Exhibition in Focus: Suspension – A History of Abstract Hanging Sculpture 1918 – 2018

1 - 7 June 2020
This week we are looking back at Suspension – A History of Abstract Hanging Sculpture 1918 – 2018. The exhibition, curated by Matthieu Poirier, presented more than 50 works related to this little-known sculptural genre, produced by over 30 artists of 15 different nationalities, across two exhibition spaces. Exceptional loans from institutions and collections around the world were presented for two months at Olivier Malingue in London, and for two weeks in the 1500m² space of the Palais d’Iéna in Paris, where an unprecedented dialogue was created between the works and the modern classicism of the monumental space, designed and built by architect Auguste Perret during the 1930s.
 
This series is conceived in response to the present situation connected to the spread of COVID-19, which is pushing galleries to rethink and reinvent the way they can engage with their public and audiences.
 
To know more about this exhibition and works available, visit our website and follow the sixth chapter of our ‘Exhibition in Focus’ series. For all enquiries you can contact our gallery at sales@oliviermalingue.com or call +44 (0)20 3621 2730.

 

Matthieu Poirier's book ‘Suspension’, published by Olivier Malingue and Skira, is available to purchase from the gallery for £35.

 

Olivier Malingue, London

1 October – 15 December, 2018

 

With works by Max Bill, Yves Klein, Artur Lescher, Man Ray, François Morellet, Bruno Munari, Alexander Rodchenko, Tomás Saraceno, Joel Shapiro, Jesús Rafael Soto, Takis and Xavier Veilhan.

 

Palais d’Iéna, Paris

16 – 28 October, 2018

 

Endorsed by the French Ministry of Culture 

 

With works by Leonor Antunes, Ruth Asawa, Max Bill, Louise Bourgeois, Daniel Buren, Alexander Calder, Lynn Chadwick, Carlos Cruz-Diez, Marcel Duchamp, Olafur Eliasson, Gego, Antony Gormley, Hans Haacke, Yves Klein, Julio Le Parc, Artur Lescher, Sol LeWitt, Man Ray, Christian Megert, François Morellet, Robert Morris, Bruno Munari, Ernesto Neto, Hélio Oiticica, Alexander Rodchenko, Tomás Saraceno, Joel Shapiro, Jesús Rafael Soto, Xavier Veilhan, Cerith Wyn Evans and Haegue Yang.