Christian Jaccard — Pics de combustion


Painting, performance

Christian Jaccard
Pics de combustion

Past: January 13 → April 6, 2024

Dutko Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition by the Swiss artist Christian Jaccard from January 13th to March 2nd, 2024. After showcasing his works in several group exhibitions, this will be the artist’s first solo show with the gallery. An in situ artwork (mural combustion) will be created, accompanied by a series of burnt canvases from the early 2000s, titled “Burning Peaks.”

For over five decades, Christian Jaccard has been developing a body of work exploring two key operations: knotting and burning. These paradigmatic “tools” serve him to express a way of conceiving things and, more broadly, his worldview. Philosophy, phenomenology, anthropology, and sciences are at the heart of the artist’s aesthetic research. They permeate the various series of works with profound reflections on the principles of creation/deconstruction, notions of time and memory, and the origins and fundamental principles of art.

The exhibition presented by the Dutko Gallery is structured around a series of works created in the early 2000s titled “Burning Peaks,” in which Christian Jaccard establishes an analogy between the combustion traces left by flammable gel arranged on canvas and the graphical fluctuations of stock market peaks. A monumental work, following the development principles of “Burning Peaks,” will be created in situ on the gallery’s large wall. An ephemeral work (which will disappear at the end of the exhibition), its creation will be filmed and documented by a photographic report.

This exhibition resonates with the solo exhibition dedicated to Christian Jaccard, organized from December 16th, 2023, to April 21st, 2024, by the Fabre Museum in Montpellier. It is worth noting the release in January 2024 of “The Whims of Thought,” the artist’s studio notes, published by the ENSBA editions (Artist’s Writings collection).

  • Opening Saturday, January 13 12 PM → 7 PM
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4 rue de Bretonvilliers

75004 Paris

T. 01 56 24 04 20

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Sully – Morland

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