Shirin Neshat

February 27, 2008By pablogtArt Texts, Artists, Blogt, photos No Comments

©Shirin Neshat. Courtesy Galerie Jérôme de Noirmont, Paris.
©Shirin Neshat. Courtesy Galerie Jérôme de Noirmont, Paris.

Recently, I saw an exhibition by Shirin Neshat at the Galerie Jérôme de Noirmont where we can see two amazing new color cinematographic videos entitled Munis and Faezeh, these two videos were of an enigmatic beauty rare in contemporary art today. Those of you who saw her work at MAM may remember how most of her videos were black and white, youtube her here if you want to catch a few reminders, but these new color films are color corrected in such a fine and delicate way that I was surprised and immersed in it… like a boy with cartoons… The colors were soft pastels colors. The subject matter of the two videos are based on Women Without Men, a novel by the Iranian author Shahrnush Parsipu depicting the perception of a young Iranian woman during the summer of 1953 in Iran’s political unrest and a psychological breakdown of a Muslim woman following a sexual assault. The two videos are stuning and remain in my mind even a few days later. I recommend you try to see this recent works when it comes to your town.

The new large scale photographs, some seen here below, which mainly feature portraits of middle east men and women have been hand tagged in Persian calligraphy. The large images take a position of a face to face confrontation with a culture that remains covered by the Media and rarely seen in contemporary art. I liked them!

Shirin Neshat, Faezeh & Amir Khan, 2008, 177,8 x 223,5 cm / 70 x 88 in., C-print & ink, Edition of 5 and 2 artist’s proofs, ©Shirin Neshat. Courtesy Galerie Jérôme de Noirmont, Paris. Shirin Neshat, Munis & Revolutionary Man, 2008, 124,5 x 230,6 cm / 49 x 90 4/5 in., C-print and ink, Edition of 5 and 2 artist’s proofs, ©Shirin Neshat. Courtesy Galerie Jérôme de Noirmont, Paris. Shirin Neshat, Haji, 2008, 152,4 x 101,6 cm / 60 x 40 in., C-print and ink, Edition of 5 and 2 artist’s proofs, ©Shirin Neshat. Courtesy Galerie Jérôme de Noirmont, Paris.

Netz Dickicht

February 21, 2008By pablogtArtists, Blogt, photos 1 Comment

Netz Dickicht

Here are a few pics of Gerhard Richter’s artwork at a recently opened exhibition at the Marian Goodman Gallery in Paris… Some abstract paintings have titles like NETZ (Net), WEISS (White), DICKICHT (Thicket) and GESTEIN (Stone) that make discreet allusions to nature. Take a look…

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Domfenster at Köln Dom

February 14, 2008By pablogtArtists, Blogt, photos No Comments

Domfenster at Köln Dom

Domfestner is a 20 meter high stained glass window at the Köln Dom Cathedral based on Gerhard Richter’s 1970 abstract work titled “4096 Farben” or 4096 Colors for those like me that don’t know German… this artwork features, squares of colors rendered from the color palette of a printing ink manufacturer and you can see it in a previous post. Deconstruction of iconography are the keywords here but it works refreshingly well at the church, it is one of those few places where you can see contemporary art in a Gothic church. You can see more of this window on flickr

Lukas Wassmann

February 5, 2008By pablogtArtists, Blogt, photos No Comments

Lukas Wassmann

This weekend we walked lots in the city and found just like that the Swiss Cultural Center where we saw an exhibition that included Lukas Wassmann, some friends of mine said it is gratuitous violent and sexual art and that it is all we see these days including my stuff … I happened to like it…

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