Exhibition // STEPHEN AVENUE LOCATION
Presented in partnership with Beakerhead
EXHIBITION / September 14 - November 6, 2016
OPENING RECEPTION / Wednesday, September 14, 5:00 PM | FREE
@ C / 117 8 Avenue SW, Calgary, Canada
Using simple and functional components, Zimoun builds architecturally-minded platforms of sound. Exploring mechanical rhythm and flow in prepared systems, his installations incorporate commonplace industrial objects. In an obsessive display of simple and functional materials, these works articulate a tension between the orderly patterns of Modernism and the chaotic forces of life. Carrying an emotional depth, the acoustic hum of natural phenomena in Zimoun's minimalist constructions effortlessly reverberates.
Zimoun lives and works in Bern, Switzerland. Recent displays of his work include exhibitions at the Nam June Paik Art Museum in Korea; Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, Taipei; Ringling Museum of Art, Florida; Harnett Museum of Art, Richmond; bitforms gallery, New York; Kunsthalle, Bern; Seoul Museum of Art; Museum of Contemporary Art, Liechtenstein; Fine Arts Museum, Rennes; Art Basel; Central for Contemporary Art, Brussels; Galerie Denise René, Paris; Museum Les Champs Libres, Rennes; Contemporary Art Museum MNAC, Bucharest; Beall Art Center, Los Angeles; Museum of Fine Arts, Bern; Museum of Contemporary Art MSUM, Ljubljana; National Art Museum, Beijing; Museum of Fine Arts, Lugano; among others.
Please join us on Wednesday, September 14 at 5:00 PM for the Opening Reception of Zimoun.
Image: Zimoun, 370 prepared dc-motors, cotton balls, cardboard boxes 71x71x71cm, 2014, motors, cotton, steal, cardboard, power supply. Dimensions variable. Installation view: Beall Art Center, Los Angeles, USA. Photo courtesy of Studio Zimoun.