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Pauline Curnier Jardin

I Still Send You A Lot Of Affection And I Kiss You Through My Denture

Background Evening Performance


This exhibition revolves around the background characters of a future feature length film of the artist, Sebastiano Blu. The focus is on the Menopaused. Curnier Jardin uses this opportunity to find them a body, a place, a space and a voice.

To the artist it seems that ever since she was a child there is a place where women could find a certain peace: in old age (if, in youth, one didn’t choose to be a nun). To be menopaused or virgin can be seen as a political gesture of removing oneself from the cycle of social reproduction, to not “feed the empire with a new generation of soldiers or a renewed tax base.” Her solo show will be an apathetic, tragicomic mutiny of oldies.”


About Curnier Jardin completed a residency at the Rijksakademie Van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam in 2015-2016. She is the winner of the Dutch prize NN Award, was nominated  for the Prix Fondation d’Entreprise Ricard and previous works have been awarded in international film festivals: Age D’Or, Outra Mirada, and Otto d’Ame amongst others. In 2017, she was commissioned by Frieze Film and Channel 4 to produce the short film Teetotum that she produced with Primitive Films, with whom she is currently writing her first feature film, Sebastiano Blu.  The past two years she has been a tutor at the Dutch Art Institute and visiting Professor at the Kunsthochschule Kassel. She is one of the four artists nominated this year for the german prestigious Preis Der Nationalgalerie. Selected solo and group exhibitions, commissioned projects and screenings include: 57th Venice Biennale, IT; Tate Modern, London, UK; International Film Festival, Rotterdam, NL; Video Art At Midnight; Berlin, Shirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, DE; Futura, Prague, CZ; Ellen de Bruijne Projects, Amsterdam, NL (2017-2018). Performa 15, New York, US; The Fondation Cartier pour l’Art Contemporain, Paris, FR; Migros Museum of Contemporary Art, Zurich, CH; University of São Paulo, São Paulo, BR (2015). MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, US (2014). Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, DE; Palais de Tokyo, Paris, FR (2013). Centre George Pompidou, Paris, FR (2012). Musée d’Art Moderne, Paris, FR; ZKM Museum of Contemporary Art, Karlsruhe, DE (2010).”


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