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Break Out!

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Break Out!

In 1966, Alighiero Boetti created a trio of sculptures titled “Zig Zag”, consisting of the fabric of a beach chair woven in inside an aluminium cube.

The exhibition “Break Out!” uses this work by Alighiero Boetti, from the Frédéric de Goldschmidt Collection, as a departure point to help expand upon the frameworks and discussions surrounding this piece. By incorporating “Zig Zag” into an exhibition with 15 additional contemporary artists working across a variety of media, the curators, American artist Benjamin Faust Weber and American journalist Julian Elias Bronner, hoped to facilitate a dialogue between object and viewer that is instinctive and sensorial.

“Break Out!” seeks to minimize the distance between seeing and understanding to a completely physical experience and attempts to use the entire body to perceive and access objects seen in the exhibition. Here, we exhibit works seen in Goldschmidt’s collection, that directly address what it means to be contained, both spatially and contextually.

JORY RABINOVITZ, Through 4 , 2015. Courtesy the artist
JORY RABINOVITZ, Through 4 , 2015. Courtesy the artist
JÉRÉMIE BOYARD, Composition, 2015; CHASON MATTHAMS, sdf copy, 2015; ANDREW KUO Things I Would Say to the Ten People I Miss the Most, 2010. Courtesy the artists
JÉRÉMIE BOYARD, Composition, 2015; CHASON MATTHAMS, sdf copy, 2015; ANDREW KUO Things I Would Say to the Ten People I Miss the Most, 2010. Courtesy the artists

I don’t follow a concept, but I am particularly attracted to unconventional materials. I also very much enjoy conceptual art at galleries or museums and am interested in works that mean something, however I would not buy a piece lacking all aesthetic value.

Fréderic de Goldschmidt
JÉRÉMIE BOYARD, Composition, 2015. Courtesy the artist
JÉRÉMIE BOYARD, Composition, 2015. Courtesy the artist
NICOLAS DESHAYES., Grip, 2013. Courtesy the artist
NICOLAS DESHAYES., Grip, 2013. Courtesy the artist
PAUL FÄGERSKIÖLD, Untitled, 2012. Courtesy the artist
PAUL FÄGERSKIÖLD, Untitled, 2012. Courtesy the artist
HAROON MIRZA, Duet, 2013. Courtesy the artist
HAROON MIRZA, Duet, 2013. Courtesy the artist
JÉRÉMIE BOYARD Composition, 2015; CHASON MATTHAMS sdf copy, 2015; CORY ARCANGEL Photoshop CS : 58 by 48 inches, 300 DPI, RGB, square pixels, default gradient
JÉRÉMIE BOYARD Composition, 2015; CHASON MATTHAMS sdf copy, 2015; CORY ARCANGEL Photoshop CS : 58 by 48 inches, 300 DPI, RGB, square pixels, default gradient "Blue, Red, Yellow", mousedown y=15350 x=12150,mouseup y=10100 x=7750 ; tool "Wand", select y=4750 x5200, tolerance=100, contiguous=off ; default gradient "Blue, Red, Yellow", mousedown y=9200 x=1200, mouseup y=2300 x=10500., 2014. Courtesy the artists
JÉRÉMIE BOYARD, Composition, 2015. Courtesy the artist
JÉRÉMIE BOYARD, Composition, 2015. Courtesy the artist
PIERRE-POL LECOUTURIER, Folded reflection, 2015. Courtesy the artist
PIERRE-POL LECOUTURIER, Folded reflection, 2015. Courtesy the artist
KARIN KARLSSON, Untitled, 2015. Courtesy the artist
KARIN KARLSSON, Untitled, 2015. Courtesy the artist
KARIN KARLSSON, Untitled, 2015. Courtesy the artist
KARIN KARLSSON, Untitled, 2015. Courtesy the artist
ALINA TENSER, Untitled, 2011; ZIN TAYLOR Bar of the Lavender Hand , 2014; ASGER CARLSON Canal, 2013. Courtesy the artists
ALINA TENSER, Untitled, 2011; ZIN TAYLOR Bar of the Lavender Hand , 2014; ASGER CARLSON Canal, 2013. Courtesy the artists
LIGHIERO BOETTI Zig Zag, 1966; CHASON MATTHAMS sdf copy, 2015. Courtesy the artists
LIGHIERO BOETTI Zig Zag, 1966; CHASON MATTHAMS sdf copy, 2015. Courtesy the artists
LIGHIERO BOETTI Zig Zag, 1966; CHASON MATTHAMS sdf copy, 2015. Courtesy the artists
LIGHIERO BOETTI Zig Zag, 1966; CHASON MATTHAMS sdf copy, 2015. Courtesy the artists
SGER CARLSON, Canal, 2013; Hester (21), 2012; KARIN KARLSSON Untitled, 2015. Courtesy the artists
SGER CARLSON, Canal, 2013; Hester (21), 2012; KARIN KARLSSON Untitled, 2015. Courtesy the artists

To read more about the Frédéric de Goldschmidt Collection have a look at our interview with the collector here.

The Frédéric de Goldschmidt Collection is included in the Art Guide.