Xavier Veilhan (1963) is an internationally acclaimed artist based in Paris, France. Since the end of the eighties Veilhan has developed his work in various formats including sculpture, painting, performance, video or photography. His work is inspired by the vocabulary of classical art and is marked by a modernist legacy, besides having in mind the contemporary use of high technology. Xavier Veilhan defines art as “a tool for the vision to be examined through the understanding of our past, present and future.” His exhibitions and in situ installations for public spaces, gardens or houses question our perception, creating a traveling space where the audience interacts, evolves and becomes an active player (Veilhan at Hatfield: Promenade, 2012; Architectones series, 2012-2014). His recent work includes the sculpture Jean-Marc (2012) permanently installed in the center of New York and the performance Systema Occam (2013) in Paris, Marseille and New York. In 2014 he will open a number of solo exhibitions in Seoul, Moscow and Sao Paulo, and will make various interventions and projects in Sweden and South Korea.
Xavier Veilhan is represented by Galerie Perrotin (New York, Hong Kong and Paris), Andréhn-Schiptjenko (Stockholm) and 313 Art Project (Seoul).
Since 2012 Xavier Veilhan has developed the project Architectones, a number of exhibitions in some of the most iconic buildings of modern architecture in the last century. After three projects in Los Angeles (VDL House by Richard Neutra, CSH #21 by Pierre Koenig and Sheats-Goldstein Residence by John Lautner), two exhibitions in France (Unité d’habitation – MAMO by Le Corbusier and
the Church Sainte Bernadette du Banlay by Claude Parent and Paul Virilio) and a performance in Moscow (Melnikov House by Konstantin Melnikov), the French artist has selected the German pavilion designed by Mies van der Rohe in 1929 and located in Barcelona for the seventh and final exhibition of the series.
June 26, 2014 - August 31, 2014
Mies van der Rohe Pavilion
Curator: Gonzalo Herrero Delicado Set design and artistic collaboration: Alexis Bertrand
Atelier Xavier Veilhan
Exhibition management: Violeta Kreimer
Guillaume Rambouillet, Alice Rocher, Léa Wanono
Assisted by: Cléa Ah-ti, Lada Neoberdina
Fundacio Mies van der Rohe
Créaform, Enzyme Design, DK Mastering, Fonderie Fusions, MAIO Graphic design: Laurent Pinon
Emmanuel Perrotin, Emmanuelle Orenga, Cécile Ktorza and Héloïse Le Carvennec (Galerie Perrotin); Mikeum Lee and Bonaventure Kwak (313 Art Project, Seoul); Cilène Andréhn and Marina Schiptjenko (Andréhn- Schiptjenko, Stockholm), Mahaut de Kerraoul, Bernardo di Battista, Pedro Gadanho, Nicolas Godin, Marcela Grassi Florian Kleinefenn, Guillermo Lopez, François Perrin,Yannick Rascouët, Tony Regazzoni.