Galleria Franco Noero

VIA MOTTALCIATA 10/B
10154, TORINO
ITALY
PIAZZA CARIGNANO 2
10123, TORINO
ITALY

Jim Lambie
Mars Hotel

22 September — 31 October 2004

The Galleries Franco Noero and Sonia Rosso are proud to announce the solo-show of Jim Lambie. The result of this collaboration is a unique project realized with works expecially conceived for both these spaces in Turin. Jim Lambie works are based on musical and popular culture and are characterized by the use of found objects. He then interacts with the space through the use of masking tape, doors, mirrors, records cover, glitters, and pins. The scottish artist realizes objets directly linked to the world of art and design. Jim Lambie has the gift to tease elegance from mess: thrift- store scraps, junk- shop kitsch, nails, bits of old stick, metres of black vinyl tape, bulging lumps, coat hook. In Lambieʼs hands, this strictly B- grade stuff is transformed into powerful and enigmatic objects, strange and compelling environments. Jim Lambie, is born on the 1964, in Glasgow, where he lives and works. Solo- shows: ʻMental Oysterʼ, Anton Kern, New York, 2004; ʻGrand Funkʼ, OPA, Mexico, 2004; ʻMale Stripperʼ, MOMA, Oxford, 2003; ʻKeybabylonʼ, Inverleith House, Edinburgh, 2003; The Breeder projects, Athens, 2002; 'Salon Unisex', Sadie Coles HQ, London, 2002; ʻBoy Hairdresserʼ, Anton Kern, New York, 2001; The Modern Institute, Glasgow, 2001; Konrad Fisher, Dusseldorf, 2000; ʻWeird Glowʼ, Sadie Coles HQ, London, 1999. Group shows: ʻBrand New and Retroʼ, UP Projects, The Empire, 2004; ʻSynthʼ, Kunstraum b/2, Leipzig, Germany, 2004; ʻOuroborosʼ, CCA, Glasgow, 2004; Boros collection exhibition, ZKM, Karlsruhe, 2004; Stalemate, MCA, Chicago, 2004; ʻInto my Worldʼ, Recent British Sculpture, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, 2004; ZENOMAPʼ, Biennale of Venice, 2003; ʻObjects in mirror are closet than they appearʼ, Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe, Germany, 2003. This is the third Jim Lambie solo-show in Italy, that follows the one in 2000 at Sonia Rosso Gallery, Pordenone and the one in 2001 at Franco Noero Gallery, Turin.
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