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Pierre Paulin at Emily Harvey Foundation

From May 23 to May 26, Emily Harvey Foundation presents Rearranging My Wardrobe, Again, the first New York presentation of works by french artist Pierre Paulin.Pierre Paulin is currently in residency in New York with the support of Etant donnés program.

Rearranging My Wardrobe, Again is a montage of poetic transfers, a blurred atmosphere. The artist hides behind a system of apparitions, explorations in languages, and multiplicities of translations, articulated through poetry, film, books, and clothing.

For this exhibition, Paulin will present the film Morceaux choisis (2019), as well as a set of copies of his own clothing, and a white leather book containing four essays expanding on his theoretical formulations of “look.” Additionally, the book OO,UU (2018), which contains an updated version of his read-a-loud text Boom boom, run run—a poetic essay on the cultural history of the sneakers, written from the perspective of a Parisian consumer—will be read in a closing performance-lecture on Sunday, May 26, 6pm. 

Opening reception: Thursday, May 23, 6-8pm
Closing lecture-performance: Sunday, May 26, 6pm

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Pierre Paulin (b. 1982, Grenoble, France) lives and works in Paris. He has exhibited at the Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2013); the Ricard foundation, Paris (2016); and the Calouste-Gulbenkian Foundation, Paris (2017). In 2017, he had a solo exhibition at the Plateau FRAC, Île-de-France, Paris and, in 2018, he had a solo show at Circuit, Lausanne. His works are part of several public collections including the CNAP, the Frac Basse-Normandie, and the Plateau FRAC Île-de-France.

Since March 2019, he is in residence in New York to write a new book with American poet Tan Lin. 

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Étant donnés Contemporary Art is a program of the FACE Foundation, developed in partnership with the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States, with lead funding from the French Ministry of Culture, and Institut Français – Paris, the Florence Gould Foundation, the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Chanel USA, the ADAGP, the CPGA – Comité Professionnel des Galeries d’Art, and private donors.

 

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