Contagieux! Rapports contre la normalité
11.06 — 15.08.10
OPENING THURSDAY JUNE 10, 6-9 PM
Lecture by Diedrich Diederichsen "I Can't Work That Way - Jack Smith's Queer Critique of Capitalism" ( in English), followed by a selection of queer art videos by Karin Michalski.
The Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève is pleased to announce the first major solo show by the duo PAULINE BOUDRY/RENATE LORENZ. These Berlin-based artists have an interest in the almost simultaneous invention of sexuality and sexual perversions on the one hand, and photography and film in the 19th century on the other hand, as well as in their relationship with the colonial economy. Mostly filmed in 16 mm and featuring distinctive aesthetics that highlight the autonomy of the camera, music, costumes and props, the work of PAULINE BOUDRY/RENATE LORENZ gives rise to performances that they define as "queer archaeology".
They rediscover forgotten moments in history, in which non-standard bodies and social constellations are visible. The duo will present numerous recent works, including "Salomania" featuring American choreographer and artist Yvonne Rainer, as well as a new production based on epileptic dance. As a counterpoint to the installations, their show includes "invited" oeuvres by Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Judith Hopf, Zoe Leonard, and Henrik Olesen, which also question identity and its representation.
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Exhibition: 11.06 — 15.08.10
Opening: 10.06.2010 at 6:30 p.m.
Curator: Denis Pernet