Several Years Now
Grésillon Metal Workshop 48, rue Ramponeau - 75020 Paris
19 Oct – 22 Oct 2017
Several Years Now is the fruit of a collaboration between Galerie Jean-David Cahn AG
and Galerie Jocelyn Wolff. Represented by Guillaume Leblon and Prinz Gholam, this
ephemeral, experimentally and collectively conceived exhibition takes place at Grésillon
Working with both galleries on a regular basis and located just steps from Galerie Jocelyn
Wolff in the 20th arrondissement in Paris, Grésillon Metal Shop is one of the last remaining
industrial metallurgical spaces in Paris.
Founded in Basel in the continuity of a hundred-year-old family tradition in 1999, Galerie
Jean-David Cahn is specialized in classical Greek and Roman art. The gallery’s work is
unique in how it does not oppose the esthetic value of the object to its initial function, use
and scientific content.
Recently at the documenta 14, Prinz Gholam, a Berlin-based artist duo, presented an
ensemble of works in dialogue with Athenian archeological sites: the Temple of Olympian
Zeus and the Odeon of Agrippa at the centre of the Agora of Athens.
Composing a genealogy of shapes across time and the history of art, their practice summons an
iconographical repertoire that mixes epochs and artistic fields, inciting a work of identification,
association and supposition.
The exhibition design and scenography primarily developed by Guillaume Leblon could
constitute a form of extension of his personal exhibition that coincides from October 19 to
December 23 at Galerie Jocelyn Wolff.
Several Years Now is the third project the two galleries have conducted together,
following Independent Brussels in 2016, a concept initiated by Guillaume Leblon, and
Palaeolithic to contemporary – Icons and tools presented at Galerie Jean-David Cahn in