Galerie Max Hetzler Berlin I Paris.


Loris Gréaud 'LADI ROGEURS'

Paris : 57 rue du Temple, 75004 Paris, 10 February – 31 March 2018.

Opening : 10 Febuary 18:00 – 20:00

For his first solo exhibition at Max Hetzler Paris, Loris Gréaud reconfigures the gallery’s space as a sketch.

The sketch (or draft) is a very important stage in the elaboration of a painting, a sculpture or a book: it is through it that the author tries to fix the main traits and lines of force of the work. 

Ample, vibrant, unruly, the vocation of the sketch, in Loris Gréaud’s project, is to fix in a rough and uninhibited way, by a few gestures, the formal and conceptual structure of the work: its essential intentions are thus laid down. As such it is a memory at once schematic and transient.

The idea of transition, indeed, takes on a particular dimension here. This infinitesimal passage, or rather, this continuous back-and-forth movement between thought and formalisation, between the programme and its trajectory, is for Gréaud the work’s true place. It is why he uses the space of the Max Hetzler gallery in Paris as a global landscape, an incubator inside which many different propositions interact.

This nebulous arrangement, composed of a new body of work, will paradoxically be the template for future developments of ‘LADI ROGEURS’.

Intended as a framework, the exhibition allows a glimpse of the petrified breath of explosions, the glimmer of opioid landscapes, the stigmata of unresolved places, the nervous agitation of an arborescence-machine whose language seems inaccessible — or the pluralistic voice of a Khoomei master resonating in echoes with the song of dead stars…

Loris Gréaud’s exhibition at Max Hetzler begins the final leg of the trilogy that he started in 2008 with Cellar Door (2008-2011). and The Unplayed Notes (2012-2017) .2 . ‘LADI ROGEURS’ will continue until 2020 through different occurrences and stations in the world, making this first gesture the promise of a potential  destination, which will be completed by the exhibition 'LADI ROGEURS: GLORIUS READ' at Max Hetzler, Berlin, during Gallery Weekend (27 April – 2 June 2018).

1. Cellar Door, Palais de Tokyo (14 February – 27 April 2008), Cellar Door – Once Is Always Twice, ICA London (25 April – 22 June 2008), Cellar Door - Never Shies Away From Adopting Bootleg Versions Of Itself Into Its Family, Kunsthalle Sankte Gallen (22 November 2008 – 26 January 2009), Cellar Door – Best After The End, Museo de la Conservera de Murcia (2010), Cellar Door, Kunsthalle Wien (15 April – 6 June 2011). Catalogue published for the occasion: Cellar Door, JRP Ringier (2011)


2. The Unplayed Notes, Pace Gallery New York (5 May – 9 June 2012), The Unplayed Notes, Yvon Lambert Paris (18 October – 5 December 2012), The Unplayed Notes Museum, Dallas Contemporary (18 January – 21 March 2015), The Unplayed Notes Factory, Venice Biennale (13 May – 26 November 2017). Catalogue published for the occasion: The Unplayed Notes (2012-2017) – Gréaudstudio Editions (2018).