Ugo Rondinone
Ugo Rondinone: Nuns + Monks
Sep 12 – Dec 19, 2020
Galerie Eva Presenhuber
Zurich, Switzerland

The recent sculptures Nuns + Monks by Ugo Rondinone take their rightful place in the continuity of a narrative introduced by the artist thirty two years ago. A narrative composed of chapters that would never cease to interact with one another throughout a trajectory made up of intertextual questions, back-and-forths, survivals, displacements and reinventions of shapes and attitudes, or of interrogations that are constantly being renegotiated.

Nuns + Monks will continue to address the dual reflection between the inner self and the natural world. Just as the external world one sees is inseparable from the internal structures of oneself, nuns + monks allows such layers of signification to come in and out of focus, prompting the viewer to revel in the pure sensory experience of color, form, and mass while simultaneously engender in an altogether contemporary version of the sublime.

OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS & EVENTS
  • Cécile Lempert: so fragile a thing
    Sep 14 – Oct 28, 2023
    Efremidis
    Seoul, South Korea

    Cécile Lempert’s paintings evoke a cinematic world of ambiguities, shifting between the tender and loving to the violent and eerie. Lempert’s first solo presentation with Efremidis oscillates between images of tactile proximity and emotional distance. Selecting imagery from a personal archive of film stills, family snapshots and borrowed details of European masters, she depicts moments of intimate or invasive touch, while looming close-ups capture the murmuring of a mind behind the closed door of a face. (more…)