Galerie Karsten Greve, Paris, France

17. 11. 2012 - 12. 01. 2013

Leiko Ikemura, Lying in yellow dress, 2009, Bronze, 34 x 112 x 37 cm

Artists: Siegfried Anzinger, Pierrette Bloch, Louise Bourgeois, John Chamberlain, Leiko Ikemura, Anish Kapoor, Catherine Lee, Ma Jun, Maria Nepomuceno, Ernesto Neto, Norbert Prangenberg, Karl Prantl, Georgia Russell, Joel Shapiro, Yutaka Sone, Luise Unger

OPENING: SATURDAY NOVEMBER 17, 2012, 4pm – 7pm

The Karsten Greve Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of the exhibition Sculptures, a selection of spatial works that highlights how a broad range of contemporary artists address this art. The works presented go beyond what is expected of sculpture: steel is knitted, antique books are cut, horse hair is knotted, cloth is assembled with rope, but more traditional materials such as earthenware, bronze and stone are also reinterpreted. Shape reveals décor, religious or mythological subjects in large or small format, that fill in and sometimes invade the space, transforming it into a jungle or sculptural collage. Calm and contemplation unveil an abstract sculpture of reduced forms and an aesthetic centred on its own materiality, exceeding the laws of physics and the other, through the quasi-organic transparency and fragility of the object, which is almost a shadow. Sculpture no longer needs a pedestal: it unfolds on the floor, walks on the walls, is attached to the ceiling or floats freely in space. This exhibition brings together both the works of renowned artists like John Chamberlain and Louise Bourgeois and the work of promising talents, some of whom are exhibiting for the first time in the gallery.

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