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Hard Hat, Geneve

A group show.

comunicato stampa

curated by Marc Blondeau et Philippe Davet

with: AA Bronson, Eugène Carrière , Marcel Duchamp et Man Ray, Max Ernst, Jason Fox, Jean-Michel Frank, Sacha Guitry, Mamie Holst, Inagaki, Louise Lawler, Meret Oppenheim, Pino Pascali, Raymond Pettibon, Jerry Phillips, Jean Prouvé, Auguste Rodin, Georges Seurat, Jim Shaw

In response to our invitation, art advisors Marc Blondeau and Philippe Davet have transformed Hard Hat’s space into an imaginary Studiolo, which regroups 19th, 20th and 21st century works of both fine and decorative arts.

This cabinet is a fiction. Supposed to be a private space for work and contemplation, this public staging delineates a singular taste, an esthetic subjectivity that only partially reflects that of the curators.

Studiolo should above all be perceived as a period room, focusing on a private collection, circa 2010. From one work to another, one can distinguish a muted, contained violence, accentuated by a particularly sharp awareness of the layered histories that make up our critical and anxious gaze.

Opening : January 21, 2010 - 18H

Hard Hat
39, rue des Bains, CH-1205 Genève
Open on appointment : +41 78 789 60 29

Gisele Vienne & Dennis Cooper
dal 18/5/2011 al 2/7/2011

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