• VIDEOS for ART

  • WHO YOU ART

    videos by Nikolai Saoulski

    Dara Birnbaum

    April 2016

    Dara Birnbaum was born in 1946 in New York. She received her BA in architecture at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh in 1969 and subsequently worked in the Lawrence Halprin & Associates architectural firm in New York City. Her work with the firm instilled a lifelong consideration of civic space and exploration of the relationship between private and public spheres in mass culture. Soon after she decided to study art and graduated from the San Francisco Art Institute in 1973 with a BFA in painting.

    Robert Longo

    April 2016

    Robert Longo was born in 1953 in Brooklyn, New York and raised in Long Island. He had a childhood fascination with mass media: movies, television, magazines, and comic books, which continue to influence his art.

    WASTELAND. New Art from Los Angeles

    April 2016

    The exhibition "Wasteland. New Art from Los Angeles" is taking place in two parallel venues in Paris, the Mona Bismarck American Center and Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac Paris Pantin, from 12 March to 17 July 2016. The curator, Shamim M. Momin, Director and Curator of LAND (Los Angeles Nomadic Division) has brought together the work of fourteen artists.

    MARKUS SCHINWALD

    March 2016

    Markus Schinwald was born in 1973 in Austria.

    In his interdisciplinary work, encompassing video, performance, dance, theatre, painting, photography, installation, and even puppetry, the artist creates mysterious and unsettling atmospheres.

    TONY CRAGG

    February 2016

    Tony Cragg was born in Liverpool, UK in 1949.

    He has since 1977 lived and worked in Wuppertal, Germany. Tony Cragg has a BA from Wimbledon School of Art (1973) and an MA from the Royal College of Art (1977). Among many major solo shows he has exhibited at The State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg, Russia (2016).

    XYZ | Robert Mapplethorpe by Peter Marino

    January 2016

    Rediscover this major photographer and see how  Peter Marino applies his subjective perspective to transpose Mapplethorpe‘s work into a completely new context. 

    ODA JAUNE

    January 2016

    Born in Bulgaria in 1979.

    Most of Oda Jaune's pecular imagerie has been put together in one book.

    2015 in review Thaddaeus Ropac

    December 2015

    A glance on all the exhibitions of 2015 in Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac

    ALI BANISADR

    December 2015

    Born in Tehran in 1976, Ali Banisadr lives and works in New York. His works are part of the collections of numerous institutions, such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, the British Museum in London, and the François Pinault Foundation in Venice.

    DENNIS HOPPER

    October 2015

    The multitalented actor, director, photographer and painter Dennis Hopper (1936 – 2010) was known as an icon of the New Hollywood and of the artistic underground in California.

    ADRIAN GHENIE

    October 2015

    Born in Baia Mare Romania in 1977 and now living and working in Berlin, Adrian Ghenie  represented Romania in the 56th Venice Biennale in 2015.

    IMRAN QURESHI

    September 2015

    Imran Qureshi lives and works in Lahore, Pakistan, he was born in 1972. His unique style combines the motifs, symbolism, and ornamental techniques of Mughal miniature painting with contemporary conceptual approaches.

    SPACE AGE

    September 2015

    Teaser of the group exhibition SPACE AGE, that presents, in the four vast halls of the gallery in Paris Pantin, commissioned works by 20 contemporary artists.

    CORY ARCANGEL

    June 2015

    Born in 1978, Cory Arcangel is a Brooklyn, New York post-conceptual artist using multiple media: drawing, music, video, performance art, and video game modifications, for which he is perhaps best known.

    RAQIB SHAW

    June 2015

    Born in Calcutta in 1974, Raqib Shaw spent his formative years in Kashmir. The multifarious sources, from mythology and religion to poetry, literature, art history, textiles and decorative arts from both
    eastern and western traditions, all  are infused with the artist's imagination give birth to a astonishing art works.   

    MIQUEL BARCELÓ

    May 2015

    Born in 1957, Miquel Barceló is a Spanish painter from Felanitx, Majorca. He's best known for a massive sculptural installation located on the domed ceiling of the
    building’s newly created Chamber XX of Human rights and Alliance of
    Civilizations.

    ANSELM KIEFER

    April 2015

    Born in 1945, Anselm Kiefer is a German painter and sculptor. He studied with Joseph Beuys and Peter Dreher during the 1970s.

    ANTONY GORMLEY

    April 2015

    Born in 1950, Antony Gormley is a British sculptor. His best known works include the Angel of the North, a public sculpture in Gateshead in the North of England, commissioned in 1994 and erected in February 1998.

    TOM SACHS

    March 2014

    Born in New York City in 1966, Tom Sachs is best known for his elaborate recreations of various Modern icons, all of them masterpieces of engineering and design of one kind or another.

    ALEX KATS

    March 2014

    Born in Brooklyn, New York in 1927, at the outset of the Depression, Alex Kats is well known for his large paintings, whose bold simplicity and heightened colors are now seen as precursors to Pop Art.

    JASON MARTIN

    February 2014

    London painter born in 1970, Jason Martin was revealed on the international art scene in the nineties. His paintings are usually produced on large surfaces such as stainless
    steel, plexiglass, or aluminum. Martin creates images by covering these
    surfaces in a single color of oil paint and then pulling a large comb-like instrument across the wet paint.

    HARUN FAROCKI

    January 2014

    Born in 1944, in in German-annexed Czechoslovakia, Harun Farocki is considered to be one of the most important artists of contemporary film and documentary.

    MARC BRANDENBURG

    November 2013

    Born in Berlin in 1965, Marc Brandenburg grew up in Texas and Germany. He lives and works in Berlin. At first glance, Brandenburg's almost spectrally delicate pencil drawings seem like negatives of snapshots
    from a bizarre parallel world.

    "Empire State, New York Art Now"

    November 2013

    A selection of artists of New York by Norman Rosenthal & Alex Gartenfeld.

    LEE BUL for MISS DIOR 2013

    November 2013

    On the occasion of MISS DIOR exhibition in November 2013, at Grand Palais, Paris, Lee Bull took a spacial place with her installation Cella, (2012-2013). This video shows the installation process of the massive art work.

    LEE BUL

    October 2013

    On the occasion of the first Lee Bul retrospective in Europe, that started at MUDAM Luxemburg in October 2013, a limited edition catalog including a DVD produced by WHO YOU ART, Nikolai Saoulski was released.

    LEE BUL

    September 2013

    Born in 1964, Lee Bul is a contemporary sculpture and installation artist whose work questions patriarchal authority and the marginalization of women by revealing ideologies that permeate our cultural and political spheres. These themes take form in cold, mechanical sculptures and installations that reflect the ideals of a futuristic society.

     

    Pierre & Gilles

    April 2014

    Some Heroes just can't help them selves from being erotic. All of Pierre & Gilles characters reflect their attraction for beauty and glamour witch have always been their favorite ingredients for their imagerie since 1976, the year when they met.

    Jules de Balincourt

    September 2014

    Jules de Balincourt, born in 1972, is a French painter. He was educated at the California College of Arts and Crafts, San Francisco receiving a BFA in ceramics and went on to study at the Hunter College, New York graduating in 2005 with an MFA.

    Not Vital

    May 2014

    Not Vital was born in 1948 in Sent, Graubünden (CH). He divides his time between the USA, Niger, Italy and China, as well as Switzerland. His works are inspired by personal impressions and experiences gained on his many trips around the world. He processes images and forms from various cultures into new sculpture projects and installations, always in keeping with the traditions of the respective cultures.

  • FACES

    by WHO YOU ART

    ( photos by Nikolai Saoulski )

    Alex Kats

    Artist

    during the interview for "45 Years Of Portraits" a solo exhibition that took place in Pantin © 2014.

    Joyce Pensato

    Artist

    during the shooting for “EMPIRE STATE New York Art Now” | Photo Nikolai Saoulski © 2013.

    Gautier Marion

    Gallery Assistant

    during the light setting for the interview with Harun Farocki | Photo Nikolai Saoulski © 2013.

    Katja Schoppe

    Gallery Assistant

    during the light setting for the interview with Sir Norman Rosenthal | Photo Nikolai Saoulski © 2013.

    Amédée Gerest

    Assistant Accountant

    during light setting for the interview of Michael Bracewell for the group exhibition “DISASTER. END OF DAYS” | Photo Nikolai Saoulski © 2012.

    Joachim Pflieger

    Manager of Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris

    during light setting for the interview of YAN PEI-MING | Photo Nikolai Saoulski © 2013.

    Sir Norman Rosenthal

    Curator / Art Historian

    during the interview for “EMPIRE STATE New York Art Now” | Photo Nikolai Saoulski © 2013.

  • about

    WHO YOU ART ®

     

    WHO YOU ART was founded in 2011 by a Russian born French videographer and artist,

    NIKOLAI SAOULSKI, who since produced a considerable number of films on exhibitions

     

    in major museums,

    such as

     

    LOUVRE Paris

    CENTRE POMPIDOU Paris

    MUSÉE D'ART MODERNE Paris

    GRAND PALAIS Paris

    LA HALLE SAINT-PIERRE Paris

    MUDAM Luxemburg,

     

    in major international art fairs,

    such as

     

    MONUMENTA

    ART PARIS ART FAIR

    PARIS PHOTO

    FIAC

    SALON DU DESSIN

    SHOW OFF

    ARCOmadrid

    ART COLOGNE

    NUIT BLANCHE Paris,

     

    in collaboration

    with or for

     

    ARTNET

    GALERIE KARSTEN GREVE

    GAGOSIAN GALLERY

    MARIAN GOODMAN GALLERY
    GALERIE EMMANUEL PERROTIN

    GALERIE ERIC MIRCHER

    ROADS PUBLISHING

    GALERIE THADDAEUS ROPAC

    GALERIE DANIEL TEMPLON

    GALERIE MICHAEL WERNER,

     

    presenting art works of artists

    such as

     

    CLAIRE ADELFANG

    HE AN

    CORY ARCANGEL

    JULES DE BALINCOURT

    ALI BANISADR

    MIQUEL BARCELÓ

    GEORG BASELITZ

    OLIVER BEER

    JOSEPH BEUYS

    DARA BIRNBAUM 

    NORBERT BISKY

    CHRISTIAN BOLTANSKY

    MARC BRANDENBURG

    BRASSAÏ

    LEE BUL

    JEAN-MARC BUSTAMANTE

    ALEXANDER CALDER

    LARRY CLARK

    TONY CRAGG

    WIM DELVOYE

    JIM DINE

    JEAN DUBUFFET

    ELGER ESSER

    JAN FABRE

    HARUN FAROCKI

    SYLVIE FLEURY

    YANG FUDONG

    ADRIAN GHENIE

    GILBERT & GEORGE

    ANTONY GORMLEY

    DAMIEN HIRST

    DENNIS HOPPER

    ODA JAUNE

    HERVÉ IC

    ILYA & EMILIA KABAKOV

    ANISH KAPPOR

    ALEX KATZ

    ANSELM KIEFER

    ULRICH LAOSFUSS

    JONATHAN LASKER

    HEINZ MACK 

    JONATHAN MEESE

    CHARLIE LE MINDU

    ROBERT LONGO

    LIZA LOU

    ROBERT MAPPLETHORPE

    JASON MARTIN

    BJARNE MELGAARD

    NICK OBERTHALER

    JACK PIERSON

    RICHARD PRINCE

    JEAN PROUVÉ

    IMRAN QURESHI

    DANIEL RICHTER

    GERHARD RICHTER

    TOM SACHS

    DAVID SALLE

    JULIÃO SARMENTO

    MARKUS SCHINWALD

    JOEL SHAPIRO

    RAQIB SHAW

    SUDARSHAN SHETTY

    ANDREAS SLOMINSKI

    STURTEVANT

    TUNGA

    MARKO VELK

    BANKS VIOLETTE

    NOT VITAL

    ERWIN WURM

    YAN PEI-MING

    YANG PUDONG