Sicardi Gallery is delighted to announce Oscar Muñoz's solo exhibition Protographies, on view at Jeu de Paume in Paris, from June 3 to September 21, 2014.
Themes from Oscar Muñoz's early work continue to underpin his prolific production: his profound interest in social questions, his unique approach to materials, his meditations upon the processes of memory and history, and his exquisite use of light and shadow to make poetic reflections on loss and the human condition. Surveying his four decades of artistic production, the exhibition offers a comprehensive introduction to the artist's innovative processes and conceptual concerns.
Protographies (a term coined to suggest the moment immediately before or after a photographic image is captured by the camera) presents the artist's major series, grouped by theme, beginning with his works on paper and a series of large-format hyperrealist charcoal drawings (1976-1981). His decision to abandon paper in the 1980s is represented by a substantial body of experimental works in which he used unconventional materials such as coffee and sugar. In the 1990s and early 2000s, Muñoz began his exploration of the relationships between the image's stability (or lack thereof) and the fragile nature of memory.
Curated by José Roca and María Wills Londoño, Protographies also includes new work created specifically for the exhibition. The Jeu de Paume is the final venue for Protographies, which has also been shown at Museo de Arte Moderno La Tertulia, Cali, Colombia; Museo de Arte de Lima (MALI), Lima, Peru; Museo de Antioquia, Medellín, Colombia; Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires (MALBA), Buenos Aires, Argentina; Museo de Arte del Banco de la República - Biblioteca Luis Ángel Arango, Bogotá, Colombia.
JEU DE PAUME
1 place de la Concorde
75008 Paris, France