Announcing Lisson Gallery's presentation at FIAC
1 October 2019Lisson Gallery is pleased to return to FIAC Paris for the fair’s 46th edition. Highlights of the presentation will include new and recent work by artists Laure Prouvost and Bernard Piffaretti, alongside work by artists with historical links to Paris and the Grand Palais, including Anish Kapoor and Carmen Herrera.
Laure Prouvost, who is currently representing France at the Venice Biennale, will present works from a new series entitled Early Work of Grandad, found in the tunnel of history 8 (2019), which echo the immersive experience of her Venice pavilion. The works include a pair of stainless steel and wood chairs, and chandeliers made in Murano glass, which feature as an almost domestic scene within Lisson Gallery’s FIAC booth and continue the semi-fictional narrative of her grandparents. These will be accompanied by the large-scale tapestry, In Grand Ma’s Dream Grand Dad Would Not Loose His New Teeth Everywhere (2018).
The most recent addition to Lisson Gallery’s roster of artists is Paris-based Bernard Piffaretti. For FIAC, Piffaretti will present a large-scale work created using his signature duplication method. Untitled (2018) sees one side of a split canvas painted first with an abstract composition, with a repeated pattern produced on the other half. Also displayed will be watercolour on paper works by Antonio Calderara, whose delicate abstractions also explore the themes of duplication and repetition.
Our presentation will feature Carmen Herrera’s acrylic on canvas work Links in a Chain, painted by the artist in 1953 during her time living in Paris. This significant work is indicative of Herrera’s move into pure abstraction and the influence of fellow artists in the Salon des Réalitiés Nouvelles group with which she was associated. This work features alongside recent works in acrylic and pencil on paper by Herrera, from the past four years. Central to the booth will be a sculptural work by Anish Kapoor, made from pink onyx, in tribute to the artist’s monumental installation Leviathan which filled the Grand Palais’ vast main hall during the fourth edition of MONUMENTA in 2011. These will be displayed alongside Shirazeh Houshiary‘s Alar (2016), an elegant, subtly coloured helix formed of block glass and stainless steel, and the striking Untitled (Black Light Series) work by Mary Corse.
FIAC Paris is on view at the Grand Palais from 17-20 October.