Events | Philipp Lachenmann: DELPHI_Essentials

Los Angeles | October 4, 2017 | 6:00 PM – December 16, 2017 | 6:00 PM

Delphi_Essential_1 | © Philipp Lachenmann

On October 4, 2017, renowned ACE Gallery on Wilshire Blvd., together with VATMH opens DELPHI_Essentials, a solo exhibition by visual artist and former Villa Aurora fellow Philipp Lachenmann with works that are specific to LA and to Berlin. Lachenmann is considered one of the outstanding artists of his generation.

Philipp Lachenmann’s work consistently lays bare the essential formations of art, decoding the inherent representational structures in their tangled reference monopolies, exposing their strategies and thus making them readable on a new level. This approach shifts the center of gravity of much of contemporary art away from the radical relativism of the 90s, in a direction that reaffirms both authorship and engagement with society. The Lachenmann exhibition is the only one to occupy the entire gallery space, and at the height of the autumn art season.

Lachenmann studied art history, philosophy, and film before completing post-graduate study at the Academy of Media Arts KHM in Cologne, Germany. His work has been exhibited at the Shanghai Biennale (2004), Museum K21 Düsseldorf (2008), Nationalgalerie im Hamburger Bahnhof Berlin (2011), Deichtorhallen Hamburg (2012), KW Kunstwerke Berlin (2016); and screened at MIT Short Film Festival Boston (2008), IFFR Rotterdam, SIFF Seattle, SFIFF San Francisco (2009), NYFF New York (2010), and HKIFF Hongkong (2011). Lachenmann has been awarded the German Academic Exchange Program (DAAD) New York (1998), the Villa Aurora residency in Los Angeles (2003), Villa Massimo in Rome (2012), and a residency grant for 2018 at the Villa Tarabya Istanbul, Turkey.


Reception: October 4, 2017

Runtime: October 4 - December 16, 2017

Location: ACE Gallery Los Angeles, 5514 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036

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