Pierre Molinier’s archives selling at Drouot

Pierre Molinier’s work will be displayed at the Maison Européenne de la Photographie from 9 to 13 November – an opportunity to discover the artist’s previously unseen archives. The exhibition — presented at the same time as the 19th edition of Paris Photo — precedes the auction on Monday 14 November, to take place at the Hôtel Drouot with Joron-Derem at the hammer. The sale, Archives Pierre Molinier, presents unknown aspects of the artist’s work and universe. Various materials, fetishist accessories and elements of “evocatory sorcellery” enrich the symbolism of Pierre Molinier’s universe, contributing to “this aesthetic of genre confusion”. Some unique pieces will be unveiled: collages, photomontages, decoupages, as well as paintings and preparatory drawings for well-known paintings — Suzinella (1972), Fleurs de Paradis (c. 1958) and L’Angoisse révoltée...

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Sanja Iveković: « Sweet Violence » at MoMA

New York, 12 October 2011, Art Media Agency (AMA). Sanja Iveković’s first museum exhibition in the United States, will take place from 18 December. The show will cover four decades of the artist’s remarkable career. The photographer, sculptor and feminist’s numerous works, such as videos and photomontages, will be exhibited. Iveković created her own style in the post-1968 period, as her work was the opposite of official art in that era. Her works were marked in the multicultural resonance, which spreads across conceptual photomontages, to video and performance. The exhibition assembles a historic group of videos, such as Personal Cuts (1982), media installations, photographs etc.. Among the hundred photomontages displayed at the exhibition, is the famous series “Double Life” (1975-76), in which the artist juxtaposed photos of herself taken from her personal albums, alongside commercial ads cut from women’s magazines. Whereas in the 70s, Iveković explored persuasive qualities of mass media and its potential to forge a false identity, after 1990 – following the fall of the Berlin Wall, the disintegration of Yugoslavia, and the birth of a new nation – she concentrated on the transformation of reality from socialist to post-socialist political systems. These ideas and questions are highlighted through her work: she offers a fascinating view of the official politics and paradoxes which are inherited, in society’s collective...

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