Curator: Cheryl Sim, DHC/ART.
French artist, Valérie Belin creates monumental monochrome or hyper-saturated colour images that meet at the intersections of still life, the studio portrait and concepts of minimalist sculpture. Through an engagement with photography over the last twenty years she has created a body of work that is singular in its ability to meaningfully consider the plasticity of the medium through an exploration of artifice and illusion as well as collection and display.
The continuation of the exhibition focuses on her most recent series Still Life (2014).
Part 1 of the Valérie Belin exhibition, as well as an exhibition by Richard Mosse are on view at DHC/ART.
About Valérie Belin:
Valérie Belin, born in 1964, in Boulogne-Billancourt, France, has exhibited extensively. A major touring retrospective was organized in 2008, at the Huis Marseilles, Museum of Photography, Amsterdam; the Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris; and the Musée de l’Elysée, Lausanne. Her work has been featured in several group exhibitions, including at the Mori Art Museum Tokyo, the Museum of Modern Art, New York, and the Centre Pompidou, Paris. Belin is the subject of numerous monographs, including the volume that accompanied the retrospective tour, published by Steidl in 2008, and Valérie Belin (black eyed susan), with an essay by Tobia Bezzola, published by JRP Ringier, in 2011. Her work is in numerous private and public collections, including the Musée d’art Moderne de la ville de Paris, Kunsthaus Zürich, Los Angeles County Museum, Museum of Modern Art, New York, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Belin lives and works in Paris.