Inhabiting no fixed genre or style, Sico Carlier’s focus is first and foremost on the field of his training: Fine Art. Alongside his Fine Art practice he publishes and re-publishes, directs film-based work and pursues styling positions which take on a product driven initiative consequential to his art. Be it designing a tile collection for a Berlin hotel-chain in collaboration with an architectural office, in consultancy relationships with the companies of Pierre Bergé and Renzo Rosso or for Espace Culturel Louis Vuitton, he tests boundaries of his artistic output by means of experimenting with the formal structures in which an artist is produced. This has enabled him to construct client-oriented work which can be perceived as exploiting a parallel understanding, or in a less strongly defined form – added layers of meaning, without jeopardising his artistic integrity. Operating in such way, he tries to respect value systems of existing métiers and remain aware of trappings in any art practice described as hybrid.
During Art Brussels 2016, Sico Carlier curated Seducing you R.S.V.P. – a group-show, evidencing past transparency – the collectivisation of analog photography. In 2015 Paris-Photo L.A. provoked him to stage an intimate installation¹ back-to-back with Paramount studio’s, on Sunset/Gordon in a newly built residential tower. Hereby he established formal links between both the Paris-Photo L.A. art-fair – and an earlier show back in 2010, situated on the 37th floor of a KCAP-designed high-rise in the city of Rotterdam. In 2007 he was invited to spend a year in a landmark modernist house designed (1929) by Theo van Doesburg in Meudon, now a suburb of Paris. During his year at the villa he was commissioned to write a future scenario for the house, and as a curator hosted interventions there by artists Tony Feher (USA-1956-2016) and Bas Van Beek (NL). He also worked on an (ongoing) project there concerning four women with strong relations to the history of the house; Nelly van Doesburg, Sophie Taeuber-Arp, Peggy Guggenheim and Hannah Höch.
Works by Sico Carlier have been shown and/or collected at/by:
Storefront Art and Architecture, New York
MoMA/Franklin Furnace/PS1, New York
Art Metropole, Toronto
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco
Galerie Alain Gutharc, Paris
Bibliothéque Nationale de France, Paris
Reina Sofía, Madrid
Cubitt Gallery, London
Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam
Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam
Visual contributions by Sico Carlier are featured in publications such as i-D, Dazed & Confused, Fantastic Man and Têtu. Solo installations were presented at White Cubicle Toilet Gallery, London (2011), Pineal Eye, London (1999) and during Pitti Uomo, Florence (2006). His works have been reviewed in media such as Le Monde, Libération and The New York Times.
For more information concerning the work of Sico Carlier, please contact David Millhouse: +44 (0) 7516 605 726 | firstname.lastname@example.org
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