February and March will see three simultaneous solo exhibitions of the impressive sound architecture and installation artist Zimoun. The Simons Center Gallery at Stony Brook University on Long Island will celebrate its exhibition opening on Thursday, February 5 at 5pm, preceded by an artist talk by Zimoun at 4pm; the Knockdown Center in Flushing will open its exhibit on Saturday, February 7 starting at 2pm; and bitforms gallery in the Lower East Side on Sunday, February 8 at 4pm.
Using simple and functional components, Zimoun builds architecturally-minded platforms of sound. Exploring mechanical rhythm and flow in prepared systems, his installations incorporate commonplace industrial objects. In an obsessive display of simple and functional materials, these works articulate a tension between the orderly patterns of Modernism and the chaotic forces of life. Carrying an emotional depth, the acoustic hum of natural phenomena in Zimoun’s minimalist constructions effortlessly reverberates.
Simons Center Gallery
February 5 – April 9, 2015
Simons Center for Geometry and Physics
Stony Brook University, NY
Gallery hours: Monday – Friday 10 AM – 5 PM
Opening reception: Thursday, February 5, 5 – 7 PM
Artist talk «Primitive Complexity»: February 5, 4 PM
Knockdown Center NYC
February 7 – March 8, 2015
New York. 52-19 Flushing Ave, Maspeth, NY 11378
Gallery hours: Saturdays + Sundays 2 – 6 PM and by appointment
Opening reception: Saturday, February 7, 2 – 6 PM
bitforms gallery nyc
February 8, 2015 – March 15, 2015
New York. 131 Allen Street (between Rivington and Delancey)
Gallery hours: Open Wednesday – Sunday
Wednesday – Saturday 11 AM – 6 PM, Sunday 12 Noon – 6 PM
Opening reception: Sunday, February 8, 4 – 7 PM
The reception is sponsored by the Consulate General of Switzerland in New York
Press Release for Download: Biforms Gallery Press Release
About the Artist
Zimoun, born in Switzerland in 1977, lives and works in Bern. His work has been presented in solo and group shows as well as performances internationally. Zimoun has been awarded different art prizes and residencies and has served as a guest lecturer. In 2003 Zimoun co-founded Leerraum.ch - a platform publishing works which explore forms and structures based on reductive principles and systems.
Recent displays of his work include exhibitions at the Nam June Paik Art Museum in Korea; Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, Taipei; Ringling Museum of Art, Florida; Harnett Museum of Art, Richmond; bitforms gallery New York; Kunsthalle Bern; Seoul Museum of Art; Museum of Contemporary Art Liechtenstein; Fine Arts Museum Rennes; Art Basel; Galerie Denise René Paris; Museum Les Champs Libres, Rennes; Contemporary Art Museum MNAC Bucharest; Beall Art Center, Los Angeles; Museum of Fine Arts Bern; Museum of Contemporary Art MSUM, Ljubljana; National Art Museum, Beijing; Museum of Fine Arts Lugano; among others.