text by Thomas Bernhard

Artemis Fontana, Paris

Nov 15 – Dec 2, 2018

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The artificial human being produced the artificial world. Nothing is natural any longer, I said. We start from the premise that everything is natural but that's a fallacy. Everything is artificial, everything is artifice. Nature no longer exists. We always start from the contemplation of nature, when for ages we should have been starting from the contemplation of artifice.
That's why everything's so chaotic. So false. So desperately confused. Where there's no nature there can be no contemplation of nature.


With works by
Edgars Gluhovs, Corinna Gosmaro, Tobias Kaspar, Lucile Littot, Cyril Magnier, Katarzyna Przezwanska, Sarah Ancelle Schönfeld, Erwan Sene, Gaia Vincensini.

Photo by Margot Montigny



The exhibition features over thirty sculptures, paintings, videos, and large-scale installations from throughout Ward’s career, highlighting his status as one of the most important and influential sculptors working today. New Museum, New York
In her mesmerising installation Faint with Light and video parable The Needle and the Larynx, normative bodies and genders undergo radical transformations. The artist’s own body, mutated and remodeled, becomes the site in which her hypnotic fantasies are played out. At Copenhagen Contemporary
Like the dead metaphors that litter ordinary language (the body of an essay, the face of the clock), painting has metabolised many corpses over time. Plants, bread, nudes and apples in these paintings connote a generalised sense of art history and the language of painting as much as they refer to the objects themselves. At Giò Marconi, Milan
Galerie Emanuel Layr, Vienna
Copenhagen Contemporary
Istituto Svizzero, Milan
Zeller Van Almsick, Vienna
Almanac, London