Élysée - Laurent Grasso Solo Exhibition
Exhibition dates: 22 March - 30 April 2016
Opening reception: 21 March 2016, 5 - 8 pm
Edouard Malingue Gallery is thrilled to announce Laurent Grasso’s major solo exhibition ‘Élysée’, which proposes a literal as well as figurative reflection on the aesthetics of power. Melding multiple temporalities and geographical remits, Grasso creates a mode of diffraction and echo, leading to an exchange regards the different emanations of power. The exhibition unfolds around the artist’s new film shot in the Salon Doré of the Elysée Palace, the personal office of the President of the French Republic. Building a discourse between the film and selected works throughout the gallery, Grasso addresses the continuity of power, chiefly how it exists above and beyond its incarnation by an individual.
An unraveling of what we associate with, or understand by, power is explored throughout ‘Élysée' by an array of thematically linked works. For example, a series of mysterious hybrid sculptures, from the Jomon civilisation to Christianity, allude to the objectified incarnation of power over multiple territories as well as times passed. Furthermore ‘gold’, as a hue and symbol, echoes throughout the exhibition space: from a golden ‘Anechoic Wall’ to new ‘Studies into the Past’ pieces, all of which equally allude to the gilding present throughout the Salon Doré of the Elysée. Furthermore, the aesthetics of Regalia, its attributes symbolising power, find themselves retranscribed in the hieratic white marble work of a ‘hand of justice’. Ultimately, the exhibited works compose the multiple facets of a singular paradoxical object – power - at once opaque and dazzling.
馬凌畫廊匠心呈獻 － 洛朗・格拉索 (Laurent Grasso) 焦點個展《愛麗舍》(Élysée)。影像作品“愛麗舍” (Élysée) 乃權力美學直率有力卻又含蓄內斂的反映。揉合層出不窮的不定時態及地域界限，格拉索周旋於繞射與迴聲的表現領域，縱橫交錯出權力美學的多樣幻化。是次個展將展出藝術家於法國總統官邸「愛麗舍宮」金廳拍攝的作品，透過畫廊展示的精選作品及影像，他銳意闡述對權力美學的延伸，對其超脫之特性尤其著墨。
格拉索的個展以“愛麗舍”作序幕，對權力美學作深入勘查。一系列的混合雕塑，呈現由繩文到基督教時代權力在時間與空間邊界的迴盪。 展覽以標誌性的「金」為整個視覺陳述的基調 — 耀眼的 “消聲牆，金” (Anechoic Wall, Gold) 與“研究過去” (Studies into the Past) 相映成輝，回應「愛麗舍宮」金廳的絢爛；“正義之手” (Hand of Justice) 在潔白的大理石中重塑對王權美學的詮釋。展覽多樣性的作品編織出一個混濁卻攝人的「權力」詭局。