Jean-Michel Alberola: La Prcision des Terrains Vagues (Extension)
St Etienne, Muse d'Art Moderne de Saint-Etienne

Jean-Michel Alberola is known for blending diverse ideas in his eclectic work, such as mixing memory and irony, words and figuration, messages and mystery. Born in 1953 in Sada, Algeria, he lives and works in Paris where he is represented by Galerie Daniel Templon in addition to Galerie Catherine Issert in Saint-Paul-de-Vencein the south of France.

For his first museum exhibition in France, Alberola is presenting a mix of in-situ mural paintings and neon light installations that are indicative of his multi-media practice. While some of the murals evoke medieval frescos, others recall posters, graphics and graffiti. By contrast, Alberola's neons use simple words, phrases and forms, and are revealing of how he has been influenced by artists such as Joseph Kosuth and Ian Finlay Hamilton. Some of his small-scale drawings are also on view. For fans of his work, this is a long awaited show that will make his oeuvre better-known to a wider public.


October 11, 2008, through to January 25, 2009
Muse d'Art Moderne de Saint-Etienne
42006 Saint-Etienne
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