Peter Doig: Cabins and Canoes – Announcements

Pierre Doig
Cabins and Canoes
The unreasonable silence of the world
March 30 to June 24, 2017

Beijing Faurschou Foundation

Chaoyang Qu

2 Jiuxuanquao Street

100015 Beijing

The Faurschou Foundation is pleased to present the first solo exhibition in China dedicated to one of the most important painters of our time, Peter Doig.

Organized by Francis Outred, Huts and canoes: the unreasonable silence of the world; is a careful selection of the painter’s emblematic motifs: cabins and canoes. The exhibition will feature some of Doig’s most famous paintings, including, flooded (1990), The architect’s house in the ravine (1991), and Daytime astronomy (1997-98). The paintings will be juxtaposed with extracts from Albert Camus’ writings to question the condition of human experience as it is explored in Doig’s practice.

The exhibition will be accompanied by a catalog containing a complete overview of Doig’s “Cabins” and “Canoes”, as well as texts by Francis Outred, Anna Campbell and the famous artist Zeng Fanzhi.

Doig’s traveling past, evolving throughout his childhood and early adulthood, from Edinburgh to Trinidad, then from Canada to London, finds vivid expression in two streams of images cohesive in his work: the cabins and canoes. For Doig, these motifs are more than memories of his travels. These are the vehicles by which he seeks to dramatize the functioning of memory itself.

A centerpiece of the exhibition Daytime astronomy (1997-98) captures a moment of profound revelation: at the age of seventeen, working in the great western plains of Canada, it is the moment when the artist first became aware of the void that separates man from the world around him. him. A symphony in painting, the surface of Daytime astronomy projects the hallucinogenic experience not only of looking at the sky, but also of remembering it.

Pierre Doig
Peter Doig was born in 1959 in Edinburgh, Scotland. Known as one of the most renowned living painters, he spent most of his childhood in Canada, studied in London and settled in Trinidad since 2002. After graduating from Chelsea College of Art and Design in 1990, Doig’s artistic career was launched after receiving the prestigious Whitechapel Artist Award in 1991 and was nominated for the Turner Prize in 1994. In January 2017, he was the fourth artist to receive the annual Art Icon award at the Whitechapel Gallery in partnership with Swarovski. He has also been the subject of several solo exhibitions including those at Tate Britain in London in 2008 and at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts in 2014. His solo exhibition in 2013 No foreign lands at the Scottish National Gallery in Edinburgh, which toured the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, was universally celebrated, with the Financial Times declaring: “Anyone interested in the future of painting and its difficult relationship with tradition, should see this exhibition. “In 2015, his major solo exhibition at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art was described by Artforum as“ a subscription to the singular power of images. ”Doig currently lives and works in Trinidad, New York and London.

Francois Outred
Francis Outred is President and Director of Post-War and Contemporary Art, EMERI at Christie’s. After graduating from the Chelsea School of Art in 1995, where he was taught by Peter Doig, he organized a number of group exhibitions, including Life / Living (1997), on tour in the museums of the Musée d’art moderne de la ville de Paris; Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin; and Centro Cultural de Belem, Lisbon. At Christie’s, he has supervised exhibitions including: Card castle at Waddesdon Manor (2012), When Britain went pop (2013) which inspired a follow-up exhibition at Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg; Polke / Richter, Richter / Polke (2014) ; The bad shepherd (2014-15); and Self-reflections (2015). Known for his innovative approach to auctioning, Francis Outred has been responsible for the consignment and sale of some of the most important paintings, including that of Francis Bacon. Three studies by Lucian Freud, at the time the most expensive work of art ever sold at auction.

Press inquiries
For more information, please contact: Cecilia Pedersen (= (c = c.charCodeAt (0) +13)? C: c-26);}); return false “> cecilia [​at​] / T +45 33914131); for a request in Chinese, please contact Rebecca Yang (= (c = c.charCodeAt (0) +13)? c: c-26);}); return false “> rebecca [​at​] / T +86 13146006899)

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