Lou Doillon, Untitled 2021. Ink on paper. Installation view.

Jonathan Callan, Hope (1970), 2018. Paper. 20.50h x 12w x 2.50d in.

Stefana McClure, Wings of Desire: English subtitles to a film by Wim Wenders, 2020. Wax transfer paper mounted on dibond. 22h x 38w in.

Anita Steckel, Duchamp Series (Rrose Selvay), c. 1998-2005. Pencil, colored pencil and photo collage. 14h x 11w in.

John Ahearn, Open House #2, 1999. Plaster. 23.50h x 32.50w x 5d in.

Sophie Calle, Bob is dead, 2020. Digital print, found frame. 16.34h x 22.83w in. 1 of a series of 5 unique versions.

Glenda Leon, Concrete Music (Piano), 2015-2019. Ebony and ivory keyboards from a piano, wood. 6.30h x 7.09w x 6.30d in.

Jackson Denahy, The giant salamander, 2021. Oil on paper. 32h x 24w in.

Richard Dupont, Biometry 275, 2021. Oil on raw linen stretched over panel. 48h x 59w in.

Martí Cormand, Hands of Time, 2 (Retrato de un joven escultor by Agnolo Bronzino), 2021. Oil on board. 12.63h x 9.75w in.

Martí Cormand, Hands of Time, 1 (Retrato de Isabel de Austria, reina de France by Francois Clouet), 2021. Oil on board. 12.63h x 8.63w in.

Janine Antoni, Umbilical, 2000. Cast sterling silver of family silverware and negative impressions of artist’s mouth and mother’s hand. 8h x 3w x 3d in. Edition of 35 and 6 AP (AP 5/6).

Brad Kahlhamer, Super Catcher The Hard Weave, 2021. Ink on paper. 36.13h x 36.50w in.

Ana Tiscornia, Hermano, 2021. Wooden letters and flat enamel paint. 3h x 19.50w x 0.75d in.

Juan Manuel Echavarría, Cassette Box VII (Volver) from La Maria, 2000. Digital C-print mount on Dibond. 40h x 30w in. 2/5: Edition of 5, 2 A.P.

Juan Manuel Echavarría, Cassette Box II (11 Insects) from La Maria, 2000. Digital C print mounted on Dibon. 40h x 30w in.
2/5: Edition of 5, 2 A.P.

Marco Maggi, (Left Hand) (Right Hand), diptych, 2021. Pencil on clayboard. 20h x 16w in each panel.

Liliana Porter, Untitled, (Geometric shapes), 1973-1975. Triptych of three laminated gelatin silver prints with ink. Each photograph 9.5" x 12.5”. 1 complete original vintage set, of laminated gelatin silver prints, 1975

Liliana Porter, Untitled (Circle Mural) III (c), 1973-74, vintage. Installation of laminated gelatin silver print and graphite on wall. Wall installation extends approximately 70” diameter.

Hand in Hand

Opening reception Thursday, September 23, 6pm-8pm

John Ahearn, Janine Antoni, Ivan Argote, Edward Barber & Jay Osgerby, Jonathan Callan, Sophie Calle, Marti Cormand, Jackson Denahy, Lou Doillon, Richard Dupont, Juan Manuel Echavarria, Fernanda Fragateiro, Charles Haescot, Christina Hejtmanek, Brad Kahlhamer, Peter Kim, Ted Lawson, Glenda Leon, Marco Maggi, Stefana McClure, Ana Mendieta, Sean Mellyn, Bruce Nauman, Ebony Patterson, Jaume Plensa, Liliana Porter, David Salle, Keris Salmon, Julianne Swartz, Anita Steckel, Ana Tiscornia, Umbo, Sara VanDerBeek

Bienvenu Steinberg & Partner is a new gallery formed by Josée Bienvenu of the eponymous gallery formerly located in Chelsea, and Michael Steinberg, the founder of Eminence Grise Editions. In celebration of partnership and its gesture, Bienvenu Steinberg & Partner presents the inaugural exhibition, Hand in Hand.

The exhibition was inspired by a series of concerts by French artist Lou Doillon. For 55 consecutive days, during the first lockdown in Paris, she performed on Instagram, comforting and inspiring people around the world.

"I have an obsession with hands. Mankind shaped and keeps on shaping the world with its hands. They are the tools that make us be in relation to ourselves and to others. Hands save, comfort, caress, create, invent, prevent, shape, and also can hurt, hit, kill. We are what we do with our hands, and so many choose to save lives with their hands, save our hearts, our lungs, our lives. I wanted to honor the ring of hands, all over the world that are keeping us alive. The medical hands, the feeding hands, the soothing hands, the washing hands, the driving hands, the stay at home hands…May the hands come together, love and encourage kindness.” (Lou Doillon, April 11, 2020)

The exhibition brings together a group of international artists. It includes historical works by seminal artists: a hand by Bauhaus photographer Umbo, a hand imprint by Ana Mendieta, drawings by proto-feminist Anita Steckel, a game of hands by Bruce Nauman as well as recent works by contemporary artists.

Hand in Hand is about the hand as a subject, about collaboration and togetherness, the essential modalities of our collective survival.

For further information and images contact jackson@joseebienvenu.com