Julien Berthier — exposition personnelle


Collage, painting, sculpture, mixed media

Julien Berthier
exposition personnelle

Ends in 30 days: March 16 → April 21, 2018

For this show, Julien Berthier has worked on a series of artworks such as Les Monographies (The Monographs), a book made up of existing monographs which Julien defines as « a very weird exquisite corpse » ; Les Chutes (2018), abstract sculptures inspired by the remains of existing objects ; but there is also the series Cinq secondes plus tard (five seconds later), initiated in 2017, with which Julien collaborated along with restorers to adapt authentic 19th century paintings in order to create a slight temporal gap of just five seconds with the original illustration.

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Julien Berthier, Cinq secondes plus tard (Après Achille), 2017 Oil on canvas, frame — 43 1/4 × 51 1/8 inches Courtesy of the artist & Galerie G-P & N Vallois, Paris

Julien Berthier mixes complex ideas about time, appropriation, causal effect, meanings of contemporary art and the absurdity of the world in which we live in — but always with humor, a genuine perspicacity and a rare finesse.