Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac is pleased to present the first solo exhibition of Donald Judd’s work in France for 20 years. Curated by Flavin Judd, this new exhibition marks the first collaboration with the Judd Foundation, represented by the gallery since November 2018. Donald Judd (1928–1994) is considered one of the most radical artists of the postwar era. He broke away from the traditions of representation and symbolic meaning in art by aiming to create works that refer to nothing beyond themselves. The focus is on the relationships between space and material, colour and form, surface and volume, interior and exterior. He established a new vocabulary of forms, often arranged in sequence and made of standard industrial materials.
Spanning the years 1963–1991, the exhibition brings together key works from various stages of the artist’s oeuvre with a focus on freestanding floor pieces. Highlights include a series of aluminium wall-mounted works from 1991, a monumental ‘progression’ work of over 6 metres long, and a selection of works on paper and woodcuts. The works on view have been featured in exhibitions of major institutions such as the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Dia Beacon, New York and the Kunsthalle Baden-Baden.
This exhibition is at the Paris Marais space.
Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac Pantin presents The Seeming Endless Path of Memory, a large-scale exhibition of work by the renowned Pakistani artist Imran Qureshi. Highlights include a painting of 12 panels with a gradation from red to gold, a 10-metre long scroll with watercolours, new canvases with a sculptural quality and a series of his iconic contemporary miniature paintings. Whether it is in the screen-like structure of the 10-metre painting, the wave-like shape of the endless scroll or the folded canvas of the relief paintings, in this exhibition Qureshi explores the infinite through the motif of the fold, which resonates with the exhibition title: The Seeming Endless Path of Memory.
Imran Qureshi (b. 1972, Hyderabad, Pakistan) has developed a contemporary practice rooted in the tradition of 16th-century Mughal miniature art, spanning from meticulous miniature paintings to abstract works and site-specific installation. He reflects on current events, and how violence prevails both in Pakistan and in the world. For the artist, the flowers that emerge from the red paint in his works represent hope. “Despite everything”, he says, “the people, somehow, sustain their hope for a better world.” Site-specific installations range from The Roof Garden Commission at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2013 to Two Loves at the Quai d’Austerlitz during Nuit Blanche in Paris, in 2014. Qureshi is represented in the permanent collections of major institutions such as the Chicago Art Institute, Guggenheim Abu Dhabi and the Fukuoka Art Foundation in Japan.
This exhibition is at the Paris Pantin space.
Saturday 18 May 2019 at 11:00 am
Guided tour of the Donald Judd exhibition by Curator lead tour by Flavin Judd
Sunday 19 May 2019 from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Opening of Imran Qureshi’s exhibition The Seeming Endless Path of Memory at Pantin
Sunday 19 May 2019 at 3:00 pm
Performance by Imran Qureshi (Pantin)
Saturday 18 May 2019 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Opening of Ryoanji – John Cage
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Since opening in 1983, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac has specialised in international, contemporary art, representing around 60 artists and a number of renowned estates. With a team of 90 employees and approximately 40 extensive solo and group exhibitions held per year in the Salzburg, Paris Marais, Paris Pantin and London spaces, the gallery supports and showcases the careers of some of the most influential artists today. Its artists are represented at all major art fairs worldwide. Active in both the primary and secondary markets, the gallery’s role extends to curatorial work, where it acts as consultant to major museums and public institutions as well as advisor to private and corporate collections.
Claire Adelfang / Cory Arcangel / Jules De Balincourt / Stephan Balkenhol / Ali Banisadr / Miquel Barceló / Alvaro Barrington / Georg Baselitz / Oliver Beer / Joseph Beuys / Marc Brandenburg / Lee Bul / Jean-Marc Bustamante / Rosemarie Castoro / Tony Cragg / Richard Deacon / Marcel Duchamp / Elger Esser / Valie Export / Harun Farocki Estate / Sylvie Fleury / Gilbert & George / Adrian Ghenie / Amos Gitaï / Antony Gormley Donald Judd Foundation / Ilya & Emilia Kabakov / Alex Katz / Anselm Kiefer / Imi Knoebel / Wolfgang Laib / Jonathan Lasker/ Robert Longo / Liza Lou / Marcin Maciejowski Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation / Jason Martin / Bjarne Melgaard / Farhad Moshiri Patrick Neu / Nick Oberthaler / Lydia Okumura / Irving Penn / Elizabeth Peyton / Jack Pierson / Rona Pondick / Imran Qureshi Arnulf Rainer / Robert Rauschenberg Foundation / Daniel Richter / Gerwald Rockenschaub / James Rosenquist Estate / Tom Sachs / David Salle / Markus Schinwald Raqib Shaw / Andreas Slominski / Sturtevant Estate /Emilio Vedova Foundation Banks Violette / Not Vital / Andy Warhol / Lawrence Weiner / Erwin Wurm / Yan Pei-Ming