Perrotin Paris art gallery is pleased to announce Paris, 3020, an art exhibition of new works by New York-based artist Daniel Arsham, on view from January 11 through March 21, 2020. For this exhibition, Daniel Arsham will present a new suite of large-scale art sculptures based on iconic busts, friezes, and sculptures in the round from classical antiquity.
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Over the past year, Arsham has been granted unprecedented access to the Réunion des Musées Nationaux – Grand Palais (RMN), a 200-year-old French molding atelier that reproduces masterpieces for several of Europe’s major encyclopedic museums.
Arsham was able to use molds and scans of some of the most iconic art sculptures from the collections of the Musée du Louvre in Paris, Acropolis Museum in Athens, the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna and the San Pietro in Vincoli as source material for this new body of work.
Interested in the way that objects move through time, the works selected by Arsham are so iconic that they have eclipsed their status as a mere modern art object, and instead, have embedded themselves into our collective memory and identity.
Daniel Arsham utilizes natural pigments that are similar to those used by classical sculptors, such as volcanic ash, blue calcite, selenite, quartz, and rose quartz. Finally, the modern artist applies his signature tactic of crystallization on his new art sculptures.
These new art sculptures are transformed to compress time, at once referencing the past, informing the present, and reaching towards a crystallized future.