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23 JUNE 2014

Louise Bourgeois: a conversation with Bernard Marcadé 1993

"La vieille dame qui traverse la rue au bras d'un jeune homme barbu, c'est elle, Louise Bourgeois (1911–2010), dont l'histoire nous est d'abord brossée à grands traits par le biais de photographies tirées des archives familiales. La rencontre en chair et en os a lieu chez elle et dans son atelier, à Brooklyn, où elle entreprend une exégèse de son oeuvre dans une optique résolument psychanalytique. Rythmé par la visite de quatre sculptures ou "cellules" ("Choisy", "Hands and Glass Balls", "Arch of Hysteria", "Eves and Mirrors") avant leur départ pour la Biennale de Venise en 1993, l'entretien avec Bernard Marcadé et Jerry Gorovoy est placé sous le signe de la maison (familiale et symbolique) comme matrice de l'oeuvre. Au traumatisme de base, "fissure de la cellule familiale", car le père ramenait quantité de maîtresses, s'ajoute sa moquerie quant à l'absence de phallus de la petite fille. La passion pour la géométrie aux lois immuables, l'emboîtement des pièces, devient alors recherche de perfection et ironie : démolir des formes est posé en équation avec la destruction du père. L'oeuvre, riche en retournements, émerge du discours par l'humour et la vigueur des "show–off" de mamelles ou divers phallus érigés et animalisés."

Fig.1 Paru en 1993 chez CNC [Centre national de la cinématographie], [Paris] dans la collection Images de la culture / Mémoire | Camille Guichard.

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199320th century artart work • arte video • artistbalance • Bernard Marcade • biopic • Brooklyn • Camille Guichard • Centre Georges Pompidou • destruction of the father • erect phallus • explicit sexual imageryfatherfemale artistfrancais • French artist • Jerry Gorovoy • Louise Bourgeois • memoire • New York • peeling an orange • psychoanalysis • Reunion des musees nationaux • sculptor • search of perfection • sexually explicit work • shock artshow and tell • Sunday salon • Terra Luna Films • Venice Biennale • women artists

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Simon Perkins
16 MARCH 2013

Dorothy Iannone's Innocent and Aware

Dorothy Iannone, "Innocent and Aware", 8 March 2013 – 5 May 2013, Camden Arts Centre in London.

"Iannone's portrayals of male and female sexuality celebrate the joy of her most intimate relationships while subverting traditional gender stereotypes of dominance and control. Through graphic paintings, sculptures and video boxes her works depict partly–clothed and naked figures on bright psychedelic backgrounds of flora, mandalas and biomorphic patterns. Recalling classical Indian erotic art, Egyptian frescoes and Byzantine mosaics, Iannone's intricate work communicates a personal narrative, passionate love affairs and lifetime pursuit of 'ecstatic unity' through transcendence and spirituality."

(Camden Arts Centre, 2013)

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201320th century artartistbiomorphic • biomorphic patterns • ByzantineCamden Arts Centrecontroldominance • Dorothy Iannone • ecstasy • ecstatic unity • erotic artexhibitionexplicit sexual imageryfemale artistfemale sexuality • fresco • gender representationgender stereotypesgenitals • graphic paintings • innocenceintimacyintimate sexuality • love affair • lovemaking • mandala • mosaicnaive stylenaively drawn figuresnaked figuresNorth American artistpenispersonal narrativephysical lovepsychedelicpsychedelic imageryself-taughtsex • sexual liberation • sexual politicssexualityshock artspectacle • spiritual awareness • spiritualitytranscendence • unconditional love • vagina • video box • vulvawomen artistswomen in art and design

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Simon Perkins
20 JUNE 2005

Genetic Engineering: self-reproductive manifestations of excess

"The child–mannequin–type figures of the sculpture 'Zygotic acceleration, biogenetic, de–sublimated libidinal model (enlarged x 1000),' 1995, are also removed from biological reality, and yet the body with its multiple girl heads, legs, and arms conveys the impression of a living creature. They are mutated organisms – fused together at their torsi; anus, vulva or penis replace nose, ears, or mouth – who seem to offer themselves sexually to the viewer. The theme of the work is, if one sticks to the title, cell reproduction and sexuality. A work that captures the self–reproductive manifestations of excessive, errant libido and reveals the obsessions of genetic engineering."

(The Kunsthaus Bregenz)

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1995anatomy • anus • biological • biological reality • bodyBritish artistcell • cell reproduction • Chapman • creaturedeliberately offensive • Dinos Chapman • errant libido • excessgenetic engineeringgrotesque • Jake Chapman • libidinallibidomannequinmouthmutate • mutated organism • nose • organismpenisposthumanreproduction • self-reproductive • sexualityshock arttorsitorsovulva • Zygotic Acceleration (1995)
02 MARCH 2005

Mutant Bodies: Bio-ethical Issues

"'We Are Family' brings a fresh, personal perspective to some of the most difficult bio–ethical issues of our time. Her work explores the changing relationship between what is considered natural and what is artificial, what is 'normal' and 'mutant'. Her works embody our dreams of perfect children and disease–free life, yet always articulate the value of difference and uncertainty. The 'family' portraits are created using a variety of media including videos and sculpture."

(Australian Arts Festival Japan, Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, 2003)

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