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Valentin Carron

Swiss, b. 1977

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Valentin Carron

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Swiss, b. 1977

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Biography

Valentin Carron’s practice is equal parts sociological study and criticism of cultural artifacts and institutions. He is best known for creating works that reproduce vernacular items from rural Switzerland, like iron shop signs, crucifixes, mopeds, rustic architectural details, musical instruments, and roughly carved wooden bears, critically engaging with or sending up their original sources. More recently, Carron has broadened his range of subjects, looking toward the presentation of culture and history in museum settings and taking on themes of power, politics, and classification. He cites among his role models Peter Fischli and David Weiss, and Mike Kelley. Museum exhibitions include: Kunsthalle Bern, Switzerland (2014); 55th Venice Biennale, Swiss Pavilion, Venice, Italy (2013); Palais du Tokyo, Paris (2010).

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Group show at a major institution
Palais de Tokyo, and 2 more
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Collected by a major institution
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
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Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 2 more
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Included in a major biennial
Venice Biennale National Pavilion, and 1 more
Biography

Valentin Carron’s practice is equal parts sociological study and criticism of cultural artifacts and institutions. He is best known for creating works that reproduce vernacular items from rural Switzerland, like iron shop signs, crucifixes, mopeds, rustic architectural details, musical instruments, and roughly carved wooden bears, critically engaging with or sending up their original sources. More recently, Carron has broadened his range of subjects, looking toward the presentation of culture and history in museum settings and taking on themes of power, politics, and classification. He cites among his role models Peter Fischli and David Weiss, and Mike Kelley. Museum exhibitions include: Kunsthalle Bern, Switzerland (2014); 55th Venice Biennale, Swiss Pavilion, Venice, Italy (2013); Palais du Tokyo, Paris (2010).

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 2 more
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 2 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Venice Biennale National Pavilion, and 1 more
Articles Featuring Valentin Carron
The Art of Swiss Humor
Jan 30th, 2014
The Art of Swiss Humor
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