press release

17.02.2023 - 13.08.2023

Marc Camille Chaimowicz: Nuit Américaine 

Marc Camille Chaimowicz is an understated pioneer, who has steadfastly sailed against the prevailing artistic winds since the start of his career in London in the 1970s. Embracing the decorative arts in resistance to claims for fine art’s autonomy, over the past 50 years his practice has intertwined design, painting, printmaking, collage and his daily life into a highly personal vocabulary, which continues to influence younger artists. Chaimowicz’s exhibition at WIELS brings together one of his earliest installations with two new bodies of work, folding together past and present: the immersive Celebration? Realife Revisited (1972-2000); a recreation of his sitting room of the past 40 years; and a series of new collages inspired by the figure of Gustave Flaubert’s Madame Bovary. 

Curated by: Zoë Gray