Vorname
Pierre
Nachname
Bismuth

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Pierre Bismuth employs artistic practice as a tool for examining our perception of reality as well as our relation to culture and its productions. The underlying aim of his works is always the same – to destabilize pre-established codes of perception and to push the viewer to become critical and incredulous even when presented with cultural objects whose meaning appears self-evident.
Pierre Bismuth uses the same method in manipulating diverse materials, he creates unexpected shifts in the everyday meaning of things in order to provoke a change in perceptual habits, thus opening the space for an understanding of the world beyond its constructed meaning. The immediate accessibility of the materials employed by the artist proves to be a kind of decoy or lure, which eventually leads the spectator to distance him or herself from the usual network of significations and implications in which they are embedded. In this sense Pierre Bismuth never tries to add new meanings to the objects that he manipulates, but aims simply to neutralize their initial meaning and thereby delay the act of understanding. His art is above all one of SUSPENSION.

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Galerie
PIERRE BISMUTH<br />  <em>ClipDealer</em>, 2013<br />C-print on plexiglass/diasec, lightbox with LED lights<br />photo 50,7 x 89,8 cm, frame 51,4 x 90,6 cm<br />unique work + 1 a.p.PIERRE BISMUTH<br /><em>Shutterstock</em>, 2013<br />C-print on plexiglass/diasec, lightbox with LED lights<br />photo 23,2 x 34,8 cm, frame 23,8 x 35,6 cm<br />unique work + 1 a.p.PIERRE BISMUTH<br /><em>Dylan Garcia</em>, 2013<br />C-print on plexiglass/diasec, lightbox with LED lights<br />photo 39,7 x 50,9 cm, frame 40,4 x 60,6 cm<br />unique work + 1 a.pPIERRE BISMUTH<br /><em>Following the Right Hand of Sigmund Freud</em>, 2013<br />black ink on Japan paper<br />64 x 96,5 cm, framedPIERRE BISMUTH<br /><em>Following the Right Hand of Sigmund Freud</em>, 2013<br />black ink on Japan paper<br />64 x 96,5 cm, framedPIERRE BISMUTH<br /><em>freedom can be rescued from any closed system - the complete series </em>(unique), 201<br />gouache on paper<br />installation approx. 1,5 x 5 m, each 39 x 49 cm, framed 40 x 50 cm<br />36 parts<h1>PIERRE BISMUT</h1> <em>The Jungle Book Project</em>, 2002<br />DVD, to be projected on plasma screen,<br />19 original drawings of the different characters on thin paper,<br />blue or green carpet and cushions according to the room<br />01:15:06 h<br /><br /><h1>PIERRE BISMUTH</h1> <em>The Jungle Book Projekt</em>, 2002<br />Sketch<h1>PIERRE BISMUTH</h1> <em>Winnie Waking Up</em>, 2007<br />inkjet and acrylic paint on canvas<br />317,5 x 246,4 cm<br /><h1>PIERRE BISMUTH</h1> <em>The Sleeping Beauty</em>, 2008<br />inkjet and acrylic paint on canvas<br />155 x 130 cm<h1>PIERRE BISMUTH</h1> <em>Something Less Something More</em>, 2010<br />installation view, Centre Pompidou Metz<h1>PIERRE BISMUTH</h1> <em>Something Less Something More</em> - Canvas, 2010<br />Black acrylic paint on canvas<br />120 x 100 cm, <br />13 holes: each d 25,5 cm<br /> 13 left over disks: each d 25,5 cm<h1>PIERRE BISMUTH</h1> <em>Something Less Something More - Canvas</em>, 2007<br />acrylic paint on canvas <br />30 x 24 cm<br />4 holes, 4 left over disks<h1>PIERRE BISMUTH</h1> <em>Stand by me</em>, 2006<br />collage on mirror<br />28,9 x 21 cm<br />PIERRE BISMUTH<br /><em>Collage for men / The Gulf series - Eva</em>, 2008<br />collage on cardboard<br />115 x 89 cm, artist frame 133 x 105 cm<br />PIERRE BISMUTH<br /><em>Samurai Head</em>, 2004<br />David Hammons poster, Origami-technique<br />52 x 41,5 cm<br />PIERRE BISMUTH<br /><em>Origami boxes: one thing made of another, one thing used as another (Claude Monet)</em>, 2004<br />PIERRE BISMUTH<br /><em>Basil Rathbone Is Marcel Duchamp</em>, 2010<br />poster, inlkjet on 150 gr oneside coated paper<br />172,6 x 120 cm<br />Ed. 10 + 2 a.p.<br /><h1>Pierre Bismuth</h1> <em>Les temps d'aujour d'hui (Haider, Hitler et les auteurs)</em>, 2000<br />From the Series <em>Newspaper</em><br />Collage, newspaper<br />Artist frame<br />37,5 x 29 cm<h1>PIERRE BISMUTH</h1> <em>Jasper Jones after Lawrence Weiner (one thing made...</em>), 2003<br />computerprint on paper Series of 2 works<br />30 x 21 cm each, framedPIERRE BISMUTH<br /><em>Link, Nr. 7 (pseudoremake of SLEUTH, 1972)</em>, 2002<br />DVD PAL, loop<br />20:18 min<br />

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Catalogues

• Tout ce qui n'est pas interdit est obligatoire, Kunstmuseum Thun, 2005
• Pierre Bismuth, Flammarion Contemporary Art, 2005

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Videolist

Following the Right Hand of Sigmund Freud, 2009
16 mm Film oder DVD
01:30 min

The Jungle Book Project, 2002
DVD, projiziert auf Plasma Screen
19 ungerahmte Originalzeichnungen auf dünnem Papier
01:15:06 h

Link n° 0 - Link n° 7, 2000 - ongoing
DVD
jedes 02:50 min - 20:18 min, geloopt (Dauer variabel)

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