Piene has had shows this year at Alon Segev Gallery in Tel Aviv and was one in a two person show of works with Willem de Kooning at the Locks gallery in Philadelphia. Her exhibition at the Carré d’Art Musée d’art Contemporain in Nîmes opened October 25th and runs concurrently with this show.
This exhibition will present her newest video ‘Stummfilm’. Shot in the Grunewald area of Berlin last spring, the installation will be shown alongside a suite of new drawings made recently in Berlin and New York.
The sound of the roasted swan as it complains of its fate in the Carmina Burana
The eyes turned to pearls in the Tempest’s lament
The possibility of manufacturing a pearl-twin
A teenage fascination with Existentialism
Durer’s naked self portrait
Hans Baldung’s witches
Durer’s hand on his own fur collar
Identifying and describing Darkness
Articulating the Dionysian
Michelangelo’s flayed self portrait
The Strange Birth of Gargantua
22 carat gold
Sir John Franklin
A prison guard who had images of his billy club and his handcuffs etched into the chrome plating of his Harley Davidson motorcycle
The Big Toe
Michel de Montaigne’s description of his body
Machiavelli’s description of the world
The social currency of wounds (hangings, lynchings, executions)
Decorative acts (scarification, tattooing, piercing)
He-Man, She-Ra, Darth Vader and Glenda the Good Witch of the North
Chloe Piene was born in the United States in 1972 and spent her early childhood years in rural New York State. Subsequent to her parents separation at the age of 7, she lived in the area of Boston, Massachusetts. At the age of 16 she enrolled in a class on Celtic languages at Harvard University. At 17 she entered Columbia University in New York City to study Art History.
Chloe Piene has had solo shows at the Kunsthalle Bern, Switzerland and the Witte de With, Netherlands. She was part of the 2004 Biennial at the Whitney Museum of American Art, and her work is owned by public and private institutions such as the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles and the Sammlung Hoffman in Berlin. A 104 page hardcover catalog produced in conjunction with the Carré d’Art, Nîmes is available upon request. It features an essay by Barry Schwabsky and an interview of the artist by the artist.