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Time Dilation
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2021 年 01 月 16 日
- 2021 年 02 月 20 日
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NEW YORK
130 Orchard Street

10002 NEW YORK USA




















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Perrotin is pleased to present Time Dilation, Daniel Arsham’s latest exhibition, encompassing all three floors of our New York gallery. Transporting audiences inside the artist’s universe, the exhibition will introduce visitors to a range of Arsham’s practice that will feature several new bodies of work alongside the artist’s continued exploration of his signature sculptures cast in geological materials.


Installation view of Daniel Arsham: Time Dilation at Perrotin New York. Photo by Guillaume Ziccarelli. Courtesy the artist and Perrotin.
Installation view of Daniel Arsham: Time Dilation at Perrotin New York. Photo by Guillaume Ziccarelli. Courtesy the artist and Perrotin.
Installation view of Daniel Arsham: Time Dilation at Perrotin New York. Photo by Guillaume Ziccarelli. Courtesy the artist and Perrotin.
Installation view of Daniel Arsham: Time Dilation at Perrotin New York. Photo by Guillaume Ziccarelli. Courtesy the artist and Perrotin.
Installation view of Daniel Arsham: Time Dilation at Perrotin New York. Photo by Guillaume Ziccarelli. Courtesy the artist and Perrotin.
Installation view of Daniel Arsham: Time Dilation at Perrotin New York. Photo by Guillaume Ziccarelli. Courtesy the artist and Perrotin.
Installation view of Daniel Arsham: Time Dilation at Perrotin New York. Photo by Guillaume Ziccarelli. Courtesy the artist and Perrotin.
Installation view of Daniel Arsham: Time Dilation at Perrotin New York. Photo by Guillaume Ziccarelli. Courtesy the artist and Perrotin.

What I’m trying to create for viewers is to pull them outside of this moment, 10,000 years from now and where that time period has been collapsed.



— Daniel Arsham for The New York Times

Excerpts below are taken from “Supercollider,” an essay written by curator, author, and historian Glenn Adamson.

Daniel ARSHAM
Valley of the Sublime, Patagonia, 2020
Unframed : 164.5 × 228.6 × 7.6 cm | 64 3/4 × 90 × 3 1/4 inch
Framed : 177 × 241.3 × 11.3 cm | 69 3/4 × 95 × 4 7/16 inch
Acrylic on canvas

The paintings included in the present exhibition may be a surprise to some, who have come into contact with Arsham only in the past few years. But he was trained as a painter, and the first works he showed with Perrotin were in this medium. The disrupted circumstances of 2020 all but forced him back to the easel, as social distancing made his usual studio operations impossible. Suddenly it was just him and the blank canvas.

Daniel ARSHAM
Cave of Rome Deified, 2020
320 × 457.2 × 7.6 cm | 126 × 180 × 3 inch
4 panels, each : 160 × 228.6 cm | 63 × 90 inch
Acrylic on canvas, multiple panels

His response, in this down-tools moment, attests to the depth of his inner artistic resources. After first laying out his images, he transfers them manually to the canvas, employing a special formulation of acrylic, super-matte with a high pigment load. Because the pictures are monochromatic, they have something of the character of photographs, but also a rich texture, an assertive materiality. As for the images – they are like a visit to the cathedral of his mind, a psychic spelunk. Sublime caverns open up to our view, populated by classical figures depicted at disconcerting scale. We are in the cave, here. This is what we find when we go back to the origins of history, or imagine how it all will end, from Lascaux to Plato’s Republic to the Fortress of Solitude, from womb to tomb. Our present hangs, crystalline, multi-faceted, and oh so fragile, somewhere along that ambit; one that Arsham alone seems to traverse, round and round on the track of time.

Daniel ARSHAM
Rose Quartz Eroded Apollo Belvedere, 2020
234 × 162 × 110 cm | 92 1/8 × 63 3/4 × 43 5/16 inch
Rose quartz, quartz, hydrostone
Daniel ARSHAM
Blue Calcite Eroded Nymph with a Shell, 2020
70 × 85 × 68 cm | 27 9/16 × 33 7/16 × 26 3/4 inch
Blue calcite, quartz, hydrostone

The exhibition’s most striking encounter is the one that Arsham stages between classical statuary and Pokémon, the latter of which marks the first major collaboration between a contemporary artist and the storied Pokémon company. Here, both are subjected to the artist’s signature decay. It’s as if he were enacting the half-life of these icons: trophies, meet entropy.


The classical works are drawn from Arsham’s collaboration with the august RMN-Grand Palais, in Paris (also featured in his exhibition “Moonraker” at the Musée Guimet), while Pokémon is Pokémon. Two different cultural universes, in a highlow, head-on crash. Or is it a crossroads? Two trajectories arriving to the same point: ancient sculpture is so venerated that it has become cliché, the stuff of museum gift shops, while the creatures of Pokémon, which seem to be influenced by Japanese mythology, have morphed into their own 21st century version of the sacred.

Daniel ARSHAM
Amethyst Crystallized Large Gengar, 2019 - 2020
122.6 × 118.1 × 109.2 cm | 48 1/4 × 46 1/2 × 43 1/16 inch
Amethyst, selenite, hydrostone
Daniel ARSHAM
Quartz Crystallized Large Charmander , 2019 - 2020
127 × 104.1 × 104.1 cm | 50 × 41 × 41 inch
Quartz, selenite, hydrostone

These objects, they slide on a timeline and they do that by appearing to be falling apart. But they’re made of crystal, which we associate with growth. So there is this ambiguity : Are they falling apart? Are they growing together?



— Daniel Arsam for The New York Times
Daniel ARSHAM
Untitled, 2020
63.8 × 124.8 × 19.7 cm | 25 1/8 × 49 1/8 × 8 5/8 inch
Resin, LED backlight
Daniel ARSHAM
Untitled, 2020
89.9 × 124.8 × 63.8 cm | 35 3/8 × 49 1/8 × 25 1/8 inch
Resin, LED backlight

Finally, Daniel Arsham’s new resin works, whose “constituent elements –a magazine, say, with a camera, a videotape, and a box of breakfast cereal – lap one another, each washed up on a different tide. The use of transparency and gradient color gives the works a distinctly digital tang. While entirely analogue (in fact, they were inspired by resin casting molds in Arsham’s studio), they commune with the virtual; they seem to have absorbed the evanescent qualities of the 21st-century commodity form. They are physical manifestations of hyper-reality.


"TIME DILATION" AT PERROTIN NEW YORK
Daniel Arsham "Time Dilation" - A Conversation and Walkthrough with Glenn Adamson
VIRTUAL VISIT OF "TIME DILATION" AT PERROTIN NEW YORK
Daniel ARSHAM

Born in 1980 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Lives and works in New York, USA

Born in 1980 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Lives and works in New York, USA


Daniel Arsham’s uchronic aesthetic revolves around his concept of fictional archaeology. Working in sculpture, architecture, drawing and film, he creates and crystallizes ambiguous in-between spaces or situations, and further stages what he refers to as future relics of the present. They are eroded casts of modern artifacts and contemporary human figures, which he expertly makes out of some geological material such as sand, selenite or volcanic ash for them to appear as if they had just been unearthed after being buried for ages. Always iconic, most of the objects that he turns into stone refer to the late 20th century or millennial era, when technological obsolescence unprecedentedly accelerated along with the digital dematerialization of our world. While the present, the future and the past poetically collide in his haunted yet playful visions between romanticism and pop art, Daniel Arsham also experiments with the timelessness of certain symbols and gestures across cultures.


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List of artworks
FLOOR 1
Daniel ARSHAM
Cave of the Sublime, Iceland, 2020
Unframed : 213.5 × 305.4 cm | 84 1/16 × 120 1/4 inch
Framed : 227.5 × 318.1 × 13 cm | 89 9/16 × 125 1/4 × 5 1/8 inch
Acrylic on canvas
Daniel ARSHAM
Desert Animation, 2020
Unframed : 215.9 × 267 cm | 85 × 105 1/8 inch
Framed : 228.6 × 279.7 × 11.3 cm | 90 × 110 1/8 × 4 7/16 inch
Acrylic on canvas
Daniel ARSHAM
Cenote of Venus Italica, 2020
266.7 × 215.9 cm | 105 × 85 inch
Framed : 275.9 × 219.7 × 11.3 cm | 108 5/8 × 86 1/2 × 4 7/16 inch
Acrylic on canvas
Daniel ARSHAM
Desert Animation, 2020
Unframed : 164.3 × 228.6 cm | 64 11/16 × 90 inch
Framed : 177 × 241.6 × 10.2 cm | 69 11/16 × 95 1/8 × 4 7/16 inch
Acrylic on canvas panel
Daniel ARSHAM
Bronze Eroded Bust of Zeus, 2020
193 × 112.4 × 136.5 cm | 76 × 44 1/4 × 53 3/4 inch
Bronze, patina, polished stainless steel
Daniel ARSHAM
Rose Quartz Eroded Apollo Belvedere, 2020
234 × 162 × 110 cm | 92 1/8 × 63 3/4 × 43 5/16 inch
Rose quartz, quartz, hydrostone
Daniel ARSHAM
Blue Calcite Eroded Ariadne Sleeping, also known as Cleopatra, 2020
110 × 215 × 90 cm | 43 5/16 × 84 5/8 × 35 7/16 inch
Blue calcite, quartz, hydrostone
Daniel ARSHAM
Amethyst Eroded Bust of Lucius Verus en fière Arvale, 2020
105 × 85 × 68 cm | 41 5/16 × 33 7/16 × 26 3/4 inch
Amethyst, quartz, hydrostone
Daniel ARSHAM
Rose Quartz Eroded Bust of Pericles, 2020
63.5 × 24.1 × 32.1 cm | 25 × 9 1/2 × 12 5/8 inch
Rose quartz, quartz, hydrostone
Daniel ARSHAM
Ash and Pyrite Eroded Bust of Veiled Woman (Aspasia), 2020
65 × 30 × 30 cm | 25 9/16 × 11 13/16 × 11 13/16 inch
Volcanic ash, pyrite, selenite, hydrostone
Daniel ARSHAM
Ash and Pyrite Crystallized Pokédex, 2020
142.2 × 200.7 × 27.9 cm | 56 × 79 × 11 inch
Volcanic ash, pyrite, selenite, hydrostone,
Daniel ARSHAM
Blue Calcite Crystallized Pikachu Pokémon Trading Card , 2019 - 2020
122.5 × 87.6 × 3.8 cm | 48 1/4 × 34 1/2 × 1 1/2 inch
Blue calcite, quartz, hydrostone
Daniel ARSHAM
Quartz Crystallized Large Charmander , 2019 - 2020
127 × 104.1 × 104.1 cm | 50 × 41 × 41 inch
Quartz, selenite, hydrostone
Daniel ARSHAM
Quartz Crystallized Seated Pikachu, 2019 - 2020
50.8 × 50.8 × 55.9 cm | 20 × 20 × 22 inch
Quartz, selenite, hydrostone
Daniel ARSHAM
Blue Calcite Crystallized Poliwhirl, 2019 - 2020
50.8 × 76.2 × 45.7 cm | 20 × 30 × 18 inch
Blue calcite, quartz, hydrostone
Daniel ARSHAM
Bronze Crystallized Mewtwo (Small), 2020
62.9 × 48.3 × 53.3 cm | 24 3/4 × 19 × 21 inch
Bronze, polished stainless steel
Daniel ARSHAM
Bronze Crystallized Pikachu (Small), 2020
64.1 × 52.1 × 53.3 cm | 25 1/4 × 20 1/2 × 21 inch
Bronze, polished stainless steel
FLOOR 2
Daniel ARSHAM
Untitled, 2020
89.9 × 124.8 × 63.8 cm | 35 3/8 × 49 1/8 × 25 1/8 inch
Resin, LED backlight
Daniel ARSHAM
Untitled, 2020
89.9 × 124.8 × 63.8 cm | 35 3/8 × 49 1/8 × 25 1/8 inch
Resin, LED backlight
Daniel ARSHAM
Untitled, 2020
89.9 × 124.8 × 63.8 cm | 35 3/8 × 49 1/8 × 25 1/8 inch
Resin, LED backlight
Daniel ARSHAM
Untitled, 2020
63.8 × 125.7 × 20.3 cm | 25 1/8 × 49 1/2 × 8 5/8 inch
Resin, LED backlight
Daniel ARSHAM
Untitled, 2020
63.8 × 124.8 × 19.7 cm | 25 1/8 × 49 1/8 × 8 5/8 inch
Resin, LED backlight
Daniel ARSHAM
Untitled, 2020
64.1 × 125.7 × 17.8 cm | 25 1/4 × 49 1/2 × 8 5/8 inch
Resin, LED backlight
Daniel ARSHAM
Untitled, 2020
63.8 × 125.7 × 19.7 cm | 25 1/8 × 49 1/2 × 8 5/8 inch
Resin, LED backlight
Daniel ARSHAM
Untitled, 2020
63.8 × 124.8 × 19.7 cm | 25 1/8 × 49 1/8 × 8 5/8 inch
Resin, LED backlight
FLOOR 3
Daniel ARSHAM
Cave of Rome Deified, 2020
320 × 457.2 × 7.6 cm | 126 × 180 × 3 inch
4 panels, each : 160 × 228.6 cm | 63 × 90 inch
Acrylic on canvas, multiple panels
Daniel ARSHAM
Jungle Animation, 2020
Unframed : 164.3 × 228.6 cm | 64 11/16 × 90 inch
Framed : 177 × 241.3 × 11.3 cm | 69 11/16 × 95 1/8 × 4 7/16 inch
Acrylic on canvas
Daniel ARSHAM
Tropical Cave of Zeus, 2020
Unframed : 267 × 216.1 × 10.2 cm | 105 1/8 × 85 1/16 × 4 inch
Framed : 277.8 × 228.8 × 12.7 cm | 109 3/8 × 90 1/16 × 5 1/8 inch
Acrylic on canvas
Daniel ARSHAM
Cave of Venus, Borneo, 2020
Unframed : 198.3 × 168.3 cm | 78 1/16 × 66 1/4 inch
Framed : 211 × 181 × 10.6 cm | 83 1/16 × 71 1/4 × 4 3/16 inch
Acrylic on canvas panel
Daniel ARSHAM
Valley of the Sublime, Patagonia, 2020
Unframed : 164.5 × 228.6 × 7.6 cm | 64 3/4 × 90 × 3 1/4 inch
Framed : 177 × 241.3 × 11.3 cm | 69 3/4 × 95 × 4 7/16 inch
Acrylic on canvas
Daniel ARSHAM
Frozen Lake, 2020
Unframed : 198.3 × 168.3 × 7.6 cm | 78 1/16 × 66 1/4 × 3 inch
Framed : 211 × 181 cm | 83 1/16 × 71 1/4 × 4 3/16 inch
Acrylic on canvas
Daniel ARSHAM
Bronze Eroded Venus of Arles, 2020
Approx. : 260 × 128 × 93 cm | 102 3/8 × 50 3/8 × 36 5/8 inch
Bronze, polished stainless steel
Daniel ARSHAM
Ash and Pyrite Eroded Bather (Venus au Bain), 2020
174 × 64 × 77 cm | 68 1/2 × 25 3/16 × 30 5/16 inch
Volcanic ash, pyrite, hydrostone
Daniel ARSHAM
Blue Calcite Eroded Nymph with a Shell, 2020
70 × 85 × 68 cm | 27 9/16 × 33 7/16 × 26 3/4 inch
Blue calcite, quartz, hydrostone
Daniel ARSHAM
Grey Selenite Eroded Antinous as Bacchus, 2020
62 × 30 × 30 cm | 24 7/16 × 11 13/16 × 11 13/16 inch
Grey selenite, quartz, hydrostone
Daniel ARSHAM
Rose Quartz Eroded Bust of Rome Divinisée, 2020
104.5 × 71 × 54.9 cm | 41 1/8 × 27 15/16 × 21 5/8 inch
Rose quartz, quartz, hydrostone
Daniel ARSHAM
Blue Calcite Eroded Bust of Laocoön, 2020
76.2 × 41.9 × 45.7 cm | 30 1/16 × 16 1/2 × 18 inch
Blue calcite, quartz, hydrostone
Daniel ARSHAM
Quartz Crystallized Cubone , 2019 - 2020
57.8 × 52.1 × 52.1 cm | 22 3/4 × 20 1/2 × 20 1/2 inch
Quartz, selenite, hydrostone
Daniel ARSHAM
Amethyst Crystallized Large Gengar, 2019 - 2020
122.6 × 118.1 × 109.2 cm | 48 1/4 × 46 1/2 × 43 1/16 inch
Amethyst, selenite, hydrostone
Daniel ARSHAM
Ash and Pyrite Crystallized Slowpoke, 2019 - 2020
43.2 × 27.9 × 63.5 cm | 17 × 11 × 25 inch
Volcanic ash, pyrite, selenite, hydrostone
Daniel ARSHAM
Bronze Crystallized Trainer and Pikachu (Small), 2020
71.1 × 63.5 × 73.7 cm | 28 × 25 × 29 inch
Bronze, polished stainless steel
Daniel ARSHAM
Rose Quartz Crystallized Blastoise Pokémon Trading Card , 2020
121.9 × 86.4 × 3.8 cm | 48 × 34 × 1 1/2 inch
Rose quartz, quartz, hydrostone
Daniel ARSHAM
Amethyst Crystallized Charizard Card , 2019 - 2020
122.2 × 87.6 × 3.5 cm | 48 1/8 × 34 1/2 × 1 3/8 inch
Amethyst, quartz, hydrostone