At Lafayette Anticipations, to mark the last days of Cyprien Gaillard’s bifurcated exhibition HUMPTY \ DUMPTY—also at Palais de Tokyo—theorist Jack Halberstam will present a talk on the aesthetic of collapse and the politics of deconstruction.
Centered on Gaillard’s reverse reanimation of Jacques Monestier’s automaton The Defender of Time, the Lafayette presentation—DUMPTY—includes new videos and a slideshow. At the Palais, HUMPTY is a group show of sorts, featuring Gaillard’s sculptures and films—Ocean II Ocean (2019) and Formation (2022)—alongside works by Käthe Kollwitz, Giorgio de Chirico, Robert Smithson, and contemporary artist Daniel Turner.
See links below for details.
CYPRIEN GAILLARD — HUMPTY \ DUMPTY
Curated by Rebecca Lamarche-Vadel
Through January 8
13, avenue du Président Wilson, 16th, Paris
9, rue du Plâtre, 4th, Paris
Friday, January 6, at 7 pm
Sunday, January 8, at 8 pm
Cyprien Gaillard, Humpty \ Dumpty, curated by Rebecca Lamarche-Vadel.
Humpty, Palais de Tokyo, October 19, 2022–January 8, 2023, from top: installation view featuring Formation, 2022; installation view featuring Gaillard’s Gargoyles vomiting lead, 1873 1914, 2022; Love Locks, 2022; Formation, 2022; Ocean II Ocean, 2019; installation close-up.
Dumpty, Lafayette Anticipations, October 19, 2022–January 8, 2023, from top: Installation view featuring Jacques Monestier, The Defender of Time, 1979, reactivated by Gaillard, 2022, and, on floor, Gaillard’s vitrified asbestos sculpture; Frieze 1, 2022, HD video on LED screen; Frieze 2, 2022, slideshow and HD video on OLED screen, glass hatch.
Top photograph by Quentin Chevrier, © the photographer, courtesy Palais de Tokyo; remaining photographs by Timo Ohler, © the photographer, courtesy Palais de Tokyo, and Lafayette Anticipations; artwork images © Cyprien Gaillard, courtesy the artist.