Rosemary Laing Wildflower, 2017 Archival pigment print 39 x 79 inches (100 x 200 cm) Framed: 40 x 79.5 x 3 inches (101.6 x 201.9 x 7.6 cm) Edition of 8

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Description

Galerie Lelong & Co., New York, is pleased to present “Rhe: everything flows;” a group exhibition held in collaboration with Galleries Curate: RHE, an international contemporary art platform initiated by 21 galleries as a response to the ongoing challenges of the pandemic. “Rhe,” from Greek for that which flows, centers on the theme of water: its essential significance to life, as a bridge between people and cultures, and its status under threat from climate change. A platform with ongoing projects through May 2021, RHE is coordinated by Clément Delépine, independent curator, writer, and co-director of Paris Internationale. Displayed together in this exhibition, all of the artists dwell on the physical and at times politicized qualities of water, reflecting humanity’s unity in our need for the life-giving source yet our division in its care and distribution.

In the first days of the Covid-19 pandemic, an informal group of contemporary galleries from around the world came together to discuss how to respond to the new challenges of the global crisis that has thrown so many social, environmental, and cultural divisions into sudden, simultaneous relief. The initial group of twelve grew quickly to twenty-one, and together, we created GALLERIES CURATE, a collaborative exhibition initiative designed to encourage a dynamic and supportive dialogue between our individual programmes.

Participating artist:

Petah Coyne
Ficre Ghebreyesus
Andy Goldsworthy
Jane Hammond
Alfredo Jaar
Rosemary Laing
Cildo Meireles
Ana Mendieta
Jaume Plensa
Carolee Schneemann
Kate Shepherd
Michelle Stuart
Juan Uslé
Catherine Yass