Two exhibitions by Pascal Pinaud December 10, 2016 to March 5, 2017
The Marguerite and Aimé Maeght Foundation, the Espace de l’Art Concret and the Fonds Régional d’Art Contemporain Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur have come together to present the work of one of the major artists working in the south of France for over 20 years. Three exhibitions will play with the spirit, the history and the architecture of the locations and will highlight the challenges of a work created in Nice proving that, after Yves Klein, Arman and César, the vitality of the creators from the Côte d’Azur continues to be present. The first two will be shown simultaneously at the Maeght Foundation and the Espace de l’Art Concret followed by the third at the FRAC PACA in the summer of 2017.
The Marguerite and Aimé Maeght Foundation, the Espace de l’Art Concret, a contemporary art center, and the Fonds Régional d’Art Contemporain Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur exhibit artists from around the world, yet over the years, they have never forgotten to highlight the living works and passionate research being created just a few steps from home, much like their German, Spanish or English neighbors know how to do. Faithful to the spirit of their founders, the Maeght Foundation and the Espace de l’Art Concret,decided to partner with the Fonds Régional d’Art Contemporain PACA to present the different aspects of Pascal Pinaud’s practice in the richest, most complete way. We wish to make the largest audience aware of the research that takes place right before our eyes in Nice as was the case with Yves Klein, César, Arman and today with Noël Dolla and Bernar Venet.
Pascal Pinaud confronts the public with contemporary creation by presenting it in a way that challenges conventions. At the Maeght Foundation, paintings, large sets of drawings, sculptures, installations and neons will be presented to show the richness of his work in this retrospective exhibition. Sempervivum is the third part of Olivier Kaeppelin’s program for 2016 whose common thread is the questioning of space as a place of transformation of objects, their materials and their representations. The exhibition retraces Pascal Pinaud’s practice through several series: Tôles, Semences, Diptyques, Moulins à prières, Patères, Chocs, Test'arts, Suite berlinoise, Écrans, Stères and Feux. The exhibition also lets us discover unique works such as Arbre à fèves and Tel quel. The display of the works is built on the principle of diversity which affirms the work of Pascal Pinaud, in terms of the creative process as well as in the materials, which combines painting, sculpture, drawing, photography and tapestry.
On this occasion, a catalog will be published with contributions from Pascal Pinaud, Julie Crenn, Fabien Faure, Fabienne Grasser-Fulchéri, Olivier Kaeppelin et Pascal Neveux.