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Chercher Le Garçon

7 Mar 15

MAC VAL Musée d’Art contemporain val-de-marne

For the first major rendez-vous in its tenth anniversary programme, the MAC VAL Musée d’art Contemporain du Val-de-Marne held a multi-disciplinary themed exhibition entitled Chercher le garcon.

Curator Frank Lamy brought together a hundred or so male artists who, in one way or another, challenged and destabilised established models through their work. In rejecting all manner of authoritarianism, and questioning the values traditionally associated with masculinity (effectiveness, authority, heroism, conquest, strength, etc.), the works on display offered strategies which withstand and re-define the masculine paradigm.

The exhibition offered multiple, even contradictory voices, and the displayed works were critical, distanced, analytical. The show addresses issues involving images, representations, deconstructions, plasticities and bodies.