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Benoît Maire

French, b. 1978

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Benoît Maire

French, b. 1978

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The paintings, installations, performances, and films that comprise Benoît Maire’s artistic practice are deeply rooted in philosophy and theory. Concerned with how, why, and in what states art can exist, Maire investigates the relationship between concepts and images or objects. For instance, Head of Medusa (2008-09), an abstract bronze sculpture placed opposite an abstract oil painting, portrays Medusa (the mythological figure whose gaze turns onlookers to stone) looking at herself. Many other works incorporate writing, as in Maire’s “visual readings” of theoretical texts by the art historian Arthur Danto and philosopher Alain Badiou. “Something written exists in another temporality, and I like to multiply temporalities in my practice,” he explains. Through these works he asserts that text can generate form.

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Group show at a major institution
Palais de Tokyo, and 1 more
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Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 3 more
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Baltic Triennial
Biography

The paintings, installations, performances, and films that comprise Benoît Maire’s artistic practice are deeply rooted in philosophy and theory. Concerned with how, why, and in what states art can exist, Maire investigates the relationship between concepts and images or objects. For instance, Head of Medusa (2008-09), an abstract bronze sculpture placed opposite an abstract oil painting, portrays Medusa (the mythological figure whose gaze turns onlookers to stone) looking at herself. Many other works incorporate writing, as in Maire’s “visual readings” of theoretical texts by the art historian Arthur Danto and philosopher Alain Badiou. “Something written exists in another temporality, and I like to multiply temporalities in my practice,” he explains. Through these works he asserts that text can generate form.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Blue chip status
Blue chip representation
Represented by internationally reputable galleries.
Group
Group show at a major institution
Palais de Tokyo, and 1 more
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 3 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Baltic Triennial
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