Isabelle Cornaro

Paris, France
APT London
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  • Frieze New York 2017, which is scheduled to begin on May 5 and run through May 7, 2017 will have a special program within the Main section called “Focus.”

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  • Compoli Presti gallery in Paris is hosting a group exhibition titled “Plages”, which brings together the works of 12 artists.

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  • Palais de Tokyo will host a group show featuring artists Paul Barateiro, Richard Brautigan, Isabelle Cornaro, Marjorie Keller, Lee Kit, Marie Lund, Michael E. Smith and Mika Tajima from February 3 to May 8, 2017.

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  • If Mars still had oceans and active volcanism it might have resembled Lanzarote.

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  • After Dark” is the response by Frac Île-de-France (the Île-de-France Regional Contemporary Art Fund) to an invitation to display its collection here at Mamco.

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  • 10 Opening Exhibitions to Watch

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  • As we mark the start of the 2015 season, we’ve collected some of the most outstanding group exhibitions currently on view around the world, from Beirut to Beijing. The curatorial forces behind these exhibitions move from meditations on particular mediums, such as painting or photography, to works by artists united by geography or movement, to collections of works that correspond to specific films, working methods, or even notions of time and space.

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  • “Archeo” is this season’s exhibition of artworks presented on the High Line, the elevated railway turned greenway on

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  • Curator Cecilia Alemani has recently been watching hi-tech gadgets, hipster snacks and bits of clothing get reduced to liquid in a blender.

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  • The Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States in collaboration with the Institut Francais, with the support of the Alliance Française of Los Angeles and the French Ministry of Culture and Communication, are pleased to announce Ceci n’est pas…Art Between France and Los Angeles.

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Born in 1974 in France, Isabelle Cornaro lives and works in Paris. Cornaro uses a range of media including drawing, photography, video and, more recently, installation. Her works often reference animated films, iconic landscape design and exhibition views, sourced from historical and cultural archives. Her practice counter-intuitively employs a conceptual approach to investigate the ways in which objects and artworks are propped up, animated and fetishized. Cornaro’s constructed arrangements abstract and schematize familiar objects specifically selected for their sentimental or symbolic value, as a means of triggering a semiotic reading of these objects as opposed to an affected sense of recognition. Informed by the notions of the gaze and the screen, Cornaro’s works recurrently dramatize pictorial systems, such as the classical rules of perspective, to critically reflect upon their involvement in ideological constructions of space.

Isabelle Cornaro solo show include Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2015), Kunsthalle Bern (curated by Fabrice Stroun), Bern, Switzerland (2013). Past exhibitions include: FRAC (Regional Fund for Contemporary Art), Aquitaine, France (2011), Inside the White Cube, White Cube, London, England; Le Magasin (curated by Yves Aupetitallot), Grenoble, France; Frac Aquitaine (curated by Claire Jacquet), Bordeaux, France (2012), group exhibition at ARTISSIMA 2012, Turin; FIAC 2012 (with Balice Hertling), Paris; Squat#1 (with Balice Hertling, Nilufar Gallery & Dimore Studio), Private Appartment, Paris; Rotary Connection (curated by Loring Randolph), Casey Kaplan, New York (2012), solo exhibitions and projects at Frieze Art Fair, with Balice Hertling, London (2009), Gavin Brown, New York (2009), Dia Center, New York (2009), BaliceHertling, Paris (2009), Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf (2009) and La Ferme du Buisson (with Stéphanie Nava), Noisiel, France (2008). Her work has also been shown as part of “Vies imaginaires” at Musée d’art moderne de la ville de Paris, Paris (2009), “ I giovani che visitano le nostre rovine non vi vedono che uno stile” at GAM, Turin (2009), “Three Black Minutes” at Künstlerhaus Stuttgart, Stuttgart (2008), “Pragmatismus / Romantismus” at Espace Paul Ricard, Paris (2008), “Spring Selection 2008” at the Drawing Center, New York (2008) and “La Cabane” at Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2006).


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