziest...

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Elmgreen & Dragset present the Galerie Perrotin

Visible for one day only, on 24 September, the work Elmgreen & Dragset présentent la Galerie Perrotin au Grand Palais will be set up on the spot where the the gallery will be holding its stand at the next edition of the FIAC. Elmgreen & Dragset have chosen works by the gallery’s artists (Sophie Calle, Chung Chang-Sup, Bernard Frize, John Henderson, Gregor Hildebrandt, JR, KAWS, Heinz Mack, Takashi Murakami, Jean-Michel Othoniel, Paola Pivi, Claude Rutault and Xavier Veilhan) in black, white and earthy tones – the same shades as at their last exhibition, “The Well Fair”, at the Ullens Centre for Contemporary Art in Beijing. Indeed, in January this year at the UCCA, the duo launched a fictive contemporary-art fair displaying 88 works which they themselves created. A two-photograph edition will be created, showing the gallery’s stand before the fair’s opening, then after the...

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Chung Chang-Sup at Galerie Perrotin New York

From 3 November to 23 December 2015 Galerie Perrotin New York will be holding an exhibition of the work of South Korean artist Chung Chang-Sup (1927-2011) entitled “Meditation”. The exhibition displays his Meditation series, works begun in the 1990s that consist of seemingly minimalist tableaux in monochrome tones. The transformation in his technique allowed him to use a more controlled, meditative approach, opening up painting to become a more all-encompassing artform that draws from the world arround him, particularly nature. His work, although seemingly minimalistic and simple, could also be said to hide greater profundity, drawing inspiration from the principles of moderation rooted in Korean philosophy, as though their simplicity itself is the key to the subtle depth of the works. Yoon Jin-sup has commented, “His creations are placed within an ecological, cosmological and terrestrial perspective which is diametrically opposed to the formalist vision of Westerners.” The works seem in dialogue between the foreground and background, conveying the importance of perpetual communication in the act and the art of meditation. Chung Chang-Sup continued working on his Meditation series until his death in 2011. An exhibition of the series was shown at Galerie Perrotin in Paris between June an August 2015 and will now move to New York to be shown...

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