Des arcs en ciel tendus comme des brides

Rita Ackermann, Evelyne Axell, Hans Bellmer, Victor Brauner, Alexander Calder, Suzanne Duchamp, Caroll Dunham, Hans Hemmert, Hannah Hoch, Dorothy Iannone, Kiki Kogelnik, Robert Malaval, Mimmo Paladino, Eileen Quinlan, Mimmo Rotella, Kurt Schwitters, John Stezaker, Sophie Taeuber-Arp, Wols

34 rue de Seine 75006 Paris

May 21 - Jul 31, 2020

Press release

Following Arthur Rimbaud's Bateau ivre, Natalie Seroussi invited you in 2017 to... "voir ce que l?homme a cru voir " (and my eyes have fixed phantasmagoria*), and plunged you into "La nuit verte aux neiges éblouies" (the green night's drifts of dazzled snow*) in the winter of 2019.

For our new journey several men are setting foot on land.

While Hans Bellmer and Victor Brauner remain at the helm, we welcome new passengers: the dancing geometries of Sophie Taueber-Arp and the liberated bodies of Evelyn Axell and Dorothy Iannone. They bring a wild wind able to push the sails under "Des arcs-en-ciel tendus comme des brides" (The taut rainbows curbing*).

This expedition is also a treasure hunt during which one will have to learn to distinguish the chimeric bodies of Wols and resist the song of Malaval's Bubble Siren.

*Traduction de Samuel Beckett, Drunken Boat, 1932