Continuously Habitable Zones
by Philippe Parreno
Première of the film in Berlin
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The Daimler Art Collection is proud to present a new film by Philippe Parreno commissioned by the Daimler Art Collection, Stuttgart/Berlin, and Fondation Beyeler, Basel.
There are no cuts in the film but only stretching and
folding of the landscape. Because of the cameras presence, because
of the possibility of fiction, the land becomes the film.
the film premiere the artist was be interviewed by Hans-Ulrich Obrist
(Co-Director of Serpentine
Philippe Parreno, born 1964 in Orano, Algeria, lives and works in Paris.
After completing his degree in Mathematics, Philippe Parreno studied at the Art School in Grenoble and started exhibiting his work at the beginning of 1990s. His work revolves around the interrogation of the nature of an image as well as the modes of its exhibition. Parreno's work unites aspects of art, film, theatre and design. He creates transitional spaces of temporal, culturally and aesthetically defined commonality. Parreno's complex scenarios of images, objects, sound, projection and light have sought to redefine the exhibition experience.
Exhibition View Minimalism and Applied, Daimler Contemporary 2010
Parreno is represented in the Daimler Art Collection with a small group
of works. In 2006, Parreno designed his Marquées series - functional
indoor or outdoor light sculptures that look like early cinematic fittings.
The artist abstractly hints at 'grand' content - titles of legendary films,
evenings of exciting stories, stars and dramas - but then disappoints
the expectations of visitors and passers-by. The space itself becomes
the screen. The architectonic elements become surfaces for imaginary projections,
and the exhibition visitors become cinema-goers, protagonists and actors.
The Daimler Art Collection, founded in 1977, consists of around 2000 works by appr. 700 international artists and focuses on abstract avant-garde tendencies. Since the 100th anniversary of the company in 1986, the Collection has commissioned distinguished international contemporary artists, beginning with Andy Warhol, on a regular basis.
This year, in celebration of the 125th anniversary of the automobile, the Daimler Art Collection presented its most comprehensive exhibition, with around 200 works by 100 international artists, at the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart. On this occasion new works by Nic Hess, Michael Sailstorfer, Georg Winter and Philippe Parreno have been commissioned.
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