Galerie Jocelyn Wolff will present a site-specific work by William Anastasi, Conic section , for the first time since it was shown in 1970 in Dwan Gallery in New York. It comprises rods used in reinforced concrete construction, one of each remaining on the floor while the other climbs a diagonal strip on the wall, so that the rods progress from horizontal to vertical. William Anastasi, one of the founders of Conceptual Art with, as well, solid connections in his earliest works to Minimalism, explores here a strong relationship between space and forces. It involves this conflation of up and down, and the theme of inverted meanings.
In 2003, Galerie Jocelyn Wolff opened in a very small, remote space in Belleville in eastern Paris with a solo show by Clemens von Wedemeyer. Most of the represented artists made their debuts with the gallery. In 2006, the gallery moved to a larger space in the same neighborhood, on rue Julien-Lacroix. As the gallery grew, the neighborhood of Belleville developed into the most dynamic and vivid scene for emerging galleries in the city. Initially focused on revealing emerging artists, the gallery gradually engaged in the promotion of key historical artists whose positions had been undervalued. Galerie Jocelyn Wolff participates in art fairs such as Art Basel, Art Basel Miami Beach, Independent, Artissima, FIAC Paris, and Frieze New York.
William Anastasi / Zbyněk Baladrán / Diego Bianchi / Katinka Bock / Colette Brunschwig / Miriam Cahn / Santiago de Paoli / Guillaume Leblon / Isa Melsheimer / Ulrich Polster / Prinz Gholam / Hans Schabus / Philippe Schwinger & Frédéric Moser / Elodie Seguin / Francisco Tropa / Franz Erhard Walther / Christoph Weber / Clemens von Wedemeyer