Claire Fontaine. The Crack-Up

September 14, 2017 – January 26, 2018



Claire Fontaine, The Crack-Up, exhibition view Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, 2017 © Neuer Berliner Kunstverein / Jens Ziehe
Claire Fontaine, The Crack-Up, exhibition view Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, 2017 © Neuer Berliner Kunstverein / Jens Ziehe
Claire Fontaine, Untitled (Autoportrait comme Jeune-Fille), 2008 © Claire Fontaine
Curator: Kathrin Becker

Claire Fontaine is a collective artist and writer founded in Paris in 2004, she works with sculpture, neon, installation, painting and video. Claire Fontaine explores the problems and paradoxes of capitalism and the experience of foreignness. Through Claire Fontaine’s notion of the ‘ready-made artist’ she also challenges the concept of authorship and questions the forms of artistic subjectivization.

Most recently Claire Fontaines works were shown at, a. o., Museo Pietro Canonica and Villa Medici, Rome (2016); Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt (2014); Jewish Museum, New York (2013); CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco (2013, 2009); Museion, Bolzano (2012; 2006); El Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico City (2010); MOCA, Miami (2010); Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis (2008); Kubus / Lenbachhaus, Munich (2008); Witte de With, Rotterdam
(2008); The Kitchen, New York (2008); Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2007); Kunsthalle Zurich (2007). She participated in, a. o., Architecture Biennial Venice (2016); CAFAM Biennial, Bejing (2014); Thessaloniki Biennial (2013); Performa, New York (2013); Shanghai Biennial (2012/2013); Manifesta, Genk; Rovereto (2012; 2008); Istanbul Biennial (2011; 2007); Moscow Biennial (2011).

www.clairefontaine.ws

Supported by the Bureau des arts plastiques / Institut français, in the framework of France’s guest of honor appearance at the Frankfurt Book Fair 2017.


* The Showroom will be closed from December 23, 2017, to January 1, 2018.