The Power Plant

Jimmy Robert: Draw the Line

Thu Jun 27 2013

3:00 PM – 4:30 PM


The Power Plant

Jimmy Robert, Untitled, 2013. Colour photograph, dimensions variable. Courtesy the artist and Galerie Diana Stigter.

Jimmy Robert will draw from American artist Carolee Schneemann’s Up To and Including Her Limits (1976) in a new performance. In her seminal performance work, Schneemann suspended herself from a rope above a large canvas, held crayons in her hands and extended her arms to mark the surface around and beneath her. Schneemann’s work speaks to a period in art history when artists began rethinking the distinctions and limitations of artistic media by creating work that aimed to move drawing and painting off the page. Using chance movement to activate the objects in the gallery, Robert’s new live work will transform his exhibition from its initial installation to one that evokes the movement seen in his performance.

Jimmy Robert (born 1975, Guadeloupe, France) lives and works in Brussels, Belgium. He has received several international awards and his work has been presented in several solo exhibitions and festivals including Kaaitheater, Brussels (2013), MmCAa Chicago (2012), Teatro Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro (2012), Kunsthalle Basel, Switzerland (2011), CCSs Bard, New York (2011), Diana Stigter, Amsterdam (2011), South London Gallery (2010), Art Sheffield, UK (2010), Art: Concept, Paris (2010), Art Basel, Switzerland (2010), MoMA, New York (2009), CCAa Kitakyushu, Japan (2009), Sorcha Dallas, Glasgow (2009), 5th Berlin Biennale (2008), Yokohama Triennale, Japan (2008), Gwangju Biennale, South Korea (2008), Whitechapel Art Gallery, London (2007), de Appel, Amsterdam (2007), IiCAa, London (2007), Centre Pompidou, Paris (2006), and Tate Britain, London (2004). Robert received a B.A. in Fine Art and Critical Theory from Goldsmiths College, London.