February 28 – April 17, 2014
Gagosian Paris is pleased to present PLIAGE / FOLD . The exhibition will include works by Tauba Auerbach, Davide Balula, Alain Biltereyst, Tom Burr, César, John Chamberlain, William Daniels, Simon Hantaï, Sheila Hicks, Olaf Holzapfel, Sol LeWitt, Piero Manzoni, Steven Parrino, Jack Pierson, Diogo Pimentão, Charlotte Posenenske, Robert Rauscherberg, Blake Rayne, Anselm Reyler, Dorothea Rockburne, Rudolf Stingel, Tatiana Found, Daniel Turner, and Rachel Whiteread.
PLIAGE / FOLD brings together artists from different generations who have explored the act of folding as both concept and formal process. Folding as action, illusion, and symbol has appeared throughout contemporary art and literature, including Simon Hantaï's literal process of folding the canvas, dousing it in oil paint, then unfolding it to reveal inadvertent yet lyrical patterns; Gilles Deleuze's influential meditation The Fold: Leibniz and the Baroque (1988), in which the world is interpreted as an infinity of surfaces twisting through time and space; and Tatiana Found's recent Refoldings sculptures cast from discarded and refolded packing materials.
Photo: Dorothea Rockburne, "Indication of Installation, Separation" and "Indication of Installation, Milan Piece" (installation view), 1973