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Tarik Kiswanson

The genesis of Tarik Kiswanson’s work derives from heritage and tradition, using family heirlooms, collections of quotidian personal objects, and ethnographic museum collections in order to create, what he calls, ‘ambiguous objects’. Working with materials such as highly polished brass, aluminum, and steel, Kiswanson produces paradoxical sculptures that respond to their spatial environment and the observer’s proximity by quivering and vibrating. The fragility and subtlety of his work is evinced not only through the kinetic quality, but also through how it embodies a kind of “double vision”, which gestures aesthetically towards his Scandinavian and Arab heritage and opens up a multitude of interpretations.

Tarik Kiswanson (b. 1986, Sweden) lives and works in Paris and in 2014 he was awarded the Prix des Amis des Beaux-Arts - Prix Agnès B. Upcoming exhibitions include PERFORMA Biennial 2017, New York; Fondation d’entreprise Galeries Lafayette, Paris; Musée Gallo-romain de Saint-Romain-en-Gal as part of the Biennale de Lyon; and Fondation d‘entreprise Ricard, Paris. Selected solo exhibitions include Collège des Bernardins, Paris; Swedish Institute, Paris; Fondation d’entreprise Ricard, Paris; Musée Régional d’Art Contemporain, Sérignan; Institut d’Art Contemporain, Villeurbanne; Fondation Albert Gleizes, Berryer, France; and Espace 251 Nord, Liège. He is currently in residence at ISCP - International Studio & Curatorial Program in Brooklyn, New York.

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Vestibule 2 , 2017 
Steel, 400 x 95 x 95 cm

Vestibule 2, 2017
Steel, 400 x 95 x 95 cm

Vestibule 3 , 2017 
Steel, 450 x 106 x 106 cm

Vestibule 3, 2017
Steel, 450 x 106 x 106 cm

Vestibule 1 , 2017 
Steel, 425 x 85 x 85 cm

Vestibule 1, 2017
Steel, 425 x 85 x 85 cm

The wait , 2017 
brass welded with silverware and steel 
128 x 40 x 40 cm

The wait, 2017
brass welded with silverware and steel
128 x 40 x 40 cm

The wait , 2017 
brass welded with silverware and steel 
158 x 40 x 40 cm

The wait, 2017
brass welded with silverware and steel
158 x 40 x 40 cm

Rite of the drifter , 2017 
brass, 300 x 40 x 75 cm

Rite of the drifter, 2017
brass, 300 x 40 x 75 cm

... of ..., at...h, at..., in... , Stars fall heavy heavily heavenly (the weavers’ machines), 2016 
Handwoven Stainless Steel, 268 x 210 x 13 cm

... of ..., at...h, at..., in..., Stars fall heavy heavily heavenly (the weavers’ machines), 2016
Handwoven Stainless Steel, 268 x 210 x 13 cm

... of ..., at...h, at..., in... , Flower in the crannied wall (the weavers’ machines), 2016 
Handwoven Stainless Steel, 261 x 228 x 11 cm

... of ..., at...h, at..., in..., Flower in the crannied wall (the weavers’ machines), 2016
Handwoven Stainless Steel, 261 x 228 x 11 cm

... of ..., at...h, at..., in... , 2016 
Handwoven Stainless Steel, 292,5 x 253,7 x 14 cm

... of ..., at...h, at..., in..., 2016
Handwoven Stainless Steel, 292,5 x 253,7 x 14 cm

ONGOING REFLECTION – You, Me, So Many, 2016
exhibition view at Collège des Bernardins, Paris, France

ONGOING REFLECTION – You, Me, So Many , 2016 
exhibition view at Collège des Bernardins, Paris, France 
Photo: Vinciane Verguethen/Voyez-Vous’

ONGOING REFLECTION – You, Me, So Many, 2016
exhibition view at Collège des Bernardins, Paris, France
Photo: Vinciane Verguethen/Voyez-Vous’

ONGOING REFLECTION – You, Me, So Many , 2016 
exhibition view at Collège des Bernardins, Paris, France 
Photo: Vinciane Verguethen/Voyez-Vous’

ONGOING REFLECTION – You, Me, So Many, 2016
exhibition view at Collège des Bernardins, Paris, France
Photo: Vinciane Verguethen/Voyez-Vous’

ONGOING REFLECTION – You, Me, So Many , 2016 
exhibition view at Collège des Bernardins, Paris, France 
Photo: Vinciane Verguethen/Voyez-Vous’

ONGOING REFLECTION – You, Me, So Many, 2016
exhibition view at Collège des Bernardins, Paris, France
Photo: Vinciane Verguethen/Voyez-Vous’

1917 , 2016, Handwoven Stainless Steel, 265 x 144 x 18 cm

1917, 2016, Handwoven Stainless Steel, 265 x 144 x 18 cm

1951 , 2016, Handwoven Stainless Steel, 256 x 135 x 18 cm

1951, 2016, Handwoven Stainless Steel, 256 x 135 x 18 cm

1974 , 2016, Handwoven Stainless Steel, 253 x 136 x 18 cm

1974, 2016, Handwoven Stainless Steel, 253 x 136 x 18 cm

2016 , 2016, Handwoven Stainless Steel, 250 x 135 x 3 cm

2016, 2016, Handwoven Stainless Steel, 250 x 135 x 3 cm

Volt , Handwooven Copper, 2016,  221,5 x 239,5 x 16,5 cm

Volt, Handwooven Copper, 2016,  221,5 x 239,5 x 16,5 cm

bird , 2016 
Brass, 64,8 x 21,6 x 8 cm

bird, 2016
Brass, 64,8 x 21,6 x 8 cm

Shifter , 2016, brass, 275 x 25 x 25 cm

Shifter, 2016, brass, 275 x 25 x 25 cm

Shifter , 2016, copper, 300 x 23,5 x 23,5 cm

Shifter, 2016, copper, 300 x 23,5 x 23,5 cm

Shifter , 2015, highpolished brass welded with silver, 300 x 25 x 25 cm

Shifter, 2015, highpolished brass welded with silver, 300 x 25 x 25 cm