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Biennale Socle du Monde

Biennale Socle du Monde

21 April 2017 - 27 August 2017

Carl-Henning Pedersen og Else Alfelts Museum

Birk Centerpark 8 - 7400 Henning Denmark

Wilder Mann is now exhibited at the Carl-Henning Pedersen og Else Alfelts Museum in the Chapter “The eye in the Mask”.

The exhibition The Eye in the Mask juxtaposes a range of ethnographic masks with works of art by the two Danish CoBrA artists Carl-Henning Pedersen and Asger Jorn, African CoBrA artist Ernest Mancoba and several international contemporary artists: Romuald Hazoumé (Benin), Shen Yuan (China), Charles Fréger (France) and Antony Gormley (Great Britain). The Eye in the Mask spans 2000 m2, taking up the entire museum and spilling out into its environs.

The main focus of the exhibition falls on masks and identity. This encompasses physical masks, as shown by means of ethnographic objects used for rituals and dances, making the function of masks very tangible: putting a mask on allows you to become someone else. But it also concerns the use of various mask motifs in art – many artists of the past and present have been inspired by the identity-changing potential of the mask: covering your face allows you to escape the human condition, replace your physical vessel with another, clothing yourself in the guise of a divine or animal being. The mask confers strength, power and abilities far beyond those of ordinary mortals. Hence, the mask is a tool that lets you change your identity.


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The Historical Epic of Joan of Arc

19 January 2017

The new series “L’épopée de Jeanne d’Arc” will be at the Musée des beaux-arts de Rouen from the 19th of january to the 19th of february
This “silhouettes” series directly connects with “La suite basque” (The exhibition is still at the Musée Basque et de l’histoire de Bayonne – Baionako Euskal Museoa until the 5th of february) and once again the semiologic questions around the historical representations in our collective educations.
While representing each stereotype and cliché about the story of Jeanne d’Arc, this photographic shows the layers of the representation of this french historical icon thru its various silhouettes.
You can see the whole series on:

This series has been made possible with the help of Olivier Bériot (cinema costume maker), Laurent Dombrowicz (Stylist), Fred Duval (script writer), Christian Attuly (Hair) with the collaboration of the Théâtre des Arts de Rouen, La Chevalerie de La Breteque, les ateliers caraco, Laurent Tard et le Grand Parc du Puy du fou, Christophe Maratier et Maratier Armurier, Paula Cornejo et Straseria Cornejo, Mairie de Rouen, Lycée Jeanne d’Arc, Christiane Delacroix, Etienne David et Le ventre de l’automate, Sophie Haise (Le garage) and Martine Sadion du Musée de l’image à Epinal, Métropole Rouen Normandie


New series and new show at the Basque Museum, in Bayonne

19 November 2016

“La suite basque” is now taking place in the historical town of Bayonne. Can I say that it’s probably my most experimental series which came same time with YOKAINOSHIMA and right after BRETONNES. Without the BRETONNES series, I would have never walked in this direction. It’s like if LA SUITE BASQUE was still made of the silhouettes of WILDER MANN, with its landscapes, but this time, the abstraction is holding a key on this work. There will be another silhouettes series exhibited soon, in Rouen, titled “L’épopée de Jeanne”. More soon.

This project following the invitation of Association COOP contains six photographic sequences titled: “Ainarak/Exiliados, Sorginak, Gernika, Irudi, La porte du Milieu”.

Texts by Marie Darrieussecq and introduction by Martine Sadion.

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