Künstler / Projekt
PIERRE BISMUTH
Ausstellungstitel
Liquids and Gels

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Duration: 17. 05. - 22. 06. 2013

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Beschreibung - English

The exhibition Liquids and Gels explores the norms regulating cultural artifacts. The photographs of desert landscapes, each marked with the logo of ownership of the image, should be understood as a contribution to the copyright/copyleft debate: obliterated by the presence of the intrusive copyright logo that should make them unusable, theses pictures nonetheless attain a secondary value as artworks. The strategies developed to protect ownership are here used precisely to open up possibilities for free access. Pierre Bismuth savors the fact that in the digital context of unrestricted production and access to images the notion of property has become a paradox.

Pierre Bismuth employs artistic practice as a tool for examining our perception of reality as well as our relation to culture and its productions. The underlying aim of his works is always the same - to destabilize pre-established codes of perception and to push the viewer to become critical and incredulous even when presented with cultural objects whose meaning appears self-evident.

PIERRE BISMUTH, born in Paris in 1963, lives and works in Brussels. 2005 he was awarded the Oscar in the category “Best Original Screenplay” with Michel Gondry and Charlie Kaufman for the film Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.

Selected exhibitions: 2013 Une brève histoire des lignes, Centre Pompidou-Metz; 2012 néon, who’s afraid of red, yellow and blue?, La Maison Rouge, Paris; Berlin Biennale; The Whole World is Watching, Le Magasin - CNAC, Grenoble; NEON. La materia luminosa dell’arte, MACRO, Rome; Graphology, Drawing Room, London; 2011 11th Biennale de Lyon; Found In Translation, Casino Luxembourg; The End Of Money, Witte de With, Rotterdam; 2010 Chefs-d’oeuvre?, Centre Pompidou-Metz; Seconde Main, Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris; A BAS LENINE, OU LA VIERGE A L’ECURIE, curated by_Pierre Bismuth, Christine König Galerie, Vienna; 2009 Fax, Drawing Center, New York; 2008 Ruled by Extravagant Expectations, Christine König Galerie, Vienna; Making a Scene, Fondazione Morra Greco, Naples; 2007 Airs de Paris, Centre Pompidou, Paris; Research and Invention. Investigations with Images in Contemporary Photography, Fotomuseum Winterthur; ...And Dreams are Dreams, Istanbul Museum of Modern Art; Some Time Waiting, Kadist Art Foundation, Paris; 2006 Play Station, Sprengel Museum, Hannover; Somewhere, M HKA, Antwerp.

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Galerie
exhibition view PIERRE BISMUTH <em>Liquids and Gels</em>exhibition view PIERRE BISMUTH <em>Liquids and Gels</em><p>PIERRE BISMUTH <br /><em>ClipDealer,</em> 2013<br />C-print on plexiglass/diasec, lightbox with LED lights<br />photo 50,7 x 89,8 cm, frame 51,4 x 90,6 cm<br />unique work + 1 a.p.</p><p>PIERRE BISMUTH <br /><em>Dylan Garcia,</em> 2013<br />C-print on plexiglass/diasec, lightbox with LED lights<br />photo 39,7 x 50,9 cm, frame 40,4 x 60,6 cm<br />unique work + 1 a.p.</p>PIERRE BISMUTH<br /><em>Deposit photos</em>, 2013<br />C-print on plexiglass/diasec, lightbox with LED lights photo<br />33,3 x 50 cm, frame 34 x 50,5 cm<br />unique work + 1 a.p.exhibition view PIERRE BISMUTH <em>Liquids and Gels</em><br />PIERRE BISMUTH<br /><em>freedom can be rescued from any closed system - section 2</em> (unique), 2011<br />gouache on paper<br />installation approx. 1,5 x 5 m, each 39 x 49 cm, framed 40 x 50 cm<br />36 partsPIERRE BISMUTH<br /><em>Liquids and Gels</em>, 2013<br />9 glass recipients, plinth, hair gel, shower gel, alcohol, water<br />dimensions variable  <br /><br /><p>exhibition view PIERRE BISMUTH <em>Liquids and Gels</em></p>PIERRE BISMUTH<br /><em>Following the Right Hand of Sigmund Freud</em>, 2013<br />black ink on Japan paper<br />66,5 x 97 cm + frame<p>PIERRE BISMUTH<br /><em>Following the Right Hand of Sigmund Freud,</em> 2013<br />black ink on Japan paper<br />66,5 x 97 cm + frame</p><p>PIERRE BISMUTH<br />Following the Right Hand of Sigmund Freud, 2013<br />black ink on Japan paper<br />66,5 x 97 cm + frame</p>exhibition view PIERRE BISMUTH <em>Liquids and Gels</em>PIERRE BISMUTH<br /><em>Collages for Men / The Emirates series - Michaela</em>, 2008<br />collage on cardboard 26 x 40 cm, framed 42 x 56 cm<br />

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