TURSIC & MILLE


TURSIC & MILLE

The work of Ida Tursic (b. 1974) and Wilfried Mille (b. 1974) expresses a deep engagement with today's forms of image representation. Found in magazines and the enormous data pool of the internet, anonymous pictorial material is being transformed into the traditional domain of painting. Obscene pornography, film scenes of burning houses, landscapes as well as mere abstract and geometrical elements – the subjects depicted illustrate the common overload of image production circulating through present media. Often alienated by overlapping layers of paint or interrupted by various patterns these paintings deal with the manipulation, re-utilisation and disappearance of images.

Something in the painting of Ida Tursic and Wilfried Mille makes us beautiful, and turns us into worthy onlookers. Herein lies the 'intangible' part of the oeuvre of Ida Tursic and Wilfried Mille. It is in the nature and making of this relationship which links us to it. And if this painting leaves plenty of room for tangible things, but does not assign them any place in particular, this is because its project is elsewhere: in the on-going quest for ways of expressing this intangible part which alone sets works of art apart from ordinary things, and makes a distinction between pictures and paintings.

É. Troncy, ‘This Painting’ in Ida Tursic & Wilfried Mille. Decade, Les presses du réel, 2011

Image: Kindness, 2021, oil on canvas, 200 x 150 cm.; 78 3/4 x 59 in. Photo: Nicolas Brasseur

Artist Talk

Solo Exhibitions


Group Exhibitions


Selected Institutional Exhibitions


Biography


VITA

1974

Ida Tursic born in Belgrade, Serbia


1974

Wilfried Mille born in Boulogne-sur-mer, France


Live and work in the South of France

SELECTED PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Berardo Museum – Collection of Modern and Contemporary Art, Lisbon

Centre Pompidou, Musée National d´Art Moderne, Paris

FRAC – Auvergne, Clermont-Ferrand

FRAC – Bourgogne, Dijon

FRAC – Le Plateau, Paris

Fond National d’Art Contemporain, Paris

Fondation Francès, Senlis

Le Consortium, Dijon

Musée des Beaux-Arts de Dôle

Musée Régional d’Art Contemporain de Sérignan

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2024

Stains, Stars and other Catastrophes
Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin


2023

The woods
FRAC – Fonds régional d'art contemporain de Normandie, Caen


2022

Disastri
Alfonso Artiaco, Naples

The Thing
Four Studies for a Mound
Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin

Consortium Museum, Dijon


2021

Strange Days
Galerie Max Hetzler, London (publication)

The Postponed Show
Le Portique, Le Havre

La Rencontre / The Encounter
Almine Rech, Shanghai


2020

The Crooked Show
Le Portique, Le Havre​​​​​​​

Advertisement For A Better World
Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin


2018

Are Men Unicorn?
Almine Rech, Brussels

Pilevneli Gallery, Istanbul

Sunset e Pornografia
Alfonso Artiaco, Naples


2017

Paintings
Stiftung zur Förderung zeitgenössischer Kunst, Weidingen

«Bianco Bichon, Nero Madonna, e altre distruzioni liriche»
Fondation d'entreprise Ricard, Paris


2016

Elizabeth Taylor in a landscape, painting nature's beauty and the caress of the smirking sun over the mountains
Almine Rech, Paris


2015

Galerie Pietro Spartà, Chagny

Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin

Pasta al nero di seppia
Alfonso Artiaco, Naples


2013

La nuit et cætera
Galerie Pietro Spartà, Chagny


2012

The Weeds
Almine Rech, Brussels


2011

Decade
FRAC – Auvergne, Clermont-Ferrand

Smears
Galerie 40m Cube, Rennes

It Was The Dirty End of Winter
Musée des Beaux-Arts de Dôle


2010

Come in Number 51
Almine Rech, Paris


2008

6,5
Le musée de Sérignan, Sérignan

Story of Every Day
Galerie Charlotte Moser, Geneva


2007

Peg Entwistle
Galerie Pietro Spartà, Chagny


2004

New Work New Work
Galerie Pietro Spartà, Chagny


2002

The Wave
Galerie Pietro Spartà, Chagny

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2024

On Paper
Galerie Max Hetzler, Paris


2023

das gelbe Licht 6 Uhr nachmittags
Remembering, envisioning, sensing landscape,
curated by Christian Malycha
Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin

Feeling of Light

Almine Rech, Brussels

Immortelle

M.O.C.O (Panacée, Montpellier Contemporain)

L’île Intérieure
, curated by Jean-Marie Gallais
Fondation Carmignac, Villa Carmignac, Île de Porquerolles, Hyères

De leur temps (7) – Un regard sur les collections privées françaises
FRAC – Grand Large, Hauts-de-France, Dunkerque


2022

Manche trugen Federn
Gregor Hildebrandt, Berlin


2021

The Modern Dog Painter
New Galerie, Paris

Blooming
Le Domaine de Pommery, Reims

Artistes à la Une Togeth'Her
Monnaie de Paris, Paris

La Bohème
Alfonso Artiaco, Napoli

Salon de Peinture
Almine Rech, New York

Children Power 2
Frac île-de-France, Paris / Romainville

Un Hiver à Gstaad Paris
Almine Rech, Paris


2020

Millénials. Peintures 2000–2020
Frac Nouvelle-Aquitaine MÉCA, Bordeaux

"La vie dans l'espace". Accrochage des collections
Musée régional d'art contemporain Occitanie / Pyrénées-Méditerranée, Sérignan

Galerie Max Hetzler, London

Made in France
Galerie Max Hetzler, Paris

Winners of the Grand Prix Artistique of the Foundation Simone and Cino Del Duca
Académie des Beaux-Arts, Paris

Summer
Almine Rech, Paris


2019

Collecting in the 21st Century: of their times (6th edition)
Collection Lambert, Avignon

Prix Marcel Duchamp 2019
Centre Pompidou, Paris

Made in France
Galerie Max Hetzler, Paris

Au fil des toiles
Musée des Beaux-Arts, Limoges

Les Enfants du Paradis
MUba Eugène Leroy, Tourcoing

Easy rider: the myth of the motorbike as art
Eduardo Secci Contemporary, Firenze

Painting Zeitgeist? 
Achenbach Hagemeier, Berlin

Input / Output: Painting After Technology
Galerie Max Hetzler, London


2018

Painting the Night
Centre Pompidou-Metz

Cliche
Almine Rech, New York


2017

La Peinture en Apnée
FRAC – Bourgogne, Dijon

Oltreprima. La fotografia dipinta nell'arte contemporanea
Fondazione del Monte di Bologna e Ravenna, Bologna


2016

30°
Alfonso Artiaco Gallery, Naples

O Sol De Janeiro
Galerie Dix9, Paris

RUN RUN RUN
Villa Arson, Nice

Le temps de l'audace et de l'engagement - De leur temps (5)
Institut d'art contemporain Villeurbanne/Rhône-Alpes (IAC), Villeurbanne

Tous les tableaux sont à l’envers
Entrepôt 9 - Galerie Barnoud, Quétigny;
Circuit, Lausanne


2015

Amours, vices et vertus
Galerie nationale de la Tapisserie, Beauvais

L´Ordre caché
FRAC – Bourgogne, Dijon

The Shell
Almine Rech, Paris

(un mural, des tableaux)
FRAC – Le Plateau, Paris


2014

Shit and Die
Pallazio Cavour, Turin

Trash Test / Crash Test
Foundation Francès, Senlis

Sinon le Chaos
Appartment, Paris

Halftone
Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin | Paris

Choices
Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris

Grey Flags
Galerie Backslash, Paris

Collection Gilles Balmet
Ecole Supérieure d´Art et Design, Grenoble et Centre d´Art le VOG, Fontaine


2013

Ceremonie
Melina Gloss Gallery, Paris

Je hais les couples II
Galerie Valerie Bach, Brussels

L´astronaute
FRAC – Auvergne, Clermont-Ferrand

De leur temps collection privées
Centre d`Art, Le Hangar à Bananes, Nantes

Les Archipels réinventés
Les prix Fondation d´Enterprise Ricard, Vieille Charité, Marseille

Jamais deux sans toi
Chateau de Jau, Cases de Pène

Futur simple: saison I
FRAC – Bourgogne, Dijon

19 rue de Saintonge
Almine Rech, Paris

Terrible duo
Villa du Parc, Annemasse


2012

Spray Paint
Mitterand+Cramer, Geneva

La belle peinture est derrière nous
Le Lieu Unique, Nantes

Beautiful Painting is behind us
UGM / Maribor Art Gallery, Maribor


2011

My Paris. Collection Antoine de Galbert
ME Collectors Room, Berlin

C´est l´Amour A La Page
Musée Régional d´Art Contemporain Languedoc-Roussillon, Sérignan

Exposition d'ouverture
Le Consortium, Dijon


2010

Perpetual Battle
Baibakow Art Project, Moscow

Centre Pompidou at the Hermitage Museum
Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg

La Belle Peinture Est Derrière Nous
Sanat Limani, Antrepo no. 5, Istanbul


2009

L´image Cabrée
Centre Georges Pompidou, 11th Award of the Fondation d´enterprise Ricard, Paris

Paisagens Oblicas
Museu Municipal de Faro

Arte na França O Realismo
Museo de Arte de São Paulo

La Rose Pourpre du Caire
Musée d´Art et d´Archéologie d´Aurrilac 

N´importe Quoi
MAC, Lyon

Just With Your Eyes I Will See
FRAC – Auvergne, Clermont-Ferrand


2008

Não te Posso Ver Nem Pintado
Musée Berardo, Lisboa

The Freak Show 2
La Monnaie de Paris


2007

The Freak Show
MAC, Lyon

De Leur Temps
Musée d´Art Contemporain de Grenoble


2006

La Force de l´Art Superdéfense
Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais, Paris

Nos Amours de Vacances
Centre international d´Art Contemporain de Carros


2005

Nues & Nus
Musée Municipal de Bourbon-Lancy


2004

Widziec w Malarstwie
The Center for Contemporary Art, Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw

De Leur Temps
Collections Privés Française, Musée des Beaux-Arts de Tourcoing


2003

Voir en Peinture
FRAC – Le Plateau, Paris

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

Les presses du réel (Ed.): Decade, Dijon ,2011

Les presses du réel (Ed.): The Freak Show, Dijon, 2007

Interface (Ed.): Peinture vidéo, Dijon, 2006

Videos


Publications


das gelbe Licht 6 Uhr nachmittags
Remembering, envisioning, sensing landscape

Exhibition Poster
2023

€ 15.00

Tursic & Mille: Strange Days

Artist Edition
2022
Edition of 100 plus 20 APs, signed and numbered by the artists

Tursic & Mille: The Thing, Four Studies For A Mound

Exhibition Poster
2022

€ 20.00

Tursic & Mille: Advertisement For A Better World

Exhibition Poster
2020
Edition of 100

€ 20.00

Tursic & Mille

Alfonso Artiaco, Naples / Galerie Max Hetzler Berlin | Paris | London / Almine Rech Paris | Brussels | London | New York | Shanghai / Galerie Pietro Spartà, Chagny / Holzwarth Publications, Berlin 2019
With texts by Noëllie Roussel, Bernard Marcadé and an interview by Alison M. Gingeras

€ 60.00

HALFTONE

Darren Almond, Tauba Auerbach, Mark Barrow & Sarah Parke, Jeff Elrod, John Houck, Navid Nuur, Albert Oehlen, Michael Raedecker, Tursic & Mille, Kelley Walker, Christopher Wool, Toby Ziegler

Galerie Max Hetzler Berlin | Paris 2014
With a text by Pierre-Nicolas Bounakoff

€ 15.00

Selected Press


Frog Magazine Summer 2023

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Numéro January 2019

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Numéro May 2015

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Frog Magazine 2012

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