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The filmmaker and artist Éric Baudelaire (b. 1973 in Salt Lake City, lives and works in Paris) presents a broad range of works made in the past year at Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen. Pressing issues of the present form the thematic material for the productions by the artist who was awarded the Prix Marcel Duchamp in 2019. Baudelaire’s research-
Eric Baudelaire, This Flower in My Mouth, 2021. Courtesy: the artist and Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen.
The centrepiece of the multi-
Fleeting moments and cyclical processes form a grid in the exhibition. The ephemeral lifespan of the flowers contrasts with the seemingly endless mechanical cycle of the market, a sign of vulnerability inherent in nature and society. Statistical data collected during the pandemic, which Baudelaire translates into sculptural wax reliefs, extend his formal explorations, creating a loose poetry of flowers, pending catastrophes, disease and economic processes while raising the question of their representation. By projecting images that shape our perception of reality onto various planes, Baudelaire allows us to make our own network of connections, not as the illusion of a whole, but as fragmented, painful and lyrical layers.
Éric Baudelaire (b. 1973, Salt Lake Cit) lives and works in Paris. Solo exhibitions (selection): Spike Island, Bristol/UK (2022); Matadero, Madrid (2020); Centre Régional d’Art Contemporain Occitanie, Sète, France (2019); Barbara Wien, Berlin (2019); Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin (2018); Centre Pompidou, Paris (2017); Witte de With, Rotterdam, the Netherlands (2017); Tabakalera, San Sebastian, Spain (2017); Ludwig Forum, Aachen, Germany (2015); Fridericianum, Kassel (2014). Group exhibitions (selection): Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, Greece (2021); 34th Bienal de São Paulo, (2021); Macro Museum, Rome (2021); Coalmine, Winterthur, Switzerland (2020); Centre Pompidou, Paris (2019); DEPO, Istanbul, Turkey (2019); Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn, Switzerland (2019); MAXXI, Rome (2018); Beirut Art Centre, Beirut (2017); Whitney Biennial, New York (2017); Portikus, Frankfurt am Main (2017); Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid (2016); Raven Row, London/UK (2015); MACBA, Barcelona, Spain (2013).
The Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen is supported by Stadt St.Gallen, Kulturförderung Kanton St.Gallen, Swisslos, Susanne und Martin Knechtli-
The exhibition by Éric Baudelaire is supported by Jubiläumsstiftung der Mobiliar Genossenschaft and Lafayette Anticipations – Fondation d’entreprise Galeries Lafayette.
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Exhibition September 11 -
Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen, St Gallen (Swizerland)