Jules de Balincourt

  • Eldorado 3000
    April 27, 2019 - September 1, 2019
    Tripostal, Lille, FRANCE
    Muba, Tourcoing, FRANCE

    Jules de Balincourt is currently showing more than 10 paintings in Eldorama, Tripostal, Lille and Les Enfants du Paradis, MUba Eugène Leroy, Tourcoing as part of this year's El Dorado Lille 3000.

    The flagship of lille3000, Admiral, the Tripostal unfolds the great story of Eldorado through a myriad of contemporary works of art borrowed from all over the world. New Eldorados, the exhibition presents the universal adventure of all the Eldorados who move and move individuals. Punctuated by works that launched the movement, while others offer themselves as ideal stations before moving on to other horizons, the journey unfolds a dynamic epic story, but also wild and violent, animated by the artists’ fascinated or critical look at the new eldorados that our contemporary world promises us.

    First, in antiquity, there were the ancient myths of the lost cities, the Atlantians swallowed up with all their riches. Then, in the 16th century, it was the conquest of the Eldorados of Mexico and Peru, the wild plundering of Aztec or Incan treasures. Then Eldorado is a constantly renewed myth, which takes us to the countries of yellow gold, but also black gold (oil), green gold (ecology), and even artificial or tax havens. Eldorado begins there: with the attraction of dreamed, invented worlds, of blessed utopias built by desire.

    The Eldorado is always somewhere else. And in fact his great story also goes through the test of disillusionment: by passing from a dream country to real lands, the adventurer settles into a new life made of habits, routine, and soon boredom. He begins to dream, once again, of another Eldorado. Our contemporary world is full of it, and constantly stirs up before our eyes the mirages of new paradises, often contradictory: distant islands or inner Zen, fiscal exile or ecological decline... In this last chapter, we will thus move between works that are sometimes critical, sometimes dreamy, between disappointment and new hope.

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  • Scherzo Fantastique New York City Ballet
    January 22, 2017 - February 3, 2017
    Lincoln Center for Performing Arts
    David H Koch Theater
    20 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023

    Jules de Balincourt has made the scenic design for the ballet choreographed by Justin Peck on Stravinsky's eponymous score, Scherzo Fantastique. The dance piece premiered at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center in July 2016. Performances until 3 February 2017 by the New York City Ballet at Lincoln Center, New York.

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  • Book Signing
    September 26, 2015 - September 26, 2015
    Paris Marais

    Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac will host a book signing by Jules de Balincourt on 26 September 2015 from 4pm to 6pm in the Paris Marais gallery space.

    Jules de Balincourt will present his latest publication As Far West As We Could Go, Kasseler Kunstverein, published by Distanz Verlag.

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  • As Far West As We Could Go
    January 23, 2015 - March 15, 2015
    Kasseler Kunstverein, Kassel, Germany

    The Kasseler Kunstverein presents with "As Far West As We Could Go" the first institutional solo exhibition in Germany of Jules de Balincourt. From 23 January until 15 March 2015 the internationally renowned artist will show a selection of works made over the last ten years as well as works he has created especially for the exhibition at the Kasseler Kunstverein.

    The paintings are a gentle yet powerful exploration of everyday stories big and small derived from the artist’s globalized life and transcribed through his fluent and gestural pictorial means.

    "As Far West As We Could Go" will be opened on 22 January 2015 at 7pm. Please click here for more information about the exhibition.

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  • FOCUS: Jules de Balincourt
    November 15, 2014 - January 25, 2015
    Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, Texas

    The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth first Director's Council FOCUS exhibition for the 2014–2015 season features the work of New York-based artist Jules de Balincourt. The exhibition presents a selection of key works spanning the past few years of the artist’s career alongside new works on view for the first time.

    FOCUS: Jules de Balincourt , on view from 15 November 2014 until 25 January, 2015, is the artist’s first solo exhibition in Texas. For more information about the exhibition please click here


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  • The Making of Painting
    October 30, 2014 - October 31, 2014
    The Collège de France, Paris, France

    The Collège de France invites to the symposium “The Making of Painting” on Thursday, October 30 and Friday, October 31, 2014 from 9am. Jules de Balincourt and fifteen other painters will present a testimony of their personal practices, during a 40-minute intervention, which will then be followed by a 20-minute discussion with the audience. “The Making of Painting” takes place at the Collège de France (11 place Marcelin-Berthelot, 75005 Paris). For more information please click here


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  • Misfit Island
    March 1, 2014 - June 8, 2014
    Musée departemental d'art contemporain Rochechouart
    Rochechouart, France

    The Musée départemental d’art contemporain de Rochechouart will host Jules de Balincourt’s first museum presentation in France. The Paris-born, New York-based painter artist has been a notable figure on the New York art scene for the past decade. The exhibition will present a dozen of paintings from 2003 to now. His paintings can be at the same time strange and realist, figurative and abstract, but always rooted in contemporary life.

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  • PEINTURES 2004-2013
    November 27, 2013 - March 23, 2014

    Following through on its commitment to contemporary art, in a spirit of accessibility and discovery, the Museum is premiering the Franco-American artist, Jules de Balincourt, an important figure on the new pictural scene who belongs to the generation of artists in the New York community that includes Marcel Dzama, Kristin Baker and Dana Schutz. His works are found in the collections of the Brooklyn Museum, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles.

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  • L’Ange de l’Histoire
    April 25, 2013 - July 7, 2013
    Palais des Beaux-Arts (ENSBA)
    Paris, France

    This group exhibition titled The Angel of History will explore the theme of debris and remains in art : ruins as material or as a metaphore. Jules de Balincourt will present three paintings, Island Hopper (2006), More Fetish Objects to Haunt Us (2008) and Bang Big (2011).

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    October 7, 2012 - January 27, 2013

    Jules de Balincourt's "Parallel Universe" is showcasing an exclusive body of works realized especially for Collezione Maramotti in Italy. The artist, who worked simultaneously on the paintings, gradually created a dialogue amidst the works which evolved organically as he went back and forth between them.

    "Parallel Universe" can thus be seen as a map which unveils inner worlds where Jules de Balincourt frees himself from the common representation of the world, time and space in order to disseminate a personal geography. 

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