A GUN MAKES ITS OWN STATEMENT
Guided tour (in English) of the exhibition Le mur by artist Chiara Fumai
Chiara Fumai was born in Rome (1978), but lives and unworks in Brussels. Her recent solo exhibitions include: With Love from $inister at A Palazzo Gallery, Brescia (2013–2014); С любовью от $инистера at Victoria Gallery, Samara (2014); I Did Not Say or Mean 'Warning', Fondazione Querini Stampalia (2013). Recent group shows include Whitechapel gallery, London; Villa Medici, Rome; CA2M Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo, Madrid; Fiorucci Art Trust, London; Stigter Van Doesburg, Amsterdam (2014); MUSAC Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León (2013); dOCUMENTA (13), Kassel (2012). The artist was the winner of the ninth edition of the Furla Art Award (2013).
The performative practice of Italian artist Chiara Fumai belongs to the tradition of female psychics, who are 'spoken by' different controversial entities. Entities which the artist freely (mis)interprets and combines into new stories, while questioning their symbolic meaning and representation in the mind of the viewer. Dealing with radical feminism, media culture, language and repression, Fumai's starting point is performance, later transformed into installations, videos, collages and performative displays.
In occasion of her guided tours of Le mur exhibition, the performer will channel the ghost of a well-known German terrorist.
Suitable for adult audience.
With the support of Dena Foundation, Paris
from June 14th
to September 21st 2014
Le mur, works from the collection of Antoine de Galbert