June 11, 2010 - La Maison Rouge - La maison rouge presents four exhibitions
June 11, 2010

La maison rouge presents four exhibitions

Peter Buggenhout
“what a fuck”, 3rd step
2004 – 2010
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Peter Buggenhout
Journey in my head, the ethnic headdresses collection of Antoine de Galbert
Jean de Maximy
Christophe Gonnet

12 June – 26 September 2010

La maison rouge
10 Bd de la Bastille
75012 Paris, France
www.lamaisonrouge.org

Peter Buggenhout
“It’s a strange, strange world, Sally”

After the first showing in Paris of a work by Peter Buggenhout (b. 1963 in Belgium) for a group show in 2007, la maison rouge now presents the artist’s first solo exhibition in France.

Peter Buggenhout transforms discarded material, reclaimed objects and organic residues into sculptures. Both repelling and compelling, these autonomous, solitary, indefinable shapes are as much miniature universes as they are parts of a fantasy macrocosm. They are the “archaeological finds of the future.” An important group of works gives insight into the artist’s singular world. Amorphous and escaping classification, three categories of sculpture are represented: those covered in dust (The Blind Leading the Blind) with three large works, an astonishing in situ installation of dust and works impregnated with animal blood (Gorgo) or made from entrails (Mont Ventoux).

Catalogue available by Éditions Lannoo, Belgium

journey in my head,
the ethnic headdresses collection of Antoine de Galbert

La maison rouge presents the first showing of a major yet little-known aspect of Antoine de Galbert’s collection. This collection of indigenous headdresses, which he began some fifteen years ago, comprises more than 450 headdresses and other head ornaments. All these objects, which serve a ritual, social or practical function, are from non-western peoples and ethnic groups. This is an impassioned collector’s journey without end through the forms, colours and materials in which humankind cloaks itself.
curated by Antoine de Galbert and Bérénice Geoffroy-Schneiter

Catalogue available by Fage Éditions, Lyon, France

Jean de Maximy

When Jean de Maximy (b. 1931) exhibited at the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris in 1971, he was far from imagining that the work he showed would not be finished for another 40 years. Geometric figures move through a romantic landscape towards a distant horizon. This ink drawing, which he began in 1968 will run for some sixty meters through the gallery spaces around the patio and will plunge visitors into a mysterious world of constant metamorphosis.

Christophe Gonnet (in the patio)

Known for his in situ works in urban and natural settings, Christophe Gonnet (b. 1967) takes over the patio at la maison rouge, transforming it into a vast wooden structure that will slowly become overgrown. This construction comprises a floor from which a series of vertical elements rise towards beams. It will be the substrate for a developing vegetal environment where visitors can wander or take root.

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late-night Thursday until 9pm
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