a low-lit gallery with works of art
July 3—August 28, 2021
Esther Schipper, Berlin

Inexistence Etienne Chambaud

Exhibition view: Inexistence, Esther Schipper, Berlin, 2021. Photo © Andrea Rossetti

Press Release

Esther Schipper is pleased to present Etienne Chambaud’s exhibition Inexistence, the artist’s first with the gallery. The works included in the exhibition are a scent and a sound installation, a sculptural work generating a pattern of temperatures, three light installations, glass works, bronze sculptures and modified panel paintings. Etienne Chambaud, Inexistence – Online Viewing Room The first work encountered by the visitor is Multiplex, a scent installation invoking familiar spaces but also acting as a...
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A lamp lights an icon that has been painted gold


Etienne Chambaud
Etienne Chambaud’s exhibition title Inexistence suggests the exhibition as condition of contradictory states, as a site where things and beings could alternatively or simultaneously emerge, change or remain absent. The works in the exhibition share a certain tension between what can be experienced, seen, and known. They manifest as ephemeral sensations—the perceptions of smell, sound, light and warmth—appearing and disappearing. Yet, in the midst of this exhibition, it is also the spectators’ certainty in their position that is being destabilized, as is the necessity of their presence: the synthetic birds will continue to sing their songs long after they have left.

The exhibition was
 kindly supported by the Stiftung Kunstfonds, NEUSTART KULTUR program.