[Sponsor] Dia Art Foundation presents Opus + One, a new exhibition by Jean-Luc Moulène, Opening December 17, 2011

by Sponsors on December 15, 2011 Sponsor

Dia Art Foundation presents Opus + One, the first comprehensive museum exhibition in North America devoted to the work of Paris-based artist Jean-Luc Moulène.

Jean-Luc Moulène, “Stock Exchange,” New York, March 23, 2010.

Commissioned by Dia, Opus + One will comprise objects and images created over the past two decades and will be on view at Dia:Beacon, Riggio Galleries, in New York's Hudson Valley for one year.

Organized by Dia curator Yasmil Raymond in collaboration with the artist, the exhibition will be accompanied by a new work commissioned for the Dan Flavin Art Institute, in Bridgehampton, NY, and a major publication.

A public reception for Jean-Luc Moulène will be held at Dia:Beacon on Saturday, December 17, 2011, from 2—4 pm.

Opus + One unites two bodies of work: thirty-five objects from the ongoing series Opus (1995—present), and the monumental photographic essay La Vigie (2004—2011). The exhibition reflects Moulène's interest in the idioms of advertising and capitalist tactics, as well as his conception of the viewer as a hypothetical consumer.

Recognized for his meticulous and eclectic creative output, Moulène moves fluidly between three-dimensional work, photography, drawing, and printed matter. His career cannot be easily divided into periods or a single narrative but rather can be conceived, as he has said, as “one continuous performance” in which the reality of his surroundings are collected, rearranged, and reframed. Dia's exhibition will reveal the wide-ranging nature of his practice, as well as the diverse aesthetic strategies that he has adopted over the years. As Raymond states, “Moulène's multidisciplinary practice, which spans over three decades, has focused on reinventing the visual language of art. By freeing it from consensus and literalness, his definition of art carries objectives beyond art itself.”

On view at Dia:Beacon, December 17, 2011—December 31, 2012 concurrent with a new work by the artist at the Dan Flavin Art Institute

For details and additional information, please visit http://www.diaart.org/moulene

Dia: Beacon is located at 3 Beekman Street, Beacon, NY 12508

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