55th International Art Exhibition - la Biennale di Venezia
01 Jun - 24 Nov 2013
13 Mar 2013
The Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia announces details on Valentin Carron's exhibition at the Pavilion of Switzerland at the Venice Biennale 2013
Valentin Carron
The great turn into the blue brown fog sorrow
Polystyrene, fiberglass, acrylic resin, acrylic paint, varnish
195 x 144 x 7 cm
© the artist Courtesy Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich
Photo: Stefan Altenburger Photography, Zurich

For Valentin Carron, sculpture is central to his work. The formal vocabulary of his pieces is inspired by the imagery of the Canton of Valais where he has spent almost all his life, borrowing and adapting the internationally renowned vocabulary of the style of his alpine home region and making it peculiarly his own. Through stylistic and material tensions, his art casts doubt as to the authenticity of the vernacular, whilst developing a highly personal artistic discourse. 

Valentin Carron’s exhibition at the Pavilion of Switzerland, curated by Giovanni Carmine, director of the Kunst Halle St. Gallen, is conceived as a specific, autonomous whole, encompassing wall and floor-based sculptural pieces, installation and readymade artwork.  

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