INHALE is a cultural platform where artists are presented, where great projects are given credit and readers find inspiration. Think about Inhale as if it were a map: we can help you discover which are the must-see events all over the world, what is happening now in the artistic and cultural world as well as guide you through the latest designers’ products. Inhale interconnects domains that you are interested in, so that you will know all the events, places, galleries, studios that are a must-see. We have a 360 degree overview on art and culture and a passion to share.

Tell us what you think:
THANK YOU FOR YOUR MESSAGE!
Share this site to:
Subscribe to Newsletter
Thank you! You are registered to our weekly newsletter.
Site Search
1 year, 9 months ago
CHRIS BURDEN @ Gagosian Paris
ADS CURATED BY INHALE
Related to post:
from
'Biography' presents a wide selection of works from Elmgreen & Dragset's complex universe, including sculpture, performance and interactive installations. Works from the late 1990s onwards will be shown together with recent projects, ...
Photo Anders Sune Berg
perrotin.com

08ef7d36b05c255cc60a5bc19f0bc17b

“Limits” is a relative term. Like beauty, it is often in the eye of the beholder.

—Chris Burden

Gagosian Paris is pleased to present works by Chris Burden, his first exhibition in Paris in more than twenty years.
Since the 1970s, Burden has channeled the daring spirit of his early life threatening performances into sculptures that embody technical feats on an imposing scale. Toys (figurines, train sets, Erector parts) are used as the building blocks for expansive scale models, cities, and battlefields, while actual vehicles (ships, trucks, and cars) are suspended or set in motion in surreal and improbable ways.

Since 2003 Burden has constructed large-scale models of bridges—both real and imagined—by plotting thousands of toy construction parts. Tower of London Bridge (2003) mimics every aspect of the suspension design of the actual bridge, including its functional drawbridge. Tyne Bridge Kit (2004) is Burden’s reimagining of the Erector toolbox: the one-ton wooden chest contains rows of drawers that store the tools, blueprints, and 200,000 metal parts that can theoretically be used to assemble a 9 1/2 meter-long model of the Tyne Bridge in England. In Three Arch Dry Stack Bridge, 1/4 Scale (2013), first exhibited in the major survey “Chris Burden: Extreme Measures” at the New Museum, New York (2013–14), three elegant arches are made up of hand-cast concrete blocks, held together by gravity alone in the manner of classical keystone construction.

for more information please visit gagosian.com

photos by Thomas Lannes

3ecc32d5dafd862aa89af2be963de945 3f635b67b9005ab2440083e5d1b0bee0
23e12e038f8afbddd0d227317df379e8
818d23ff9207967b4a9e12a4e35551a9 30669be94e243a2314d78ce2730bec5e 6571019c100797a4a2d557ca9c556cbc 11241814f5aeaa39adabbd12483eccb8

Leave a Reply

Michael Craig-Martin at Gagosian

[contact-form-7 id="26" title="Contact form 1"]