Pierrick Sorin (FR 1988)
The artist films himself waking up every morning. Every morning he is tired and promises himself to fo to bed earlier, every morning he seems more and more tired, and his promises to try harder become emptier. The portrait that builds up is of a rather silly and mediocre character who becomes progressively more ridiculous.
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.