Michel Rein at the Armory Show

Michel Rein at the Armory Show

Michel Rein Paris/Brussels

Abigail DeVille, $Tree, 2011. 120 x 80 cm. Courtesy the artist
and Michel Rein, Paris/Brussels.
February 28, 2014

March 6–9, 2014

Pier 94 / Booth #626

T +33 6 63 68 68 13
michelrein [​at​] michelrein.com


Michel Rein is pleased to announce his participation to The Armory Show 2014 with Abigail DeVille, LaToya Ruby Frazier, and Raphaël Zarka.

Abigail DeVille
Abigail DeVille’s work is comprised of archaeological constructs imbued with cultural and historical cues, referencing canonical sculptures from recent art history, contemporary social issues, and the movement of solar bodies. Abigail DeVille is concerned with narratives of displacement and marginalization, and through her sprawling installations and sculptures, she gives pronounced physical presence to “invisible people” within the privileged space of institutions.

Abigail DeVille (b. 1981 in New York City); she lives and works in New York. DeVille most recent exhibitions include Bronx Museum of the Arts (2013), Future Generation Art Prize / Pinchuk Art Center, 55th Venice Biennale (2013), Iceberg Projects, Chicago (2013), The Studio Museum Harlem, New York (2012), Future Generation Art Prize Exhibition, Pinchuk Art Centre, Kiev, Ukraine (2012), Night Gallery, Los Angeles (2012), First Among Equals, ICA, Philadelphia (2012), The Ungovernables, New Museum, New York (2012), and Stedelijk Museum, Netherlands (2011).

LaToya Ruby Frazier
LaToya Ruby Frazier’s work explores the psychological connections of intergenerational relationships within her family and community through photographs and videos that blur the line between self-portraiture and social documentary. For the past nine years, Frazier has collaborated with family members, including her mother and now-deceased grandmother, to produce a series of photographs (“Notion of Family,” ongoing since 2002) that consider critical issues: self-representation, access to health care, and the social, economic, and environmental decline of the town of Braddock, where Frazier was born and raised.

LaToya Ruby Frazier (b. 1982 in Braddock, Pennsylvania); lives and works between Braddock  and New York City. In 2013, her work was the subject of major surveys, at the Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, and Seattle Art Museum, for the 2013 Gwendolyn Knight and Jacob Lawrence Prize. She also had her first solo exhibition at Galerie Michel Rein, Paris. She has participated in a number of international group shows, including Istanbul Biennial (2013); Whitney Biennial (2012), Incheon Korea Biennale (2011); Andy Warhol Museum Biennial (2011), MoMA PS1′s Greater New York (2010), and New Museum of New York Triennial (2009).

Raphaël Zarka
Raphaël Zarka is one of a new generation of artists for whom existing cultural forms constitute the raw material for their work. The point of departure for his art, which encompasses photography, video and the written essay, is fundamentally sculptural in the expanded field of a 21st-century artist. For many years a skateboarder and the author of several books on its history, Zarka’s idea of skateboarding, as a kind of re-writing of spaces destined for a particular use, rhymes with his approach to his artistic practice. Similar to the abandoned structures built for past moments of aspiration and endeavor, and the recurrence of forms put to new uses, Zarka’s reflections on skateboarding signal ecology of art making of critical and contemporary relevance.

Raphaël Zarka (b. 1977 in Paris). Personal exhibitions include Le Corbusier’s Villa Savoye (Poissy, France) in 2013, Le Grand Café (Saint-Nazaire, France), Gibellina, the Stroom Den Haag (La Haye, The Netherlands), CAN (Neuchâtel, Switzerland) in 2011, Palais de Tokyo (Paris) in 2010, Modern Art Oxford (Oxford, UK) in 2009. He also participated to group shows at Zabludowicz Collection (New York) in 2013, Palais de Tokyo (Paris), Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris and Performa 11 (New York) in 2011.

His work has been presented through screenings at the Tate Modern (London) and Centre Pompidou (Paris) in 2011.

2014 Whitney Biennial artists: Jimmie Durham and Allan Sekula

Michel Rein Paris
42 rue de Turenne
F-75003 Paris
T +33 1 42 72 68 13 / galerie [​at​] michelrein.com

Michel Rein Brussels
51A Washington Street
B-1050 Brussels
T +33 2 640 26 40 / contact.brussels [​at​] michelrein.com

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