Marc Camille Chaimowicz

Marc Camille Chaimowicz

De Appel

Marc Camille Chaimowicz
Study for Central Line, 2006
Photograph: Andy Stagg

June 18, 2008

Marc Camille Chaimowicz
” …In The Cherished Company of Others… “
A collaborative project between the artist and Alexis Vaillant
July 5 – September 7, 2008

de Appel arts centre

September 27 – December 15, 2008

Marc Camille Chaimowicz is a pioneer in mixing artistic installation and performance. In the 1970s, he distinguished himself with his playful and subtly seductive ‘environments’, immersive installations that can be read as a consciously messy and ambivalent reaction to the clean concepts of Conceptualist and post-Minimalist tendencies. With the complicity of the curator Alexis Vaillant, it has been decided to combine a broad range of works by Marc Camille Chaimowicz with notably numerous architectural models and artworks by a select group of international artists whom Marc Camille Chaimowicz feels empathy with. Conceived in the spirit of a playful inquiry and ‘flânerie’ – characteristic of the perception of the artist’s idiosyncratic dandyism, this ‘collective retrospective’ highlights the idea that an artistic production can function on a parallel level to its mental ‘backdrop’.

The exhibition will be shown in PMMK in Oostende (Belgium) in a mutated form.

- Anonymous
- Atelier
- Richard Artschwager
- Nairy Baghramian
- Joseph Beuys
- Tom Burr
- James Lee Byars
- Enrico David
- Emile Guy
- Michael Krebber
- Jason Meadows
- Clémence Meunier
- Jozef Peeters
- Loïc Raguénès
- Gerrit Thomas Rietveld
- Elsa Schiaparelli
- Lilly van der Stokker
- Amikam Toren

And featuring “Jean Cocteau” (2003-2008)

An anthology of writings by the artist is co-published on this occasion:
Marc Camille Chaimowicz, Forever What? (1972-2008), Alexis Vaillant (ed.), Sternberg Press, Berlin / Les presses du réel, Dijon / de Appel & PMMK, 2008.

Book available as of September 26, 2008. See or mail

For press inquiries or more information please contact:
Hiske Zomer (de Appel): + 31 (0) 20 6255651 or
Marianne Brusselle (PMMK): T + 32 (0) 59 564591

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