Kim? Contemporary Art Centre is excited to announce participation in the art fair Paris Internationale 9th Edition on October 18–22 in the non-profit organizations’ section. Next to four participants from Côte d’Ivoire, Bangladesh, and France, in the non-profit section Kim? will present artist Viktor Timofeev’s latest works on paper.
From the series Windows Without Buildings
Kim? booth: 2nd floor
17 rue du Faubourg Poissonnière, 75009
The latest works on paper embody Timofeev’s continued interest in systems as a generative tool, using invented rules and improvisations to render pseudo-abstract, intimate compositions. Distorted glimpses of ordinary street views, staircases, cars and buildings can be discerned within densely layered graphite drawings and observed reality blends with ineffable mark-making. The six works are all composed as diptychs, half oriented as landscape and half as portraits.
Viktor Timofeev (1984) works across generative video, painting, installation, and sound, frequently combining the mediums to create semi-fictional environments. He received his MFA at the Piet Zwart Institute in Rotterdam and his BFA at Hunter College in New York. Recent solo exhibitions include DOG at Interstate Projects (New York, 2021); God Objects at Futura/Karlin Studios (Prague, 2020); Stairway to Melon at Kim? Contemporary Art Center (Riga, 2017); and S.T.A.T.E. at the Drawing Room (London, 2016). Recent group exhibitions include Shallow Springs at Kohta Kunsthalle (Helsinki, 2023); Digital Intimacy at the National Gallery (Prague, 2021), 14th Baltic Triennial at CAC (Vilnius, 2021); Unexpected Encounters at the Latvian National Museum of Art (2019); A Barbarian in Paris at Fondation Ricard (Paris, 2018); and Somewhere In Between at Bozar (Brussels, 2018).
About Paris Internationale
For the 9th edition, Paris Internationale has selected 65 galleries from 25 countries. Founded by and for the participating galleries as an innovative alternative to traditional art fairs, Paris Internationale selects its participants for their influence within local ecosystems, their importance on the global art scene and their specific projects for Paris.
In addition, each year, Paris Internationale welcomes non-profit organizations. They are invited to take part in the fair free of charge to promote their essential actions, both to the vitality of debates on contemporary creation and to the visibility of emerging artists and those evolving outside the traditional market circuits. This year, five of them have been selected: Brihatta Art Foundation (Dhaka, Bangladesh), Goswell Road (Paris, France), Joy (Paris, France), Kim? (Riga, Latvia) and Something, (Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire).
Participation in the art fair is possible with the financial support of The Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Latvia.