The Ron Mueck exhibition, organized by the Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain, has been attended by more than a million visitors!
After Paris, the Fondation Cartier was pleased to present the Australian sculptor's exhibition at the Fundación Proa in Buenos Aires, Argentina, at the Museu de Arte Moderna in Rio de Janeiro and at the Pinacoteca do Estado of São Paulo, Brazil, where his works are shown until February 20, 2015.
Vue de l'exposition à la Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo, Brésil, Nov. 2014. Photo : Isabella Matheus.
Ron Mueck has been invited to present his new sculpture at the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain from April 16 to October 27 2013. This is his first major exhibition in Europe since the hugely successful Fondation Cartier exhibition of 2005.
In addition to six important recent sculptures the show includes three produced especially for this event. A new film recording their creation has been made for the occasion by Gautier Deblonde. Revealing the reclusive artist at work further emphasizes the sensitivity and power of Ron Mueck’s sculpture and highlights its particular resonance for our time.
A Ron Mueck exhibition is a rare event.
Based in London, Ron Mueck has had highly acclaimed exhibitions around the world from Japan to Australia, New Zealand and Mexico, but shows of his new work in Europe have not been frequent occurrences. Mueck works slowly in his small North London studio, making time itself an important element in his creative process. His human figures are meticulously detailed, with surprising changes of scale that place them as far from academic realism as they are from pop art or hyperrealism.