Artist: Charlemagne Palestine
Exhibition title: nomaade altaars
Venue: Corridor Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium
Date: September 19 – October 18, 2020
Photography: all images copyright and courtesy of the artist and Corridor Gallery, Antwerp
Corridor is pleased to present the work of New Yorker sound, performance, and visual installation artist Charlemagne Palestine (b. 1947, Brooklyn, lives and works in Brussels).
His works take cues from dada, indigenous cultures, and ritualistic and spiritual practices more broadly. The artist has maintained a consistently provocative multidisciplinary practice since the late 1960s and is perhaps best known for his eccentric performances and sculptures that incorporate colorful clusters of stuffed animals and cloths of all colors and textures. Sometimes termed a minimalist sound artist who invokes repetition and duration, Palestine nevertheless sees himself and the visual density of his installations confirm him as a “maximalist.”
Palestine has collaborated with an extensive roster of poets, visual artists, and choreographers including experimental filmmaker Tony Conrad, performer and choreographer Simone Forti and Greek kinetic sculptor Takis.
His work has been exhibited at Bozar (2018) Witte de With (2016), Gavin Brown’s enterprise Rome (2019), M HKA (2019), 356 South Mission Road Los Angeles (2018), the Jewish Museum New York (2017), Kunsthalle Vienna (2015), the MoMA New York (2014) and documenta 8 Kassel (1987) among countless other institutions and exhibitions.