Daniel Arsham Exclusive Book Signing

Saturday 13th of May Galerie Ron Mandos held an exclusive book signing with Daniel Arsham, one of the most sought-after contemporary artists of this moment. Arsham signed his book on Saturday May 13th, 12-2pm, at the Filling Pieces flagship store in Amsterdam, where a lot of his art admirers attended the signing.

This event is was a collaboration between Filling Pieces, Daniel Arsham Studio, and Galerie Ron Mandos. After the book signing, Arsham opened his exhibition at Galerie Ron Mandos, Prinsengracht 282, Amsterdam.

Book on Sale: Moonraker Time Dilation

This book presents through two exhibitions, one at the Musée National des Arts Asiatiques – Guimet in Paris and the other in New York, a new set of sculptures and new paintings by the artist. It is accompanied by a text by Sophie Makariou, president of the Musée National des Arts Asiatiques – Guimet, Paris, and another text by Glenn Adamson, independent curator and author. To create this new set of sculptures, artist Daniel Arsham drew on the vast collection of molds produced by the Ateliers d’Art du RMN – Grand Palais. Using sculpture molds, the artist’s studio team collaborated with the RMN statuary sculptors in the execution of the works.

Retail price: €39,-

Clothbound hardcover
188 pages
Text in English
Published by Perrotin, 2021

ABOUT Daniel Arsham

Born in 1980 in Cleveland Ohio, OH, USA
Lives and works in New York, NY, USA

New York based artist Daniel Arsham work explores the fields of fine art, architecture, performance, design and film. Raised in Miami, Arsham attended the Cooper Union in New York City where he received the Gelman Trust Fellowship Award in 2003.

Soon thereafter Arsham toured worldwide with the Merce Cunningham Dance Company as the company’s stage designer. The experience lead to an ongoing collaborative practice which continues as Arsham works with world renowned artists, musicians, designers, and brands.

Arsham’s uchronic aesthetics revolves around his concept of fictional archaeology. Working in sculpture, architecture, drawing and film, he creates and crystallizes ambiguous in-between spaces or situations, and further stages what he refers to as future relics of the present. Always iconic, most of the objects that he turns into stone refer to the late 20th century or millennial era, when technological obsolescence unprecedentedly accelerated along with the digital dematerialization of our world. While the present, the future and the past poetically collide in his haunted yet playful visions between romanticism and pop art, Daniel Arsham also experiments with the timelessness of certain symbols and gestures across cultures.

In 2008, Arsham co-founded Snarkitecture with architect Alex Mustonen. Snarkitecture is a collaborative design practice established to investigate the boundaries between the disciplines of art and architecture. Snarkitecture focuses on the reinterpretation of everyday materials, structures and programs to new and imaginative effect. The studio’s work includes installations, architectural environments and objects for a diverse range of clients such as Beats by Dre, Calvin Klein, COS, Design Miami, Gufram, Kith, New Museum, and Valextra.