Robert Barry at Yvon Lambert, Paris
Robert Barry is one of the four founders of the conceptual art movement. Debuting in France, Yvon Lambert presents an exhibition exclusively devoted to Barry’s 16 mm films and videos, as well as a seminal slide projection from the artist’s oeuvre, Belmont, 1967. The works have been shown separately in important institutions around the world, but this is the first occasion they are shown together. Thus, historical works from the 60’s such as Scenes, 1967 (16mm film shown at the Van Abbe Museum and at the Whitney Museum) or Red Seconds, 1966-1967 (presented at the Tate Modern) are shown in conversation with contemporary works such as Love songs (Cole Porter) and Thirteen pieces, 2012.
A dozen works evoking the theme of movement and travel (real, artistic, and metaphysical) are presented throughout the gallery. The space is both intimate yet dynamic to accommodate the historical works in their original context but at the same time facilitate interaction with Barry’s most contemporary pieces. The exhibition aims to shed light on an often-overlooked part of Barry’s dynamic oeuvre (films) and facilitate a rediscovery of the artist’s journey: from the material object to the invisible thought from the static word to the evocative connotations and from the fleeting moment to the lingering epoch.
at Yvon Lambert, Paris
until 26 January 2013