Go see – Zürich: John Baldessari “Raised Eyebrows / Furrowed Foreheads: Part IV” at Mai 36 Through August 8, 2009

July 28th, 2009

John Baldessari Raised Eyebrows Furrowed Foreheads: Two Arms Pointing in Opposite Directions Mai 36
Raised Eyebrows/ Furrowed Foreheads: Two Arms (Pointing in Opposite Directions), John Baldessari. Via Mai 36

Mai 36 Gallery in Zürich is currently exhibiting works by John Baldessari. Baldessari is one of the leading figures in the contemporary American art scene with more than 200 solo shows to his name, numerous awards and retrospectives of his work. He also is a teacher who has influenced generations of artists. John Baldessari’s series “Raised Eyebrows/ Furrowed Foreheads” are currently being shown at Mai 36, the exhibition closes August 8, 2009.

Related Links:

Mai 36 Galerie: Press Release [Mai 36]
John Baldessari at Mai 36
[Contemporary Art Daily]
John Baldessari [John Baldessari Website]

John Baldessari Exhibition View Mai 36
John Baldessari Exhibition View at Mai 36. Via Mai 36

More pictures and text after the jump…

John Baldessari Raised Eyebrows Furrowed Foreheads People Upside Down Mai 36
Raised Eyebrows/ Furrowed Foreheads: People (Upside Down), John Baldessari at Mai 36. Via Mai 36

It is in succession of the technique that Baldessari has developed within the past few years that his most recent series “Raised Eyebrows/ Furrowed Foreheads” function. The technique in question is based on manipulation of recyclable and recognizable photographs into a new object of art. “Noses and Ears, Etc.” and “Arms and Legs (Specif. Elbows and Knees), Etc.” are the series that preceded the “Raised Eyebrows/ Furrowed Foreheads.”  The play on fragmented body is another element that ties the series together.

exhibition view John Baldessari Mai 36
John Baldessari Exhibition View at Mai 36. Via Mai 36

John Baldessari Raised Eyebrows Furrowed Foreheads Woman with Semaphore Flags mai 36
Raised Eyebrows/ Furrowed Foreheads: Woman (with Semaphore Flags), John Baldessari at Mai 36. Via Mai 36

Mai 36 is a gallery in Zürich that focuses on trading and presenting international contemporary art. The gallery conducts individual exhibitions and has collaborated with Baldessari’ in 2007 when hosting his “Noses and Ears, Etc.” series.

John Baldessari Raised Eyebrows Furrowed Foreheads Three Persons with Boutonnieres and Handshake Mai 36
Raised Eyebrows/ Furrowed Foreheads: Three Persons (with Boutonnieres and Handshake) at Mai 36 in Zürich. Via Mai 36

Exhibition View at Mai 36 John Baldessari
John Baldessari Exhibition View at Mai 36. Via Mai 36

John baldessari at Mai 36 raised Eyebrows/ Furrowed Foreheads Person in Palm of Hand
Raised Eyebrows/ Furrowed Foreheads: Person (in Palm of Hand), John Baldessari currently showing at Mai 36 in Zürich. Via Mai 36

John Baldessari Raised Eyebrows Furrowed Foreheads Man looking at Figurine Mai 36
raised EYebrows/ Furrowed Foreheads: Man Looking at Figurine, John Baldessari. Via Mai 36

John Baldessari Exhibition View Mai 36 Zürich

John Baldessari Exhibition View at Mai 36. Via Mai 36

John Baldessari Raised EYebrows. Furrowed Foreheads Three UFOs aloft Mai 36
Raised Eyebrows/ Furrowed Foreheads: Three UFOs Aloft, John Baldessari. Via Mai 36

John Baldessari Exhibition View at Mai 36
John Baldessari Exhibition View at Mai 36. Via Mai 36

John Baldessari Raised Eyebrows/ Furrowed Foreheads With Apple Mai 36
Raised Eyebrows/ Furrowed Foreheads: (with Apple), John Baldessari. Via Mai 36