20.05.2016 — 22.05.2016

Paul Wallach

CHOICES Collectors Week-End

Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France

For the 2016 edition of CHOICES Collectors Week-End, the gallery presents the sculpture Madeleine by Paul Wallach that will be displayed at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris in a show curated by Laurent Le Bonand Émilie Bouvard.

Hanging from the ceiling are four steel wires to which weights are attached. Four delicate plaster trusses, bent like the still-closed petals of a blossom, stand freely in the space. They have their point of departure from a midpoint around which they are centered; in their divergence, they find a risky support in leaning against the four wires. The weight of the plaster trusses causes the hanging verticals of the burdened wires to deviate slightly, in other words to form an echo of the plaster blossom-shape. (…) What becomes perceptible here is the inherently contrary dynamism of a bud which hindered in its blossoming by constricting tensions. The tension of expansion and contraction, which maintains the wave action of the ocean as well as the pattern of our breathing, is not actually pictorially represented here, but instead is rendered analogously experienceable.” Doris von Drathen

In connexion with this event, the gallery hosts a solo show of the artist entitled
“B R E T H R E N” featuring his latest sculptures.

CHOICES Collectors Week-End

Friday May 20
Public opening from 6 to 9 pm

Saturday May 21 and Sunday May 22


Palais de Tokyo

13, avenue du Président Wilson
75 116 Paris – France
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