Opening January 9th
Last opening BIENALSUR 2021
Following the last exhibition of the Le vent se lève collection, which portrayed the relationship between humanity and the Earth, MAC VAL continues the exploration of the human by refocusing on the body, its language, and its reinvention power.
The works evoke the reinvention of oneself, the future that we must create with our own hands. In this shared experience of the pandemic, of the avoidance of the others, of their contact, of the violent observation of our bodily fragility and our condition as a living body, it is imperative to project ourselves into the future and to glimpse it with desire, enthusiasm, and hope in a new way.
The body and its language, the vital fluids, the limbs, including the hands, embody the reinvention of oneself against reality, destiny, or social determinism. Just like fiction, narration, mise-en-scène or transvestism are strategies implemented by the artists to initiate this gentle, determined or more warlike reinvention. Addressing the others, their gaze as well as their body, is at the core of the works, through the creation of their own image, portraits or self-portraits which thus resonate with the historical and contemporary phenomena of the invention of the self.