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Julien Bismuth

French, b. 1973

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Julien Bismuth

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French, b. 1973

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Biography

Working at the interface of art and literature, Julien Bismuth explores how we (mis)interpret and derive meaning from images and words. Many of his works—including collages of found images, prints and works on paper, installations, sculptures, videos, and performances—are based upon texts he borrows, manipulates, or writes himself. In The Catalog Project (begun 2010), for example, he spliced together hundreds of writings about art, from press releases to blogs, to create two absurdly long audio pieces in which these writings are read aloud, and a book, which he describes as full of “hybrid abstractions of [the] original source material.” Bismuth has also presented a series of minimalist sculptures formed of assembled wooden fragments. Through them, he highlights the individual parts that compose a whole, and the way in which these parts can be altered and re-arranged to create new meanings.

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Biography

Working at the interface of art and literature, Julien Bismuth explores how we (mis)interpret and derive meaning from images and words. Many of his works—including collages of found images, prints and works on paper, installations, sculptures, videos, and performances—are based upon texts he borrows, manipulates, or writes himself. In The Catalog Project (begun 2010), for example, he spliced together hundreds of writings about art, from press releases to blogs, to create two absurdly long audio pieces in which these writings are read aloud, and a book, which he describes as full of “hybrid abstractions of [the] original source material.” Bismuth has also presented a series of minimalist sculptures formed of assembled wooden fragments. Through them, he highlights the individual parts that compose a whole, and the way in which these parts can be altered and re-arranged to create new meanings.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Established
Established representation
Represented by industry leading galleries.
User
Solo show at a major institution
Guggenheim Museum
Group
Group show at a major institution
Palais de Tokyo, and 2 more
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