Vidya Gastaldon, Escalator (Rainbow rain), 2007 / L’illusion des lumières, Palazzo Grassi, 2014/IT

Vidya Gastaldon, Escalator (Rainbow Rain), 2007, wool, threads, lime tree sticks, 700 x 100 cm

Escalator (Rainbow rain) is a multitude of suspended strings that give the illusion of a rain of coloured petals, under and around which the public can move. These fine suspensions are made of wool, thread and wood. Through their accumulation, Vidya Gastaldon renders, with very ordinary materials, the brilliance of precious materials and the impression of lightness and intangibility of a rainbow. In this way, the artist reveals the symbolic potential of these everyday objects, which she likens to “an art of tranquillity, of Sundays and holidays”.

Acquired by the Pinault Collection, this work has been shown on numerous occasions. But it was undoubtedly during its first exhibition at Palazzo Grassi that the effect produced, in relation to the palace’s sumptuous architecture, was the most striking. multiples reprises. Mais c’est sans doute lors de sa première exposition au sein du Palazzo Grassi que l’effet produit, en relation avec la fastueuse architecture du palais, a été le plus saisissant. L’illusion des lumières, curated by Caroline Bourgeois, “without limiting itself to the physical and aesthetic dimensions of light, […] addressed its symbolic, philosophical and even political extent through the works of twenty or so contemporary artists”.

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We are pleased to announce Nina Childress’ first solo exhibition at the gallery.

Art: Concept is pleased to present Lazy Self Embrace, Aks Misyuta’s first solo show in Paris.

Her expressive characters, struck by a bright light that contrasts with the black background of the canvas, are immediately recognizable. Both robust and vulnerable in their lascivious attitudes, they seem to silently claim a right to idleness.

Responding to these paintings, bronze sculptures of reduced size, representing bodies deformed by interior tumults and implying the ridicule of monumentality, pushing to the limits of abstraction.

Aks Misyuta was born in 1984 in Bryansk (Russia).
She has been living and working in Istanbul (Turkey) since 2018.

She is currently represented by Gallery Sébastien Bertrand, Geneva (Switzerland).


Between painting and bas-relief, Anthony D. Green’s recent works attest to the artist’s fascination with images, their central place in consumer society and their potential for transformation. Hijacking the codes of advertising photography and computer graphics, he establishes a distance with the subjects, here taken from commercial image banks. Made of MDF, spray paint, acrylic paint, printed paper and assembled, they play with volumes and points of view, and disturb the gaze through formal games (shift, repetition, etc.). The ear, in relief on one of the volumes, then appears as a way out of the grip exerted by the visual regime. Natural bas-reliefs, they are the mediators between the non-visible outside and an invisible inside, signifying the access to something beyond the visible.

Anthony D Green was born in 1973 in Welwyn Garden City/UK. He lives and works in Kent/UK.

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