Article on the exhibitions at the Fürstenfeldbruck Kunsthaus: the Stéphane Blanquet solo exhibition and the Graphzines exhibition organized by the Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte.
From June 22nd to September 24th, Blanquet is presenting a new exhibition, “New Lung Seeded Inside” at the Fürstenfeldbruck Kunsthaus near Munich in Germany.
A wide variety of new works were created specifically for this exhibition among which a new big size kinetic installation, a series of terra-cotta sculptures, a new metallic sculpture and so on…
New lithographic print – size of sheet is about 45 x 55 cm (17.7 x 21.7 in), stone is 27,5 x 33 cm (10.8 x 13 in) – still untitled – proposed title is “Majesté furtive des éclats des goûts” – Mel Publisher – 60 copies numbered and signed by the artist – printed at Idem Paris – email us for information
Azizan Paiman will be presenting his art performance called “Putar Alam Cafe” in Singapore Biennale 2016. Deriving his idea from The Pentagon, Putar Alam Cafe is a five-sided polygon and interactive space where Azizan Paiman will be serving as the bartender in the middle. His Putar Alam Cafe menu includes “Sky Kingdom Juice”, “Capitalist Soda” etc. The mobile space is to allow visitors to have discussion or debate over various contemporary issues.
Azizan Paiman is known for his wittiness and humor in most of his artwork and art performance. He likes to challenge his audience with a deeper thought in his artwork. He has performed several art performance, one of his first performance was in 1999, the 1st Fukouka Asian Art Triennale in 1999, where he presented “Ais Krim Malaysia”.
For more information on the Singapore Biennale 2016, please click here.
For this project, Blanquet created all a range of new artworks: drawings, sculptures, picture discs, tapestries and so on… For the 40 picture discs, Blanquet created half of the songs and for the other half he invited The Residents, John Zorn, Mike Patton, Ikue Mori, Toshi Ichiyanagi, Pierre Bastien, John Duncan, Lydia Lunch, Robin Rimbaud – Scanner, David Toop, Emmanuel Dilhac, Marie Lisel, Mr Pimpant, les Choolers, Kokondo Zaz and Jean-Luc Terminarias. He will also present some music by Jean Dubuffet (thanks to the Dubuffet Fondation) and he worked with Brut Pop on music producing devices.
Blanquet created an installation, “La Colonne d’Appendices”, for the Pulp Festival at the Ferme du Buisson near Paris (Noisiel). The installation features nine separate rooms with different atmospheres and artworks. Exhibition from April 6th to April 24th. Information here. (No French available). To illustrate this article, pictures of the poster Blanquet created to be given away at the event. The artwork reproduced is the tapestry “Givre sur Austerité du Fléau”.
The exhibition was featured yesterday on the news on Arte, see here.
Malaysian contemporary artist Azizan Paiman has his works and his “Inventory” exhibition at Fumanart featured in The Edge Financial Daily 04/04/2016. Click here to the article.
We are now working with our friend, exciting artist Azizan Paiman, on a new project to take place in our gallery near Kuala Lumpur. Titled “Inventory” it will an exhibition with artworks and various items that have had an importance in the life of the artist and in his practice. This show will be a unique opportunity to learn more about Paiman of course but also about ourselves.
In this era of international turmoil where our minds and thoughts are confused by the calls of so many fake prophets (faux prophets) and wrenched ideologies, isn’t it time to go back to fundamentals, think again about who we are and where we want to go, and choose our values as part of humanity? That is exactly the journey Paiman invites us to embark upon.
The show will take place at the gallery space from this Sunday, January 31st to Sunday March 6th. We will be hosting an opening party on Sunday from 3 pm to 6 pm. The exhibition will then be open by appointment only.
Blanquet has been working on the play “Richard III” by Jean Lambet-wild which is now being presented at the Théâtre de l’Union in Limoges (France). He was in charge of creating the whole stage as well as a unique armor in porcelain for the main caracter.
Both have been praised in the media since the play was premiered.