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Carolee Schneemann | Paint like I move

June 24, 2017

Hales Gallery is excited to announce the inclusion of work by Carolee Schneemann in the exhibition 'Paint like I move' in Les Abattoirs, Toulouse. The exhibition marks the occasion of the recent acquisition of Precarious, an installation by Schneemann.

 

Belonging to a first generation of female artists who militated for consideration of women's art, Carolee Schneemann (B. 1939) pioneered new video, film (“expanded cinema”) and performance practices, gaining a reputation for exploring issues around the human body and the place of women in society. The American artist who won this year Venice Biennale’s Golden has also been a careful observer of the conflicts of her time, from Vietnam to 9/11.


Les Abattoirs have just acquired a recent installation by the artist, Precarious  (2009). Precarious resonate as a rebirth of historical genre painting, bringing into perspective the flood of digital images the media bombard us with, in the name of news broadcasting. Precarious trap spectators in crossfire of projections and reflections, illustrating clearly how this theme of media exposure has haunted Carolee Schneemann over the years. The flow of imagery and contemporary sounds and music contributes to an on-going expression of her ideals and vision.

 


 

Carolee Schneemann

Paint like I move

Les Abattoirs
76 allées Charles-de-Fitte
31300 Toulouse

 

24 June - 3 September 2017

 

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