Faithful to its historical programming, Galerie Templon is opening its 2020-2021 season with a major exhibition of the Kienholz. Key figures in American art and pioneering installation artists, Edward and Nancy Kienholz are renowned for their hard-hitting art that combines a formal and political radicalism that is particularly relevant today.
This exhibition presents over twenty pieces, some of them for the first time in Europe, created between 1978 and 1994, the year of Edward Kienholz’s death. Life-size installations, three-dimensional tableaux and assemblage works made from everyday items, their works lie beyond the boundaries of sculpture, depicting an unsettling world as fascinating as it is repellent. Far from the conventions of readymade or pop art, their strange scenes are populated by human figures and manufactured items that create an ambiguous and mysterious realism. The aim is to offer a fierce criticism of the dysfunctionalities of American society: unbridled consumerism, everyday racism, sexism, structural violence and religious hypocrisy.Learn more