January 24, 2008 - Centre Culturel Suisse, Paris - “Apre Mont”: Valentin Carron & guests
January 24, 2008

“Apre Mont”: Valentin Carron & guests

Valentin Carron
“Âpre Mont”
(27.01 – 06.04.08)

32-38, rue des Francs-Bourgeois
F-75003 Paris
eguigo [​at​] ccsparis.com

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“Âpre Mont”
Valentin Carron

& guests : Fabian Marti, David Hominal and Balthazar Lovay
from 27 January to 6 April 2008
opening 26.01 from 6 to 9 pm

Sculptor Valentin Carron (1977) lives and works in Valais. More specifically his sculptures revisit the vernacular forms of Swiss culture. By creating substitutes of objects from this mountain region (Valais wine, religious symbols, figures of bears sculpted from wood…), his work questions the construction process of a so-called national culture. Going beyond the humorous slant on an authentic pseudo-folklore, he is making a statement about the production conditions and uses of this imagery and expresses an aversion to “blinkered middle-class and right-thinking” values.

Valentin Carron will present sculptures specifically made for this exhibition at the Centre to give the French public an opportunity to appreciate his work on a wider scale in an institutional setting for the first time. For this exhibition, he invited 3 other artists to particpate : David Hominal (*1976); Fabian Marti (*1979) and Balthazar Lovay.

PROJECT ROOM
“A certain, je ne sais quoi”

Following the multidisciplinary principle which this time brings together a photographer, a graphic artist and a visual artist, the CCS project room is presenting three successive monographic exhibitions from young Swiss artists. This is the first personal exhibition in an institution in France for all three of them.

Lukas Wassmann (27.01 – 17.02)
FLAG (21.02 – 09.03)
Guillaume Pilet (13.03 – 06.04)

Next exhibitions
John Armleder
Cornell Windlin

(18.05 – 28.09.08)
Opening 17.05 / 6:00 – 9:00 am
The Centre culturel suisse de Paris is the representation of Pro Helvetia, Arts Council of Switzerland

Handy information:
Open from Wednesday to Sunday
/ 1 pm – 8 pm / late night Thursday till 10 pm
(entrance by 38 rue des Francs-Bourgeois – at the end of the passage) / free entry
Rendez-vous du jeudi soir
Evenings
/ 8 pm / reservation recommended 01 42 71 38 38

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