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christine koenig galerie: PIERRE BISMUTH - Ruled by Extravagant Expectations | Third Room: RED BUCKET FILMS - 14 Nov 2008 to 23 Dec 2008

Current Exhibition

14 Nov 2008 to 23 Dec 2008
Hours - Tue - Fri 11 am - 7 pm Sat 11 am - 3 pm
Opening: November 13th, 2008, 7-9 pm
Schleifmuehlgasse 1A
p: 43 1 585 74 74
f: 43 1 585 74 7424

Pierre Bismuth, Piglet the draftsman, 2007
Inkjet and acrylic paint on canvas
317,5 x 246,4 cm
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Artists in this exhibition: PIERRE BISMUTH

PIERRE BISMUTH Ruled by Extravagant Expectations
Third Room: RED BUCKET FILMS New York Buttons

Opening: November 13th, 2008, 7-9 pm, together with the Galleries Gabriele Senn, Georg Kargl and Engholm Engelhorn.
Duration of the exhibition: November 14th - December 23rd, 2008

From the gallery's CONVERSATIONS series:
December 2nd, 2008, 6.30 pm: Conversation between Alex Kalman (Red Bucket Films, New York) and Alexander Horwath (Director of Filmmuseum, Vienna)

Ruled by Extravagant Expectations

The artist will be present.

PIERRE BISMUTH born in Paris 1963, lives and works in London, New York and Brussels.

Selected Solo Exhibitions from 2003:
The All-seeing Eye (with Michel Gondry), BFI Southbank Gallery, London; Queensland Art Gallery, South Brisbane, Australia; Following the right hand of Britney Spears in Toxic - 1 min/2 min/3 min, Sadler's Wells, London; One man's mess is another man's masterpiece, Galerie Jan Mot, Bruxelles; Air de Paris, Centre Pompidou, Paris; Team Gallery, New York; Mary Boone 541 West, 24 St, New York; Siamo Sulla Buona Strada, Villa Arson, Nizza, France; Most Wanted Men, Jan Mot, Bruxelles; Coming Attractions - An Installation by Pierre Bismuth, Santa Monica Museum of Art; Art Unlimited, Basel - presented by Lisson Gallery, London; Tout ce qui n'est pas interdit est obligatoire, Kunstmuseum Thun; something less, something more, Christine König Galerie, Vienna; "Nel nome del padre", Works after Daniel Buren, Galleria Sonia Rosso, Torino; Presque identique, trčs légčrement différent, Cosmic Galerie, Paris; Pierre Bismuth - Collages Fit for General Audiences, Lisson Gallery, London; I agree - the idea of cloning humans is disgusting, Galerie Jan Mot, Bruxelles;

PIERRE BISMUTH employs artistic practice as a tool for examining our perception of reality as well as our relation to culture and it's productions. The underlying aim of his works is always the same - to destabilize pre-established codes of perception and to push the viewer to become critical and incredulous even when presented with cultural objects whose meaning appears self-evident.

Pierre Bismuth creates unexpected shifts in the everyday meaning of things in order to provoke a change in perceptual habits, thus opening the space for an understanding of the world beyond its constructed meaning.

In his second solo show at Christine Koenig Gallery he again deals with/attacks productions from the Disney studios AND he drives forward the famous work by Robert Rauschenberg from the early 50ies - the erasure of DeKoonings drawing of a nude - to an unexpected level…..

Third Room: RED BUCKET FILMS buttons

RED BUCKET FILMS was born out of the curiosity and optimism that spilled when Josh and Benny Safdie met Alex Kalman in highschool. The three split up for college and found more friends - Sam Lisenco, Brett Jutkiewicz, Lola Sinreich, Zachary Treitz, and other souls who sometimes make up our motley crew of thinkers and doers. We push each others visions around. Red Bucket Films believes in poetic stumbles on those streets that we walk.

Buttons: short movies, made spontaneously, sometimes unknowingly, on pocket-sized cameras. They are like extra buttons at the bottom of the inseam of every shirt.
A selection of buttons played at Dali and Bunuel MoMA-Rooftop Film screening NY, summer 2008.

Disposable Film Festival New York
The Pleasure of Being Robbed, Cannes 2008 Director's Fortnight
How Much To Go To The Trees, produced for The New York Times
Charles Riverbank, Slamdance 2008
The Back of Her Head, The Maryland Film Festival, Baltimore
We' re going to the Zoo, LA Film Festival 2006

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