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CURRENT ART FAIR







With Aurélie Pétrel, Annelies Štrba and Marta Zgierska

Gowen is pleased to present an exhibition with works by Aurélie Pétrel, Annelies Štrba and Marta Zgierska. The presentation showcases three different approaches to photography, with Štrba’s silver and pigment print photos on canvas from the 80s, Pétrel’s experimental photographic sculptures and Zgierska’s photos based on performative processes.

Join us at photo basel
September 21-26, 2021

Volkshaus Basel
Rebgasse 12-14
4058 Basel
Switzerland

CURRENT EXHIBITION


STATEMENT - ESCAPE LINE
Yayoi Kusama, Sébastien Mettraux

August 26 - October 23, 2021
Special Opening - August 25, 2pm - 10pm
Joint opening Art en Vieille Ville - 29 September, 4pm-9pm
Opening doors Art en Vieille Ville - 2 October, 11am-5pm

Press release in English
Press release in French

Article: Laura Gowen ouvre une seconde galerie d'art contemporain à Genève dans la Vieille Ville, Bilan [en ligne], by Etienne Dumont, 30.08.2021

Article: Abstraction organique & onirique, Go Out! [en ligne], by Ambre Oggier, 04.09.2021

Article: Yayoi Kusama / Sébastien Mettraux at Gowen Contemporary, ARTEEZ [en ligne], by Alexia Green, September, 2021

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On the occasion of the opening of its new space in Geneva on Wednesday August 25, Gowen will present a special installation. On view across the rooms of the new gallery’s space at Grand-Rue 23, the exhibition will feature significant works by the celebrated Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama from private collections, alongside new works by Swiss artist Sébastien Mettraux.

Strange and astonishing plant, organic or mechanic forms reveal themselves as sources of inspiration, reflection, self-analysis and artistic progression.

"Unpredictability defines Mettraux’s new series In Silico. The artist moves away from a 15-year long figurative practice to explore new forms of expression. In observing the essence of nature, he captures a keener sense of truth."
Christel Seurat, Founder of Arteez Magazine.






Sébastien Mettraux, Untitled (in silico n°11), 2021, oil on canvas, 120 x 100 cm
Yayoi Kusama, Death of an Illusion (detail), 2001, mixed media (stuffed cotton fabric, wire), 750 x 200 x 130 cm

Current Exhibition outside the gallery walls


Joana Vasconcelos

Until July, 2022
European Union premises in Geneva


Installation view: European Union premises in Geneva
Work: Joana Vasconcelos, Pantelmina #3, 2004, handmade woollen knitting, industrial knitted fabric, ratchet strap clamps, polyester, 175 x 600 x 70 cm

A selection of Joana Vasconcelos’ significant artworks from the past 20 years has been installed at the European Union premises in Geneva for a private exhibition hosted by the Permanent Mission of the European Union to the WTO and the Delegation of the European Union to the UN Office and other international organisations in Geneva.

The exhibition has been jointly organized with Gowen Contemporary.

Public events in relation with the show will be communicated later this year.

JUST ENDED EXHIBITION


Annelies Štrba & Bernhard Schobinger
Photographs and Jewels

20.05.2021 - 24.07.2021

Press release in French
Press release in English

"Un couple d'artistes chez Laura Gowen", Tribune de Genève, 03.06.21
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Left: Annelies Štrba, Sonja mit Flaschenhalskette, 1988-1996, pigment print on canvas
Right: Bernhard Schobinger, Balance Ring, 2018, agat, malachit and gold-plated silver ball


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