Both discrete and striking, often gigantic, Vhils‘ works represent anonymous faces, carved in different materials or directly on the walls. Now well established and exhibiting around the world, the Portuguese artist stops at LE CENTQUATRE-PARIS. This is an opportunity for this urban explorer to present to the Parisian public an overview of his work, but also to go again to meet a city and its people.
The exhibition was made possible with the support of Jas Hennessy & Co and under the artistic direction of José Manuel Gonçalvès, and produced by LE CENTQUATRE-PARIS and Magda Danysz Gallery.
The exhibition features a variety of unique installations occupying the rooms and central patio of the cultural institution. Comprising a blend of new media and some of the artist’s signature bodies of work, each room will showcase a different installation exploring a different medium, including: video, carved wooden doors, Styrofoam sculptures, layers of carved posters, and others.
The two shows share conceptual and material affinities and if you are in Paris the exhibition runs up until 29 July, 2018. Don’t forget to check out our interview with Vhils here.
Main photo by José Pando Lucas