Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time
#JoachimBandau - Untitled
Natural resin on wood, 11 × 22 in. / 28 × 56 cm, 2008
#JoachimBandau - Untitled
Natural resin on wood, 13 4/5 × 23 3/5 in. / 35 × 60 cm, 2009
Last day in Cologne!
Enjoying booth with #agnesgeoffray #adriencouvrat #joachimbandau
Photos : Der Soldat ohne Namen, 2017
© Agnès Geoffray / Jersey Heritage Collection
Agnès Geoffray presents her new work based on the archives of the artist Claude Cahun (1894-1954). In 1938, during the war, Claude Cahun and her life-partner Suzanne Malherbe, also an artist, moved to a farm on the island of Jersey. Two years later, the German army started occupying the island, and the two artists joined the resistance by distributing leaflets. The messages were typewritten on pieces of carbon paper and signed as: The Nameless Soldier. The leaflets were hidden, through different means, to make their way to the soldiers’ privacy in the Wehrmacht. With glove boxes in the pockets of their uniforms, the two women led an insolent resistance. Agnès Geoffray rebuilds these leaflets by typing them herself on coloured squares of silk, as printed silk was one of the transmission media used in several resistance cells. The artist reproduces the elaborate colour codes and page settings created by the two women. With the desire to give back their nobility, but also sensitivity, to these leaflets, the artist strove to convey the artistic, poetic and political dimension of these writings. In 1943, Claude Cahun and Suzanne Malherbe would undergo interrogation and be condemned to death in 1944. Though pleas, the sentence was delayed, then cancelled by the Liberation in 1945. Rebuilding, leaflet by leaflet, the resistance work of Claude Cahun and Suzanne Malherbe, Agnès Geoffray reactivates the archives of a resistant project, and questions the notions of commitment and resistance.
#contemporaryart #galeriemaubert #claudecahun #cpif #visualart #silk @artcolognefair @artcologne2018
Building her strength with layers of fragility, finesse, delicateness ... #Inspiration , the minimalist, simple and poetic work of #JoachimBandau .
Now on view at the Centre Pompidou, Paris - Contemporary Collection from the 1960's to the 1990's - Joachim Bandau, Der Späher, 1974. If you're in Paris send me a pic!
Last week of Bandau's Black Watercolors, ending March 31st. We're open Wed - Sat. #joachimbandau #bandaublackwatercolors #centrepompidou #sculpture
A nice break from sculpture today with this hypnotic watercolor by 82 year old Joachim Bandau #joachimbandau #work2day
Art Watching, No. 362: The Joachim Bandau solo exhibition ”Ophelia und das Mannequin” at Neues Museum, Nürnberg/Nuremberg