International, dynamic art gallery brand
This Parisian spot is one of four galleries founded by Thaddaeus Ropac – an influencial, Austrian art dealer who promotes contemporary art and represents around sixty international artists, including very popular names such as: Georg Baselitz, Anselm Kiefer or Daniel Richter as well as mid-career talents and emerging young individuals.
All places owned by Ropac organize about forty exhibitions per year. He also runs his own publishing house producing artists’ monographs and exhibition catalogs.
Ropac is an internationally recognized gallery brand so if you have a chance to visit it, it is worth checking out.
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Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac is pleased to present an exhibition of new paintings by pioneer conceptual artist Ilya Kabakov. Never shown before, the works dating from 2014-2016 are presented for the first time in Paris. Russian-born and American-based, today Ilya & Emilia Kabakov are recognised as among the most significant international artists to have emerged in the late twentieth century.
Considered by curator Robert Storr as ‘one of the great story-tellers of our era’, Ilya Kabakov is known to have fundamentally rethought the nature of ‘conceptual’, ‘environmental’ and ‘performative’ art but also of painting through complex narrative forms. One of the characteristic ways he explores the conceptual potential of narration is through his practice of ‘painted collage’.
The exhibition presents three series that reflect the artist’s complex relationship with the past and the notions of personal and collective memory. Ilya Kabakov adopts a new painter’s persona for each series in which different realities overlap.
Thursday 19 October 2017 – 6 January 2018