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Nicolas Party: Stage Fright

Kestner Gesellschaft / Hanover / Art

The Swiss-born Nicolas Party often quotes Paul Gauguin—“I only want to make simple art.” But Party’s art isn’t simple. Working in a make-believe color palette, he paints fantasias that frequently refer to important past works and artistic movements. In “Stage Fright,” Party has been commissioned to make a monumental site-specific work in the Kestner Gesellschaft’s large domed hall. His goal is to create a green grotto, based on historic paintings of underground caves. Questions about the relationship between light and color are at the heart of this show. —E.C.

Kestner Gesellschaft Goseriede 11, 30159 Hannover, Germany
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