Asim Waqif — Epreuves Ends in 20 days: November 9 → December 21 A year on from the big impact young Indian artist Asim Waqif made at the Palais de Tokyo with his Bordel Monstre installation, he is exhibiting his work at a French gallery for the first time with the spectacular interactive in situ installation Venu, an enormous bamboo structure fitted with sensors that respond to touch, sound, light and vibration.
Yue Minjun Ends in 27 days: November 9 → December 28 Having become the unchanging model of his pictures, Yue Minjun’s portrait is constantly reinterpreted, sometimes multiplied, in compositions which alternate between the grotesque and the poetic. The new exhibition at the Templon gallery features the themes of vanity and of the self-portrait.
Archives Jitish Kallat — The Hour of the Day of the Month of the Season Past: September 7 → November 2 Jitish Kallat’s works emerge out of varied autobiographical, art-historical and political references. The artist takes an ironic and poetic look at the altered relationship between nature and culture, the strangeness that lies at the heart of everyday life, the enduring presence of the spiritual at the heart of material deterioration.
Archives David Lachapelle — Still Life Past: June 6 → July 26 Reflecting on the fragility of fame and power of the Hollywood Star System, the series Still Life examines the appeal for us of the stars’ replicas, their wax figures. These human “still lifes” with broken faces, also relate to our fascination for the spectacle of the downfall of our once adulated heroes.
Archives Iván Navarro — Where is the Next War? Past: April 25 → June 1 Chilean conceptual artist Iván Navarro uses light as his raw material, turning objects into electric sculptures and transforming the exhibition space by means of visual interplay. His work appropriates the icons of modernism as it deplores the risk of formalism that has been emptied of all forms of engagement.
Archives Jan Fabre — Gisants — Hommage à E.C. Crosby et K.Z. Lorenz Past: February 28 → April 20 Jan Fabre turns his attention to the secular tradition of displaying death. If funerary sculptures invite us to meditate on the vanity of existence, the settings created by the artist question humanity’s ties with nature as well as its own nature.
Archives Philippe Cognée Past: January 10 → February 23 Philippe Cognée has spent twenty years exploring the possibilities of thinning away the image. He has developed a very specific technique based on a combination of photography and the visual effect created by melting wax painting on canvas. Urban architecture, aerial views, supermarkets are just a few of the themes that capture his imagination.
Archives Kehinde Wiley — The World Stage: France, 1880-1960 Past: October 27 → December 22, 2012 Galerie Daniel Templon is presenting the first solo show in France by painter Kehinde Wiley, renowned in the United States as one of the most promising artists of his generation. To mark this event, Wiley has devised a new project, taking him from Morocco to Cameroon on an unexpected journey across the African continent.
Archives Ulrich Lamsfuss — Afternoons in Utopia Past: June 9 → July 21, 2012 After a five-year absence from France, young Berlin-based painter Ulrich Lamsfuss returns to Galerie Daniel Templon with a new series of hyperreal paintings: off-beat and unsettling, they challenge concepts of originality. For this exhibition, the artist has chosen to construct a journey with the portrait as its theme.
Archives Jean-Michel Alberola — Trente ans Past: June 9 → July 21, 2012 In celebration of the anniversary of his first show at the Galerie Templon, in 1982, Jean-Michel Alberola presents “Trente and”, an installation combining paintings on paper, a wall painting and a new neon piece. This exhibition of all-new works echoes the artist’s large “Chambre des instructions” installation that recently went on show in the new Palais de Tokyo in Paris.
Archives Julião Sarmento — Quelques Jeux Interdits Past: January 7 → February 18, 2012 Julião Sarmento combines fragments of photographs and texts with his graphic images executed in graphite. Human silhouettes, architectural images and words are subjected to the same process of obliteration, effected by means of a cinematographic approach to framing the subjects, an unfinished gesture or a thick layer of acrylic paint that swallows them up.
Archives Chiharu Shiota — Infinity Past: January 7 → February 18, 2012 Chiharu Shiota combines performance, body art and installations in a process that places the body at the centre of her sculptural work. Her artistic language was influenced by pioneering artists Louise Bourgeois, Eva Hesse and Ana Mendieta, both in terms of physical experimentation and the focus on the unconscious, and the choice of delicate materials.
Archives Norbert Bisky — Decompression Past: November 5 → December 31, 2011 Young German painter Norbert Bisky is unveiling a series of spectacular works for his first show at Galerie Templon. The exhibition features a blend of eroticism and violence. Norbert Bisky’s figurative style of painting, conjuring up the socialist realism he experienced as a child in GDR, is striking in its use of shimmering colours and its apocalyptic visions.
Archives He An Past: November 5 → December 24, 2011 He An’s neon and LED sculptures are made up of characters stolen from the neon signs that light up his native city of Wuhan. Using these salvaged ideograms, often time — and weather — damaged, the artist recreates the names of people who are dear to him. For example, we see the name of his father and of a Japanese erotic actress.
Archives Gérard Garouste — Walpurgisnachtstraum (Songe d’une nuit de Walpurgis) Past: September 8 → October 29, 2011 Gérard Garouste returns to Galerie Templon to show a new collection of his works inspired by Goethe’s Faust. Gérard Garouste has long been fascinated with the influence of Christianity on our culture, and has chosen to explore the myth of Faust as presented by Goethe in 1808: a man arguing with God and the Devil about his fate.
Archives Sudarshan Shetty — Between the tea cup and a sinking constellation Past: May 21 → July 23, 2011 This conceptual artist is renowned for his enigmatic sculptural installations, which are often animated. He is one of the most innovative of the current generation of Indian artists making a name for themselves on the international scene, along with artists such as Subodh Gupta, Bharti Kher and Jitish Kallat.
Archives Tunga — Présolaires Past: May 28 → July 23, 2011 Architecte de formation, Tunga a développé une œuvre à la fois conceptuelle et baroque, intégrant dans des dispositifs sculpturaux complexes références littéraires, vidéo et performance. Passionné d’alchimie et grand érudit, l’artiste fait de la science des transformations l’un des fondamentaux de son travail.
Archives Jan Fabre — Chimères et Portrait d’un artiste en évasion Past: April 14 → May 21, 2011 Galerie Templon will devote its two spaces to show two artistic projects by Jan Fabre: rue Beaubourg and Impasse Beaubourg. “Jan Fabre is a gangster alchemist who is obsessed by everything that changes. His works always focus on the interaction between (…) the bodily and the spiritual” — Paul Demets.
Archives James Casebere — House Past: February 26 → April 9, 2011 Peut-être le plus ambitieux projet de James Casebere à ce jour, House est un ensemble de photographies en couleur recréant une banlieue idéale. Cet espace imaginaire est le fruit des impressions de l’artiste liées au Dutchess County aux Etats-Unis. Il a fallu deux années de travail pour achever la maquette gigantesque photographiée en studio…
Archives Oda Jaune — Once in a Blue Moon Past: November 6 → December 31, 2010 Les tableaux de l’artiste livrent des scènes inquiétantes où se mêlent douceur et violence. Elles témoignent d’une absence totale d’inhibition et réclament du spectateur le même abandon. « Je peux peut-être soulager la peur du spectateur, j’essaie d’extraire ce qui est bon, beau ou même drôle de ces motifs encombrés de peur ».
Archives René Wirths — La vie Past: March 13 → April 24, 2010 After the success of his still lifes show last year, the young Berlin-based artist René Wirths returns to the Impasse Beaubourg with a new project that examines lives. Butterflies, portraits, children’s drawings and other symbols of the frailty of existence are all executed in stark profile with an uncanny level of realism.