Born in 1953 in Saïda, Algeria, Jean-Michel Alberola lives and works in Paris. During his thirty-year career he has produced a protean body of work that straddles figurative, abstract and conceptual art. Gouaches, sculptures, artists’ books and films represent the different facets of his exploration of the fragility of beauty, ambiguity of perception, the role of the artist and the purpose of art. With the mixture of humour and lyricism characteristic of an engaged artist, he combines artistic reflections with political and social questions.
Futurs antérieurs - group show
For the 12th consecutive year, Guerlain is once again taking part in FIAC’s Parcours Privé and marking the occasion by presenting the group exhibition Past Futures, which can be discovered at the Maison Guerlain, 68 avenue des Champs-Élysées.
Past Futures offers a journey on three levels through multiple worlds – installations, videos, photos, drawings, paintings, interactive objects, etc. – bringing together young creative figures and established artists, such as Jean-Michel Alberola, Jan Fabre, Christian Boltanski, Arotin & Serghei, Charlotte Charbonnel, Fabrice Hyber, Mehdi Meddaci, Albertine Meunier and Claire Morgan.
Curator: Caroline Messensee
MAISON GUERLAIN, PARIS, FRANCE
From 19/10/2018 to 09/11/2018
Murs - group show
Located within William the Conqueror’s fortress walls, le musée des Beaux-Arts de Caen evokes the theme of ‘the wall’ through its artistic representations. The exhibition gathers more than 80 works, ancient or contemporary, mixing all media – painting, sculpture, in situ installation, drawing, photography and video.
With Jean-Michel Alberola, Dieter Appelt, Guillaume Bodinier, Brassaï, Samuel Buckman, Pierre Buraglio, Théodore Caruelle d'Aligny, Léon Cogniet, Jean Baptiste Camille Corot, François Curlet, Maurice Denis, André Devambez, Noël Dolla, Jean Dubuffet, Gisèle Freund, Isa Genzken, Mona Hatoum, Pascal Haüsermann, Jean-Jacques Henner, Thomas Jones, Per Kirkeby, Claude Lévêque, Georges Leroux, Jacques Lizène, Gordon Matta-Clark, Richard Monnier, Robert Morris, Jean-Luc Moulène, Edgardo Navarro, Daniel Pommereulle, Jean-Pierre Raynaud, Samuel Rousseau, Claude Rutault, Jacqueline Salmon, Gregor Schneider, Kurt Schwitters, Sean Scully, Christian Segaud, Léon Spilliaert, Nicolas de Staël, Pierre Tal Coat, Antoni Tàpies, Pierre-Henri de Valenciennes.
MUSEE DES BEAUX-ARTS DE CAEN, CAEN, FRANCE
From 5/05/2018 to 18/09/2018