Pierre Huyghe is a producer of spectacular and memorable enigmas, with works that function more like mirages than as objects. Abyssal Plain (2015–ongoing), his contribution to the 2015 Istanbul Biennial, curated by Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, was installed on the seabed of the Marmara Sea, some 20 metres below the surface of the water and close to...
In the early decades of its existence, New York's Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), founded in 1929, transformed from a philanthropic project modestly housed in a few rooms of the Heckscher Building on the corner of Fifth Avenue and 57th Street, to an alleged operating node in the United States' cultural struggle during the cold war, and one of the...
Hans Hartung and Art Informel at Mazzoleni London (1 October 2019-18 January 2020) presents key works by the French-German painter while highlighting his connection with artists active in Paris during the 50s and 60s. In this video, writer and historian Alan Montgomery discusses Hartung's practice and its legacy.Born in Leipzig in 1904, Hans...
Kim Jones, born in 1944 in San Bernardino (US), lives and works in New York (US).
For more than thirty years Kim Jones has been working on a consistent oeuvre of drawings, sculptures, installations and performances.
Two moments in Jones’ life profoundly inform the content of his works. At a young age he was diagnosed with an illness that made him wear leg braces. During this fairly immobile period he developed a private magical world in his head and conceived his first war drawings. Also his participation as a soldier in the Vietnam War had a great influence on his oeuvre. After the war, in the mid seventies, Jones’ alter ego Mudman was born: the artist covered himself with sticks and mud and appeared in the city streets. Later on he used documentation of Mudman, as well as sculptures and installations that resulted from these performances to develop a hybrid oeuvre. His works can be seen as cultural representations of violence. Often Jones reworks certain drawings and sculptures, as if recalling a trauma or enacting a ritual remembrance. Also the frequent reuse of motifs and materials is an important aspect of his work.
The work of Kim Jones is included in the prominent public collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; MoMA, New York; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Centre Pompidou, Paris; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; LACMA, Los Angeles; Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam; SFMOMA, San Francisco; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, amongst others.
The work of Kim Jones has featured in group exhibitions such as the Sydney Biennale; Venice Biennale; Guggenheim Museum, New York; MCA, San Diego; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; MoMA, New York; LACMA, Los Angeles; The Drawing Center, New York. His work will soon be on show at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington.
Kim Jones joined the gallery in 2002.
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