'Être en vie l'infini'
Wed 2 November, 2011 – Wed 4 January, 2012. Barcelona
faith in Black
so yes i paint
on drop cloths
middle sizes, small too
on wood, on paper
black oil (black ivory)
with a squeegee
or my fingers
i use gloves
still very direct process:
i put the drop cloth or the wood panel on the floor or the paper sheet on the table
and i go:
i put the oil paint directly on the surface, directly from the tube
and i go, happens what happens
the beauty of the discovery and joy of the irruption : oh what did i do what did i do ?
it is fast, very fast
it wants to touch the whole, the whole all
i am a creature of the earth, quite big and very small, who breathes and will die and
i got to know lately the order is like this:
= d u s t
so i do invocations, i dance around the fire, i embrace everything for a short short while
i think with words that bang together
and let go
Anne-Lise Coste has recently presented exhibitions at Modern and Contemporary Art Museum of Santander and Cantabria (2011); Voici un dessin suisse, Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau, Switzerland (2011); Collection 3, Fondation Salomon, Alex, France (2010); Salon du dessin Contemporain, Carrousel du Lovre, Paris (2010); Professionalization is Killing Art, Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, St. Gallen (2010); Beginnings, Middles and Ends, Curated by_Vienna09, Viena, curated by Gianni Jetzer (2009); Violência Institucional e Poetica, Fundación Serralves, Oporto (2008).
Coste (Marseille, 1973) lives in New York.
This exhibition has been organized together with the exhibitions Être en vie – le feu in Ellen de Bruijne Projects, Amsterdam and d5919bcc3aeeb621e64daf06b703c106 in Galerie Reinhard Hauff, Stuttgart