press release

Marc Camille Chaimowicz is a pioneer in mixing artistic installation and performance. In the 1970s, he distinguished himself with his playful and subtly seductive 'environments', immersive installations that can be read as a consciously messy and ambivalent reaction to the clean concepts of Conceptualist and post-Minimalist tendencies. With the complicity of the curator Alexis Vaillant, it has been decided to combine a broad range of works by Marc Camille Chaimowicz with notably numerous architectural models and artworks by a select group of international artists whom Marc Camille Chaimowicz feels empathy with. Conceived in the spirit of a playful inquiry and ‘flânerie’ - characteristic of the perception of the artist's idiosyncratic dandyism, this ‘collective retrospective’ highlights the idea that an artistic production can function on a parallel level to its mental ‘backdrop’.

The exhibition will be shown in PMMK in Oostende (Belgium) in a mutated form.

With - Anonymous - Atelier - Richard Artschwager - Nairy Baghramian - Joseph Beuys - Tom Burr - James Lee Byars - Enrico David - Emile Guy - Michael Krebber - Jason Meadows - Clémence Meunier - Jozef Peeters - Loïc Raguénès - Gerrit Thomas Rietveld - Elsa Schiaparelli - Lilly van der Stokker - Amikam Toren

And featuring "Jean Cocteau" (2003-2008)

An anthology of writings by the artist is co-published on this occasion: Marc Camille Chaimowicz, Forever What? (1972-2008), Alexis Vaillant (ed.), Sternberg Press, Berlin / Les presses du réel, Dijon / de Appel & PMMK, 2008.

July 5 - September 7, 2008, de Appel arts centre

September 27 - December 15, 2008, PMMK

Marc Camille Chaimowicz
In The Cherished Company of Others...
A collaborative project between the artist and Alexis Vaillant
Kuratoren: Angela Dufresne, Monya Rowe

Künstler:  Anonymous , Brian Belott, Richard Callner, Kevin Christy, Dawn Clements, Tim Davis, Anoka Faruqee, David Humphrey, Vera Iliatova, Dona Nelson, Kate Shepherd, Lynn Talbot, Wayne Thiebaud, Ben Woodward,
Kevin Zucker, Atelier , Richard Artschwager, Nairy Baghramian, Joseph Beuys, Tom Burr, James Lee Byars, Enrico David, Emile Guy, Michael Krebber, Jason Meadows, Clemence Meunier, Jozef Peeters, Loic Raguenes, Gerrit Rietveld, Elsa Schiaparelli, Lily van der Stokker, Amikam Toren

05.07.08 - 07.09.08 De Appel, Amsterdam
27.09.08 - 15.12.08 Museum of Modern Art, Oostende