press release

17.10.2022 - 07.01.2023

For the People of Paris

Christian Bonnefoi, Benni Bosetto, Katherine Bradford, Sarah Charlesworth, Liz Deschenes, Rochelle Feinstein, Anna Franceschini, Heike-Karin Föll, Xylor Jane, Jutta Koether, Fernanda Laguna, Daniel Lefcourt, Scott Lyall, Nick Mauss, John Miller, Eileen Quinlan, Blake Rayne, Cinzia Ruggeri, Nora Schultz, Amy Sillman, Reena Spaulings, Kianja Strobert, Emily Sundblad

Celebrating Campoli Presti's 20th anniversary, 'For the People of Paris' brings together the artistic community the gallery has built over time. The exhibition is the continuum of an eponymous show which took place in Paris in 2007 and which was a critical standpoint announcing an affinity between artists from both sides of the Atlantic that shaped the identity of the gallery for many years.

In 2022, 'For the People of Paris' aims to show the ways in which the artist's community of artists has expanded its positions and genres, but remained solid at the same time.

Paris is becoming one of the main centres of the art market again. Art Basel's Paris Plus, but also the presence of prominent private foundations, and the loss of London's leading position in the artworld post-Brexit, has returned Paris into the centre of speculation around artistic value.

The ideas that guided 'For the People of Paris' (2007), such as the notion of authorship, the tension between the body and the digital, the coexistence of different materialities and the questioning of modes of display have only become more complex over the years.

Featuring one work per artist, the exhibition presents a constellation of different perspectives brought together not by a specific theme but by a generational and critical affinity.