“Carte Blanche to kurimanzutto” at Galerie Patrick Seguin, Paris
Ever since 2002 Galerie Patrick Seguin has invited, for the FIAC, an international contemporary art gallery, leaving them entirely free to organize an exhibition in a dedicated space. This is the ninth edition of “Carte Blanche” as organized by Galerie Patrick Seguin; among participants: Gagosian Gallery, Paula Cooper Gallery, Massimo De Carlo, Sadie Coles HQ, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Hauser & Wirth, Jablonka Galeri.
This year, Galerie Patrick Seguin is happy to welcome kurimanzutto gallery, with a presentation, for this exhibition, of a selection of works by Damián Ortega, Gabriel Kuri, Jonathan Hernández, Gabriel Orozco, Jimmie Durham, Gabriel Sierra and Rirkrit Tiravanija. Starting from existing similarities in the practice of these artists, this exhibition unfolds around considerations on the themes of accessibility to the public, of restriction to domestic use, but also of travel experience, of exile and areas of conflict.
kurimanzutto was established in 1999, in Mexico City, with the aim of bringing together and supporting the work of a group of young artists, both Mexican and foreign. At the start, without a fixed exhibition area, kurimanzutto showed the various projects in a wide range of venues, such as a fruit and vegetable market, a movie theater, among other places, but always as a response to the specific needs of the artists as well as of the intended exhibitions. Later, and and in parallel with this travelling exhibition approach, a former warehouse was opened as a new venue for the Gallery ; without any predefined agenda, this space will also be used as a venue for exhibitions and as a studio by the artists. In 2008 the Gallery was permanently established in its present premises, aiming to become a meeting place and a place for research and a welcoming home for artists; this space is also becoming the main venue for the Gallery’s exhibitions and operations. Today kurimanzutto continues to unfold its ‘outdoor’ projects, notably in national and international Galleries and Museums.
until 26 November 2014
Damián Ortega, Untitled, 2012
“Carte Blanche to kurimanzutto” installation views at Galerie Patrick Seguin, Paris, 2014
Courtesy: the artists; Galerie Patrick Seguin, Paris; kurimanzutto, Mexico City.
© Galerie Patrick Seguin