Shatter, crumple, embroider, twist, knead, destroy, film... Today, artistic gestures are no longer limited to the fine arts, now finding expression in countless other media while continuing to play a social and political role.
With Faces (2014), David de Tscharner moulds, sculpts, shapes, caresses, crushes, and hammers a ball of clay. Faces, landscapes, animals, and structures appear and disappear in his hands.
By breaking up a reflection of Shanghai in a mirror (Broken Mirror, 1999) or wrinkling images of the city projected onto a sheet of paper (Crumpling Shanghai, 2000), the artist Song Dong deconstructs public space in China and reveals the country’s current antagonisms.
As for Maja Bajevic’s Under Construction, 1999, it condemns the condition of Bosnian refugees after the Yugoslavian War (1991-2001) and reveals the multiple possibilities to reconstruct a lost identity.
In partnership with the Fonds régional d’art contemporain (Frac) Pays de la Loire
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