current Exhibition

STPI at Librarie Marian Goodman: Deacon, Lim, Sala, Tiravanija

24 January - 18 March 2020

Librairie Marian Goodman presents an exhibition in collaboration with STPI – Creative Workshop & Gallery. The selection of prints, all published by STPI, includes limited editions by Richard Deacon, Kim Lim, Anri Sala and Rirkrit Tiravanija.

Sleeping Beauty #1 and Sleeping Beauty #2 by Richard Deacon (b. 1949 in Wales) belong to a large series of works on STPI handmade paper created in 2012 at the STPI workshop in Singapore, and shown for the first time in their gallery in a solo exhibition entitled Beware of the Dog.

Kim Lim (b. 1936 in Singapore, d. 1997 in London) is known for her prints as well as for her sculptures. She studied in London at the Central Saint Martin’s School of Art and at the Slade School of Fine Art, where she specialized in printmaking. The works on display at the bookshop are examples of her early prints featuring modulating blocks and colored lines, characterized by a constant equilibrium.

Anri Sala (b. 1974 in Albania) has worked with STPI on a series of screenprints on Stonehenge black paper. Lines recto verso (Jung, Huxley, Stravinsky) (2015) and Lines recto verso (Afif, Sala, Flavien) (2015) consist of repetitions of three different individuals’ palm lines. Two premises were particularly important to Sala: every group should consist of contemporaries and each artist worked only with their left hand.

We can travel to the sun when it is setting, (2013) is a screenprint with metal foil by Rirkrit Tiravanija (b. 1961 in Argentina). The work is part of the suite of 11 prints, Moon rise – Time is setting – Tomorrow never arrives, which depicts the experience of cosmological time through the shift of the moon from light to dark. The reflection around the concept of time has influenced all the artist’s practice.

For further information, please visit:
Marian Goodman
66 Rue du Temple 75003 Paris
+33 (0)1 42 7757 44
Opening hours: Tuesday to Saturday, 11 am – 7 pm

current Exhibition

Genevieve Chua: Twofold

22 February — 19 April 2020

STPI presents “Twofold” by Genevieve Chua, the artist’s largest solo exhibition to date. It features new print-based works from her residency, which began in November 2019, and paintings from two ongoing series in her practice, Edge Control (2016 – ) and After the Flood (2010 – ).

Central to the exhibition is Chua’s expanded idea of painting as a medium that occupies ‘two-and-a-half dimensions’. In Edge Control, Chua employs a hard-edge monochromatic language that links the unique shape and content of each painting. Her print-based works developed at STPI feature graphic effects which generate optically deceptive imagery, such as the moiré pattern. These works combine several printmaking techniques, including screenprinting on acrylic and relief printing on paper.

“Twofold” is the artist’s exploration of fundamental questions of painting, particularly its perception and constituent materials. It arises not only from ideas of human vision and simulation, but experiences of interpretation which unfold over time.

Guest Curator: Melanie Pocock, Curator, Ikon Gallery, UK.

Genevieve Chua (b. 1984, Singapore) is a painter who works primarily through abstraction. Her works explore structures and processes of painting through the use of diagram, palimpsest, syntax and the glitch. While notions of nature and wilderness persist across several works, the form taken by her exhibitions – image, text or object – is disrupted through painting. Selected solo exhibitions include Closed During Opening Hours, LASALLE’s Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore (2019); Vestigials and Halves, Project 7 1/2, Seoul (2017); Rehearsals for the Wilful, Silverlens, Manila (2016); and Parabola, Tomio Koyama Gallery, Singapore (2014). She is the winner of the 2020 IMPART Award (artist category), and was conferred the Young Artist Award (2012) by the National Arts Council, Singapore.