Quinte-Essence
air – water – earth – fire – ether,
from Primitive Arts to today

All the current discussions surrounding the environment have prompted us, as the gallery celebrates its 90th year of activity this Fall, to express our strong commitment to the values of environmentalism and sustainable development, through the work of our artists, whose source of inspiration is fundamentally linked to the natural elements. Conceived around the five elements “Air-Water-Earth-Fire-Ether”, the exhibition “Quinte-Essence” takes place in three parts: in the two Parisian spaces of the gallery, as well as fat the FIAC 2015. It brings together fundamentally unique works of artists of all eras and nationalities, from the Primitive Arts until today.

It is with these artists, emblematic of our concern for the future, that the gallery has chosen to celebrate its 90th year of activity so as to highlight relationships based on sustainable environmentalism and to emphasize the specific properties of our own true Nature. The exhibition is devoted to works from artists working mainly with the elements, and who enter into direct dialogue with the natural environment. This Quinte-Essence continues during the FIAC, where our booth presents a journey, through a group of works by artists that the gallery has exhibited and promoted from the beginning, from Giacometti to Fabienne Verdier. This presentation is given its direction by Giacometti’s Tête qui regarde, an emblematic terracotta sculpture exhibited by Jeanne Bucher in her gallery in 1929, and of which there exist no other examples in the world. It represent the first public presentation of a sculpture by Alberto Giacometti, and displays the absolute gaze of the artist in its quintessence. This totemic work is accompanied by other emblematic works by artists who have been exhibited at the gallery from the beginning, some of which come from their first exhibition at the gallery such as Kandinsky, Masson, Klee, Torres-García, Ernst, Reichel …

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espace marais

Primitive Arts
Michael Biberstein
Miguel Branco
Alberto Giacometti
Zarina Hashmi
Christian Jaccard
Dani Karavan
Evi Keller
Rui Moreira
Jean-Paul Philippe
Susumu Shingu
Fabienne Verdier
Paul Wallach
Yang Jiechang
Antonella Zazzera

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Primitive Arts
Fermín Aguayo
Jean Amado
Roger Bissière
Jean Dubuffet
Dani Karavan
Wilfrid Moser
Louis Nallard
Jean-Paul Philippe
Arthur-Luiz Piza
Paul Rebeyrolle
Hans Reichel
Nicolas de Staël
Arpad Szenes
Mark Tobey
Vieira da Silva

Alberto Giacometti, Tête qui regarde, 1929
Clay
14,6 × 13 × 2,4 in
Photograph by Georges Poncet
Stèle Déesse du Maïs, Région de Tampico, Panuco, 700 ap. J.-C.
Maya

Beige sandstone
42,1 × 16,5 × 6,3 in
Huaxteque headstone with star
ca. 1100-1250 A.D.
Tampico
Sandstone, H. 35,4 in
Dani Karavan, Metuman-Octagon, 2014
Earth
70,9 × 19,7 in
Edition of 7
Photograph by Georges Poncet
Dani Karavan, Halonot-Windows, 2014
Earth
70,9 × 19,7 × 19,7 in
Edition of 7
Photograph by Georges Poncet
Miguel Branco, Untitled (Monk), 2015
Cedar wood
63,4 × 24 × 20,1 in
Zarina Hashmi, Blinding Light, 2010
Cut Okawara paper gilded with 22-carat gold leaf
73 × 39,5 in
Photograph by Georges Poncet
Susumu Shingu, Resonance, 2008
Carbon fiber, aluminium, stainless steel, steel and polyester cloth
81,5 × 81,5 in
Susumu Shingu, Snow Flower, 2010
Stainless steel, aluminium and polyester cloth
98,4 × Ø 78,7 in
Photograph by Hervé Abbadie
Paul Wallach, Aire, 2009
Wood, paint
29,5 × 25,2 × 1 in
Photograph by Georges Poncet
Hanns Schimansky, Untitled, 2009
India ink on folded handmade paper
17,3 × 21,7 in
Photograph by Bernd Kuhnert
Fabienne Verdier, De Natura Sonorum, 2015
Acrylic and mixed media on canvas
59 × 142,9 in
Photograph by Inès Dieleman
Jean-Paul Philippe, Jardin des Melancolies I, 2015
Weathering steel
78,7 × 45,3 × 68,9 in
Yang Jiechang, Underground Flowers, 1989-2009
2009 porcelain bones with blue pattern from the Ming era displayed in 270 wooden crates in shelves.
Variable dimensions.
Yang Jiechang, Underground Flowers, 1989-2009
2009 porcelain bones with blue pattern from the Ming era displayed in 270 wooden crates in shelves.
Variable dimensions.
Yang Jiechang, 100 Layers of Ink – On Ascension, 1990
India ink and medicinal material on Xuan paper and gauze
116,5 × 74,8 in
Antonella Zazzera, Armonico C/S CLXXV, 2011
Copper thread
35,4 × 21,7 × 5,9 in
Photograph by Georges Poncet
Michael Biberstein, Cedars, 2008
Acrylic on canvas
102,4 × 126 in
Photograph by Georges Poncet
Landscape Stone
China, 18th century
Marble
21,3 × 17,7 in
Evi Keller, Matière-Lumière [Light-Matter], Untitled (ML-V-13-0504), 2013
Mixed media
90,6 × 122,1 in
Rui Moreira, Black Star III, 2014
Gouache on paper
34,7 × 34,7 in
Photograph by Laura Castro Caldas