CHRISTIAN BONNEFOI
SARAH CHARLESWORTH
LIZ DESCHENES
ROE ETHRIDGE
JUTTA KOETHER
DANIEL LEFCOURT
VALENTINA LIERNUR
JASON LOEBS
SCOTT LYALL
NICK MAUSS
CHARLES MAYTON
JOHN MILLER
OLIVIER MOSSET
SEAN PAUL
JULIA PHILLIPS
EILEEN QUINLAN
BLAKE RAYNE
CLEMENT RODZIELSKI
CHRISTOPH RUCKHÄBERLE
NORA SCHULTZ
AMY SILLMAN
REENA SPAULINGS
JOANNE TATHAM & TOM O’SULLIVAN
CHEYNEY THOMPSON

OLIVIER MOSSET

Born 1944 Bern, Switzerland.
Lives and works in Tucson, Arizona.

 

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Museum of Modern Art, New York

Centre Pompidou, Paris

Migros Museum, Zurich

Musée Cantonal des Beaux – Arts, Lusanne

Musée des Beaux Arts, La Chaux – De- Fonds, Switzerland

MAC, Lyon Musée Cantonal des Beaux-Arts, Lausanne

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016 Nymphius Projekte, Berlin, Germany

Olivier Mosset, Hunter College Art Galleries, New York

2015 Plan B, Power Station, Dallas

Olivier. Mosset and Karin Sander: White Paintings / Mailed Painting, lange + pult, Zürich

Carlos Bunga and Olivier Mosset, Christopher Grimes Gallery, Santa Monica

Olivier Mosset, Koenig & Clinton, New York

2014 The Kitchen Paintings, Galerie Andrea Caratsch, St. Mortiz, Switzerland

Olivier Mosset, Shoot the Lobster, Luxembourg

A Moveable Feast – Part VII, Campoli Presti, Paris

Collaborations, Centre culturel suisse, Paris

2013 The Kitchen, New York

Musée Régional d’Art Contemporain Languedoc-Roussillon, Sérignan

Campoli Presti, London

2012 Sous apparence (ballet de Marie-Agnès Gillot), Opéra National de Paris – Palais Garnier, Paris

Leaving the Museum, Kunsthalle Zurich

Indipendenza Studio, Rome

Olivier Mosset, Bibliothèque municipale de Lyon, Lyon

Olivier Mosset – Vincent Szarek, Galerie Ruzicska, Salzburg

2011 Olivier Mosset: BRMC, Galerie Andrea Caratsch, Zürich

Olivier Mosset: Born in Bern, Kunsthalle Bern, Switzerland

Olivier Mosset, Mary Boone Gallery, New York

Olivier Mosset, Leo Koenig, Inc., New York

Olivier Mosset, Christopher Grimes Gallery, Santa Monica

2010 Olivier Mosset, Galerie Sollertis, Toulouse

The Artist as Collector: Olivier Mosset, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tucson

Gala Moca 2010, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tucson.

2009 Yellow Wall #3, Mandrake, Los Angeles

Sequence 2: One or Two Works, One Week, Miguel Abreu Gallery, New York

Olivier Mosset – ZZ, Triple V, Dijon

Olivier Mosset, Galleria Massimo de Carlo, Milan

Mendrisio Museo d’Arte, Mendrisio, Tessin, Switzerland

Olivier Mosset Painting, Galerie Les Filles du Calvaire, Brussels

New Paintings, Galerie Andrea Caratsch, Zurich

2008 Olivier Mosset, Galerie Patrick Debrock, Knokke-le-Zoute, Belgium

Olivier Mosset, doART gallery, Beijing

Olivier Mosset in Santa Fe, Minimalist paintings and prints from the 1980’s to present, Zane Bennett Contemporary Art, Santa Fe

2007 Olivier Mosset / Indian Larry, Spencer Brownstone Gallery, New York

Ten Monochromes, Galerie Andrea Caratsch, Zurich

Centre d’Art Villa Tamaris, La Seyne-sur-Mer, France

Galerie Art & Essai, Université Rennes 2, Musée des Beaux-Arts, École des Beaux-Arts, Rennes

Chapelle du Carmel, Chalon-sur-Saône, France

Angstrom Gallery, Los Angles

Espace d’Art Contemporain, Saint Restitut, France

Espace d’Art Contemporain Fernet Branca, Saint Louis, France

2006 Carré Saint Vincent, Scène Nationale, Centre d’Arts contemporains, Orléans, France

Spencer Brownstone Gallery, New York

Olivier Mosset – Windows, Palais de Tokyo, Paris

La Salle de Bains, Lyon Galerie de Multiples, Paris

Galerie Les Filles du Calvaire, Paris

Kyle Jenkins – Olivier Mosset, PS Project Space, Amsterdam

2005 Incognito artclub 24h/24, Paris

Last Run, Montriond 14, Circuit, passage Montriond 14, Lausanne, Switzerland

Les Halles, Porrentruy, Switzerland

Galerie Une, Auvernier-Neuchatel, Switzerland

Odéon 5, Paris, France

2004 Olivier Mosset, Paintings, Ausstellungsraum Ursula Werz, Tübingen, Germany

Carré d’Art – Musée d’art contemporain, Nîmes, France

Olivier Mosset – Dipinti e stampe, Galleria Palladio, Lugano, Switzerland

OM – Olivier Mosset, Galerie Susanna Kulli, Zurich, Switzerland

Skopia, Art Contemporain, Geneva, Switzerland

House of Art, Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic

2003 Arbeiten/ Travaux/ Works 1966 – 2003, Le Musée Cantonal des Beaux-Arts de Lausanne/

Kunstverein St. Gallen Kunstmuseum, Switzerland

Recent Work, University of Arizona Museum of Art, Tucson

Galerie Guy Ledune, Brussels, Belgium

Galerie Une, Auvernier-Neuchatel, Switzerland

2002 Spencer Brownstone Gallery, New York 300 Türen portes porte portas, Schweizerische Landesbibliothek, Bern, Switzerland.
with Steven Parrino, Galerie Les Filles du Calvaire, Paris

Sarah Cottier Gallery, Sydney, Australia.

2001 Grunert & Gasser Gallery, New York

Blains Fine Arts, London

Galerie Anselm Dreher, Berlin

2000 Le Spot, Studio d’Art Contemporain, Le Havre, France

Skopia, Art Contemporain, Geneva

L’Eden Cinema, Espace Oskar Niemeyer, Le Havre, France

Recent Paintings, Charlotte Jackson Fine Art, Santa Fe

1999 Spencer Brownstone Gallery, New York

Galerie Rolf Ricke, Cologne

Galerie Gaxotte, Porrentruy, Switzerland

Centro d’Arte Contemporanea Ticino, Bellinzona, Switzerland

24 Small Paintings, Galerie Bruno Bischofberger, Zurich

Salon, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico Exit, Lausanne, Switzerland

Galerie Susanna Kulli, St. Gallen, Switzerland

1998 Terrain, San Francisco Galerie Eric Linard, la Garde Adhemar, France

Photos, Galerie Martine & Thibault de la Châtre, Paris with John Armleder, Catherine Issert Gallery, St-Paul-de-Vence, France

1997 Gilbert Brownstone & Cie, Paris Galerie Guy Ledune, Brussels

1996 Galerie Van Gelder, Amsterdam Centre d’Art Neuchâtel, Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Musée d’Art Moderne et Contemporain, Geneva

Galerie Klemens Gasser & Tanja Grunert, Cologne

Galerie Susanna Kulli, St. Gallen, Switzerland

Galleria Massimo de Carlo, Milan

1995 F.R.A.C. Auvergne, Clermont-Ferrand, France

Galerie de l’Ecole des Beaux-arts, Quimper, France

Ecole Regionale des Beaux-Arts, Dunkerque, France

A.M.F. 3, Musée d’Art Moderne et Contemporain, Geneva

1994 John Gibson Gallery, New York

La Box, Ecole Nationale Superieure d’art de Bourges, Bourges, France

Galerie Friebe, Lüdenscheid, Germany

Arsenal de Pratifori, Musée cantonal des Beaux-Arts, Sion, Switzerland

Galerie Guy Ledune, Brussels Musée Cantonal des Beaux-Arts, Sion, Switzerland

Centre Genevois de Gravure Contemporaine, Geneva

CBD Gallery, Sydney

Galerie Art & Public, Geneva

1993 Galerie Susanna Kulli, St. Gallen, Switzerland

L’Usine, Dijon CCC, Tours, France

Château de Fraisse, Fraisse-des-Corbieres, France

Gilbert Brownstone & Cie, Paris

Le Consortium, Dijon

Galerie Sollertis, Toulouse

1992 Galerie Mark Müller, Zurich

Ecole Regionale d’Art, Dunkerque, France

Château de Grand Jardin, Joinville, France

Galleria Massimo de Carlo, Milan

1991 Jean-Francois Dumont, Bordeaux

Galerie Sollertis, Toulouse

Vrej Baghoomian Gallery, New York

Tony Shafrazi Gallery, New York

Galerie Anselm Dreher, Berlin

1990 Gilbert Brownstone & Cie, Paris

John Gibson Gallery, New York

Galerie Jean-François Dumont, Bordeaux

Galerie Isy Brachot, Brussels

Galerie Fernando Alcolea, Barcelona

Galerie Pierre Huber, Geneva

Dart Gallery, Chicago

Galerie Tanit, Munich

Galerie Tanit, Cologne

Galerie Marika Malacorda

Galerie Catherine Issert, St. Paul de Vence, France.

Biennale Venice, 44th Festival d’Art International, Swiss Pavillon, Venice

Galerie Van Gelder, Amsterdam

Paolo Vitolo Arte Contemporanea, Rome

1989 Galerie Sollertis, Toulouse

Galerie Massimo de Carlo, Milan

Julian Pretto Gallery, New York

1988 Galerie Susanna Kulli, St. Gallen, Switzerland

John Gibson Gallery, New York

Julian Pretto Gallery, New York

Gilbert Brownstone & Cie, Paris

1987 John Gibson Gallery, New York

Galerie Rivolta, Lausanne, Switzerland

Musée Saint Pierre Art Contemporain, Lyon

Galerie Daniel Bucholz, Cologne

Julien Pretto Gallery, New York

Gilbert Brownstone & Cie, Paris

Galleria Massimo de Carlo, Milan

Galerie Zero, Stockholm

Galerie Emmerich-Bauman, Zurich

Collection Patriculière, Galerie l’Aire du Verseau, Paris

1986 Centre d’Art Contemporain, Geneva

Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau, Switzerland

Tony Shafrazi Gallery, New York

Gilbert Brownstone & Cie, Paris

Peintures récentes, Villa Arson, Nice

Galerie Marika Malacorda, Geneva

Galerie Susanna Kulli, St. Gallen, Switzerland

1985 Olivier Mosset 65-85, Musée Sainte-Croix, Poitiers, France

Centre d’art contemporain, Châteauroux Musée des Beaux-Arts, La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland.

1984 Galerie Susanna Kulli, St. Gallen, Switzerland

1983 Au Fond de la Cour à Droite, Chagny, France

Cinéma Rex, Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Egg 7, Strengelbach, Switzerland

Raum für Malerei, Cologne

Galerie Marika Malacorda, Geneva

1982 Olson Gallery, New York

1981 Galerie Patrick Verelst, Antwerp

1980 C. Space, New York Galerie Marika Malacorda, Geneva

Galerie Claude Givaudan, Geneva

Galerie Gillespie-Laage, Paris

1979 Tony Shafrazi Gallery, New York

1977 Galerie Média, Neuchâtel, Switzerland
Laboratorio, Milan

1976 Galerie l’Oeil 2000 Chateauroux, France

A.D.D.A., Marseille Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris

Peinture, Ecart, Geneva

1975 Galerie Ben Doute de Tout, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels

1974 Galerie Chez Malabar & Cunégonde, Nice

Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris

Galerie Daniel Templon, Milan

1971 Galerie Mathias Fels, Paris

1970 H.E.C., Jouy en Josas, France

1969 Galerie Rive Droite, Paris

1968 Galerie Rive Droite, Paris, France

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016 Expanded Fields, Nymphius Projekte, Berlin

Buren, Mosset, Parmentier, Toroni n’exposent pas, Hunter College Art Galleries, New York

2015     Mai-Thu Perret and Olivier Mosset, VNH Gallery, Paris

2014 Manifesta 10, State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg

La Pittura o Come Sbarazzarsene, Villa Medici, Rome

The Shaped Canvas: Revisited, Luxembourg et Dayan, New York

Motopoetique, MAC, Lyon

Elevation 1049: Between Heaven and Hell, Gstaad (various locations), CH

2013 Exposition de Groupe, The Kitchen and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, New York

Correspondences: Ad Reinhardt at 100, TEMP Art Space, NY

Jacob Kassay, Olivier Mosset and Lawrence Weine, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York

A Sunday in the Mountains, curated by Gianni Jetzer, Swiss Institute, New York

Le Grand Tout: 30 ans du FRAC Limousine, FRAC Limousine, Limoges, France

2012 The Indiscipline of Painting, Tate St. Ives and Warwick Arts Centre, UK

2011 1107 Manhattan Avenue, Spencer Brownstone Gallery, New York

You’ll Thank Me Later, Laleh June Galerie, Basel, Switzerland

Out of Here, Vanabbemuseum, Eindhoven, Netherlands

Paz Corona – Olivier Mosset, Galerie Les Filles du Calvaire, Paris

Olivier Mosset: Paintings and Prints, Zane Bennett Contemporary Art, Santa Fe

The 2011 Bridgehampton Biennial, Martos Gallery, New York

Haley Mellin / Olivier Mosset, Untitled, New York

Philippe Decrauzat, Olivier Mosset, Paul Snowden, Nymphius Projekte, Berlin

Oliver Mosset, Jeffrey Schad and Vincent Szarek, Christopher Grimes Gallery, Santa Monica

Olivier Mosset & Amy Grant, Galerie Ivana de Gavardie, Paris

1960’s to today – works from the Daimler Art Collection, Berlin/Stuttgart, Daimler Contemporary, Berlin

2010 KOKSEN IST 80ER. Kunst der achtziger Jahre, Nymphius Projekte, Berlin

BORDERCROSS (Borderline & Bordercolor), Galerie Catherine Issert, Saint-Paul, France

Beyond Geometry, Cueto Project, New York Monochrome (part two), Galerie Lange & Pult, Zurich

n°5, Galerie Susanna Kulli, Zurich

Pictures about Pictures. Discourses in Painting from Albers to Zobernig, Daimler Art Collection

Museum Moderner Kunst in Vienna

Seconde Main, Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris

2009 Cave Painting, Gresham’s Ghost, New York

Portrait de l’artiste en motocycliste, Le Magasin, Centre National d’Art Contemporain, Grenoble, France

Olivier Mosset and Amy Grant, Swiss Institute Contemporary Art, New York

No Bees, No Blueberries, Harris Lieberman, New York

Sylvie Fleury – John Armleder – Olivier Mosset, Galerie d’Art Contemporain, Monaco

The Great Poor Farm Experiment, The Poor Farm, Manawa I am by birth a Genevese, Forde – espace d’art contemporain, Geneva

Totem & Tabou, gdm, Galerie de Multiples, Paris

Exposition N1, Galerie Suzanne Belaieff, Monaco

Born to Be Wild – Hommage an Steven Parrino, Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, Switzerland

Pensare Pittura. Una linea internazionali negli anni ‘70, Museo d’Arte Contemporanea di Villa Croce, Genova

Olivier Mosset and Thom Merrick, Christopher Grimes Gallery, Los Angeles

Monochrome Utopia, 532 Gallery Thomas Jaeckel, New York

Fax, Drawing Center, New York

Days & Decades, Skopia Art Contemporain, Geneva

The word is mine, Galerie Lange & Pult, Zurich

2008 Museum of Modern Art, St. Louis

Installation de sculptures à “Arts Le Havre 08“, Biennale d’art contemporain, Le Havre, France

Downtown Le Havre, Le Spot, Le Havre

La chute d’eau, Circuit, Lausanne, Switzerland

Zones Arides, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tucson

Olivier Mosset with John Armleder, Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis

Black Box, Galerie Guy Ledune, Brussels Le Spectrarium – les fantômes dans la machine, Swiss Pavilion of Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris, Paris

Olivier Mosset & Steven Parrino, Miguel Abreu Gallery, New York

John Armleder / Olivier Mosset / Haim Steinbach, Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, New York

NEXT Chicago, with Spencer Brownstone Gallery NY, Chicago

You & Me, Sometimes, Lehmann Maupin, New York Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

Whitney Biennial at the Park Avenue Armory, Park Avenue Armory, New York

T.S.OY.W.–, Film screening at Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

Euro-Centric, Part 1, Rubell Family Collection, Miami

MAXImin, Fundación Juan March, Madrid

Black Noise / Exit Dark Matter, Centre National de L’Estampe et de l’Art Imprime, Chatou Paintings and Dots, Galerie Van Gelder, Amsterdam

Ultramoderne, Centre d’Art Passerelle, Brest, France

Abstraction étendue, Éspace de l’Art Concret, France

Works on Paper 1967

2007, Galerie Susanna Kulli, Zurich

IAO Explorations psychédéliques en France, 1968 – ? CAPC Musée d’art contemporain, Bordeaux

2007 Olivier Mosset / Morgane Tschiember, Galerie Sollertis, Toulouse

MINIMALPOP, Arti et Amicitae, Amsterdam

Multimetica, Musée d’Art Moderne et Contemporain, Geneva

Touché Coulé, Armleder – Mosset – Müller, Musée des Beaux-Arts, La Chaux-de-Fonds

Triennale de l’Art imprimé Contemporain, Musée des Beaux-Arts, Le Locle, Switzerland

All from America (Part Two) with Russell Maltz, Joseph Marioni, Olivier Mosset, Fred Sandbaek and others, Kunstraum Alexander Bürkle, Freiburg, Germany

”The loss of history makes them constantly curious and continuously horny…” Vito Acconci, John M Armleder, Olivier Mosset, Chuck Nanney, Steven Parrino, Sam Samore, D’Amelio Terras Gallery, New York

Half Square, Half Crazy/ à demi carré, à demi fou, Centre National d’Art Contemporain de la Ville d’Arson, France

Stardust ou la dernière frontière, MACVAL, Vitry-sur Seine, France

Peintures Aller-Retour, Centre culturel suisse, Paris

Les Abattoirs, Toulouse

Géométrie variable, Galerie des multiples, Paris

Small is beautiful, Klemens Gasser & Tanja Grunert, Inc, New York

Galerie De Pury & Luxembourg, Zurich

Happiness of Objects, Sculpture Center, New York

Anyang Public Art Project  2007, Anyang Public Art Foundation, Korea

2006 The Painted World, PS1, New York

Midnight Walkers, le Credac, Ivry, France

Kunsthaus Baselland, Muttenz, Switzerland

Classical – Modern, Daimler Chrysler Contemporary, Berlin

Conversation with Art, on Art, Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, Tokyo

ALLER/RETOUR, Centre cultural suisse, Paris

Zones Arides, Espace Paul Ricard, Paris

Zones Arides, Le lieu unique, Nantes, France

Olivier Mosset / Morgane Tschiember, Galerie M.T de la Chatre, Paris

Death in America, Maison de la Culture, Bourges, Paris

PS1, New York

La Force de l’Art, Grand Palais, Paris

La Salle de Bain, Lyon

Le Spot, Le Havre, France

2005 None of the Above, Swiss Institute, New York

Drawings / Works on Paper, Spencer Brownstone Gallery, New York

Midnight Walkers, Kunsthaus Baselland, Liestal, Switzerland

Extreme Abstraction, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY

PS Project, Amsterdam

Paint on Metal, Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson

Sweet Temptations, Dialoge mit der Sammlung Rolf Ricke, Kunstmuseum, St. Gallen

Minimal Pop, Galerie Les Filles du Calvaire, Paris/Brussels

Biennale de Valencia, Spain

Une peinture « sans qualités » Histoire (s) 1965/2005, (commissariat : Catherine Perret), Villa Tamaris, La Seyne sur Mer, France

Marie-Madeleine contemporaine, Musée de l’Hospice Comtesse, Lille

Galerie Arnaud Lefebvre, Paris

Sign of the times, Galerie Martine et Thibault de la Châtre, Paris

Aux frontières du degré O. Rencontres avec une certaine scène américaine, Ecole des Beaux-Arts,

Grenoble, France

2004 Brainstorming, Centre d’Art et du Paysage, Vassivière, France

Fondation de l’Art Concret, Mouans Sartoux, France

Kunst und Ethnologie, Historisches und Völkerkundemuseum, St.Gallen

Olivier Mosset, Günther Förg, Confer art actuel, Nyon

Before the end (The last painting show), curated by Olivier Mosset, Swiss Institute of Contemporary Art, New York

La Lettre Volée, Musée des Beaux-Arts, Dole, France

Gasser & Grunert, New York

Unlimited, Art Basel, Switzerland

Formes de Bandes, Galerie Guy Ledune, Brussels

Lasko, CAN, Neuchatel, Switzerland

La couleur comme forme, la méthode comme profondeur, Galerie du Cloître, Ecole des Beaux-Arts de Rennes, France

Trésors Publics, Musée de Nantes, France

Mouvements de Fonds, Galeries contemporaines des Musées de Marseille, France.

2003 Framed, Galerie Susanna Kulli, St.Gallen

Minimalism and After II, Daimler Chrysler Contemporary, Berlin

La partie continue, le CREDAC, Irvy-sur-Seine, France

C’est arrivé demain, Biennale d’art contemporain de Lyon, La sucrière, Lyon,

The DaimlerChrysler Collection

Museum für Neue Kunst, Karlsruhe, Germany

Donation Jeunet, Musée d’art et d’Histoire, Neuchatel, Switzerland

Perpetuum Mobile, Galerie Rolf Ricke, Cologne

Party, Espace Forde, Geneva

2002 Seven Grays, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York

Oranges givrées et barbes à papa à volonté, Galerie les Filles du Calvaire, Paris

From the Observatory, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York

Painting on the Move, Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Basel, Switzerland

The Garden of Violence, Musée Historique de Morat, Murten, Switzerland

Les socles revolutionnaires, Expo 02, Arteplage de Morat, Morat, Switzerland

Olivier Mosset, Dan Walsh, Sol Lewitt, CCNOA, Brussels

Minimalism and After, Daimler Chrysler Contemporary, Berlin

Inside the sixties: g.p. 1.2.3., Musée cantonal des Beaux-Arts, Lausanne, Switzerland

2001 Troubler l’echo du temps, Musée d’art contemporain, Lyon

Arizona Biennial 01, Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson

Un siècle de défis, Musée Rath, Geneva

Ornament and Abstraction, Fondation Beyeler, Riehen, Basel, Switzerland.

Doubles, Skopia Art Contemporain, Geneva

Here and Now, Zacheta Gallery of Contemporary Art, Warsaw

Flux et Transparences, Galerie Les filles du calvaire, Paris

Biënnale Leuven

2001, Stedeljik Museum, Leuven, Belgium

Peinture: trois regards, Galerie Les Filles du Calvaire, Brussels

2000 The Tao of Painting: Principles in Monochrome, The Mckinney Avenue Contemporary, Dallas

Texere, Skopia Art Contemporain, Geneva

Then & Now, Gocaia, Gallery of Contemporary and Indigenous Art, Tucson

Unlimited Space / Espaces émancipés, Les Filles du Calvaire, Paris

Galerie Guy Ledune, Fiac

2000, Paris Galerie Catherine Issert, St Paul de Vence

B3, Kunstverein Heilbronn, Germany.

Transfert. Kunst im urbanen Raum / Art dans l’espace urbain, Biel, Switzerland

Peinture: trois regards, Galerie Les Filles du Calvaire, Brussels

1999 Bundled, Spencer Brownstone Gallery, New York Autour de R2/12, Attitudes, Geneva

R2/12, Die Production eines jungen Graphikverlegers, Graphische Sammlung der ETH, Zurich

?Postmark: An Abstract Effect?, Site Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM, USA.

Sandra Gering Gallery, New York Arizona Biennial 99, Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson

Drive in, La Station, Nice Kill All Lies, Luhring Augustine Gallery, New York

Early Radical Painters, Charlotte Jackson Fine Art, Santa Fe

999, Stabile ex-Troesch, Bellinzona, Switzerland

MoNo, with Cady Noland, Migros Museum fur Gegenwartskunst, Zurich

Galerie MDJ, Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Une histoire parmi d’autres, Frac Nord-Pas de Calais, Dunkerque, France

De coraz(I)ón, Centre d`Art Tecla Sala, L’Hospitalet de Llobregat, Spain Art au Sol, Espace de l’Art Concret, Mouans-Sartoux, France

Special Offer, Kasseler Kunstverein, Kassel, Germany

1998 Ignition, Hazmat, The Museum of Contemporary Art

Then & Now, Terrain, San Francisco Günter Umberg met… , Museum Dhont-Dhaenens, Deurle, Belgium

Règle et Déviance, Musée d’art et d’histoire, Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Gossweiler/Mosset, Galerie im Trudelhaus, Baden, Switzerland

Que Faisiez-vous il y a dix ans? Galerie Eric Dupont, Paris

Forde’s Needles, Galerie Forde, Geneva

Suite Substitute III: Swiss Challenge, Hotel’du Rhone, Geneva

Regel und Abweichung, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt

Artists of the Gallery, Elizabeth Cherry Contemporary Art, Tuscon

Freie Sicht aufs Mittelmeer, Kunsthaus Zurich

De la Collection à la Fondation Hermann et Margrit Rupf, Musée de La Chaux-de-Fonds

Commerce, Galerie Gaxotte, Porrentruy, Switzerland

Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris

Ghosts, Le Consortium, Dijon

Paravents-Z, Galerie Patrick Roy, Lausanne, Switzerland

1997 Ne dites pas non!, Musée d’Art Moderne et Contemporain, Geneva

Raindrops on Roses, Sarah Cottier Gallery, Sydney

Exposition edition, Centre genevois de gravure contemporaine, Geneva

504 Zentrum für Kunst, Medien und Design, Braunschweig, Germany

Magasin, Centre National d’Art Contemporain de Grenoble, Grenoble, France

Wetterleuchten, curated by Gunter Umberg, Galerie Evelyn Canus, La Colle-sur Loup, France

Regel und Abweichung, Haus für konstruktive und konkrete Kunst, Zurich

Sensation der Farbe, Galerie Mark Müller, Zurich

Multiples, Ecole de Beaux-Arts, Metz, France

Jingle Bells, Galleria Massimo De Carlo, Milan

1996 Squares or Lines, Art & Public, Geneva 25 ans de Galerie, Galerie Rivolta, Lausanne, Switzerland

Stella, Galerie Art & Public, Geneva

Ronald Bladen, Nancy Haynes, Olivier Mosset, John Gibson Gallery, New York

Sammlung R, Haus fur konstruktive und konkrete Kunst, Zurich

Eric Linard Editions, Espace Eiffell Branly, Paris

Die Sammlung, Museum fur Gegenwart Kunst, Zurich

Spring Benefit, The Sculpture Center, New York

Form als Ziel mundet immer in Formalismus, Galerie Rolf Ricke, Cologne

Bambury, Mosset, Walters, Gow Langsford, Auckland

Stilleben- Nature Morte, Helmhaus, Zurich

“Tapisseries recentes commandes publiques?

1990-1996, Musée de la tapisserie, Aubusson, France

Oeuvres choiseies, Art & Public, Geneva

Visual Reality, Petra Bungert Gallery, New York

What I did on my Summer Vacation, White Columns, New York

Gravures et multiples, Centre Genevois de Gravure Contemporaine, Geneva

1995 Galerie Catherine Issert, Saint-Paul-de-Vence, France

Collection, fin XXième siècle (12 ans d’acquisition d’Art Contemporain Poitou-Charentes), FRAC Poitiers, France

Purple 8 1/2, Galerie Jousse Sequin, Paris

Abstraction faite, Galerie Gilbert Brownstone, Galerie Meteo, Paris

Passions Privees, Musée d’art moderne de la Ville de Paris, France

Colour and Paint: Radikale Malerei aus Ostschweizer Privatbesitz, St. Gallen Kunstmuseum, St. Gallen, Switzerland

Au rendez-vous de amis, Collection A. L’Huillier, La Musée d’Art Contemporain, Geneva

Standards in der Malerei/ in Painting, Galerie Sophia Ungers, Cologne

Manufactured, Galerie Tanit, Munich, Germany

Artistes Neuchatelois de Motiers ’95, Motiers, Switzerland

Art en Plein Air, Motiers, Switzerland

Julian’s Show, curated by Julian Pretto, Little John Contmeporary Gallery, Milan

Piece-Meublees, curated by Bob Nickas, Galerie Jousse Seguin, Paris

1107, John Gibson Gallery, New York

ART & CARRY, curated by Avante Garde, Munich, Hamburg

Estampes, Une Collection, Eric Linard Editions, Strasbourg

1994 Punishment and Decoration, Galerie Hohenthal und Bergen, Cologne

J. Armleder, S. Fluery, O. Mosset, AMF, Associated Publisher, Amsterdam

Galerie van Gelder, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Galerie Anselm Dreher, Berlin

Hellraiser, Commune di Monte carasso, Ticino

Unbound. Possibilities in Painting, Hayward Gallery, London

Balance, Rosshof, Basel, Switzerland

Le quart d’ heure amercain, Espace FRAC, Dijon

MANCO, Geneva

Paso Doble, FAE, Pully, Switzerland

Nasser Bouzid, Olivier Mosset, Galerie Georges Verney-Carron, Lyon

Ils collectionnent, le retour, MAC: Musée d’Art Contemporain, Marseille

1993 Côté a Côté, Centre d’Art Contemporain, Fréjus, France

Galerie Sollertis, Toulouse Fawbush Gallery, New York

Artschwager, Belcher, Grunfeld, Lawler, Marclay, Mosset, Noland, St. Galerie, Paris

Live in your Head, curated by Robert Nickas, Hochschule fur angewandte Kunst, Vienna

7 New York, Directions in Abstract Painting, Amerika Haus, Berlin

What do you expect from a gallery nowadays?, Galerie Arnaud Le Fevre, Paris

Swiss vision-4 Conceptualists, Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Santa Monica

Une idée de l’art pendant les années70, la rigueur et la rupture, Musée d’Art Moderne, St. Etienne

200 oevres du Fonds National d’Art Contemporain, Espace Art Defense, Paris

Marginal, Galerie Sophia Ungers, Cologne

Ecart, Galerie Susanna Kulli, St. Gallen, Switzerland

Edites & Unica, Galerie van Gelder Amsterdam

Et tous ils changent le monde, Deuxième Biennale d’Art Contemporain, Lyon

A Grand Tour, The Swiss Institute, New York

Six Signifigant Abstract Artists, Leo Kamen Gallery, Toronto

John Armleder, Steven Parrino, Olivier Mosset, Galeria Dialoghi Es Contemporain, Sion, Switzerland.

Espace libere, Espace de l’Art Concret, Chateau de Mouans-Sartoux, France

Swiss Vision, D.P. Fong & Spratt Galeries San Jose John Armleder, Sylvie Fleury, Olivier Mosset, John Gibson Gallery, New York, NY

Ian Anull, John Armleder, Remi dall’Aglio, Olivier Mosset, The Swiss Institute, New York

Marc Angeli, Raimund Girke, Freddie Lerche, Joseph Marioni, Olivier Mosset, Gunter Umberg, Espace,

Contemporain, Sion Filler, Terrain, San Francisco

Panorama, Galerie Martina Detterer, Frankfurt

John Armleder, Sylvie Fleury, Olivier Mosset, Galerie Dorfplatz, Mogelsberg, Switzerland

Continuing Generations, curated by Paolina Weber, Annina Nosei Gallery, New York

John Armleder, Sylvie Fleury, Olivier Mosset, Galerie Tanit, Munich

Supervision, curated by Gunter Umberg, Räume fur neue Kunst, Cologne

Espace libere, Espace de l’Art Concret, Chateau de Mouans-Sartoux, France

Le Return of the Cadavre Exquis de l’Art Concret, The Drawing Center, New York

Interieurs, Centre d’Art Contemporain/ Musée Goya, Castres, France

1992 Das offene Bild, Westfallisches Landesmuseum fur Kunst, Münster

Stones of Power, Galerie van Gelder, Amsterdam

Armleder, Fluery, Mosset, Galerie Gilbert Brownstone, Paris

Tomoko Liguori, Gallery, New York

Armleder, Fleury, Mosset, Galerie Maison des Jeunes, Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Blanc-bleu-noir, Institut Francais de Naples, Napoli

La Regard libere, Espace de l’art concret, Mouans-Sartoux, France

Behind Bars, Thread Waxing Space, New York

Peintures dans la ville, Galerie Maison des Jeunes, Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Slow Art-Painting in New York Now, PS 1 Museum, Long Island City

Mark Dagley, Olivier Mosset, Stephanie Theodore Gallery, New York Eighties, John Gibson Gallery, New York

Simply Red, Galerie Gilbert Brownstone, Paris

Portfolio, Galerie Sollertis, Toulouse

More Songs about Building and Food, Centre d’Art Contemporain, Martigny, Switzerland

Elements, Galerie Sollertis, Toulouse

Peintures dans la ville, Lugano, Switzerland

Mele chaud ou la collection en poche, Galerie Arnaud Lefevre, Paris

Blau, Blue, Bleu, Galerie Mark Muller, Zurich

7 New York Directions in Abstract Painting, Studio A, London

1991 92 Objets touves d’artistes, Galerie dur Jour Agnes B., Paris

End of the year, Galerie Anselm, Berlin

Le carre libere, Espace de l’Art Concret, Mouans-Sartoux, France

Dessin d’une collection, Frac-Picardie, Gauchy, France

Olivier Mosset, John Armleder, Aoyama, Tokyo, John Armleder, Sylvie Fleury, Olivier Mosset,

Foundation Deutsch, Belmont-sur-Lausanne, Switzerland

Presque blanc, Galerie Arnaud Lefebvre, Paris

La Caravane Passe et…, Musée d’art contemporain, Nice

Voir et s’asseoir, Espace de l’art concret, Mouans-Sartoux, France

Dessin d’une collection, extrait II, FRAC-Picardie, Gauchy, France

Extra Muros, Musee Des Beaux-Arts, La Chaux-de-Fonds; Musée des Beaux-Arts Lausanne; Musee d’art et d’histoire, Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Home for June, Home for Contemporary Theatre & Art, New York

Construction, Hotel Saint-Simon, Angoulerne, France

Le Consortium collectione, Chateu d’Oiron, Oiron, France

Furk’Art 1991, Furkapass, Switzerland

Six logos around the Carpet, Galerie Van Gelder, Amsterdam

The Painted Desert, Galerie Renos Xippas, Paris

Eurocard, John Gibson Galery, New York

John Armleder, Sylvie Fleury, Olivier Mosset, Terrain, San Francisco

Muéee Reve, Musee Picasso d’Antibes, Antibes, France

Paintings into the 90’s, Galerie Pierre Huber, Geneva

Selection, FAE Musée d’art contermporain, Pully, Switzerland

Extra Muros, Musée d’art moderne, St. Etienne, Franc.

lSemaine/ 1 Travail, Galerie Arnand Lefebvre, Paris, France

1969, Daniel Newburg Gallery, New York

Paintings of the 1970’s/ 1990’s, Galerie Conrads, Neuss, Germany

Travaux sur papier, Galerie Gilbert Brownstone, Paris

1990 L’Aventure de l’Abstraction, 1960-90 Collection J.P. Najar-Obrego Belmont-sur-Lausanne, Switzerland

H. Federle/O. Mosset/G. Rockenschaub A. Scheiss, Galerie Susanna Kulli St. Gallen, Switzerland

Um 1968, Konkrete Utopien in Kunst und Gesellschaft, Städtische Kunsthalle Düsseldorf,Germany

Museum für Gestaltung, Zurich

Schweizer Kunst, 1900-1990, aus Schweizer Museen und öffentlichen Sammlungen, Kunsthaus Zug, Switzerland

John Armleder, Olivier Mosset, Hannes Van Es, Galeria Fernando Alcolea, Barcelona

John Armleder, Sylvie Fleury, Olivier Mosset, Galerie Rivolta, Lausanne, Switzerland

Olivier Mosset, Steven Parrino, Galerie Pierre Huber, Geneva

John Armleder, Peter Hopkins, Gary Hume, Olivier Mosset, Rudolf Stingel, Tanja Grunert Zeigt, Cologne, Germany

Echange de Procedes, Sous-sol, Ecole superiéure d’Art Visuel, Geneva

Painting Between the Paradigms, Part IV, Penine Hart Gallery, New York

Information, Terrain Gallery, San Francisco

Collaborations, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York Grids, Vrej Baghoomian Gallery, New York

Le carré libéré, Espace de l’Art concret, Mouans-Sartoux, France

Queens 1990, circle: John Armleder, Neil Campbell, Adam Fuss, Olivier Mosset, James Nares, Peter Schuyff, The Queens Museum, Flushing, NY

Red, Galerie Isy Brachot, Brussels

The Eye and The Ear, Galerie van Gelder, Amsterdam

Trans Europe Express, John Gibson Gallery, New York

1989 Benedetto, McCaslin, Mosset, Noland, Parrino, Staehle, Daniel Newberg Gallery, New York

NY Kunst, 12 Kunstlere fra Schweiz, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, Denmark

Prospekt ’89, Frankfurter Kunstverein und Schirn Kusthalle Frankfurt

256 Farben & Basics on Form, Stiftung fur Konstructiv und Konkrete, Zurich

Marcia Hafif, Olivier Mosset, Dieter Villinger, Galerie Conrads, Dusseldorf

Drawings, Daniel Newburg Gallery, New York

Une autre affaire, Le Consortium, Cinéma Eldorado, Dijon Biennale 1989

60e exposition de la Société des Amis des Beaux Arts, La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland

John McCracken, Olivier Mosset, Steven Westfall, Terrain, San Francisco

Intuition, Frankfurt Art Fair, John Gibson Gallery, New York, Basel, Switzerland

Peintures 200/600 cm, Marche Couvert, Montreux, Switzerland Jet Lag, Turon Travel, New York

Simple in Appearance, Marc Richards, Gallery, Los Angeles

Balthasar Burkhard, Phillipe Deleglise, Michel Hulin, Pierre Keller ?Aus des Sammlung Sybil Albers-Barrier Zurich?, Stiftung fur Konkrete, Reutlingen, Germany Vele Parels voor een lijn, Galerie van Gelder, Amsterdam

Collection dur Fonds regional d’art contemporain de Bourgogne, Musée Beaux-arts, La-Chaux-de-fonds, Switzerland

Exposition Suisse de Sculpture, Môtiers, Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Summer Exposition, Vrej Baghoomian Inc., New York Group Exhibition to benefit the AIDS Crises, Anina Nosei Gallery, New York
Autour d’une passion, Chateau de Fraisse-des Corbières, France.

1988 Schlaf der Vernunft, Museum Fridericianum, Kassel, Germany

From the Southern Cross-A View of World Art c. 1940-1980, The Biennial of Sydney, Melbourne

Olympiade des Arts, Museum of Modern Art, Seoul

Octobre des Arts. La couleur seule. L’expérience du monochrome, Musée Saint-Pierre d’Art Contemporain, Lyon

Works/Concepts/Processes/Situations/Information, Galerie Hans Meyer, Düsseldorf

1987 Perverted By Language, Hillwood Art Museum, Long Island University / C.W. Post Campus,

Greenvale, New York

Reconstruct, John Gibson Gallery, New York

Primary Structures, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago travelling to: Feb. 1988, Gilbert Brownstone & Cie Gallery, Paris

1986 Armleder / Federie / Mosset, Verein Kunsthalle, Zurich, Switzerland

John M. Armleder, Helmut Federie, Olivier Mosset, Gerwald Rockenschaub, Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York

Paravision, Postmasters Gallery, New York; travelling to: Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles

Tableaux abstraits, Villa Arson, Nice Red, Massimo Audiello Gallery, New York

Swiss Selection, Galerie Beyeler, Basel, Switzerland.

1985 Color Field, Roger Ramsey Gallery, Chicago

Final Love, Cash-Newhouse Gallery, New York, Abstract Painting, John Gibson Gallery, New York

1984 Radical Painting, Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown

Präsenz der Farbe, Radical Painting, Verein für aktuelle Kunst, Oberhausen, Germany Sex, Cable Gallery, New York

Peinture Abstraite, former space of Ecart Gallery, Geneva

1983 Alberti / Malz / Mosset / Stamm, 1708 E. Main, Richmond; travelling to: Condeso/Lawler Gallery New York

New Abstraction, Sidney Janis Gallery, New York

L’art en France dans les années 60, Musée d’art et d’industrie, Saint Etienne, France

1981 The Times Square Show, Times Square, New York

Artists Space, New York

Painting about Painting, Ben Shahn Gallery, William Paterson College, Wayne, USA

Painting. 7 New York Painters, Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, New York

1979 Tendances de l’Art en France, 1968-1978, Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris

1978 Abstraction Analytique, Fracture du Monochrome, Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris

Aspect de l’Art en France, Galerie Peter Lenart, Art 9’78, Basel, Switzerland

68-78, Galerie des Ponchettes, Nice

Dix Ans, Galerie Templon, Paris

1977 10e Biennale de Paris, Palais de Tokyo

Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris

1976 I Colori della Pittura, Instituto Italo-Latino-Americano, Rome; Gallery Del Milione, Milan

Damon Brandt Gallery, New York

1974 L’Art au Présent, Palais Galliéra, Paris

1968 Biennale de Lugano, Lugano, Switzerland

Manifestation n°7, Buren, Mosset, Toroni, Galerie Guillaumon et Guinochet, Lyon

1967 Manifestation n°1, with Buren, Parmentier and Toroni (BMPT), 18e Salon de la Jeune Peinture,

Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris

Manifestation n°2 (letter signed with Buren, Parmentier and Toroni (BMPT), given to journalists after leaving the Salon de la Jeune Peinture).

Manifestation n°3, with Buren, Parmentier and Toroni (BMPT), Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris

Manifestation n°4, with Buren, Parmentier and Toroni (BMPT), 5e Biennale de Paris, Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris

Daniel Buren, Olivier Mosset, Niele Toroni (Manifestation n°5“), former J. Gallery, Paris
Galerie J, Paris

1966 Salon Comparaisons. Peinture / Sculpture, Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris

Manifestation n°0 (letter signed with Buren, Parmentier, and Toroni, 500 copies sent to museums, galleries, magazines, etc.).

 

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2011    Schmerler, S. “Exhibition Reviews: Olivier Mosset, Mary Boone and Leo Koenig, Art in America, May                                                                                           

             Kazakina, K. “Faster Horses, Younger Women, Money; Kneeling Koh: Chelsea Art« , Bloomberg, February 24

             Stipanovich, A. “Olivier Mosset at Leo Koenig and Josh Smith at Luhring Augustine« , Opening Ceremony, February 16

            Mulvihill, E. “Gallery Hopping in Chelsea« , Paper & String, February 10

            Stephenson, S. « Collaborative Reduction: Q+A With Olivier Mosset« , Art in America, February 10

            « A Solo Exhibition of New Paintings by Olivier Mosset at the Leo Koenig, Inc. Gallery« , French Culture, February 10

            Douglas, S. « The Agenda: February 9-15« , ARTINFO, February 9

2008     Beshty, Walead, and Olivier Mosset. “The Pier Conversation”, Mousse Magazine, Issue 19

2005     “Olivier Mosset: Extraits d’une conversation Dijon le 17.11.05”, ITV Magazine, Winter 2005/2006

2003     Stroun, F. “Olivier Mosset”, Frieze, Issue 79, November – December

               “Cady Noland/Olivier Mosset” Artforum, Summer

2002    Time Out New York, Issue 373, November 21 – 28

            Levin, K. The Village Voice, November 13 – 19

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1999     Johnson, K. “Olivier Mosset” The New York Times, September 24 : E37

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1995     Bovier, L. “L’effet Toblerone« , Documents sur l’Art 6, Fall, Dijon, France

1994     Bovier, L. “L’effet Toblerone″, Documents sur l’Art 6, Dijon, France

1993      Corris, M., Nickas, R. “Punishment and Decoration (Art in an Age of Militant 

              Superficiality)″, Artforum, April, New York, NY, USA

1992      Verzotti, G. “Olivier Mosset and Steven Parrino″, Artforum, December

1989     Hafif, M. « True Colors″, Art in America, June, New York, NY, USA

1988      Dagbert, A. “Olivier Mosset: la neutralité du réel″, Art press, No. 121, January
             Jouffroy, A. “De la prévision à l’engagement″, Beaux-Arts, No. 57, May
             Thomas, M. “Olivier Mosset« , Beaux-Arts, No. 63, December
             Coulange, A. “Olivier Mosset, Vers un moins de discours, et un plus de peinture″, 
             Galleries Magazine, No. 22, December-January

1987       Faust, W.M. “Der zweite Blick. Neo-Geo oder das Bild als geometrische Chiffre″, 
              Wolkenkratzer Art Journal 1, January-February, Frankfurt, Germany
              Paparoni, D. “Post-Pictorial Geometrism″, Tema Celeste 10, March, Syracuse, NY, USA
              Cooke, J. “Weitere Positionen von Radical Painting in Amerika″, Kunstforum 88, March-April, Ruppichteroth, Germany
              Cameron, D. “Think Piece″, Arts Magazine 8, April, New York, NY, USA
              Zellweger, H. “Die Kunst von Reisläufern. Schweizer Kunst der 80er Jahre″, Noema 12/13, Summer, p. 51-63, Salzburg, Vienna
              Schwarz, D. “Toroni, Mosset, Federle, Armleder″, Noema 12/13, Summer, Salzburg, Vienna
              Quéloz, C. “Olivier Mosset″, Opus International 103, Winter, p. 17-19, Paris, France.
               Alain Coulange, ″Olivier Mosset – vers un mois de discours et un plus de peinture″, Galeries Magazine 22, December-January, Paris, France

1986        Weidmann, P. « La peinture contre le monochrome / Mosset, les roses fanées″, Halle Sud 10, January, Geneva, Switzerland
               Quéloz, C. “Olivier Mosset« , Opus International, No. 103, Winter
               Quéloz, C. “Armleder, Federle, Mosset: un classicisme drastique″, Faces 2,Spring, Geneva, Switzerland
               Collins, T., Milazzo, R. “Tropical Codes Teil 2/Part 2″, Kunstforum 84, June-August, Ruppichteroth, Germany

               Dimitrijevic, N. “Alice in Culturescapes″, Flash Art International 129, Summer, Milan, Italy
               Nagy, P. (with Sherrie Levine, Peter Halley, Jeff Koons, Haim Steinbach, Ashley Bickerton, Philip Taaffe). “From Criticism to Complicity″, Flash Art                    International 129, Summer, Milan, Italy
               Kuspit, D. “New Geo and Neo Geo″, Artscribe 59, September-October, London, UK
               Brüderlin, M. “Postmoderne Seele und Geometrie″, Kunstforum 86, November-December, Ruppichteroth, Germany
               Nemeczek, A. “Neo Geo weder Trend noch Stil″, Art 12, December, Hamburg, Germany

1984      Wei, L. “Radical Painting″, Artistes (Hors Sérei), Summer, Paris, France
               Lechaux, J. “Olivier Mosset″, Artistes, No. 16, Summer

1983        Lechaux, J. “Couleur″, Artistes 17, December, Paris, France

1982        Parmentier, M. “B.M.T., moi et les autres… ″, Artistes 11, June-July, Paris, France

1981       Hafif, M. “Getting on with painting″, Art in America, April, New York, NY, USA

1980       Lamarche-Vadel, B. “Olivier Mosset″, Artistes, No. 5, June-July, Paris, France
 
1979       Poinsot, J.-M. “La peinture commence avec Buren, Mosset, Parmentier, Toroni″, Artistes 1,October-November, Paris, France

1977        Lamarche-Vadel, B. “De Support-Surface à l’abstraction analytique″, Opus International 61/62, January-February, Paris, France
               Poinsot, J.-M. “A propos de Buren, Mosset, Parmentier, Toroni″, Opus International 61/62, January-February, Paris, France
               Hahn, O., “Le degré zéro de la peinture″, L’Express, June 14

1974        Hahn, O. “Le groupe BMPT″, Art Press 12, June-August, Paris, France

1973         Vautier, B. “L’avant-garde en France″, Une lettre de la fenêtre 1, February, Nice, France

1971        Pluchart, F. “Le silence de Mosset″, Combat, December 8

1968        Jouffroy, A. “Olivier Mosset″, Opus International, No. 6, April, Paris, France
                Hahn, O.  “Le zéro et le minimum″, L’Express, November 16-22, Paris, France

1967        Parmentier, M. “Le groupe Buren-Mosset-Parmentier-Toroni n’existe plus″, Paris, France
                Müller, G. “Buren, Mosset, Parmentier, Toroni″, Robho, August, Paris, France

PUBLICATIONS

2012       Myers, Terry R. The Agility of Abstraction. The Indiscipline of Painting (cat.)

2009       Mosset, Paola Tedeschi-Pellanda, Simone Soldini and Gian Pio Fontana, Museo d’Arte Mendrisio, Lugano, Switzerland
               Born to Be Wild, Homage to Steven Parrino, Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, Switzerland, Verlag für Moderne Kunst Nürnberg

2008       John Armleder and Olivier Mosset, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, United States

2007       Die 50 wichtigsten Künstler der Schweiz, Jörg Becher, Echtzeit Verlag, Basel, Switzerland
              Olivier Mosset, Les presses du réel, Dijon, France

2005       Mosset, O. Deux ou trois choses que je sais d’elle…, Écrits et entretiens, 1966-2003, Mamco. Geneva, Switzerland

2004       La Lettre Volée, Musée des Beaux-Arts de Dole, France (cat.)
              Unlimited, Art Basel, Basel, Switzerland (cat.)

2003       Perret, C. Olivier Mosset, Ides et Calendes, Neuchatel-Paris, Switzerland-France
               Bovier, L. (ed.) Olivier Mosset Works 1966-2003, Musée cantonal des Beaux-Arts de Lausanne,  

              Switzerland; Kunstverein St. Gallen Kunstmuseum, St. Gallen, Switzerland; SITE, Santa Fe, NM, USA; Carré d’Art, Musée d’Art Contemporain de                          Nîmes, Nîmes, France; Editions 5 Continents, Milan, Italy
              Before / After, 7th Biennale de Lyon, Lyon, France (cat.)

              Les vingt ans des FRAC, Trésors Publics : 20 ans de création dans les Fonds Régionaux d’Art Contemporain, France (cat.)

2002       Mosset, O. 300 Türen, Schweizerische Landesbibliothek, Bern, Switzerland
              Minimalism and After, Daimler Chrysler Contemporary, Berlin, Germany (cat.)
              Inside the sixties: g.p. 1.2.3, Musée cantonal des Beaux-Arts, Lausanne, Switzerland (cat.)
              Painting on the Move, Öffentliche Kunstsammlung & Schwabe & Co. Verlag, Basel, Switzerland (cat.)
              The Garden of Violence, Expo.02, Murten, Switzerland (cat.)
              Big is beautiful, Musée d’Art et d’Histoire & Editions Virages, Neuchâtel, Switzerland (cat.) Daniel Buren. Mot à mot, Editions du Centre Georges                         Pompidou, Paris, France

2001       Here & Now, Arsenal Gallery, Bialystok, Poland (cat.)
              Ornament and Abstraction / Ornament und Abstraktion, Fondation Beyeler & duMont Verlag, 
              Basel & Köln, Switzerland & Germany (cat.)
              Le musée en devenir, Musée d’Art et d’Histoire, Neuchâtel, Switzerland (cat.)
              Un siècle de défis, Musée d’Art et d’Histoire, Geneva, Switzerland (cat.) Lionel Bovier, Across / Art / Suisse / 1975-2000, Skira / Le Seuil

2000       CACT 1999, Centro Arte Contemporanea Ticino, Bellinzona, Switzerland (cat.)
              Transfert. Kunst im urbanen Raum, Art dans l’espace urbain, Biel, Switzerland (cat.)
              Das Gedächtnis der Malerei. Ein Lesebuch zur Malerei im 20. Jahrhundert, Kunsthaus, 
               Aarau, Switzerland (cat.)
              5,6,7,8,9,0 – CAN, Centre d’Art de Neuchâtel, Neuchâtel, Switzerland (cat.)
              Peinture: trois regards, Les Filles du Calvaire art contemporain & Editions du Regard, Paris, France (cat.) Sally Shafto, The Zanzibar Films and the                     Dandies of May 1968, A Zanzibar USA Publication, New York, NY, USA.

1999       Special Offer, Kasseler Kunstverein, Kassel, Germany (cat.)
              Postmark: An Abstrct Effect, SITE, Santa Fe, NM, USA (cat.)
              Olivier Mosset / Cady Noland, Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich, Switzerland

1998       Günter Umberg met…, Museum Dhont-Dhaenens, Deurle, Belgium (cat.)
              De la Collection à la Fondation Hermann et Margrit Rupf, Musée des Beaux-Arts, 
               La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland (cat.)
               Compilation, Les Presses du réel, Dijon, France (cat.)

1997       Regel und Abweichung, Stiftung für konstruktive und konkrete Kunst & Offizin Verlag, 
              Zurich, Switzerland (cat.)
              L’irrésolution commune d’un engagement équivoque. Ecart, Geneva 1969-1982
              Musée d’Art Moderne et Contemporain & Cabinet des estampes du Musée d’Art et d’Histoire, 
              Geneva, Switzerland (cat.)

1996       Stilleben – Nature morte, Helmhaus, Zurich, Switzerland (cat.)
              Tapisseries récentes. Commandes publiques, 1990-1996, Musée départemental de la tapisserie, Aubusson, France (cat.)
              Triple Axel, Association Triple Axel, Roubaix, France (cat.)

               Mutisme et abstraction, in Pratiques Abstraites, PUF, Paris, France

1995       Ohne Titel. Eine Sammlung zeitgenössischer Schweizer Kunst, Lars Müller Verlag, 
              Baden, Switzerland (cat.)
              Collection fin 20e. 12 ans d’acquisition d’Art Contemporain en Poitou-Charentes,
               Poitiers: FRAC Poitou-Charentes, France (cat.)
              Art en Plein Air. Môtiers 1995, Editions Acatos, Lausanne, Switzerland (cat.)
              Passions Privées. Collections particulières d’Art Moderne et Contemporain en France
              Editions Paris Musées, Paris, France (cat.)
1994       Olivier Mosset, Musée Cantonal des Beaux-Arts, Sion, Switzerland
              Unbound. Possibilities in Painting, Hayward Gallery, London, UK (cat.)
              Art Contemporain de la collection de la Fédération des coopératives Migros, Migros-Genossenschafts- Bund Direktion Kultur und Soziales, Zurich,                     Switzerland (cat.)

1993       La donnation Vicky Rémy I. Une Idée de l’art pendant les années 70. La Rigueur et la Rupture, Musée  d’Art Moderne, Saint-Etienne, France (cat.)
              Live in Your Head, Hochschule für angewandte Kunst & Metropol Gallery, Wien, Austria (cat.)
              Swiss Vision. 4 Conceptualists, Ruth Bachofner Gallery & Swiss Institute, Santa Monica & New York, CA  & NY, USA (cat.)
              Et tous ils changent le monde, 2 Biennale d’Art Contemporain, Lyon, France (cat.)
              The Return of the Cadavre Exquis, The Drawing Center, New York, NY, USA (cat.)
              Autour d’une passion 5. Olivier Mosset / Patrick des Gachons, Château de Fraïssé, Fraïssé-des-Corbières, France

1992       Pour un musée d’art moderne et contemporain. Collections du Musée d’art et d’histoire et de l’AMAM, Genève 1950-1990, Musée d’art et d’histoire,                     Geneva, Switzerland (cat.)
              Das offene Bild, Cantz, Ostfildern-Ruit, Germany (cat.)
              Olivier Mosset, Château du Grand Jardin, Joinville, France

1991       The Painted Desert, Gallery Renos Xippas, Paris, France (cat.)
              Sélection, FAE Musée d’Art Contemporain, Pully, Switzerland (cat.)
              Extra Muros, Benteli Verlag, Bern, Switzerland (cat.)

               1969, Gallery Daniel Newburg, New York, Switzerland (cat.)
              Junge Schweizer Kunst 1960-1990, Sammlung der Gotthard Bank, Benteli Verlag Bern, Switzerland (cat.)

1990       Olivier Mosset. Biennale di Venezia″, Text von Jean Baudrillard.
              Olivier Mosset & Steven Parrino, Galerie Pierre Huber, Geneva, Switzerland
              Olivier Mosset, Lars Müller Verlag, Baden, Switzerland
              Olivier Mosset, Biennale de Venise, Baden, Lars Müller Verlag, Baden, Switzerland
              John Armleder / Olivier Mosset / Hannes Van Es, Gallery Fernando Alcolea, Barcelona, Spain (cat.)
              Echange de Procédés, Ecole Supérieure d’Art Visuell, Geneva: Sous-Sol, Switzerland (cat.)
              Red, Isy Brachot Gallery & Uitgevers, p. 7-26, Brussels, Belgium (cat.)

1989       Charrière, E. Biennale 1989, 60e exposition de la Société des Amis des Beaux-Arts, Musée des Beaux-Arts, La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland (cat.)
              Balthasar Burkhard, Philippe Delégise, Michel Huelin, Pierre Keller, Christian Marclay, Olivier Mosset,  Jean Tinguely, Musée de Carouge, Geneva,                  Switzerland (cat.)
              Durschei, V., Stooss, T. NY Kunst. 12 Kunstlere fra Schweiz, Pro Helvetia & Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Zurich & Humblebaek, Switzerland &                   Denmark (cat.)
              Weiermair, P. Prospekt ’89, Frankfurter Kunstverein und Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, Frankfurt, Germany (cat.)
              Intuition, Gallery John Gibson, New York, NY, USA (cat.)
              Daval, J-L., Baratelli, J., Boller, G., Volonterio, G. Exposition Suisse de Sculpture. Môtiers 1989, Neuchâtel, Switzerland (cat.)
              Bürgi, B. (ed.), 256 Farben & Basics on Form, Stiftung für konstruktiv und konkrete Kunst,  Zurich, Switzerland (cat.)

               Morain, A., Sollers, P. Les Ambassadeurs, Edition La Différence, Paris, France
              Groupes, Mouvements, tendances de l’art contemporain depuis 1945, Ouvrage collectif, Ecole Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris, France

1988        The Return of Marco Polo, Sotheby’s Auction, Beijing, China (cat.)
               1978-1987 Dix années d’activité de la Commission du Fonds de

               Décoration et d’Art Visuel de l’Etat de Genève, Fonds cantonal de Décoration et d’Art Visuel, Département des Travaux Publics, Geneva, Switzerland 
               Zutter, J. Farbe bekennen, Zeitgenössische Kunst aus Basler Privatbesitz, Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Basel, Switzerland (cat.)
               Monochrome and Beyond, University of Maine, Museum of Art, Orono, ME, USA (cat.)
               Glibota, A. Olympiade des Arts, Museum of Modern Art, Seoul, South Korea (cat.)
               Nickas, R. Primary Structures, Gilbert Brownstone, Paris, France (cat.)
               Gassner, H., Brüderlin, M., Loers, V., Burckhardt, L. Schlaf der Vernunft, Museum Fridericianum, Kassel, Germany (cat.)
               From the Southern Cross-A View of World Art c. 1940-80, The Biennial of Sydney, Sydney/Melbourne, Australia
               Besset, M. La Couleur Seule. L’expérience du monochrome, Ville de Lyon et Musées de France, CNAP, Lyon, France (cat.)
               Works/Concepts/Processes/Situations/Information, Galerie Hans Meyer, Düsseldorf, Germany (cat.)
               Haase, A., Marioni, J.,  Umberg, G. Joseph Marioni, Ingo Meller, Olivier Mosset, Gunter            Umberg, Ulrich Wellman – Peinture Radicale, La                          Criée, Rennes, France (cat.)

               Rotzier, W. Konstruktive Konzepte. Eine Geschichte der Konstruktiven Kunst vom Kubismus bis Heute, ABC Verlag, Zurich, Switzerland.
               Daval, J.-L. Histoire de la peinture abstraite, Fernand Hazan, Paris, France
               Pleynet, M., Ragon, M. L’art abstrait, vol. 5, 1970-1987, Maeght Editeur, Paris, France

1987        Charrière, E. Biennale 1987, 59e exposition de la Société des Amis des Beaux-Arts, Musée des Beaux-Arts, La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland (cat.)
               Eighty, Les Peintres d’Europe, Paris, France (cat.)

               Nickas, R. Primary Structures, Bending the Shape of Time, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, IL, USA. (cat.)
               Nickas, R. Perverted by Language, Hillwood Art Gallery, Long Island University, Greenvale, New York, NY, USA. (cat.)
               Nickas, R. Reconstruct, John Gibson Gallery, New York, NY, USA (cat.)

               Quéloz, C. Artistes et Professeurs invités, 1975-1985, Ecole Supérieure d’Art Visuel, Geneva, Switzerland
               Buren, D. Entrevue. Conversation avec Anne Baldessari, Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Flammarion, Paris, France
               John Armleder, Helmut Federie, Olivier Mosset, Ecrits et Entretiens 1968-1987, Maison de la 
               Culture et de la Communication, Saint-Etienne ; Maison de Peinture et de Sculpture, Grenoble, France
               La peinture occidentale du Moyen-Age à nos jours, Les années soixante en France, Ouvrage collectif, Larousse, Paris, France
               Millet, C. L’art contemporain en France, Flammarion, Paris, France

1986/       Schwander, M. Swiss Selection, Schweizer Künstler, Galerie Beyeler, Basel, Switzerland (cat.)
    87        Loers, V., Aupetitallot, Y. John M Armleder, Olivier Mosset, Städtische Galerie Regensberg, Regensberg, Germany; Maison de la Culture et de la                            Communication, Saint-Etienne, France; 

                Association pour l’Art Contemporain, Nevers, France (cat.)

1986        Dickhoff, W. What is it, Tony Shafrazi Gallery, New York, NY, USA (cat.)
               Collins, T., Milazzo, R. Ultrasurd, S.L. Simpson Gallery, Toronto, Canada (cat.)
               Bonard, P. Festival d’Arts Plastiques du Lot, Aspect d’une peinture contemporaine suisse, Château et Collégiale de Castelnau, Halle de Figeac, Centre                   Lotois d’Arts Contemporains, France (cat.)
               Fürstenberg, A. von, Loock, U. Olivier Mosset, Centre d’Art Contemporain, Geneva, Switzerland; Villa Arson, Nice, France (cat.)

               John M Armleder / Olivier Mosset, Museum der Stadt Regensburg, Stadtische Galerie, Regensburg, Germany
               Besson, C. (ed.) Tableaux abstraits, Villa Arson, Nice, France (cat.)
               Distances, Chapelle St-Louis de la Salpêtrière, Paris, France (cat.)
               Besset, M., Wismer, B. Olivier Mosset 65 – 85, Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau, Switzerland (cat.)

               25 ans d’art en France 1960-1985, Ouvrage collectif, Larousse, Paris, France

1985        Chavanne, B., Charrière, E., Besset, M., Lamarche-Vadel, B.

               Olivier Mosset 65 – 85, Musée Sainte-Croix, Poitiers, France; Centre d’Art Contemporain,

               Châteauroux, France; Musée des Beaux-Arts, La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland (cat.)
               Olander, W. On View, The Art of Memory – The Loss of History, The New Museum of
               Contemporary Art, New York, NY, USA (cat.)
               Swiss Artists, The Living Art Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland (cat.)
               Charrière, E. Biennale 1985, 58e exposition de la Société des Amis des Beaux-Arts,

               Musée Des Beaux-Arts, La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland (cat.)

              
1984        Oumansky, B. Prix. Quatre Collectionneurs de Genève, Société des Arts de Genève,

               Classe des Beaux Arts, Les Cahiers de la Classe des Beaux-Arts, No. 40, January (cat.)
               Bonfand, A. Premières Acquisitions, FRAC, Poitou-Charantes; La Rochelle; Poitiers, France (cat.)
               Krens, T., Wei, L. Radical Painting, Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, MA, USA (cat.)
               Kompa, H., Haase, A. Präsenz der Farbe, Radical Painting, Verein für aktuelle Kunst, Oberhausen, Germany (cat.)

               Jouffroy, A. Anti-Art, in Encyclopedia Universalis, Corpus, vol. 2, Ed. de 1984

1983        Sicard, M. Art en France 1960–1980, Les Unelles, Coutances, France (cat.)
               Cueff, A. Marseille, Art Présent, Le peintre est son modèle, Marseille, France (cat.)

               Parent, F., Perrot, R. Jeune Peinture, Ed. J.P., Montreuil, France

 
1982        Beaud, M.-C. Sans Titre, Musée d’Art, Toulon, France (cat.)

               Daval, J.-L., Millet, C., Gassiot-Talbot, G. La grande histoire de la peinture 
               moderne, volume 6 : Tendances d’aujourd’hui 1960-1980
, Editions d’art Albert Skira, Geneva, Switzerland

1981        Einreinhofer, N. Painting about Painting, Ben Shan Gallery, William Paterson College, Wayne, NY, USA (cat.)
               Glozer, L., König, K., Baumgartner, M.  Westkunst, Zeitgenössische Kunst seit 1939, DuMont Buchverlag, Cologne, Germany (cat.)
               Média 81, Média Gallery, Neuchâtel, Switzerland (cat.)

1980        Sarmento, J., Biberstein, M.  22 Artistas Suiços, Galeria Nacional de Arte Moderna, Belém, Lisbon, Portugal (cat.)

1979        Hahn, O. Galerie Peter Lenart, Art 10’, Basel, Switzerland (cat.)
               Pleynet, M.  Tendances de l’Art en France, 1968-1978, ARC,

               Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France (cat.)

1978       Lamarche-Vadel, B.  Abstraction Analytique, Fracture du Monochrome, ARC, Musée d’Art 

              Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France (cat.)
              Templon, D. Dix Ans, Galerie Templon, Paris, France (cat.)

1977       10th Biennale de Paris, Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France (cat.)

               Masson, C. Entretien avec Olivier Mosset, Skira Annuel, No. 3, Editions d’art Albert Skira, Geneva, Switzerland
               Morain, A. Le milieu de l’art, Ed. du Chêne, Paris, France

1976        I Colori della Pittura. Una situazione europea / Colours in painting. A (sic) european situation
               Instituta Italo-Latino-Americano, p. 153-154, Rome, Italy; Galeria Del Milione, Milan, Italy (cat.)

1974        Templon, D. L’Art au Présent, Palais Galliéra, Paris, France (cat.)
               Vautier, B.  Pour ou contre O.Mosset, Galerie chez Malabar & Cunégonde, Nice (cat.)

               Ragon, M., Seuphor, M. L’art abstrait, vol. 4, 1945-1970, Maeght Editeur, Paris, France

 

1973        Lippard, L.R. Six Years : Dematerialization of the Art Object, Studio Vista, London, UK
               Tronche, A. Art Actuel en France, Ed. Balland, Paris, France       

1972        Douze ans d’Art Contemporain en France, Réunion des Musées Nationaux, Paris, France

               Clair, J. Art en France, Une nouvelle génération, Ed. du Chêne, Paris, France

 

1971        Pluchard, F. Pop Art et Cie, Ed. Martin-Malburet, Paris, France

1969        Dollé, J.-P. Olivier Mosset, Galerie Rive-Droite, Paris, France (cat.)

               Parmelin, H. L’Art et les Anartistes, Ed. Ch. Bourgois, Paris, France

1968        Bard, S. Entretien Imaginaire, Paris, France (cat.)
               Biennale de Lignano, Lignano, Italy (cat.)

               Catalogue n°1, Paris (self published)

               Jouffroy, A. Que faire de l’art ?  in Art et Contestation,(Œuvre collective), Ed. La 
               Connaissance, Brussels, Belgium

1967       5th Biennale de Paris. Manifestation Biennale des Jeunes Artistes,

              Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, p. 175, Paris, France
              Daniel Buren, Olivier Mosset, Niele Toroni, Paris, France
1966       Comparaisons 1966. Peinture / Sculpture″, Salon Comparaisons, Paris, France (cat.)

A Moveable Feast – Part VII

20 Mar, 2014-29 Mar, 2014

Campoli Presti, Paris

A Moveable Feast – Part VII
Olivier Mosset
20 – 29 March 2014
Campoli Presti, Paris

Campoli Presti is pleased to announce the seventh instalment in the year-long exhibition A Moveable Feast, with a presentation of recent monochrome paintings by Olivier Mosset.

Mosset’s paintings are based on the material reality of the work: dimension, format, ground, colour and a uniform application of paint that is completely devoid of painterly gesture. The works in this exhibition are coated entirely with a rubber polymer paint (more commonly used for industrial purposes) revealing colour as a pure perceptual fact, and articulating each piece into a formal structure.

Mosset explores the economic value of originality through a series of procedures that examine the notion of a signature work. Avoiding producing unique works and often organising his production into a series, he turns his shaped canvases or recurrent motifs into logos that question authorship and evoke the disappearance of the artist.

In June last year, Mosset showed this series of paintings in a French village near the Pyrenees called Mosset. The homonymous town had no connection to the artist’s ancestry. Mosset’s intention was rather to play on the configuration of authorship and signature, continuing an artistic practice deeply layered with humour, ineloquence, and directness.

Olivier Mosset was born in Bern in 1944 and lives and works between the Us and Switzerland. His work forms part of the permanent collections of MoMA, New York ; the Centre Pompidou, Paris; the Migros Museum, Zurich; the Musée Cantonal des Beaux-Arts, Lausanne; the Musée des Beaux Arts, La Chaux-De-Fonds, Switzerland and the Musée d’Art Contemporain de Lyon, France. Past solo exhibitions include Kunsthalle Zurich (2012), Kunsthalle Bern (2011), Musée d’Art Contemporain de Lyon (2010), Le Musée Cantonal des Beaux-Arts de Lausanne (2003) and Kunstverein St. Gallen Kunstmuseum (2003). He exhibited in the Swiss Pavilion at the Venice Biennial in 1990.

Three Star Books

18 Jan, 2013-16 Feb, 2013

Campoli Presti, London

Solo Exhibition

18 Jan, 2013-16 Feb, 2013

Campoli Presti, London

Oliver Mosset
18 January – 16 February 2013
Campoli Presti, London

Campoli Presti is pleased to present Olivier Mosset’s second solo exhibition with the gallery following his solo exhibition at Indipendenza Studio, Rome in 2012.

Mosset emerged in the Sixties and has been associated with a multitude of art historical movements and contexts. Although his work addresses purest ideals reflected in the Minimalist colour-field painting of Barnett Newman and Ad Reinhardt, the artist began to critique Modernist value systems in painting during his involvement with Daniel Buren, Michel Parmentier and Niele Toroni in the group BMPT.

In anticipation of many artists, who in the 1980s would use appropriation as a tool to critique Modernist authority, Mosset called into question the painter’s gesture and signature by sharing visual styles and dissolving authorship in order to reach a ‘degree zero’ of painting. The Academic Paul Eli Ivey sums up Mosset’s predicament thus – “[He] opens a dialogue with the history of abstract art, and at the same time criticizes the ontological status of pure painting.”1

Juke (1990) is an expansive canvas of a scale suggestive of billboard signage. A ‘two colour’ principle Mosset has used since the 1980s is employed to render a ‘zig zag’ in orange over a background of pink.
An orange line bounces from edge to edge of the canvas, as if to stress the physical limits of painting lying in its object-hood. For Mosset, painting is an object in the world rather than a zone for reflective subjectivity.

The sculptures ZZ 1 and ZZ 2 (both 2009) echo the motif in Juke and demonstrate the artist’s history of using letters in his work. Mosset began using single letters early on in his paintings. His series of circle paintings depicting the letter O functions as a catalyst to subvert the tradition of painting’s value principle of singularity over multiplicity.

The ZZ sculptures borrow part of their respective titles from a sculpture by Barnett Newman made for the exhibition Recent American Synagogue Architecture at the Jewish Museum in New York in 1963. The title of that work – Zim Zum – originated from the Hebrew « Tzim Tzum », meaning reduced or concentrated. In Kabbalah, the term means self-contraction of God to create a space for creation. ZZ is a further reduction (and appropriation). ZZ 2 is a flipped version of ZZ 1 – and vice versa. Either way, they demonstrate Mosset’s lexicon bankrupting value systems and diluting the authority of high abstraction while still investigating its persistence.

Olivier Mosset was born in Bern in 1944 and lives and works in Tucson, Arizona. His work forms part of the permanent collections of MoMA, New York; Le Centre Pompidou, Paris; Migros Museum, Zurich; the Musée Cantonal des Beaux-Arts, Lausanne; the Musée des Beaux Arts, La Chaux-De-Fonds, Switzerland and the Musée d’Art Contemporain de Lyon, France. Upcoming exhibitions include a solo survey show at the Musée Régional d’Art Contemporain Languedoc-Roussillon in Sérignan and a solo exhibition at The Kitchen, New York. Past solo exhibitions include Kunsthalle Zurich (2012), Kunsthalle Bern (2011), Musée d’Art Contemporain de Lyon (2010), Le Musée Cantonal des Beaux-Arts de Lausanne (2003) and Kunstverein St. Gallen Kunstmuseum (2003). He exhibited in the Swiss Pavilion at the Venice Biennial in 1990.

Solo Exhibition

14 Apr, 2012-19 May, 2012

Indipendenza Studio, Roma

Olivier Mosset
14 April – 19 May 2012
Indipendenza Studio, Rome

Indipendenza Studio is pleased to present a solo exhibition of Olivier Mosset.

Mosset has been instrumental in raising questions about painting as an historic object. In the Sixties when he was part of the Parisian BMPT group (the acronym represents the initials of the surnames of the founding members: Daniel Buren, Olivier Mosset, Niele Toroni and Michel Parmentier) his interests were already geared towards resetting pictorial practice and its minimum conditions of existence.

His canvases were covered with geometric and elementary shapes. The aim was to give maximum value to the act of painting, not as a representative tool but as an object in its own right capable of modifying the context in which painting is operating. In the course of his practice Mosset has radicalised thinking about the medium in its most purely material aspect: canvas, frame, paint, surface, format, light.
For the exhibition at Indipendenza Studio, Mosset presents a series of monochrome black and white canvases painted using a rubber polymer paint more commonly used for industrial purposes. With this series of works he continues to blur the concept of authorship working on the surface and its texture. Mosset’s artistic practice and his questioning of painting’s status have become an influential point of reference.

Olivier Mosset was born in Bern in 1944 and lives and works in Tucson, Arizona. His work forms part of the permanent collections of MoMA, New York; the Pompidou Centre, Paris; the Migros Museum, Zurich; the Musée Cantonal des Beaux-Arts, Lausanne; the Musée des Beaux Arts, La Chaux-De- Fonds, Switzerland; and the MAC, Lyon. Kunsthalle Zurich will present a solo exhibition of the artist’s work opening on the 19th April.