"The Revenge of Genres - " -"Le revanche des genres"

I will be leaving soon for Europe to attend these shows which I am exhibiting in:

“The Revenge of Genres – " -“Le revanche des genres” -Contemporary Australian Art

13 Oct 2007, 06:00 PM-
Saturday, November 10, 2007

Les Brasseurs, Liège
6 rue des brasseurs, B-4000
cite Internationale des Arts.
9 January – 10 February 2008
18, rue de l’Hotel de Ville, 75180 Paris Cedex 04, FRANCE

The title of the exhibition, « The revenge of the genres », refers to the movie Legally Blonde (2001) that denounces with irony the influence of stereotypes on our perception of the world and our own acts. The theme of « genre » – genre defines a general idea or a class of beings or objects that share some common points – allows to explore the multiple identities of Australia : sexual, religious, artistic and philosophical. The reference to this title suggests the difficulty of translating, literally and artistically, the language, the traditions and the cultural differences. What is an exhibition on Australian Art, what is Aboriginal art, are Maori artists living in Australia Australians…? The notion of time will be central to this selection of artworks and the exhibition will present artworks in progress which will interrogate the construction and deconstruction of the definition of arts.

Around 20 artists have been chosen for the vitality and the quality of their works: Archie Moore, Rosella Namok, Fiona Omeenyo, Silas Hobson, Dorothy Short, Jenny Fraser, Tracey Moffatt, Richard Bell, Vernon Ah Kee, Tony Albert, Lea King Smith, Helicopter Tjungurrayi, Rachael Rakena, Fiona Foley, Keren Ruki, Haro, Jason Lam and Tania Masson. Some of them are still emerging but most of them have been worldly recognized for more than 30 years : Fiona Foley, Tracey Moffatt, Richard Bell and Rosella Namok.

These Australian artists — from Sydney, Balgo, Darwin, Melbourne, Lockhart River and Brisbane — are representative of the cross-over dynamism we find nowadays in our societies. Without forgetting their genealogy and their history, they live the present time, immerse themselves in other cultures and take part into contemporary debates. The artworks we will show take part to this question that artists are really interested in : how to appropriate a world constantly moving and recreating ?

Artists will show a selection of pieces representing their art: painting, sculpture, installation, photography, video and sound. All those mediums will be shown, but a large space will be devoted to new media, according to the last trends in Australian and international art scene. Most of the works will be especially created to match with this theme. Masterpieces will be loaned by institutions such as DRAC de Paris, the City of Lorient and private collectors.

Contemporary Australian art in collaboration with
Geraldine Leroux, association Diff’ art Pacific and Lucienne Strivay, anthropologist with the U.L.G.

“Le revanche des genres” art australien contemporain en collaboration avec
Géraldine Leroux, l’association Diff’art Pacific et Lucienne Strivay, anthropologue à l’U.L.G.

Vernissage le 13.10.2007
Exposition accessible du 17.10.2007 au 10.11.2007
Fermé le jeudi 01.11.2007
de 15h à 18h ou rendez vous

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