Jean-Michel ALBEROLA : The adventure of details

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Exhibition at the Palais de Tokyo until 16th May 2016

Jean-Michel Alberola, Reprendre la conversation, 2005. Courtesy ADAGP, Paris 2016

Jean-Michel Alberola, Reprendre la conversation, 2005. Courtesy ADAGP, Paris 2016

 

Spring is coming early this year at the Palais de Tokyo, where multiple new shows are blossoming. Stéphane Calais’ floral, new black and white piece spreads luxuriously on the walls of level 2, whilst the duo of brothers Florian & Michael Quistrebert is captivating our senses, combining painting, video and light. Further away we find another artistic duo, Simon Evans (Simon Evans + Sarah Lannan) revealing a body of work on paper, delicately tinted with humour.

All this can only whet our appetite for ‘The Adventure of details’: the great solo show of French artist Jean-Michel Alberola, born in 1953. Paintings, neon, films, texts and models are all fragments from the rich and complex imagination of this unclassifiable artist. Going from Robert Louis Stevenson to Guy Debord, and touching inspiration from the philosopher Simone Weil all the way to Bob Dylan, it is sometimes a little difficult to follow this artist, but still we can happily let ourselves get lost in the maze of his ideas.

 

Jean-Michel-Alberola, 'Le roi de rien IV' (2002-2003). Courtesy Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris et Bruxelles.

Jean-Michel-Alberola, ‘Le roi de rien IV’ (2002-2003). Courtesy Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris et Bruxelles.

 

Jean-Michel Alberola : Crâne, néon, 1995. Enseigne intérieure, 20 cm x 25. Jean-Michel Alberola / Adagp, Paris 2015. Photo Florian Kleinefenn. ADAGP, Paris 2016.

Jean-Michel Alberola : Crâne, néon, 1995. Enseigne intérieure, 20 cm x 25. Jean-Michel Alberola / Adagp, Paris 2015. Photo Florian Kleinefenn. ADAGP, Paris 2016.

 

Practical information

Palais de Tokyo

Address: 13 Avenue du Président Wilson, 75116 Paris

Opening hours : Noon to midnight everyday but Tuesdays

Entry : Full fare : 10€, reduced: 8€

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