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Second Lives: Jeux masqués et autres Je

15 May - 11 Sep 2011

© Aneta Grzeszykowska
Untitled Film Stills #3
15 May – 11 September 2011

Identity has always been a recurrent issue for human beings and it even becomes more important within a society where globalisation and standardisation gain the upper hand. Everyone tries to find his way among these blurred identities. Today more and more people decide to escape reality in order to make up a new identity.

Some are getting a new look that betrays hidden desires – a “mask” that allows them to express themselves freely. Others find refuge in virtual worlds where everything is possible and where everybody creates his own avatar according to his desires. Besides these intentional escapes, some people don’t have a choice: within a society that wouldn’t allow otherness and dissidence a new identity is imposed on them.

The exhibition is based on these three themes, and “being and appearing” is newly interpreted by contemporary artists. Second Lives: Jeux masqués et autres Je presents critical as well as humorous works on these society issues.

Artists: Susan Anderson, Art Orienté Objet, Christopher Baker, Hermine Bourgadier, Slater Bradley, Lucille Calmel & Philippe Boisnard, Hsia-Fei Chang, Danica Dakic, Hans Eijkelboom, Joan Fontcuberta, Aneta Grzeszykowska, Anna Hilti, Kaori Kinoshita & Alain Della Negra, Joachim Koester, Beryl Koltz, Susi Krautgartner, Annika Larsson, Andres Lejona, Lucy McRae & Bart Hess, Cristina Nuñez, Jens Pecho, Dorothée Smith, Catrine Val, Yuan Yanwu

Curators: Paul Di Felice, Kevin Muhlen, Pierre Stiwer

The exhibition is part of the European Month of Photography.
In collaboration with Lucil Film.

Tags: Susan Anderson, Slater Bradley, Danica Dakic, Hans Eijkelboom, Joan Fontcuberta, Aneta Grzeszykowska, Joachim Koester, Annika Larsson, Art Orienté Objet