Editions of the CEC
Matthew Lutz-Kinoy’s primary medium might be painting, but it often goes beyond two-dimensional space to extend to its surroundings, becoming decor or pieces of furniture. This expansion of the pictorial space is seen both in the choice of subjects and in the enlarged and repeated stylized motifs. His large format paintings, often installed like decorative tapestries, wall panels or suspended ceilings, stages the exhibition space in which viewers are physically immersed. This highly spatial and physical approach to painting expresses Lutz-Kinoy’s special relationship with the body and gesture, and explains the extension of his work into dance and performance. For his recent exhibition at Le Consortium, Dijon, a vast system of murals, inspired by François Boucher’s painted panels that once decorated a boudoir and are now displayed at the Frick Collection in New York, entirely covered the walls of this white cube. This fascination with the refined, sophisticated and carnal painting of the 18th century brought out its erotic and transgressive nature against a backdrop of sensual and sexual liberation.
The CEC participates in the Salon MAD#4 (Multiple Art Days)
With the editions of Victor Man, Keren Cytter, Jean-Michel Wicker, Mathis Gasser, Artists’ Voices (triple vinyle) and Valentin Carron
For his exhibition at the CEC, Victor Man invites Navid Nuur not so much to create a common work but rather to establish a dialog and to underline a certain kinship between their artistic practices: their use of traditional and handcrafted techniques – watercolour for the one and ceramics for the other -, their common references to materials that bear strong symbolic and poetic meaning – minerals, water, fire -, their personal and artistic background, but also their ties to childhood, to memory and perhaps to nostalgia. A shared way of revisiting the significant initiatory stages that rendered this duo possible and natural, offering an installation alternating the watercolours of Victor Man and the ceramics of Navid Nuur. (more…)
The CEC at artgenève 2018
Presentation of three small children books, The Curious Squirrel (2015), The Brutal Turtle (2018) and The Furious Hamster (2018), of recent drawings and three objects on wheels
For the CEC booth at artgenève, Keren Cytter presents a little reading room for children with a series of recent drawings and three volumes on wheels: a red ball, a yellow pyramid, a blue cube, objects that are between mobile shapes and children seats. This childlike environment will serve as a display for the book, The Brutal Turtle and The Furious Hamster, both coproduced by Jacob Fabricius, artist director at Kunsthal Aarhus, who runs Pork Salad Press, Copenhagen and the Centre d’édition contemporaine, Geneva. (more…)