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MONACO – Mai 2024

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EXHIBITION – CAP JENK

Laurence JENKELL From June to September 2022, the Municipality of Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat honors the French artist JENK also known as Laurence Jenkell.

Full report available online.

EXCEPTIONAL REPORT ARTPRICE 2020
20 years of Contemporary Art at auction

Laurence JENKELL ranked n°430 in the top 1000 artists
international contemporaries (2000 – 2020)
best-selling
auctions over the past twenty years.

Full report available online.

JULY 2021​

HUNDREDS OF JENK SCULPTURES FOR THE MONEGASQUE RED CROSS

The « Wrappings Candy Masks Collectors » being created in the artist’s studio. ©Ludovic Depetris

This year, the internationally renowned artist, Laurence JENK, produced the work offered, on July 16, for the first summer concert of the Monegasque Red Cross, where the Pop singer Jamie Cullum was hosting the event.

For the occasion, the French artist JENK has designed a monumental work of 1m90. Named “Wrapping Candy Mask”, this unique piece was the subject of a technical know-how mastered in his workshops, where the artist reinvents the processes for transforming materials every day. With the twist as artistic recognition, the sculpture, which sits on a 75cm high plinth, is accompanied by 500 mini ‘Wrapping Candy Mask Collector’ sculptures, all of which were handed out to guests during the Gala evening.

Thought like harmonious “evening dresses” that go to the ball, these small sculptures come from real masks. They are the result of extremely meticulous craftsmanship, all shaped one by one by hand by the artist. Each piece is unique. They are numbered from 1 to 500, all signed JENK 2021.

APRIL 2021

L'EXPOSITION DE MONACO JOUE LES PROLONGATIONS

A victim of its success, Laurence JENK’s exhibition in Monaco is extending for an additional month at Espace 22. Since February 14, this ephemeral art gallery has been hosting the latest works by the internationally renowned artist, Laurence JENK.
The best-selling French artist in the United States, she is ranked No. 430 in the latest exceptional ArtPrice 2020 report, which lists the top 1000 international contemporary artists (2000 – 2020) that have sold the most at auction over the past twenty years.

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FEBRUARY 2021

OPENING OF THE POP UP GALLERY JENK IN MONACO

Espace 22, the one and only ephemeral art gallery in the Principality of Monaco is pleased to welcome for its very first exhibition of contemporary art the internationally renowned artist, Laurence JENK.

Known and recognized for her brilliantly colored sculptures, the artist creates larger-than-life candies in vibrant colors and varying sizes, in materials such as bronze, plexiglass, aluminum, marble and crystal glass. Murano. More than a medium, the candy interpreted by Laurence JENK is a language. His works are part of a reflection and a cultural process that combines simplicity and universality.

Espace 22 is the only temporary art gallery present in the Principality of Monaco. Espace 22 is dedicated to short-term exhibitions, focused primarily on the promotion of local artists and artisans. Located at 24 boulevard d’Italie, its success is due to its temporary nature, perfectly integrated into a strategic location for business, quality of life and the excellence of its services.

 

The exhibition of the Pop Up Gallery JENK begins on the ground floor where a multitude of sweets of various and varied sizes and bright colors adorn the space. The ceiling, with modern waves designed by architect Olivier Deverini, is reminiscent of the torsion work carried out by the artist on his works. For a total immersion in the JENK universe, the exhibition continues in the basement where a surprise awaits the visitor. To do this, you will have to go through the glass staircase, made under the supervision of the AODA Monaco firm, and enhanced by its colored LEDs that match the JENK colored candies.

The artist, who, at the same time, is organizing a contest on his social networks has decided to dedicate an entire space to the creations of the participants of the Bonbon JENK Challenge. Each candidate will therefore see their drawing exhibited in the Pop Up Gallery for the duration of the exhibition in Monaco.

DECEMBER 2020

THE WORK "WRAPPING BONBON GRIS SILVER" COLLECTS 50,000 EUROS FOR TELETHON

“Wrapping Bonbon Gris Silver”
Polyester, 80 cm
Black plexiglass base 28 x 35 x 8 cm Unique piece, JENK 2020

TELETHON x STARS SOLIDARITY

On December 4 and 5, the Great Telethon Tombola was held, organized by the Stars Solidaires association. More than 100 artists and personalities had put into play unique prizes to be won. Among these lots, an original work by Laurence JENK entitled “Wrapping BonBon Gris Silver”, made especially for the occasion.

 

Today we are happy to announce that the artist’s sculpture alone brings in more than 50,000 euros for the Telethon!

In total, Stars Solidaires raises €2,175,850 for research into rare diseases, thanks to the organization of its big raffle. 100% of the winnings were donated to AFM Téléthon.

THE RESULTS OF THE GREAT TOMBOLA

The draw took place on Sunday, December 6, 2020, the announcement of the winners followed in the evening…

Laurence JENK’s unique piece was won by Christine.S, a resident of Haute Savoie.
She will now be able to take full advantage of the work “Wrapping BonBon Gris Silver” produced by the artist for the 2020 Telethon. How lucky to be able to illuminate her interior with an original JENK 2020 piece.

NOVEMBER 2020

"WRAPPING TWIST WOMAN BATTUE", A WORK IN BENEFIT OF THE WOMEN'S FOUNDATION

“Wrapping Twist Femme Battue”
Polyester, 59 x 53 x 39 cm
Édition 8+4 E.A. N°1/8
JENKELL, 2018

CHARITY SALE FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE WOMEN’S FOUNDATION

Online sales at www.piasa.fr, open from Monday November 16 at 6 p.m. to Monday November 23 at 9 p.m.

PIASA is organizing the auction of the work “Wrapping Twist Femme Battue” by French artist JENK – Laurence Jenkell, for the benefit of the Women’s Foundation, a reference structure in France for equality and women’s rights .

This sculpture, of a female silhouette who seems to want to protect herself, takes up the technique of twisting the material, dear to the artist, to denounce violence against women.

FACTS…

On June 9, in the presence of the First Lady, Brigitte Macron and Marlène Schiappa, Secretary of State to the Prime Minister, responsible for equality between women and men, the artist JENK – Laurence Jenkell donated a work at the Women’s Foundation intended for a charity sale: the sculpture “Wrapping Twist Battered Woman“, unique piece, the first of its kind to borrow the female figure.

Also present were Bernard Monitel, who made this event possible, Anne-Cécile Mailfert, President of the Women’s Foundation, Sylvie Pierre Brossolette, President of the Prefiguration Mission of the Cité de l’Egalité and Cécile Rancoule, Sponsorship Manager.

OCTOBER 2020

ART AT THE SERVICE OF HOSPITALS FOR PINK OCTOBER

“Wrapping Bonbon Octobre Rose”
Plexiglas, 81 cm
Black plexiglass base 28 x 35 x 8 cm
Unique piece, J
ENK 2020

A MONTH DEDICATED TO THE FIGHT AGAINST BREAST CANCER

For Pink October, the artist Laurence JENK joins forces with the University Hospitals of Marseille and creates a unique work, specially designed for Pink October. The work was handed over on Thursday, October 29, 2020 to the Institute of Stereotaxic Radiotherapy (IRS) at Hôpital Nord. After a period of exhibition, it will be sold at auction and all the funds will be donated to PHOCEO, the endowment fund of the University Hospitals of Marseille. A valuable aid for all caregivers, in radiotherapy as elsewhere.

On the occasion of this handover, the new device, unique in France, for robotic radiotherapy, CyberKnife S7 was inaugurated. This tool will revolutionize the daily lives of people with cancer thanks to its precision. It will allow breast cancer to be cured much more quickly, 8 sessions compared to the usual 40.
Hôpital Nord is the second establishment in Europe, after Florence in Italy, to have this cutting-edge technology.

CICADA FOR RADIOTHERAPY

The “Des cigales pour la radiothérapie” operation launched at the beginning of October by teams from the Institute’s radiotherapy department was a great success. Young schoolchildren from Marseille, students in training institutes, patients and their relatives got involved in creating origami cicadas with pink paper. Since then, thousands of pink cicadas have arrived by post and adorn the walls of the radiotherapy department. They give hope to the patients who are treated there.

It is these cicadas, spotted on Instagram and produced with love and diligence by so many little hands, often personalized or accompanied by a message and so well highlighted in the service, which convinced the internationally renowned artist Laurence JENK to donate to the AP-HM a sculpture specially designed for Pink October.