Valentin Carron's solo exhibition, La petite Californie, is now on view at the Museum im Bellpark in Kriens, Switzerland, until February 27, 2022.
In contrast to earlier works, Carron forgoes ironic distance in La petite Californie, curated by Hilar Stadler. Carron’s latest body of work examines figuration as a fundamental concern of art and translates this into a contemporary visual language. Depicting people has become the central theme of Carron's newest work and, through this supposedly worn-out motif, he explores the origins of artistic representation and uses his sculptures to relate to the first cultural expressions of man.
On Sunday, December 5, Carron will give a tour of his exhibition from 2.30 to 3.30 pm.
On Thursday, January 20, the artist will be joined at the museum by Eva Presenhuber and Fanni Fetzer, Director of Kunstmuseum Luzern, for a panel discussion at 6.30 pm.
Learn more about these events and how to RSVP here.
Valentin Carron was born in 1977 in Martigny, CH, where he still lives and works. Carron has been the subject of recent solo exhibitions in museums including Le Consortium, Dijon, FR (2020); Galerie Art & Essai, Rennes, FR (2018), Centre d’edition contemporaine, Geneva, CH (2016); Kunsthalle Bern, Bern, CH (2014); Palais de Tokyo, Paris, FR (2010); La Conservera Centro de Arte Contemporáneo, Ceuti/Murcia, ES (2009); and Kunsthalle Zürich, Zurich, CH (2007). In 2013, Carron represented Switzerland at the 55th Venice Biennale. Recent institutional group exhibitions include Konkrete Gegenwart, Jetzt ist immer auch ein bisschen gestern und morgen, Haus Konstruktiv, Zurich, CH (2019); Spring Sale Time, Centre d’Edition Contemporaine, Geneva, CH (2019); SI ONSITE, Swiss Institute Contemporary Art, New York, US (2018); Coup de Foudre, Maison van Doesburg, Meudon, FR (2017); On half a tank of gas, Swiss Institute Contemporary Art, New York, US (2017); La velocità delle immagini, Istituto Svizzero di Rome, Rome, IT (2016); and Work Hard: Selections by Valentin Carron, a group exhibition curated by Valentin Carron, Swiss Institute Contemporary Art, New York, US (2015).