“Nicolas Party Pastel” Exhibition

The FLAG Art Foundation

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Conceived as a complete artwork spanning two floors, Nicolas Party transforms FLAG into a sumptuously colored environment for a suite of new, Rococo-inspired wall murals made of soft pastel, an incredibly fragile medium that experienced its brief golden age in eighteenth-century France. Mixing genres and art history, Party’s murals serve as a foil to, and occasional backdrop for, a selection of pastel drawings from the eighteenth-century to present day by Rosalba Carriera, Mary Cassatt, Edgar Degas, Louis Fratino, Marsden Hartley, Loie Hollowell, Julian Martin, Toyin Ojih Odutola, Chris Ofili, Jean-Baptiste Perronneau, Billy Sullivan, Wayne Thiebaud, and Robin F. Williams.

On FLAG’s terrace, Ugo Rondinone’s neon text sculpture Love Invents Us, 1999, will be on long-term view from October 10, 2019-August 14, 2020.

Nicolas Party (b. 1980, Lausanne, Switzerland) is an artist living and working in Brussels, Belgium, and New York, NY. Party earned a BA in Fine Art at the Lausanne School of Art, in 2004, and an MA at The Glasgow School of Art, United Kingdom, in 2009. Party’s recent solo exhibitions include Arches, M WOODS, Beijing, China (2018-2019); Magritte Parti, Magritte Museum, Brussels (2018); Nicolas Party: Speakers, Modern Art, Oxford, United Kingdom (2017); Sunrise, Sunset, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington DC (2017); among others. His work has been featured in numerous group exhibitions, including Nightfall; curated by Erika Verzutti, Fernanda Brenner and Milovan Farronato, Mendes Wood DM, Brussels (2019); The Biennial of Painting, Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Deurle, Belgium (2018); SMALL IS BEAUTIFUL, Parkett @ Nomad St. Moritz, Samedan, Switzerland (2018); You Remind Me of Someone, Frac Lorraine, Metz, France (2018); Pastels du 16e au 21e siècle, Fondation de l’Hermitage, Lausanne, Switzerland (2018); among others. Party has been the subject of reviews and articles in publications including Artforum, artnet, ArtReview, Artspace, Frieze, Mousse Magazine, novembre, The Wall Street Journal, among others.



from October 10, 2019 to February 15, 2020

Opening Reception on 2019-10-11 from 18:00 to 20:00

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