Auditorium Rainier III
Horaire : 29th April 2016 - 20:30-06:30
Live Through That ?! (Atelier Brancusi),2014
Vidéo stills, Atelier Brancusi, Paris © Lili Reynaud-Dewar
Courtesy the artist and kamel mennour, Paris
Lili Reynaud Dewar creates sculptures, installations, videos and performances. Her work is developed around the concept of cultural identity.
“Live Through That- (New Museum) -WhitePinkGreenBlack”, presented for the first edition of Nuit Blanche in Monaco, uses the body as a highly political material and simple things as bearers of a concrete meaning. These videos are part of a long series initiated in the artist’s studio in 2011 and continues today. She regularly dances in institutions, galleries, workshops and residencies where she is invited to show her works. The dance is based on Josephine Baker’s choreography (a pioneering dancer and activist for which the artist has the greatest admiration) and repeats it down, in complete silence, to make them abstract and deprived of their exotic connotations.
For the artist, the question today with these videos is to produce a kind of a film diary, which would document both her activities and the various places where work flows. But it’s also questioning a parodic form of institutional criticism, danced revelation mechanisms and their supposed transparency, but through the dancing naked body, shuddering, parodic and not an authoritarian speech and distanced.
Lili Reynaud Dewar was born in 1975 in La Rochelle, France. She currently lives and works in Grenoble, France.
Her work has been the subject of numerous solo exhibitions, including, among others, at the New Museum in New York, Index – the Swedish Contemporary Art Foundation in Stockholm, Le Consortium in Dijon, 21er Raum – Belvedere in Vienna, Outpost in Norwich, Magasin – Central National d’Art Contemporain in Grenoble, Kunsthalle Basel, the Calder Foundation in New York (performance), the Serpentine Cinema in London (performance), and FRAC Champagne-Ardenne in Reims.
She has also been a part of many group exhibitions at the Centre Pompidou, Fondation d’entreprise Ricard, Palais de Tokyo and Le Plateau in Paris, CAPC in Bordeaux, CAFAM in Beijing, the Logan Center for the Arts in Chicago, Kunsthalle Fribourg, Generali Foundation and MAK in Vienna, Witte de With in Rotterdam, Biennale de Lyon 2013 and the 5th Berlin Biennale. Lili Reynaud Dewar was awarded the 15th Prix Fondation d’entreprise Ricard.