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Alex Israel’s “Summer”

ALMINE RECH GALLERY, Paris

View of Alex Israel's "Summer",  Almine Rech Gallery, Paris, 2015.
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Mara Hoberman

“Summer,” Alex Israel’s second solo show with Almine Rech, imports the artist’s signature California cool vernacular—sunglasses, surfboards, convertibles—to an eighteenth-century mansion in Paris. Describing the physical, cultural, and industrial landscape of his hometown, the LA native’s recent paintings and sculptures are all about plastic, airbrushing, and plenty of sunshine. In the... continue reading
View of “The Shell (Landscapes, Portraits & Shapes), a show by Éric Troncy,” Almine Rech, Paris, 2015.
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Sabrina Tarasoff

In 1991, in response to critiques of his exhibition “No Man’s Time” at Villa Arson in Nice, curator Éric Troncy wrote a letter to the editors of Flash Art, in which he argued that the exhibition had been “based on no particular concept,” thus locating it outside of any theoretical... continue reading
View of "A Living Man Declared Dead and Other Chapters I–XVIII," Almine Rech Gallery, Paris, 2012.
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Arnaud Gerspacher

Repetition is never sameness. This is the first thought I had seeing Taryn Simon’s “A Living Man Declared Dead and Other Chapters I–XVIII” (2008–11). An aesthetics of taxonomy, each chapter in the work is comprised of identical framed panels of varying width showing three types of information under glass: 1)... continue reading

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