Pascale Marthine Tayou - Bonnes Nouvelles
Because good news seems to be increasingly rare these days, GALLERIA CONTINUA invites Pascale Marthine Tayou to inaugurate the first solo exhibition presented within its entirely renovated Parisian space.
True to form, Pascale Marthine Tayou transforms the space with a jovial and protean accumulation to populate it with elements of shimmering colors and hybrid materials that he continues to explore, notably via new plastic research centered around the softness of towels or the reuse of fabric scraps. The artist's bright colors are used in a frantic race of more or less abstract, anthropomorphic sewn forms or those borrowed from a fantastic bestiary reminiscent of tapestries or traditional fabrics.
New or recent works enrich this journey, like snapshots of Pascale Marthine Tayou's life in Africa. Mixing visual rhythms, he intervenes with objects of everyday life directly on his photographs, for example with plastic straws. The artist's emblematic use of colored sheet metal, crystal, and chalk creates a red thread in his production, which constantly questions human beings and the world around them.
GALLERIA CONTINUA is honored to present Géométries Instables, a group exhibition that delves into the work of eleven Brazilian artists, and constitutes the fourth episode of an exhibition cycle dedicated to the different territories in which the gallery has been established over the years. The curator and art historian Camila Bechelany composes a path that organizes a form of dialogue between the works, their references and influences. Drawing on elements of Brazilian history, culture and society, the trajectory conceived by Bechelany starts with movements such as modernism, concretism and neo-concretism to arrive at contemporary practices, also mentioning in passing the influence of some international currents of the last century - such as minimalism, pop art and conceptual art - in the approach of the artists exhibited.
Exhibited artists in the group show GÉOMÉTRIES INSTABLES:
Antonio Bandeira (1922-1967, Brazil), Sérgio Camargo (1930-1990, Brazil), Marcelo Cidade (1979, Brazil), Raymundo Colares (1944-1986, Brazil), Jonathas de Andrade (1982, Brazil), Antonio Dias (1944-2018, Brazil), André Komatsu (1978, Brazil), Judith Lauand (1922, Brazil), Cildo Meireles (1948, Brazil), Candido Portinari (1903-1962, Brazil), Franz Weissmann (1911-2005, Austria)
Friday 20 May 2022 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
After Work with Nari Ward
Saturday 21 May 2022 at 5:00 pm
Performance by Paloma Vauthier – Metanova
Sunday 22 May 2022 at 5:00 pm
Performance of Paloma Vauthier – Metanova
Sunday 22 May 2022 at 6:00 pm
Performance by Paloma Vauthier – Metanova
Paris, France 01 43 70 00 88 www.galleriacontinua.com
Galleria Continua is a contemporary art gallery founded in 1990 in San Gimignano by three friends: Mario Cristiani, Lorenzo Fiaschi and Maurizio Rigillo.
Galleria Continua represents a desire for continuity between times and a desire to write a current history. Thanks to its investment in forgotten and unconventional sites, the gallery has always chosen atypical locations, developing a strong identity and an original positioning in over thirty years of activity. In 2021, Galleria Continua opened a new space in the heart of the French capital. This space is dedicated to experimentation and the encounter between art, society and culture, in a constantly evolving setting.
Etel Adnan • Ai Weiwei • Leila Alaoui • Juan Araujo • Kader Attia • Daniel Buren • Cai Guo-Qiang • Alejandro Campins • Iván Capote • Yoan Capote • Loris Cecchini • Elizabet Cerviño • Chen Zhen • Nikhil Chopra • Marcelo Cidade • Jonathas De Andrade • Berlinde De Bruyckere • Leandro Erlich • Carlos Garaicoa • Osvaldo González • Antony Gormley • Gu Dexin • Shilpa Gupta • Subodh Gupta • Carsten Höller • Jr • Ilya & Emilia Kabakov • Zhanna Kadyrova • Kan Xuan Anish Kapoor • André Komatsu • Jannis Kounellis • Luis López-Chávez • Jorge Macchi • Ahmed Mater • Cildo Meireles • José Manuel Mesías • Sabrina Mezzaqui • Margherita Morgantin • Moataz Nasr • Hans Op De Beeck • Ornaghi & Prestinari • Giovanni Ozzola • Susana Pilar • Michelangelo Pistoletto • Kiwon Park • Qiu Zhijie • Tobias Rehberger • Arcangelo Sassolino • Manuela Sedmach • Serse • Kiki Smith • Nedko Solakov • Marta Spagnoli • José Antonio Suárez Londoño • Hiroshi Sugimoto • Sun Yuan & Peng Yu • Pascale Marthine Tayou • Armando Testa • Nari Ward • Sislej Xhafa • José Yaque • Zhuang Hui