“Musée d’Art Moderne de la ville de Paris”

The MAMVP makes two Hubert Duprat acquisitions

The Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris has recently acquired a set of works by Hubert Duprat from the gallery Art: Concept. The works, Corail Costa Brava (1994-2015) and Tubes de trichoptères (1980-2016), have thus joined the museum’s collection since 19 October. In Tubes de trichoptères, Hubert Duprat cleverly replaces trichoptera tubes with thin pieces of gold, pearls and small gems, turquoises or opals. Worthy of a cabinet of curiosities, Corail Costa Brava consists of a complex polyhedron made up of coral and...

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Artist Rodrigo Braga shows in Paris with the support of SAM Art Projects

From 1 October to 18 December, Brazilian artist Rodrigo Braga will be holding his first solo exhibition in France, “Mer intérieure”, to be launched during the Nuit Blanche all-night event. The artist will be installing over 40 m3 in stones, weighing between 500 kg and 6 tons, in the pool on the esplanade between the Palais de Tokyo and the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, to recall how the region was covered by sea during the prehistoric era. SAM Art Projects has partnered with Bouygues Bâtiment Ile-de- France, France-Lanord & Bichaton and Rocamat for the...

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Iran’s visual culture explored at MAM

The Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris is to present a new exhibition focusing on work by Iranian artists and their portrayal of Iran’s history. The exhibition, “Unedited History, Iran 1960-2014”, is to be on display from 16 May to 24 August 2014. The exhibition presents around 200 works by 20 Iranian artists, ranging from the exceptionally well-known, iconic figures, to younger contemporary artists whose output demonstrates the country’s constantly evolving art scene. Artists include: Morteza Avini (1947-1993), Kaveh Golestan (1950-2003), Bahman Kiarostami (b. 1978) and Behzad Shishegaran (b. 1952), amongst others. Taking a chronological look at the country’s heritage, the exhibition is organised sequentially, dividing the works up to represent the 1960s and 1970s; the revolutionary era of 1979; and the Iran-Iraq war and post-war period. The works on display provoke a discovery of Iran’s developing visual culture, drawing material from cinema, posters and painting. Many of the works on display have never been shown before in France. A book, entitled Unedited History, Iran 1960-2014, is to be published to accompany the exhibition. It will include critical essays and a historical documentary material, in addition to commentaries on the works...

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Paris’s Musée d’Art Moderne hopes to draw a crowd with Raymond Mason retrospective

Paris, 10 March 2014, Art Media Agency (AMA). An exhibition at the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris is celebrating the acquisition of two works by the English sculptor Raymond Mason (1922-2010). “Le Voyage” is to run until 9 November 2014. The two newly-acquired works are La Place de l’Opéra (1957) and Le Voyage (1966-2010), the latter being donated by Madame Jeannine Hao. Alongside the two major works on show, seven other works by the artist are to be presented, accompanied by photographs and documents by Henri Cartier-Bresson and Martine Franck. The Birmingham-born sculptor made Paris his home in 1946, and stayed there until his death in 2010, taking inspiration for his large sculptures from the crowds and public movements he encountered in Montparnasse, the city’s artistic centre at the time. Profiting from a close relationship with the sculptor Alberto Giacometti and painter Balthus, Mason benefited from an exceptionally rich artistic community, and went on to be represented by the Pierre Matisse gallery in New...

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Douglas Gordon installation at the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris

Paris, 6 March 2014, Art Media Agency (AMA). The Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris is presenting an installation by Douglas Gordon: Pretty much every film and video work from about 1992 until now from 7 March until December 2014. Pretty much every film and video work from about 1992 until now was acquired by the museum in 2003, and first exhibited there in 2006. 43 new videos have recently been added to the installation – a compilation of the artist’s works since 1992, comprised of 82 videos shown on 101 monitors . The collection explores the concept of memory and time, exploring the notion of a perpetually incomplete work. It has been widely and internationally exhibited since 1999, at the Yvon Lambert Gallery in Paris (2003) and SF MoMA in San Francisco (2007) amongst others. Douglas Gordon is a Scottish artist, born in 1966. He lives and works in Glasgow, where he was born, and Berlin. He primarily uses film as a medium of expression, but also experiments with text, photography, performance and installation. His work often includes references to movie classics, such as the explicit reference to Alfred Hitchcock in Gordon’s 24-Hour Psycho. He was the first film artist to be awarded the Turner Prize in...

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