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Iman Issa, Proxies, with a Life of Their Own, exhibition at TAXISpalais Kunsthalle Tirol, 11 December, 2020 – 7 March, 2021

Caroline Mesquita, IN VIVO, exhibition at Pivô, Saõ Paulo, until 19 December,2020

Guillaume Leblon, special presentation, carlier | gebauer, Berlin, SUNDAY OPEN, 6 December 2020

Asta Gröting, Blinded and the best Light, 2020, special screening for SUNDAY OPEN, 1 November, 2020, 12-6 pm

Showroom, Gallery Weekend Berlin, 2020

Emily Wardill, Night for Day, Secession, Vienna, until 8 November, 2020

Cecilia Edefalk & Pakui Hardware, "– a breath? a name? – the ways of worldmaking", Biennale Gherdëina 7, until 20 October 2020

Iman Issa, Surrogates, Kunstmuseum, Sankt Gallen, until 9 August, 2020

Cecilia Edefalk, Homecoming, Norrköppings Konstmuseum, until 17 January, 2021

Guillaume Leblon, installation view, carlier | gebauer, Berlin,2020.

Guillaume Leblon
special presentation, carlier | gebauer, Berlin, SUNDAY OPEN, 6 December 2020


Guillaume Leblon manipulates shapes and segments borrowed from the everyday, including natural, domestic, autobiographical and architectural habitats so as to evoke the uncanny and ephemeral and to affect as well as stimulate spatial and temporal perceptions. Although Leblon’s objects are designed as conceptual structures, they often function on a poetic level. In his universe, the familiar grows unfamiliar and immediately recognizable references turn emblematic and metaphorical. In so doing, he avoids intellectual determinism and encourages multiple readings based on personal experiences.

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Guillaume Leblon, Untitled, 2020
bronze casted and silver electrolyzed, dimensions variable

He explores such subjects as the body, space and time. One of the core motifs in his oeuvre is the interplay between the body and its absence. In the last few years, the starting point for Leblon’s work has evolved from found remnants and organic materials to e.g. sand, marble and cast aluminium. In the light of his sustained interest in the temporary, Leblon sees this development as a transformation of the relationship between his work and time.

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Guillaume Leblon, Moitié de nuit, 2015
bronze, 36 x 9 x 7 cm

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Guillaume Leblon (b.1971, Lille) lives and works in New York. Selected solo exhibitions include MassMoCA, North Adams; IAC - Institut d’Art Contemporain, Villeurbanne; Fondation d’entreprise Ricard, Paris; MUDAM, Luxembourg; Culturgest, Porto; SMAK, Gent; and Kunstverein Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf. Leblon has participated in group exhibitions at venues such as La Verrière Hermès, Brussels; Centre Pompidou, Paris; Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona; Biennale de Lyon, Lyon; Secession, Vienna; Bétonsalon, Paris; Kunsthalle Saint-Gallen; Museum MARTa, Herford; Fridericianum, Kassel; and CAC Vilnius, Vilnius. In 2018 Leblon participated in the Cleveland Triennal for Contemporary Art, Cleveland, USA.

Guillaume Leblon, Bad Mouth, Bad Habits, 2015
black fondery sand, 65 x 38 x 32 cm

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Guillaume Leblon, Fishes in the vase II, 2015
Fondery Sand, 144 x 82 x 13 cm

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