Exhibitions at Jan Mot
Things I Remember I Have Done, But Don't Remember Why I Did Them - Towards a Catalogue Raisonné
John Baldessari, Pierre Bismuth, Mario Garcia Torres, Robert Heinecken, Joachim Koester, Jonathan Monk, Stephen Prina
A Corral around Your Idea
Pierre Bismuth, Mario Garcia Torres, Annette Kelm, Deimantas Narkevičius
The End of Silence
Piano: Alain Baents, Performance: Kurt Vanmaeckelberghe
Duration: ca. 25 min.
Part of the Oral Culture series
Pierre Bismuth, Mario Garcia Torres, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Will Holder, David Lamelas, Jonathan Monk, Ian Wilson
One man's mess is another man's masterpiece
Most Wanted Men
Jan Mot, Brussels
Robert Barry, Manon de Boer, Pierre Bismuth, Daniel Buren, Douglas Gordon Joachim Koester, David Lamelas, Jonathan Monk, Mario Garcia Torres, Ian Wilson
Today is just a copy of yesterday
Dave Allen, Pierre Bismuth, Dragset & Elmgreen, Hans-Peter Feldmann, Sylvie Fleury, Mario Garcia Torres, Douglas Gordon, Rodney Graham, David Hammons, Isabell Heimerdinger, Jeppe Hein, Carsten Höller, Jonathan Monk
What did you expect?
I agree - the idea of cloning humans is disgusting
Eija-Liisa Ahtila, Sven Augustijnen, Richard Billingham, Pierre Bismuth, Manon de Boer, Rineke Dijkstra, Honoré ∂'O, Dora García, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Douglas Gordon, Joachim Koester, Sharon Lockhart, Deimantas Narkevičius, Uri Tzaig, Ian Wilson
New Space Opening Show
Joe Scanlan and Pierre Bismuth, Nathan Carter, Rineke Dijkstra, Dora García, Rikrit Tiravanija, Uri Tzaig, Lawrence Wiener
Pierre Bismuth, Maria Blondeel, Manon de Boer,
Rebecca Bournigault, Adam Chodzko, Michael Curran,
Tracey Emin, Dora García, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster,
Douglas Gordon, Joseph Grigely, Pierre Huyghe,
Renée Kool, David Lamelas, Kobe Matthys,
Wouter van Riessen, Ian Wilson, Zapp magazine
I am only the housekeeper, but I don't know…
Museum and Galleries of Ljubljana (MGML), Ljubljana
25/03/22 - 11/09/22 (solo)
Everybody is an artist but only the artist knows it
West Den Haag, The Hague (NL)
20/10/21 - 28/02/22 (solo)
Pierre Bismuth. Tout le monde est artiste mais seul l'artiste le sait
Centre Pompidou, Paris
Animalesque / Art Across Species and Beings
BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead (UK)
Where is Rocky II? Promotional Occurences
Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, St. Gallen (CH)
Promotional Occurrences, 2017-2018
video installation consisting of 10 trailers (single or multiple screens installation);merchandising objects (hat, mug, t-shirt, tote bag), dimensions variable
19 minutes 04 seconds
edition of 3 and 1 A.P.
(filmstills and installation view at Kunstmuseum St Gallen, 2017)
In 2016, Pierre Bismuth directed a feature commercial movie titled Where is Rocky II? about a search for a peculiar art work made in the 70's by renowned American artist Ed Ruscha. Promotional Occurrences is a large installation consisting of 10 trailers of Where is Rocky II?. The principle of this work is to try to exhaust all the narrative possibilities of the same feature film. Some sort of excess or overdose of promotional devices impossible to imagine in the real world of the film industry.
Born in Paris in 1963
Lives and works in Brussels
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Pierre Bismuth is among the artists included in Lacan, the exhibition. When Art Meets Psychoanalysis at Centre Pompidou-Metz, the first exhibition devoted to the French psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan (1901-1981), curated by Marie-Laure Bernadac and Bernard Marcadé. Lacan, the exhibition runs from 31 December 2023 to 27 May 2024. (Photo: still from Pierre Bismuth, En suivant la main gauche de Jacques Lacan – L’âme et l’inconscient, 2012, black and white video, sound, 5 min 50 sec)
MOREpublishers (Quenast, BE) continues its collaboration with Pierre Bismuth with the new edition 19 Evening Standard News + 1 retail price, a set of 20 A4 digital prints in a stamped envelope, signed by the artist in an edition of 30 (+ 10 A.P.) at a cost of 80 €. For more information on this and other MORE editions by Bismuth, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pierre Bismuth is among 16 artists invited by curator Inka Shube to take part in Ocular Witness: Schweinebewusstsein, an exhibition presented at Sprengel Museum, Hannover (DE) until November 5. The presentation and accompanying catalogue are exploring the multifaceted relationship between humans and pigs, focussing on the history of the meat industry, its impact on the environment and on human relations. Bismuth created a new installation for the exhibition entitled Librairie Chacuterie / Wurstwarenbuchhandlung / Bookshop Delicatessen, consisting in a refrigerated display of processed meats and a selection of books that address the meat industry from philosophical, political and ecological perspectives. The artist is also presenting two older works: 3 sculptures from the series Fried Chicken Flavoured Polyethylene (2016) and a wall paper entitled I agree the idea of cloning humans is degusting (2007). (Image: Ocular Witness: Schweinebewusstsein, installation view at Sprengel Museum, 2023)
In the exhibition "Blank. Raw. Illegible... Artists' Books as Statements (1960-2022)" at the Leopold-Hoesch-Museum, curator, editor, and collector Moritz Küng brings together a wide selection of international positions dedicated to the blank book as an artistic medium. Among the 259 artists' books on display, Küng includes fine examples by Pierre Bismuth, stanley brouwn and Ian Wilson. The exhibition is accompanied by an extensive catalogue published by Walther & Franz König, as well as a lecture performance by Küng entitled "Conceptual Art for Dummies".
On the occasion of the exhibition Flags at Fondation Boghossian, Pierre Bismuth will present Variations sur le thème des nations, 2022, a new work made from a combination between the Armenian, Belgian and Ukrainian’s flags. Through this group exhibition on view from September 29 till January 15, the Boghossian Foundation explores the question of territory, multiple identities and intercultural dialogue. (Image: Installation view at Fondation Boghossian – Villa Empain © Lola Pertsowsky)
Following his recent solo exhibition at the Centre Pompidou in Paris, Pierre Bismuth will open an iteration of Everybody is an artist but only the artist knows it at West Den Haag (NL) (25/03 - 10/07). The presentation and catalogue, which title alludes to Joseph Beuys' famous statement ‘Jeder Mensch ist ein Künstler’ were created together with the Centre Pompidou. The show at West Den Haag varies widely in form, including new productions such as a culinary collaboration with Asad Raza, as well as Bismuth's readymades, photographs, flags, videos, food and even a modified car that once belonged to a famous Belgian art collector. Visitors can taste a new chocolate with a ‘decolonial’ flavor, specially manufactured for the Dutch public. Bismuth stimulates different senses and his work becomes fantasy reality. The coherence is in the way meaning and poetry can be produced from the most mundane activities. Without necessarily wanting to be innovative, and with a strong awareness of his numerous influences, Bismuth has built up a large body of work in which deconstruction of the norm is the way to influence reality and perception of it.
As part of Everybody is an artist but only the artists knows it, Pierre Bismuth's solo exhibition on view until February 28th at Centre Pompidou, the artist will give a talk at the museum on January 13th, at 7pm (in French, Petite Salle, free entry). Pierre Bismuth will be discussing with Jean-Pierre Criqui, curator of the exhibition, Pauline Mari, art historian specialized in the links between cinema and the fine arts as well as with Hans Theys, philosopher and art critic. The evening will be punctuated by an intervention of Mathilde Serrell and her guest Victoire Finaz de Villaine, expert in chocolate and member of the French Academy of Chocolate and Confectionery.
Everybody is an artist but only the artist knows it, Pierre Bismuth's first solo exhibition at Centre Pompidou, Paris, will open on October 20th and will be on view until February 28th. The title of the exhibition is a paradoxical reinterpretation of a famous statement by the German artist Joseph Beuys (“Everyone is an artist”). It brings together emblematic works alongside others made specially for the occasion. Two new works in particular mark this exhibition: the Saab automobile that once belonged to a great collector of conceptual art, in which the upholstery has been entirely redone and now features the names of the artists included in said collection. The second work, Pierre Bismuth - Chocolat au lait pour amateur de chocolat noir (2021) is based on the artist’s recipe and freely available for visitors to take. “The bachelor [meaning the artist himself] makes his own chocolate”, wrote Marcel Duchamp in the early 20th century. Pierre Bismuth, following in the footsteps of artist-cum-chocolate-makers such as Ed Ruscha and Dieter Roth, is perpetuating this blend of art and cocoa. An exhibition catalog will be published for the occasion, tracing the artist's vast œuvre and including an interview with Jean-Pierre Criqui as well as texts by Bernard Blistène, Marie-José Sondeijker, Dessislava Dimova, Dieter Roelstraete and Asad Raza.
Jan Mot's booth at Art Basel (CH) with works by Francis Alÿs, Pierre Bismuth, stanley brouwn, Andrea Büttner, Mario Garcia Torres, Joachim Koester, David Lamelas, readymades belong to everyone®, Vonna-Michell and Ian Wilson (photo: Studio Shapiro).
Coming Soon is a fast-paced compilation of the closing seconds of film trailers. It is a familiar final visual in trailers when the alluding, though vague, words ‘coming soon’ are blasted across cinema screens. Bismuth’s compilation is made up of motion pictures by many of the large American film studios and production companies, discernable by the logos that accompany the phrase. Where it is possible to decipher what film is being referred to they are all major motion pictures released around 2002-03, including Johnny English, the original Jackass: The Movie, and the only ‘coming soon’ that is accompanied by moving image; Secretary with Maggie Gyllenhaal.