EXHIBITIONS
 
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2nd International collaboration
Venice biennale 2015

"The Base Of Venice"
Installation | Performance by Robert Suermondt
Selected and Curated by Luca Curci
July 4th - August 22nd, 2015 Venice, Italy


The Base Of Venice
Installation


M. Luca Curci through International ArtExpo & It’s Liquid Group invite Chaïb-Sedduk Contemporary Art Projects (CSCA) to celebrate a New International Collaboration for International Show at Palazzo Dolfin Bollani with this unique installation created for Venice Biennale 2015 by Robert Suermondt with its "Intimate Performance".

Robert Suermondt (Netherland, Switzerland and Slovenia) was born in Geneva in 1961.
He pursued art studies at the Graduate School of Visual art (ESAV) in Geneva and followed the postgraduate cursus at The Riksakademie from Amsterdam. Installed since in Brussels, he shows regularly, since 1986, his work in collective and personal exhibitions.

"The Base of Venice" is an Installation Exhibition specially created for Venice Biennale show 2015 where the visitor will find this unique piece in his wrapping. After being impregnated visual ambition of the space, the visitor will have to focus above the centerpiece in the light beam to find himself in the depth to discover the image, the theme of the subject. "The Base of Venice" give to see two Chromatic and symptomatic realities sharing the spirit of the place, the base and the visitor. This contemplative immersion will give a place in the heart of the senses.

Robert Suermondt with his personal and unique piece will place an urn at the exit of the exhibition as part of the show for feedback experience. The visitor is invited to slip an envelope on which they transcribe impressions, feelings and emotions that they experience by being submerged in the artist‚s base. Robert Suermondt issue of the pictorial installation is the mobilization of the visitor in his relationship to image as a space of negotiation. This deep feeling of ownership should be this ultimate appropriate level. This introspection as an entire perception wanted around the installation will be the hypothesis of a meeting between these heterogeneous set.  



Farid CHAÏB-SEDDUK




International collaboration
Venice biennale 2015

"The Base Of Venice"
Installation | Performance by Robert Suermondt
Curated by Farid Chaïb-Sedduk (CSCA)
May 9-30, 2015 Venice, Italy


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The Base Of Venice
Installation & Print Project


Castello 925+Plus Gallery invite Chaïb-Sedduk Contemporary Art Projects (CSCA) to celebrate a new International Collaboration for the Inaugural Opening Reception of the new space by creating a unique installation for Venice Biennale 2015 introducing Robert Suermondt with an "Intimate Performance". Robert Suermondt (Netherland, Switzerland and Slovenia) was born in Geneva in 1961.

He pursued art studies at the Graduate School of Visual art (ESAV) in Geneva and followed the postgraduate cursus at The Riksakademie from Amsterdam. Installed since in Brussels, he shows regularly, since 1986, his work in collective and personal exhibitions.

"The Base of Venice" is an Installation Exhibition specially created for Venice Biennale show 2015 where the visitor will find this unique piece in his wrapping. After being impregnated visual ambition of the space, the visitor will have to focus above the centerpiece in the light beam to find himself in the depth to discover the image, the theme of the subject. "The Base of Venice" give to see two Chromatic and symptomatic realities sharing the spirit of the place, the base and the visitor. This contemplative immersion will give a place in the heart of the senses.

Robert Suermondt with his personal and unique piece will place an urn at the exit of the exhibition as part of the show for feedback experience. The visitor is invited to slip an envelope on which they transcribe impressions, feelings and emotions that they experience by being submerged in the artist‚s base. Robert Suermondt issue of the pictorial installation is the mobilization of the visitor in his relationship to image as a space of negotiation. This deep feeling of ownership should be this ultimate appropriate level. This introspection as an entire perception wanted around the installation will be the hypothesis of a meeting between these heterogeneous set.  



Farid CHAÏB-SEDDUK



Lukasz Cendrowsky

"Sculptures"
Paris, Berlin, New York 2014 (TBD)


Lukasz Cendrowsky
R1-2008-11, 2008 Steel sheets, Steel rods, 100x 15x185 cm


He believed then, as he still believes now, that there is a border between form and matter, an abstract place where the material is almost meaningless while the form is almost absolutely dominant. his interest in minimalism was a result of the search of this border. He was trying to make my sculptures as formal as possible, what was supposed to be apparent was pure shape.

Today he's in a slightly different place, and what fascinates him is not what is beyond the border of materiality but rather the border in and of itself. He's trying to explore the moment in which shape and matter meet, without crossing it. This is why his recent work is based on a specific type of hybridism. The geometrical form becomes "contaminated" by irregularity of matter, the synthetic and aseptic elements are confronted with organic elements. This is supposed to bring out into the daylight the point in which concreteness of detail meet abstraction of form. He do not know if post-minimalism is the exact term to describe the aesthetic of his work, but he's sure that what I do is aimed at taking the next step beyond minimal art.

The synthesis of organic and synthetic elements is one of the methods I use to create this "post-minimal" art form. The relation between natural and artificial objects has tremendous visual potential which he's compelled to explore. He's interested in transcending the simple presentation of this relationship. Perhaps the artificial is simply a subset of the natural, and the synthetic another form of the organic. Ultimately the most important concept for me is the idea of order emerging from chaos. For me Sculpture is a study of possibilities and impossibilities of space, not of the shapes which we may find contained within the medium. This is the essence of chaos: an infinite number of shapes and forms. His goal is to extract from this chaos a cohesive and complete work. It is about self-determination of space and shape, the antitheses to the classic idea of discovering a shape that is already within the block of stone or wood out of which the sculpture is made. The specific shape is not important for him, what is important is the general idea of shape and its variations.



Farid CHAÏB-SEDDUK





Mikhail Kovalevsky

"TRANSITION"
New York, USA 2014 (TBD)


Mikhail Kovalevsky
Chaos 2010
Acrylic painting and urethane 100 x 30 cm


CSCA is proud to introduce in New York, USA after Paris, France this young russan artist named Mikhail Kovalevsky.

He studied at the At Graphics Faculty ( 1997 -2002) and post-graduate courses (2002-2005) of the Kuban State University in Krasnodar ,Russia.
After graduating the University he started creative activity.
There are several things the unite the works of M.Kovalevsky is a contemporary visionary of art and in his graphics. The colors contrast is rather often.
In his works Red, Portrait, Nerve, he studied woman from different points of view:

  • First, as a source of all living things on the earth, as a mother, as a goddess of fertility.
  • Second, as an object of sexual desire, as a source of sensual pleasure.
  • Third, as a complex and multiple personality that exists in many dimensions at the same time.

In works Chaos,Vision, Alive, Noise Mikhail Kovalevsky shows the transition from natural geometry to man-created structures. Author finds his inspiration in nature and then expresses himself through the contrast of colors, through some kind of constructivism characterizing a human being and his creations.

Mikhail Kovalevsky has all my attention in front of his talent and his creativity.



Farid CHAÏB-SEDDUK





Paul Hunter

"Silver Screen Series, 2012"
Paris, Berlin 2014 (TBD)


Paul Hunter
Flux series 2012, Aluminium, Mylar, Acrylic on canvas, 40x60cm


This recent Silver Screen series of paintings include photographic elements, and expand his artistic vision. Known for painting on gold and metal leaf covered canvasses, in this new series he apply photographic prints to canvasses that he have covered in aluminium leaf. Acrylic paint, brushed and poured underneath and especially over the photos, creates an atmospheric, iridescent effect.

He takes these photographs of New York himself. He extensively rework the composition and lighting of each photo and use light fast pigments to print them on transparent archival Mylar sheets. These photographic prints are applied directly onto the aluminium-covered canvas, creating an overlapping grid. He then add paints, pigments and glazes to create an effect that recalls the luminous images from the silver screen and the history of cinema and photography.
This is a selection that reflects light.

He wants to recreate the ambiance from the silent movies of the beginning of the 20th Century.



Farid CHAÏB-SEDDUK





Phil Stein

" STREET "
Paris, Berlin, New York, 2014 (TBD)


Phil Stein
54th & Broadway- 11/12 Ink jet, Dura-lar, Mat board & Plexi 20x30 in.


"Streets" evolved slowly from a previous series. The first pieces with a design similar to the current state were developed in the beginning of 2008. There are many influences that define this imagery from the fragmented downloads of online video to the visual and musical sampling so prevalent in our media. The layering is a physical representation of String Theory's predicted dimensions, and the fact that almost all of the content we are exposed to in audio, print and screen, is created through a program in layers.

"Streets" is a collage process. It's composed of archival ink jets on a variety of acid free papers. They're mounted with PH neutral laminates to Sintra, ultra thin aluminum, and museum grade matt board on a base of plexi.



Farid CHAÏB-SEDDUK





Military Eggs

David Gillet
French Artist
Paris, France 2013 (TBD)


Military Eggs
Military Eggs # 5 # 4, 2011
Wood, Steel and Plastic


CSCA is pleased advance you "Military Eggs" of David Gillet.

In is series, this young self-taught artist, greatly influenced by the news of the word and society that inspires him every day, to take back and its concept of Fabergé and its forms.

Long rocked by television culture and its societal battles, art and the creation have emerged to him as vectors of alternative communication who make use of all its meaning to express his emotions.

He likes working materials.
He has that his creation are seen, admired but also criticized.
He wishes that they annoy and especially that they are questioning and reflection on the destructive atmosphere of today's world.

For David Gillet, art must be call into question the established rules.



Farid CHAÏB-SEDDUK





Outlook

Opening Company Reception, Paris
October 2011
Mikhail Kovalevsky / Isabelle Méglinky


Perspectives
Noise, 2010 Acrylic and Urethane Paint

Perspectives
Sculpture Series Construction, Slate


CSCA is pleased to invite you to the opening reception OUTLOOK.
Outlook of two artists who show their work in the transition area geometry and structure. Inspiration in the contrast of colors for one and the material for each other is good for their world.

Mikhail Kovalevsky with his creations influenced by the circumtances of his life: his childhood, the disingration of the Soviet Union and the transition to the new Russian State.

Isabelle Méglinky with his creations influenced by the material, multiple meanings and perspectives used to support the slate at how fragile, sensitive and carefully carved.

The combination of these two artists CSCA characterizes the spirit in its outlook and creative work in its Projects Direction and in its Management Consulting Career for emerging artists of Contemporary Art.



M. Farid CHAÏB-SEDDUK





Giovanni Calvani

Italian artist
Mixed Media


Caged
Caged
Heads-Sets
Heads-Sets
Feathers
Feathers


CSCA have the pleasure to introduce this young italian artist born in South Africa, who after having traveled a lot and exposed between Africa, Europe and the United States returned to Europe with a work rich in color to break his art.

Red, green, blue, yellow, white, pink, purple and black are the colors for his paintings abstract, figurative and still life. Colors that make him explode with all his energy with anticipation. The abyss of white canvas waiting to be explored as a path in his head that wears the life in all its values that goes beyond life. It is filled with vibration similar to those that we feel in music.

Art, colors, materials and paints are as adrenaline that immerses him in there and everything is fine and he finally knows that he could paint whatever he wants. Art gives meaning to his life because now hes trying to make his art and what is true gift in return, if he could !!!

Giovanni Calvani to be an artist today has more sense than ever in history, even if only artist knows because he goes to the end of something real that it strives to achieve : Its reality as an artist.

Giovanni Calvani has my attention paid to his wealth and his willingness to express what it is : an artist.

M. Farid CHAÏB-SEDDUK





life

Mikhail Kovalevsky
( France and USA, TBD )


Construction
Life 2009
Urethane and acrylic paint on mdf 60 x 30 cm


CSCA is proud to introduce a young russian artist: Mikhail Kovalevsky. He studied at the At Graphics Faculty ( 1997 -2002) and post-graduate courses (2002-2005) of the Kuban State University in Krasnodar ,Russia. After graduating the University he started creative activity.

There are several things the unite the works of M.Kovalevsky is a Contemporary Visionary of Art and in his graphics. The colors contrast is rather often. In his works Red, Portrait, Nerve, he studied woman from different points of view:

  • First, as a source of all living things on the earth, as a mother, as a goddess of fertility.
  • Second, as an object of sexual desire, as a source of sensual pleasure.
  • Third, as a complex and multiple personality that exists in many dimensions at the same time.

In works Chaos,Vision, Alive Noise Mikhail Kovalevsky shows the transition from natural geometry to man-created structures. Author finds his inspiration in nature and then expresses himself through the contrast of colors, through some kind of constructivism characterizing a human being and his creations.

Mikhail Kovalesvky has my full attention paid to his talent and creativity.

M. Farid CHAÏB-SEDDUK






construction

Isabelle Méglinky
construction

( France and USA, TBD )


Construction
Monumental Construction IV, Slate

CSCA thought and wanted to watch his eyes and the eyes of all who made the art world. Through this concept represents the universe of empty and full of light and shdow, fragility and strength, Serenity and oppression in all its dimensions as the artists wanted to express.

Isabelle MEGLINKY work explores opposition to balance opposing forces and tensions. Its searches for years using various media (sculpture, painting, photography) to multiply this theme and adapting it by declining to specific carriers

His sculptures with respect to slate, now part of a cube constructed, closed, open, deconstructed, assembled or multiplied to arrive at construction monumental and monumental horizontal suggesting some of the cities skyscrapers that where the beginning of his new series called : "construction".

His paintings are inspired in the sense of multiplication of meanings and simple geometric shapes and solid prospects. Its movements in space through its play of light and height give a dimension of cities while stopping at his only form of urban expression that extends to the basics:: balance and climb to the sky that flirts with the towers and threfore where skyscrapers!!!!!

Sensations cities absorbing and spellbinding encircling joining another form of expression always the same of expression always the same theme of the series called : "construction" .

M. Farid CHAÏB-SEDDUK