September 8 – October 28, 2017

Mélanie Matranga, “Bound, Antoine”, 2017. Paper, jersey polyester, rope, variable size

Mélanie Matranga, born 1985 in Marseille, stages the aesthetics of the Instagram generation, whose protagonists circle self-consciously in their own cosmos. With drawings and films, installations, photographs and objects, the artist creates atmospheric scenarios that explore the possibilities of intimacy and privacy in a world of constant self-reflection and self-marketing. Zeitgeist props such as T-shirts, a finger chair or a Japanese paper lamp represent lifestyle concepts as surrogates for communication. “The material of my work is emotional rather than formal structures. Sensations like those you experience when listening to music or the feeling of shame when you unexpectedly become a voyeur in an erotic scene in a public space. I want to show the difference between being and saying,” says the artist. Mélanie Matranga lives in Paris, won the Frieze Artist Award in 2014 and had a solo show at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris at the end of 2015. She is represented by the renowned Karma International gallery with headquarters in Zurich and a branch in Los Angeles.

Many thanks to Eva Karcher for making this cooperation possible. She holds a doctorate in art history and is an author, journalist and expert in the field of contemporary art, the art market and the crossover of fashion, design, lifestyle, philosophy and art. She has published articles in leading daily newspapers and magazines for many years. She publishes books, curates exhibitions and advises collectors and companies as an art market expert.


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