Galerie Nathalie Obadia is delighted to present A CINEMA SHED : the greenhouse of Happiness , Agnès Varda’s third solo exhibition at the gallery. The artist has built a greenhouse with partitions and glass walls made of the (real) 35mm film rolls from a copy of Happiness, the movie she made in 1964. Inside, (fake) sunflowers are cultivated. The greenhouse of Happiness is her most recent shed after the one showcased at the Fondation Cartier pour l’Art Contemporain (Paris, 2006), the Lyon Biennale (2009) and the LACMA (Los Angeles, 2013), all made of various film rolls.
Galerie Nathalie Obadia is very pleased to present Des Homo Sapiens (Some Home Sapiens), Jerome Zonder’s first exhibition at the Paris gallery. Following a fruitful collaboration with the Brussels gallery in 2016, Des Homo Sapiens signals Jerome Zonder’s entrance into Galerie Nathalie Obadia’s program, via an immersive exhibition, which is a follow-up to his notable projects at the Museum Tinguely in Basel ( The Dancing Room , 2017), at the Maison Rouge ( Fatum , 2015) and at the Lieu Unique ( Au Village (In the Village) , 2014). A vast, spatio-temporal fresco, Des Homo Sapiens transforms the rooms of rue du Cloître SaintMerri into a graphic and symbolic Gallery of Evolution, leading the viewer toward the dawn of a new age, where the ultimate destination remains elusive. Going from black to white, from the densest concentration to the most radical emptiness, the spectator advances through a space of representations that leads him from mimetic photorealism to informal abstraction, an introductory route that may well announce the end of an Anthropocene, worn out by the excesses of industrial capitalism and by the advent of a new branch of “Homo,” freed of the anatomical and temporal limits of the modern man. As always in the artist’s works, questions on the human condition are front and center in representation. “Drawing, for me, boils down to creating a functioning symbolic space and to building a system in which we can place the world and its questions,” explains Jerome Zonder.
Since 1993 in Paris and 2008 in Brussels, Galerie Nathalie Obadia has been exhibiting international emerging and established artists such as Rina Banerjee, Lorna Simpson and Jessica Stockholder. In the past few years, Brook Andrew, Fabrice Hyber, Laure Prouvost, Andres Serrano, Mickalene Thomas, Jérôme Zonder and Benoît Maire have also joined the gallery. Involved in the rediscovery of emblematic artists such as Wang Keping, Martin Barré, Josep Grau-Garriga, Shirley Jaffe, Eugène Leroy, Sarkis and Agnès Varda, the gallery accompanies the artists into numerous institutional exhibitions in France and abroad. A 2015-2018 selection includes Rina Banerjee at Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia; Martin Barré at Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris (retrospective); Laure Prouvost at Palais de Tokyo, Paris; Manuel Ocampo at Pavilion of the Philippines, 57th Venice Biennale, Arsenale; Sarkis at Pavillion of Turkey, 56th Venezia Biennale; and Andres Serrano at the Musée du Petit Palais, Paris.
Brook Andrew / Edgar Arceneaux / Rina Banerjee / Martin Barré / Valérie Belin / Carole Benzaken / Guillaume Bresson / Ricardo Brey / Rosson Crow / Luc Delahaye / Michael DeLucia / Jean Dewasne Patrick Faigenbaum / Roland Flexner / Josep Grau-Garriga / Fabrice Hyber / Shirley Jaffe Estate / Seydou Keïta / Sophie Kuijken / Thomas Lerooy / Eugène Leroy / Lu Chao / Benoît Maire / Rodrigo Matheus / Meuser / Youssef Nabil / Frank Nitsche / Manuel Ocampo / Enoc Perez / Chloe Piene / Shahpour Pouyan / Laure Prouvost / Jorge Queiroz / Fiona Rae / Sarkis / Mithu Sen / Andres Serrano / Lorna Simpson / Jessica Stockholder / Mickalene Thomas / Nicola Tyson / Joris Van de Moortel / Agnès Varda / Wang Keping / Brenna Youngblood / Ni Youyu / Xu Zhen by MadeIn Company / Jérôme Zonder