April 18, 2015 - Centre culturel suisse, Paris - Marc-Antoine Fehr
April 18, 2015

Marc-Antoine Fehr

Marc-Antoine Fehr, Les Continents, 2014/2015. © Pierre Vadi.

Marc-Antoine Fehr
Point de fuite

17 April–12 July 2015

Opening: Friday 17 April, 6–9pm

Centre culturel suisse, Paris
38 rue des Francs-Bourgeois
75003 Paris
Hours: Tuesday–Sunday 1–7pm
Free admission

T + 33 1 42 71 44 50
ccs [​at​] ccsparis.com


Marc-Antoine Fehr (born in 1953 in Zurich, lives and works in Burgundy) is an atypical painter on Switzerland’s artistic landscape. His work was featured in solo shows at Zurich’s Helmhaus in 2011 and the Écuries de Saint-Hugues in Cluny in 2014. For the CCS, the artist is preparing a new series of paintings centered on six large-format canvases. Fehr’s landscapes, still-lifes and genre scenes create atmospheres that are pervaded with a grave intensity, an uncanniness that suggests the world of Beckett or Kafka. A vast series of small-format oil paintings, drawings, fragments from his Paysage sans fin (Endless Landscape), sketch books and objects for studies are also on display to give a fuller picture of Fehr’s artistic output.

For the exhibition, Marc-Antoine Fehr is publishing a book with CCS editions, Point de fuite, 2015. Book launch and a talk with Marc-Antoine Fehr, Jean-Christophe Bailly and Valerie Da Costa, 21 May at 8pm.

Marc-Antoine Fehr’s solo shows include notably Fêtes, the Peter Kilchmann Gallery, Zurich (2014); Journal de Pressy, Graphische Sammlung der ETH, Zurich (2000); and Bilder 1985-1994, Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau (1994); along with several shows at the Ditesheim (Neuchâtel) and Krugier (Geneva) galleries between 1992 and 2011. He has also taken part in the group exhibitions Elective Affinities, Museum Franz Gertsch, Burgdorf; Voir est une fable, Chambres à part, Paris (2013); Météorologies mentales – Œuvres de la collection Andreas Züst, CCS, Paris (2012); Intérieurs and Memorizer – Der Sammler Andreas Züst, Aargauer Kunsthaus Aarau (2009); Diana et Actaeon, Museum Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf (2008); and Un siècle de défis, Musée Rath, Geneva (2001).

Also on display in the courtyard gallery:
Seline Baumgartner: Nothing Else
17 April–12 July

Opening: Friday 17 April, 6–9pm

Seline Baumgartner is a New York-based artist born in 1980 in Zurich. Baumgartner uses video, sound installations, and sculptures to carefully observe the patterns and grammar of individuality and group dynamics. For Nothing Else, she has worked with older professional dancers in their late 40s to early 70s, exploring how contemporary dance indulges in the eternal cult of youth. Is there a physical memory? How does the movement or style of a dancer change with aging? The work examines how a traditional vocabulary of the dance form usually links criteria such as elegance, grace, and dignity with flexibility and vigor. The research involved looking at age and the inability to move with agility not as a disadvantage, but as a conceptual framework for choreography. 

For the exhibition, Seline Baumgartner is publishing a book with Edizioni Periferia and CCS editions, Before the Future / Nothing Else / If It Is As If It, 2015.

Seline Baumgartner graduated from the Zürcher Hochschule der Künste in 2005. Her solo shows in 2015 are Nothing Else, Centre Culturel Suisse, Paris, and Before the Future, Walcheturm, Zurich. In 2013–2014, she was in residency at LMCC (Lower Manhattan Cultural Council). She has participated in group shows such as Dance Movies, Empac Dance Movies Commissions, Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC), Troy, New York; the Swiss Art Awards (2014, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2006); The Movement, Kolumba, Cologne; Social Body, Palazzo Ducale, Genoa (2013); and La jeunesse est un art, Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau (2012). She was the recipient of the Dr. Georg and Josi Guggenheim Foundation Award in 2014, and her works are now part of collections in Zurich’s Kunsthaus, the Aargauer Kunsthaus in Aarau, and Goetz in Munich.

Both exhibitions are curated by CCS codirectors Jean-Paul Felley & Olivier Kaeser.

Marc-Antoine Fehr at Centre culturel suisse, Paris
Centre culturel suisse, Paris
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