Pierrick Sorin (FR 2000)
The artist struggles to pack his work to send it to a gallery for exhibition. The laborious process of carefully wrapping his work and filling boxes, as well as the anxieties that accompany the idea of showing it, become an emotionally and visually rich experience in themselves. Sorin’s work is a self-portrait as well as a parody of the stereotypical ideas of an artist.
Location: Flatland Gallery
Pierrick Sorin― Artist
Pierrick Sorin is a major figure of the French art scene. In his hey-day in the 1980s and 1990s, he represented France at the Venice Biennale, had a solo exhibition at the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris and was represented by the Barbara Gladstone Gallery of New York. His works echoed an era’s technology, and as he turned more and more to live performances, his name came up less often in visual arts circles. Pierrick Sorin has come back in force over the last few years, with a great retrospective at the Lieu Unique in Nantes in 2010, at 104 in Paris, the show 22h13’ on a world tour, and another retrospective that has just opened at the Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires (MAMBA) in Argentina.