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Homage to Auguste Rodin LARGE PHOTOGRAPHS BY AKIM MONET IN CONVERSATION WITH BRONZE SCULPTURES FROM THE MUSÉE RODIN

From February 10 to March 25, 2017


Auguste RODIN (1840-1917) Le Créateur Bronze 41 x 36,9 x 13,5 cm Before 1890 Cast in 1984 by Fonderie de Coubertin, Paris Inscribed ‘A. Rodin’ © by Musée Rodin and numbered 7/8 one of the eight examples in Arabic numerals dated and stamped with foundry mark


Akim MONET (b. 1968) Untitled VII (L’homme et sa pensée) Chromogenic print, mounted face-in 1/8” Plexiglas on composite board in custom artist’s frame Print size: 145 x 125 cm - frame size: 165 x 145 cm 2009 Ed. 2/2 The present work is from a series visible at www.akimmonet.com/rodin-6x7


Auguste RODIN (1840-1917) Pygmalion et Galatée Bronze 42,1 x 27 x 31 cm 1900-1905 Cast in 2015 by Fonderie de Coubertin, Paris Inscribed A. Rodin © by Musée Rodin and numbered 2/8 one of the eight examples numbered in Arabic numerals dated and stamped with foundry mark


Akim MONET (b. 1968) Untitled V (Les trois graces qui dancent) Chromogenic print, mounted face-in 1/8� Plexiglas on composite board in custom artist’s frame Print size: 145 x 125 cm - frame size: 165 x 145 cm 2009 A.P. The present work is from a series visible at www.akimmonet.com/rodin-6x7


Auguste RODIN (1840-1917) La Femme qui se peigne Bronze 24 x 14,5 x 13,7 cm Before 1900 Cast in 2002 by Fonte Godard Inscribed A. Rodin, Š by MusÊe Rodin and numbered 5/8 one of the eight examples numbered in Arabic numerals dated and stamped with foundry mark


Akim MONET (b. 1968) Untitled VI (Pierre de Wissant) Chromogenic print, mounted face-in 1/8� Plexiglas on composite board in custom artist’s frame Print size: 70 x 60 cm - frame size: 90 x 80 cm 2009 Ed. 1/5 The present work is from a series visible at www.akimmonet.com/rodin-6x7


Camille CLAUDEL (1864-1943) La Valse Bronze with a nuanced brown patina Height: 46 cm 1895 Cast in 1996 by Fonderie de la Plaine Inscribed “La Valse/C. Claudel” and numbered “E.A. IV/IV” one of four artist proofs numbered in Roman numerals and stamped with foundry mark


Akim MONET (b. 1968) Untitled II (Fugit amor) Chromogenic print, mounted face-in 1/8� Plexiglas on composite board in custom artist’s frame Print size: 125 x 145 cm - frame size: 145 x 165 cm 2009 Ed. 1/2 The present work is from a series visible at www.akimmonet.com/rodin-6x7


Auguste RODIN (1840-1917) Roméo et Juliette Bronze 68,8 x 51,4 x 36,6 cm 1902 Cast in 2015 by Fonderie de Coubertin, Paris Inscribed A. Rodin, © by Musée Rodin and numbered 2/8 one of the eight examples numbered in Arabic numerals dated and stamped with foundry mark


Akim MONET (b. 1968) Untitled VIII (Le cri) Chromogenic print, mounted face-in 1/8� Plexiglas on composite board in custom artist’s frame Print size: 60 x 70 cm - frame size: 80 x 90 cm Ed. 1/5 2009 The present work is from a series visible at www.akimmonet.com/rodin-6x7


Akim MONET (b. 1968) La Jouissance Archival pigment print on 100% cotton on acid free watercolor paper Paper: 100 x 70 cm - image: 82 x 57 cm 2009 Ed.1/7 The present work is from a series visible at www.akimmonet.com/rodin-35mm


Akim MONET (b. 1968) Le Couple Archival pigment print on 100% cotton on acid free watercolor paper Paper: 100 x 70 cm - image: 82 x 57 cm 2009 Ed.1/7 The present work is from a series visible at www.akimmonet.com/rodin-35mm


Akim MONET (b. 1968) Black water Chromogenic print Mounted face-in 1/4� Plexiglas 183 x 122 cm 2006 Ed. 3+ 2AP The present work is from a series visible at www.akimmonet.com/in-the-vatican-gardens


Rodin, who through his sculptor’s eye, transformed the human body into a vessel of expression, thereby recasting anatomy into emotion, was eager to discover how his work could metamorphose through another art form. Thus he often invited photographers into his studio, the most famous of whom was Edward Steichen. Following in this tradition, Akim Monet presented a spontaneous series of photographs to the Musée Rodin, which resulted in an invitation to produce a body of work at the museum. “If the ‘expressionist artist has the desire to express a conception of a turbulent and rebellious world, and share with the viewer brutal and extreme sensations,’ the images that I captured at the Rodin Museum reflect this state of mind; I found in Rodin a timeless echo to my darkest thoughts, but also a resonance to my deep conviction that only redeeming love can save us from ourselves.” Akim Monet www.akimmonet.com

About the Musée Rodin, Paris The Musée Rodin contains the largest collection of the sculptor’s works at two sites, in Paris, at the Hôtel Biron, and in Meudon, site of his former home, atelier, and reserve collection. Created in 1916, thanks to Auguste Rodin’s donation of his works and his collections to the French State, it opened in 1919.

We would like to express our heartfelt gratitude for their unfailing support to Madame Catherine Chevillot,  director of the  Musée Rodin, Paris; to Mr. Hugues Herpin,  chargé de Mission of the moral right of Auguste Rodin; and lastly but not least, to Mr. Jérôme Le Blay of the Comité Rodin.

About Akim Monet Side By Side Gallery, Berlin

Please visit our website: www.rodinthealmaproject.com

Akim Monet Side by Side Gallery GmbH opened in the Fall of 2011 in Berlin. The gallery holds three exhibitions a year curated by Akim Monet, focusing on themes that juxtapose  artists from different periods in order to explore and re-contextualize works of art.  By revealing thematic correlations, Akim Monet Side by Side Gallery moves beyond a singular chronological presentation to reveal converging currents and lasting influences.

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Images are copyright 2016 © Musée Rodin, Paris; © Side by Side Gallery Akim Monet, Berlin; © Katrin Hammer Sach- & Produktfotografie, Berlin. Texts are copyright 2016 © Musée Rodin, Paris; © Side by Side Gallery Akim Monet, Berlin.


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"Homage to Rodin" e-catalogue - Akim Monet Side by Side Gallery GmbH, Berlin  

Large photographs by Akim Monet in conversation with bronze sculptures from the Musée Rodin Rodin, who through his sculptor’s eye, transfo...

"Homage to Rodin" e-catalogue - Akim Monet Side by Side Gallery GmbH, Berlin  

Large photographs by Akim Monet in conversation with bronze sculptures from the Musée Rodin Rodin, who through his sculptor’s eye, transfo...