Several Years Now

Several Years Now

Guillaume Leblon, Prinz Gholam
October 19, 2017 to October 23, 2017
A core ("Livre du beurre"). L. 31.3 cm. W. max. 10.8 cm. D. max. 6.8 cm. Stone (Silex), France, Late to Final Neolithic, ca. 3000-2400 B.C. A raw blade. L. 23.8 cm. W. 5.0 cm. D. 1.8 cm. Stone (Silex). France, Late to Final Neolithic, ca. 3000-2200 B.C.
A monumental olla. h = 47,5 cm. Clay. Island or East Greek, Geometric Period, Early 7th cent. B.C.
Guillaume Leblon, Vestiaire, 2010, metal board, foam, raw clay, plaster, 155 x 49 x 30 cm
A portrait head of marcellus. h = 37 cm. Limestone. Roman, last quarter of 1st cent. B.C.
An axe blade. L. 20.4 cm. W. max. 6.3 cm. D. max. 4.0 cm. Stone. Europe, Neolithic, ca. 5500-1800 B.C. A stone axe blade in an antler haft. Entire artifact: L. 24.1 cm. W. max. 7.8 cm. D. max. 4.9 cm. Antler haft: L. 24.1 cm. W. max. 5.5 cm. D. max. 4.9 cm. Stone blade: L. 5.5 cm. W. max. 3.2 cm. D. max. 1.5 cm. Antler and stone. A shaft hole axe with round neck. L. 13.3 cm. W. 7.1 cm. D. 6.0 cm. Stone. A stone axe (perforated shoe-last celt). L. 19.7 cm. W. 5.7 cm. D. 3.6 cm. Stone. Asymmetrical shape. South East or Central Europe, Middle to Late Neolithic, 5000-3900 B.C.
Left hand of a colossal statue. w = 30 cm. Marble. Formerly Paris priv. coll., since the 1970s. Roman, 1st-2nd cent. A.D. Prinz Gholam, Bonaparte visitant les pestiférés de Jaffa, Antoine-Jean Gros, (detail), Musée du Louvre, 1804
Prinz Gholam, Two Citharas, 2015, zithers, video loop, sound, 56 x 30 x 5 cm. Guillaume Leblon, Everything became nothing again, 2016, aluminium, blown glass, oyster shell, sheepskin, boat propeller, LED bulb, shelf galvanized, 194 x 160 x 91 cm
Prinz Gholam, Two Citharas, 2015, (detail). zithers, video loop, sound, 56 x 30 x 5 cm
Guillaume Leblon, Everything became nothing again, 2016, aluminium, blown glass, oyster shell, sheepskin, boat propeller, LED bulb, shelf galvanized, 194 x 160 x 91 cm
A large cult statue of a goddess. 85 x 46,7 x 38 cm. Clay. Western Greek, probably Taranto, end 5th cent. B.C. Prinz Gholam, Echo, 2005, digital video, sound loop, 15 min.
Prinz Gholam, Echo, 2005, digital video, sound loop, 15 min.
A large sarcophagus fragment.h = 121 cm. Wood, stucco and black, white, blue and red paint. Egypt, Late Period to Ptolemaic, ca. 776-31 B.C. A group of 8 jugs. h = 19 cm. Beige clay.Roman, 3rd-5th cent. A.D. A group of 5roman bowls and plates. Ø 32 cm. Red clay. Roman, 3rd-5th cent. A.D. A terracotta vessel with Lid. h = 11, Ø 22 cm. Clay. Roman, 1st-3rd cent. A.D.
Guillaume Leblon, Working class sink, 2017, beef fat

Several Years Now is the fruit of a collaboration between Galerie Jean-David Cahn AG and Galerie Jocelyn Wolff. Represented by Guillaume Leblon and Prinz Gholam, this ephemeral, experimentally and collectively conceived exhibition takes place at Grésillon Metal Shop. Working with both galleries on a regular basis and located just steps from Galerie Jocelyn Wolff in the 20th arrondissement in Paris, Grésillon Metal Shop is one of the last remaining industrial metallurgical spaces in Paris. 

Founded in Basel in the continuity of a hundred-year-old family tradition in 1999, Galerie Jean-David Cahn is specialized in classical Greek and Roman art. The gallery’s work is unique in how it does not oppose the esthetic value of the object to its initial function, use and scientific content.  

Recently at the documenta 14, Prinz Gholam, a Berlin-based artist duo, presented an ensemble of works in dialogue with Athenian archeological sites: the Temple of Olympian Zeus and the Odeon of Agrippa at the centre of the Agora of Athens. Composing a genealogy of shapes across time and the history of art, their practice summons an iconographical repertoire that mixes epochs and artistic fields, inciting a work of identification, association and supposition. 

The exhibition design and scenography primarily developed by Guillaume Leblon could constitute a form of extension of his personal exhibition that coincides from October 19 to December 2 at Galerie Jocelyn Wolff.

Several Years Now is the third project the two galleries have conducted together, following Independent Brussels in 2016, a concept initiated by Guillaume Leblon, and Palaeolithic to contemporary – Icons and tools presented at Galerie Jean-David Cahn in 2017.

 

Atelier Grésillon, 48 rue Ramponeau, 75020 Paris