October 19-23, 2022
35 boulevard des Capucines, Paris
Opens Tuesday October 19th!
Metal, textile, paper, spray paint, acrylic paint,
flower petals, plastic netting, plaster bands, leaves,
tea, coffee, glue.
65 x 45 x 40 cm.
Photo: Randi Grov Berger, Entrée.
Entrée is kindly supported by Office for Contemporary Art Norway (OCA), Bergen Municipality, Arts Council Norway and Norwegian Visual Artists Fund.
Entrée is proud to present Cato Løland’s most recent body of work at Paris Internationale. In his new series of sculptures entitled Chests, Løland has sought to locate similar forms in nature and within the body itself. The resulting sculptures reference ribcages and avian nests. Twisted wires and bent curtain rods create a rigid armature on which the artist has woven scraps of plastic, netting, delicate fabrics, plaster-wrapped bands, and organic materials such as seaweeds, grasses, flower petals, and branches. The forms are largely spherical and self-contained, they interact by latching on to the existing architecture much as nests cling to the branches of trees and sheer faces of cliffs.
Cato Løland (b. 1982) lives in Bergen, Norway. His work has a playful odor and refuses to get categorized, it questions hierarchies within materials and techniques. Detritus cast aside and rescued from alleyways can be found alongside expensive silk and high-quality artistic tools. He is particularly drawn to industrially produced materials as they offer an opportunity for the reintroduction of the human hand in their creation – for reanimation. Subtlety, vulnerability, playfulness, and insistent presence has become hallmarks of his practice.
Throughout the years, Paris Internationale has established itself as a new model in the ecosystem of international contemporary art fairs. Forward thinking and collaborative, free spirited and audacious, the non-profit fair was founded in 2015 on the initiative of a group of galleries. Since its creation, the fair offers a rich selection of cutting-edge artistic projects presented by galleries from around the world.
For its eighth edition, Paris Internationale will host 59 galleries from 26 countries and will take place in a historically relevant venue: the former studio of the French photographer Nadar, and as well the home of the first Impressionist Exhibition back in 1874. Entrance to Paris Internationale is free, but requires registration.
Opening hours Paris Internationale:
Tuesday 18 Oct. 11am—8pm (professional preview)
Wednesday 19 Oct. 12pm—7pm
Thursday 20 Oct. 12pm—7pm
Friday 21 Oct. 12pm—8pm
Saturday 22 Oct. 12pm—8pm
Sunday 23 Oct. 12pm—6pm