written by Christian Bernhard
Flammarion | ISBN 9782080301277
Hardback – 224 pages
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A retrospective on the work of rising contemporary artist Claude Lévêque, who designed the French Pavilion at the 2009 Venice Biennale. Contemporary French artist Claude Lévêque is renowned for his large neon light installations which call to mind dreamlike and poetic realms. He also works in a variety of media including painting, sculpture, video, sound, and mist. His work, which includes references to pop culture such as rock, punk, and film, often evokes a sense of nostalgia and enchantment, and covers subjects such as idealized childhood and ephemera. This richly illustrated monograph retraces his artistic development from its inception in the 1980s to the present. He has been the subject of solo exhibitions for twenty-five years in galleries and museums in Europe, the US, and Asia. He is represented by galleries in Paris and Luxemburg. Claude Lévêque was commissioned to transform the French Pavilion at the 2009 Venice Contemporary Art Biennale, following in the footsteps of Daniel Buren, Annette Messager, and Sophie Calle.
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