Cibrián is pleased to present the works of American artist Susan Cianciolo (1969) and Chinese artist Siyi Li (1999).
The superposition of the works of these two artists opens a conversation on time as a connective tissue as opposed to time as speed. Or as Cianciolo’s daughter, Lilac, writes in the work Money Box Kit (2008-2015): “I go fast. I go slow. And sometimes slow and fast.”
Susan Cianciolo (b. 1969, USA) is a visual artist, designer and healer who lives and works in New York, NY, and whose work has made an important contribution to the intersecting histories of art and fashion of the last three decades. Cianciolo works with collages, garments, textiles, installations, publications and performances. In 1995 she founded RUN, a fashion label with multiple iterations such as RUN Store, RUN Café and RUN Restaurant, with which she produced eleven collections between 1995 and 2001.
For this edition of Paris Internationale we would like to draw the attention on Cianciolo’s “kits”. These works play an important role in her practice since they display personal objects and archival material, condensing decades of the artist’s interests and passions within the space of a small box. These precarious time capsules are closed. However, it is possible to see their inside asking an attendant to open them. After a closer look, the viewer might grasp the delicate force within the work. It is not so much a confession or intrusion into the artist’s life, as it is a distillation left in plain view, a kind of gift to the viewer.
Swimsuit, necklace belt, god jacket
61 x 47 x 12 cm
Silk triangle bag, glitter, paper, cotton tapestry necklace or wall-hanging, dye and acrylic on canvas sneakers, cotton woven shawl, cotton bow tie, 2-sided offset printed poster, Run 11 Shiseido makeup bag on cotton patchwork textile with fabric by Mike Mills
10 × 63.5 × 76 cm
Siyi Li, (b. 1999, China) is a multidisciplinary artist who currently lives and works in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. His practice explores superficiality, immediacy and intensity in contemporary art and how these qualities manifest in discourse and politics. He is mainly working with drawing, sculpture, painting, fashion, music and film.
For Paris Internationale, Li will show a new series of works that will prefigure his first solo exhibition at the gallery, which will take place in December 2023. This series consists of handheld device-size figurative paintings depicting scenes from the artist’s environment and intimacy. Siyi Li, through a great variety of medium, tends to confront laborious work methodologies. The tedious work, here the painting, allows the artist to crystallize his attention to fleeting emotions as antidotes to the accelerating metamorphoses of our lives.
Oil on linen
12,5 x 7 cm
Oil on linen
12,5 x 7 cm
Suan Ciancolo CV
Siyi Li CV
Installation views: This exhibition is made for a New dawn, New earth, and New solar system