Join French artist and photographer Georges Rousse at Sous Les Etoiles Gallery for the movie screening of UTOPIA: Georges Rousse at the Familistère de Guise, a new film by Christian Boustani documenting the artist’s residency in the Familistère de Guise in France from November 2014 to March 2015. The screening will be followed by an Artist Talk and Q&A with Georges Rousse, whose work is on view at the gallery as part of the exhibition Éloge des Lieux (In Praise of Spaces), which marks Rousse’s first solo American show in over a decade, and features photographs never before exhibited in the US.
About the artist
Georges Rousse, working at the intersections of painting, architecture and photography, has created his one-of-a-kind installations and photographs around the globe. Born in 1947, Rousse quickly made his mark on the contemporary art world following his first exhibition in 1981 at the Galerie de France in Paris, receiving such prestigious awards as the International Center of Photography Award in 1988 and the National Grand Prix of Photography in 1993. His work has been shown in numerous biennials (Paris, Venice, Sydney) and has been exhibited in the Grand Palais (Paris), Hirshhorn Museum (Washington, D.C.), Haggerty Museum (WI), House of Culture (La Paz, Honduras), Sivori Museum (Buenos Aires), and National Art Museum of China, among hundreds of others, and can be found in the collections of the Louvre Museum (Paris), Brooklyn Museum (NY), National Museum of Modern Art (Paris), Museum of Modern Art (Vienna), LaSalle Bank Photography Collection (Chicago), Guggenheim Museum (NY), and Deutsche Bank Collection, among several others.
In 2008, Georges Rousse succeeded Sol LeWitt as an associate member of the Belgian Royal Academy.