Art : Concept is pleased to present a series of recent paintings by Tommy Malekoff.

Tommy Malekoff is an American artist, born 1992 in South Boston, Virginia. He lives and works in New York, NY. His work with video and photography deals with insular worlds and displaced phenomenons in the American landscape.

His work has been exhibited at New Canons and Jeffrey Stark in New York/US, Morán Morán Gallery in Los Angeles/US, 44 Michigan Avenue in Detroit/US and galleria ZERO in Milan/IT.


Nina Childress is a painter born in 1961 in Pasadena, USA, living and working in Paris.

Coming from the alternative punk scene and then the Frères Ripoulin (Ripoulin Brothers) collective, she has been painting since 1983. While obtaining a Master of Fine Arts in 2006, she decided to pursue her research by painting simultaneously in different styles. Offering a gritty revisiting of the history of portraiture in Western popular culture, her paintings increasingly captured the stereotypes of female representation. For some paintings, she creates several versions, oscillating between perfectionism and “badly done”, between realism and caricatures: between “Good” and “Bad”. In 2019-2020, Nina Childress started to paint with phosphorescent pigments. Today, her subjects focus more on portraits of glamorous female idols from the world of cinema and popular music, such as Sylvie Vartan, Kate Bush and Hedy Lamarr. In 2020, Hedy Lamarr is also the model for her first bronze statue.

In 2021, Nina Childress was named Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur in France for her service to culture. A major retrospective will be dedicated to her in December 2021 in Bordeaux at the FRAC MÉCA Nouvelle-Aquitaine. On this occasion, her catalogue raisonné, from her first painting in 1980 to those of 2020, will be published along with an autobiography written by Fabienne Radi. Since 2019, she is Chairman at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris.

Her work is represented by Nathalie Karg, New York and Art : Concept in Paris.

Her work is included in the collections of the Musée National d’Art Moderne, the Mamco in Geneva, the Mac-Val, the Fond Municipal d’Art Contemporain de la Ville de Paris and numerous Frac.


Artist’s website

Healing Painting (Chasse aux esprits), 2015. Huile sur tableau trouvé / Oil on vintage painting. 32,5 × 40,5 cm (12 ¾ × 16 inches). Courtesy the artist and Art : Concept, Paris. Photo Claire Dorn

Figures of care since medieval times, patients and diseases, touching and being touched, the infinitely small… Fascinating themes evoked by this exhibition as transversal as it is philosophical.

Futher information to come.

Jean-Luc Blanc, Jeanne Angkor, 2020. Huile sur toile / Oil on canvas. 150 × 120 cm (59 × 47 ¼ inches). Courtesy the artist and Art : Concept, Paris. Romain Darnaud

Through the figures of emblematic spies, from Mata Hari to Carrie Mathison, and from OSS117 to Edward Snowden, this exhibition explores a new history of the relationship between cinema and espionage. It establishes as a starting point a mirror game between the two disciplines, practices par excellence involving capture, simulacrum and dissimulation.

The exhibition will travel to the CaixaForum in Madrid (from October 29, 2023 to June 29, 2023) and in Barcelona (from March 31, 2023 to November 29, 2024).

Michel Blazy, Tapis d’accueil, 2021. Dimensions variables. Corde coco, eau, plantes, boîte de conserve © ADAGP/Michel Blazy. Courtesy Art : Concept

Michel Blazy (France), Mohamed Bourouissa (France), Zac Langdon-Pole (New-Zealand), Richard Long (UK),* Isa Melsheimer (Germany), Nadia Myre (Canada), Mathieu Pernot (France), Clément Villiers (France), Lois Weinberger (Austria)

Lines of Flight is a collective exhibition around ideas of movement across territorial and political boundaries. Drawing together natural and anthropogenic processes, the works on view question notions of native and non-native species, climate change, and voluntary and involuntary migrations. From 19th-century scientific expeditions that facilitated imperial expansion, to the transnational movement of plants, to the passage of migrants through territories, the exhibition proposes a series of encounters between plants, animals and humans in all our varied states of restlessness.

Hubert Duprat, Volos, 2013. Lame de hache, pain d’argile, plastique / Axehead, raw clay, plastic approx.: 56 × 20 cm (22 × 7 ⅞ inches). Edition of 5. Courtesy the artist and Art : Concept, Paris. Photo Rebecca Fanuele

The work can be quickly described as follows: it is an ordinary loaf of clay, still in its original packaging, placed vertically, into which a polished axe made of dark stone dating from the Neolithic period is stuck. How could sculpture be simpler? In this respect, it seems very singular in Hubert Duprat’s body of work, but it nevertheless echoes the artist’s other creations, notably by the extent of its historical charge.

The loaf of earthenware is as it is found in the shops, Duprat having not taken the trouble to remove it from its protective covering. In this way, the container and the content make it a ready-made of a particular kind, comprising from the outset the promises of nature and artifice. While affirming its literalness, it presents itself as a raw material promised to some unknown future form. On the formal level, the parallelepiped under which the commercial clay is presented is of an already undone geometry. The thin plastic film ensures the preservation, albeit provisionally, of its humidity, of an “original” state. Once the skin is removed, the malleable material would enter an irreversible state, frozen in an irremediable sterility. Conceptually and materially, this object thus embodies the very idea of power as much as its opposite.

Futher information to come.

On an invitation by Art-o-rama from August 25 to 28, 2022.
With works by Caroline Achaintre, Mimosa Echard, Damien Fragnon, Pakui Hardware, Evie Hone, Les Crafties, Sarah Sandler, Julia Scalbert, Pierre Unal-Brunet and David Wolle

Curator : Joël Riff
Public opening on Thursday, August 25, 2022 from 2 pm to 9 pm at the Friche la Belle de Mai, 41 rue Jobin, Marseille

Between Moly-Sabata and Art-o-rama, mysterious waters flow whose fauna we sift here. This one does not belong frontally to the animal kingdom. The silhouettes and textures that we meet there awaken fantastic tales bordering on Rhodanian folklore, cryptozoology and the study of alternative forms of life. Carnivalesque creatures rub shoulders with solitary and luciferous carnivores, specimens that contradict the skeptics, astonished testimonies, and all that can be fished between Sablons and the Mediterranean.

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Miryam Haddad, Un ciel volé, 2020. Huile sur toile / Oil on canvas ; triptyque / triptych. chaque 195 x 130 cm (76 3/4 x 51 1/8 in.) 195 × 390 cm (76 ¾ × 153 ½ inches). Courtesy the artist, Art : Concept, Paris. Photo Romain Darnaud

With Martial Raysse, Jean-Charles Eustache, Herbert Brandl, Rémy Jacquier, Marina Rheingantz, Gerald Petit, Anne-Laure Sacriste, Daniel Tremblay et The Caretaker.

Curator: Laure Forlay, Responsable des publics au FRAC Auvergne.
In partnership with St-Flour, St-Flour Communauté and Département du Cantal.

The exhibition “Black does not make the night” brings together a selection of artists who use night as a backdrop for their work, exploring the narrative potential and chromatic singularity that emerge from it. For, contrary to the presupposition associating the colour of darkness, the exhibition bears witness to the incredible chromatic and luminous reservoir that the nocturnal expanse conceals and from which the artists draw to give birth to representations that move between reality, myth and fiction.

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Jeremy Deller, Warning Graphic Content, 1993-2021. Environ 120 posters imprimés / c. 120 printed posters. Dimensions variable. Edition of 2 plus 1 exhibition copy

‘Warning Graphic Content’, brings together all of Jeremy Deller’s print and poster works from 1993-2021.

Jeremy Deller, English Magic, 2013, HD video, colour and sound on blu-ray dvd, 14 min 23 sec. Edition of 6 plus I AP. © Jeremy Deller, Courtesy of the artist, Art : Concept, Paris & The Modern Institute

Kunsthalle Praha is a brand-new art space on Prague’s cultural map. Founded by The Pudil Family Foundation as a non-governmental organisation and non-profit platform, its aim is to connect the Czech and international art scenes. 

Further information to come.