6 - 6 Jul 2016
An Evening with Pauline Curnier Jardin
1646 is happy to announce a special evening with the work of the French artist Pauline Curnier-Jardin.
The transgressive, camp, and idiosyncratic character-driven work of Curnier Jardin takes on a diversity of forms ranging from paintings, performances, musical collaborations, installations and films. In her work the artist often incorporates historical or mythological material into her own bizar aesthetics. With the instruments of the theater, she breathes new life into anthropological objects, discoveries, and images. She reinterprets such objects as altruistic protagonists in her self-created, peculiar adventures. She is especially interested in the female figure in mythology, history, folklore, and cinema. She deconstructs stereotypical representations of women as hallow, witch, mother, or mystic. Through a multimedia approach, her work seeks a unique a representational logic, in order to locate a separation between reality and fiction, rationality and emotion, man and woman, friend and enemy, human and objects, the sacred and the profane.
Curnier-Jardin graduated in 2006 from both École Nationale Supérieure d’Arts (Cergy-Pontoise) and L’École nationale supérieure des Arts Décoratifs (Paris). She obtained a MA in sciences and technics from the Linkopping University of Sweden. Her work has been presented internationally at PERFORMA15, New-York (2015); MIT List Visual Center, Cambridge (2014); Museum of Modern Art in Sao Paolo (2014); Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin (2013); Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris (2012); ZKM Museum of Contemporary Art, Karlsruhe, Germany (2011) and Musée d’Art moderne & Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2010).
Pauline Curnier Jardin is currently a Rijksakademie resident in Amsterdam.