Nicolas Party

"Trunks and Faces"

8 November 2014 – 18 January 2015

OpeningFriday, 7 November 2014 at 
6 pm
(admission free)
VenueWestfälischer Kunstverein Rothenburg 30, 48143 Münster
Opening Hours
Tue - Sun  11am - 7pm
Admissions4 € / concessions 2 € / members free

In his paintings and pastels, Swiss artist Nicolas Party (b. 1980, Lausanne) devotes himself solely to the traditional genres of still life, landscape and portrait painting, evoking the formal vernacular of the twentieth century and some of its leading protagonists, such as Morandi, Picasso, Matisse or Botero. By contrast, we have Party’s gigantic public space murals that clearly point to his roots in graffiti, not to mention his ‘Performance Dinners’ for which he designs the entire furniture and fittings, including the cutlery and menus. Party has produced a series of new works for his show at the Westfälischer Kunstverein and will present a series of double portraits, as well as sculpture that integrates the interior architecture of the premises. The show’s title “Trunks and Faces” certainly fulfills its promise, even in its intended multiple meanings: elephant trunks, tree trunks, faces, front and rear views.

Curator: Kristina Scepanski

Public Programme

Friday, 7 November, 2014 at 6 pm (admission free)

Artist talk and exhibition walkthrough with Nicolas Party
Sunday, 9 November, 2014  at 2 pm

Guided tours with Kristina Scepanski
Friday, 21 November, 2014 at 6 pm
Sonntag, 18 January, 2015 at 2 pm

(in German)

Additional guided tours in German or English on request.

Long Friday
open doors to 10 pm , free admission
14 November, 2014
12. December, 2014
9. January, 2015