RENDEZVOUS@GAGOSIAN – Gagosian Le Bourget

RENDEZVOUS@GAGOSIAN is a monthly series of talks and panel discussions at Gagosian Le Bourget. The events will coincide with key dates in the Paris art calendar, including FIAC, Paris Photo, and major museum exhibitions. All talks are free and open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis. 

The series will begin with a conversation between John Armleder and Nicolas Trembley, “The Ultimate Guide to Travel: Pétrus, Jacques Garcia, and Hotel Richemond,” on Saturday, July 5 at 2:30pm.

John Armleder is a Swiss performance artist, painter, sculptor, critic, and curator working in Geneva and New York. He was connected to the international Fluxus movement during the 1960s and 1970s, and co-founded the Groupe Ecart in Geneva in 1969. Recent exhibitions include Kunsthalle Zürich (2004); Mamco, Geneva (2006-07); MUMOK, Vienna (2010); Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2011); Tate St. Ives (2011-12); and Swiss Institute, New York (2012).

Nicolas Trembley is a Swiss critic and curator working in Geneva and Paris. He is the co-founder of Bureau des Vidéos, Paris, and has organized exhibitions at Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris; Fondation Cartier, Paris; and CAPC Bordeaux. From 2004 to 2008, Trembley was the curator in charge of visual arts programs for Centre Culturel Suisse, Paris. In 2008 he was appointed head curator of The Syz Collection, Geneva. His work appears regularly in Frog, Self Service, Flash Art, Beaux Arts Magazine, Numéro, Artforum, and other publications.

Videos of the events will be available next-day on the Gagosian website and YouTube channel, and transcripts will be collected in a subsequent publication.

Gagosian Le Bourget is a mid-century industrial site redesigned by Jean Nouvel and opened as a versatile exhibition space in October of 2012. Spanning 1,650 square meters (17,760 square feet) over two levels, the gallery has presented three ambitious exhibitions of monumental works to date, including: “Anselm Kiefer: Morgenthau Plan” (2012-13); “Calder | Prouvé” (2013); and “An American in Paris: Works from a Private Collection,” on view through July 19, 2014.