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Established in 2020 Fitzpatrick Gallery is focused on a program of curated projects in site-specific venues worldwide and builds on the legacy of Freedman Fitzpatrick, inaugurated in 2013 with locations in Los Angeles and Paris.

Our new Paris gallery space will open in spring 2021.

Selected institutional exhibitions to take place this fall include:

Mathis Altmann, Centre culturel suisse, Paris, October 11 - November 15, 2020
Matthew Lutz-Kinoy, Museum Frieder Burda Le Salon Berlin, November 13, 2020
Jill Mulleady, Made in L.A., Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, November 8, 2020
Raúl de Nieves, MOCA North Miami, October 15, 2020 - March 21, 2021
Hannah Weinberger, Dorothea von Stetten Art Award, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Novemeber 18, 2020 - July 2, 2021
Amelie von Wulffen, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, November 28, 2020 - February 14, 2021

MATHIS ALTMANN

b. Munich, 1987
Lives and works in Berlin and Zurich

Visit his page on the gallery website via this link: fitzpatrick.gallery

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Investigating the rapidly changing terms of creative labor in our hyperdrive milieu, Mathis Altmann’s sculpture and installation practice taps into accelerationist urban culture, where working, living, and leisure blend seamlessly and precariousness is rebranded into opportunity.

“Powerlifestyles” are programmed LED pharmacy-crosses with unique loops of moving images, using the medical cross as a potent reference to consider strategies of remedy and an escape from the cult of work.

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Mathis Altmann

Powerlifestyles walk-through
Art Basel Parcours
Deutschordenskapelle
June 13 - 16, 2019

Powerlifestyles I - © Paris Internationale
Mathis Altmann
Powerlifestyles I, 2019

Double sided RGB LED Pharmacy cross display, 12:32min video loop, 23:28min audio loop
118h x 82w x 12d cm
46.46h x 32.28w x 4.72d in

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Powerlifestyles III - © Paris Internationale
Mathis Altmann
Powerlifestyles III, 2019

Double sided RGB LED Pharmacy cross display, 05:55min video loop, 13:30min audio loop
118h x 82w x 12d cm
46.46h x 32.28w x 4.72d in

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Powerlifestyles II - © Paris Internationale
Mathis Altmann
Powerlifestyles II, 2019

Double sided RGB LED Pharmacy cross display, 06:20min video loop, 20:24min audio loop
46.46h x 32.28w x 4.72d in
118h x 82w x 12d cm

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Mathis Altmann
The Internet, 2019

Brushed stainless steel, aluminum, plastic, mannequin, red pills, LED diode
42h x 30w x 15d cm
16.54h x 11.81w x 5.91d in

Available, € 6,500
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The accompanying sound piece blends musical and pop-cultural identities that persist in Gen-X culture and in millennial thinking. In joining these juxtaposed cultural forces, with a signifier of healing, Altmann asks us to question what this transformation means for the future of critical thinking.

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In 2019 Altmann showed the “wewontwork” lettering on a poster in an exhibition curated by Hans-Ulrich Obrist at the Luma Foundation, Zurich. The artist appropriated the typography of WeWork, a company that operates co-working spaces and offices worldwide which functions as a synonym for millennial hustle culture.

“wewontwork” is an ironic rejection of the illusory speak of cohesion and community. The refusal to work goes against the common branding strategy of transfiguring performance pressure and profit maximization with social values.

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Mathis Altmann
wewontwork, 2020

Illuminated sign
23 x 200 x 10 cm
9 1/8 x 78 3/4 x 4 in
Edition 2 of 2 (+ 1 AP)

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Mathis Altmann
Soft Skills, 2020

Stainless Steel, LED-Screen, Aluminum, funhouse mirror
150 x 70 x 6 cm
59 1/8 x 27 1/2 x 2 3/8 in

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“Soft Skills” is a continuation of settings predominantly examined in “Powerlifestyles”. The dot-pixel fragmentation of LED-Matrix screens and the arrangement of the panels itself explore alternative ways of image-making and potentials of abstraction.

Soft skills are non-technical skills related to emotional intelligence and are cognitive assets in the workplace, especially within the creative-labor force.

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Soft skills become the lubricant for the hyperdrive modus operandi where they mimic the competitive.

Mathis Altmann

Soft Skills, 2020
LED Matrix screen, 6’00 min video loop,
Polished stainless steel, aluminum, wood,
acrylic-glass, funhouse mirror, miniature
150 x 70 x 16 cm
59 1/4 x 27 1/2 x 6 1/4 in

By critically and humorously questioning both the promise of the prosperity of technological progress and widespread fantasies of downfall, Altmann liberates his art from one-sided readings.

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At its core, this artistic practice faces the challenges of abstraction. Again and again, the artist asks how content, forms, and materials can be abstracted without abandoning their potential to stimulate different ways of seeing and thinking.

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Mathis Altmann
WE, 2020

RGB matrix screen, plywood, aluminum, photographs, resin, airbrush, acrylic-glass
105h x 105w x 11d cm
41.34h x 41.34w x 4.33d in

Reserved, € 11,500
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Bridging Commerce III - © Paris Internationale
Mathis Altmann
Bridging Commerce III, 2019

Polished aluminum, airbrushed, inkjet print, LED name badge, resin, acrylic, vinyl spackling, studs, tongue piercings, silver chains, charms
41h x 36w x 8d cm
16.14h x 14.17w x 3.15d in

Available, € 6,500
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Mathis Altmann
Bridging Commerce I, 2019

Steel, aluminum, wood, ink-jet print, resin, glitter, Raspberry Pi-3, 7inch touch screen, studs, name badge, plush doll
63h x 50w x 11d cm
24.80h x 19.69w x 4.33d in

Available, € 6,500
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Mathis Altmann
Downtown’s Dumping Debacle, 2019

Stainless steel, aluminum, mannequin, servo motor & controller, photographs, flyers, resin, studs
63h x 50w x 11d cm
24.80h x 19.69w x 4.33d in

Available, € 6,500
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Mathis Altmann (b. Munich, 1987) lives and works in Berlin and Zurich. His works are currently on view at the Centre cultural suisse (CCS), Paris and the Swiss Insitute, New York. He is the recipient of the 2021 Manor Kunstpreis. Upcoming solo exhibitions in 2021: Kunstmuseum Winterthur and Efremidis, Berlin. Upcoming group exhibitions in 2021: Macht! Licht!, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg. Recent solo presentations include ArtBasel Parcours, Basel (2019), bottomspace, Guangzhou (2019), Istituto Svizzero, Milan (September 2018), the October Salon, Belgrade (September 2018); ArtBasel: Statements, Basel (2018); Freedman Fitzpatrick, Paris (2018); Freedman Fitzpatrick, Los Angeles (2017); Swiss Institute, New York (2016); Truth & Consequences, Geneva (2016); and Halle für Kunst, Lüneburg (2015). His work is in the collections of MAMCO, Geneva; Fonds Cantonal d’Art Contemporain de Genève, Geneva; the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Mobilière, Bern; and The Rubell Family Collection, Miami. He is a recipient of the Prix Mobilière (2016); the Swiss Art Award (2015); Zurich Atelierstipendium (2014); and ZBK Art Award (2013).

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