«Death Passed My Way and Stuck This Flower in My Mouth»
Éric Baudelaire

11th September – 28th November 2021

Éric Baudelaire, This Flower in My Mouth, 2021; Baltic Sea (surface temperature anomaly), 1859 – 2018, 2021. Courtesy: the artist. Photo: Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen, Sebastian Schaub.

Éric Baudelaire, Death Passed My Way and Stuck This Flower in My Mouth, 2021. Courtesy: the artist. Photo: Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen, Sebastian Schaub.

Éric Baudelaire «Death Passed My Way and Stuck This Flower in My Mouth», exhibition view, 2021. Courtesy: the artist. Photo: Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen, Sebastian Schaub.

Éric Baudelaire, The Man with the Flower in His Mouth, 2021 (detail). Courtesy: the artist. Photo: Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen, Sebastian Schaub.

Opening: Friday, 10 September 2021, 6 – 9 p.m.
Neustartfestival: Saturday, 11 September 2021, 11 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Guided Tour on Tuesday: Tuesday, 14 September, 6 p.m.
(afterwards introduction for teachers)
Guided tour on Sunday: Sunday, 28 November 2021, 3 p.m.

The filmmaker and artist Éric Baudelaire (*1973 in Salt Lake City/US, lives and works in Paris/FR) presents a broad range of works made in the past year at Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen. Pressing issues of the present form the thematic material for the productions by the artist who was awarded the ‹Prix Marcel Duchamp› in 2019. Baudelaire’s research-based practice is informed by his interest in an artistic language probing a reality molded by systems of representation that structure contemporary societies and our individual experience. For the exhibition, Baudelaire creates a spatial video installation and other works in which the flower – real and metaphorical – serves as a starting point for exploring the human condition in this moment of global crisis.

The exhibition by Éric Baudelaire is supported by Jubiläumsstiftung der Mobiliar Genossenschaft and Lafayette Anticipations – Fondation d'entreprise Galeries Lafayette.

Special thanks to: Tisca Tischhauser AG.

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