Michaël Cailloux at The Cercle Suédois, Paris
12 – 28 October 2022
The Cercle Suédois
The contemporary lounge
Paris | FRANCE
Exhibition Demoiselle Nature by Michaël Cailloux
Opening by invitation on Tuesday 11 October 2022 at 5pm
Nocturnes on Thursdays, October 20th and 27th until 9pm
Drawing, engraving, mural jewelry, silk-screening, …
The Cercle Suédois bar, Paris
Carte blanche to Michaël Cailloux
On an original invitation from the AAS, the Gallery is organising an exhibition at the Cercle Suédois, rue de Rivoli, Paris 1er, for the second time in 2022. Discovering the place nestled in the heart of a Haussmannian flat with a dense history (first Swedish Circle abroad, creation of the Nobel Prize, AAS since 1957), the gallery continues its nomadic work in original, singular places, open to art and welcoming contemporary art with always great enthusiasm.
This new exhibition of Michaël Cailloux is an opportunity for the gallery to celebrate 10 years of exhibitions with the artist and to present a preview of his monograph which will be released at the end of October.
For this event Michaël Cailloux will propose a selection of recent works representative of the evolution of his research and creations since 2012:
etchings, including the new “Renaissance” series (etching and drawing), wall jewelry (copper plate matrix of the etchings), unpublished drawings that the artist is developing in their own right, art prints that will greet visitors from the entrance of the Swedish Circle.
Also a series of Specimens (drawing and cutting) in collaboration with the artist Julie Yülle.
Finally Michaël Cailloux will present for the first time new creations in silk-screen printing on glass.
The tight theme is also representative of the artist’s research inspired by nature (insects, birds, mammals).
The title of the exhibition “Demoiselle Nature” is a wink to the expression Mother Nature but also to the sub-order of dragonflies, the zygopters or damselflies.
The artist combines his creations around this insect and others such as the butterfly and a wide inspiration around Sweden.
Thus, in the same vein, the series of felt pen drawings with an astral spirit brings together new creations representing the Earth, the Moon, Mars, Saturn, Jupiter (work in progress), in reference to the largest existing model of the solar system scattered throughout Sweden! The exhibition will therefore be an opportunity to see the artist’s works again, to discover his new research and to appreciate the evolution of his creations in terms of plastic research, themes and technical innovation.
Exhibition organised in partnership with the Swedish Art Association in Paris.
The Swedish Circle in brief
Founded in 1891, the “Svenska Klubben i Paris” is the oldest Swedish Circle abroad.
Just a stone’s throw from the Place de la Concorde in the heart of Paris, the Cercle Suédois welcomes its members and their guests in its salons, bar and restaurant with a breathtaking view of the Jardin des Tuileries.
In addition to the Rivoli Mercredi Jazz every Wednesday evening, the Cercle Suédois organises for its members and their guests events dedicated to Swedish traditions and culture (themed lunches, traditional parties…), as well as other gatherings connected to the zeitgeist (After Work, Thursday Apéro, brunches…).
In 1957, the Swedish Art Association (AAS) was created and is celebrating its 65th anniversary this year. Close to the artists, the association is very active: organisation of exhibitions, valorisation of the collection of works created since the beginning of the Circle, edition of a work of art each year, help to the exhibited artists, artistic meetings, conferences.
Visiting the exhibition
Opening hours of the exhibition
free entrance from Monday to Friday from 3:30 pm to 6 pm
And Saturday, October 22 from 2 to 6 pm
* Access via the restaurant from 12:30 to 14:30
* During the Rivoli Wednesday Jazz evenings
The Cercle Suédois in Paris
242, rue de Rivoli
75001 Paris / M° Concorde
Intercom / Left building 2nd floor