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Will the 21st century be "cannibal"?

Contemporary Art |  » All Cannibals » , an exhibition conceived by Jeanette Zwingenberger for two different private foundations :
La Maison Rouge in Paris and Me Collectors Room Berlin, brings to light a bloody subject, buried deep in our collective memory.

Wangechi Mutu, The Partician New, 2004, technique mixte sur mylar © Courtesy Galerie Zidoun
Wangechi Mutu, The Partician New, 2004, technique mixte sur mylar
© Courtesy Galerie Zidoun

Following a quasi scientific approach, the German curator constructs her premise on an historic, artistic, anthropological corpus : Artists work independently of one another on the concept of « incorporation » , using the ideas of : the other, the foreigner, the myth, the real, damnation, symbolic rituals, children’s fairytales, terrifying visions, raw flesh, the consumable and indigestion.
The exhibition’s springboard is an article by Claude Levi-Strauss « We are All Cannibals » that appeared in La Republica (10/10/93) in which he describes cannibalism as the concern of all societies. In its broader sense, cannibalism is ingesting a substance of the same species. And so, sexuality, birth, or suckling would be considered primaeval forms of it. […]

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Wangechi Mutu, The Partician New, 2004, technique mixte sur mylar © Courtesy Galerie Zidoun

Wangechi Mutu, The Partician New, 2004, technique mixte sur mylar
© Courtesy Galerie Zidoun

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