Jean-Michel Othoniel: Dark Matters
Perrotin New York is pleased to present “Dark Matters”, Jean-Michel Othoniel’s 7th solo show at the gallery. With an ensemble of new and original works, some specially created for the occasion, the show spans several levels of the building to mark the inauguration of the whole building at 130 Orchard Street. “Dark Matters “ is the title of the text written by the French-American curator, writer and critic Natasha Boas, within the eponymous book published on the occasion of the exhibition. A prominent artist on the French and international art scene, Jean-Michel Othoniel prefers materials with poetic and sensitive properties.
From an exploration of drawing and sculpture, to installation and photography, writing and performance, he began working with glass, now his signature material, in the 1990s.
Exhibited around the globe, Jean-Michel Othoniel is an internationally acclaimed artist who questions how to live in today’s world through works in which beauty is no longer an aesthetic element, but a condition of existence.