Annette Messager
Ma collection de proverbes


Annette Messager - Ma collection de proverbes

 

From Friday November 16, 2012 to Saturday January 19, 2013
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Annette Messager is an artist. She is also a woman. Between 1972 and 1974, only 4 years after 1968, she produces almost sixty collection-albums made from an accumulation of texts, photographs, notes and miscellaneous items, cautiously collected and sorted. The artist plays here the role of a housewife, a woman she is clearly not. Her (completely fictitious) interest for knitting, mushroom picking or even cooking, allow her to reveal the ironic fantasy life of a young woman embodying the archetype of the 60’s housewife. Annette Messager assembles common, everyday items to create a work that is subtly both poetic and feminist.

Ma collection de proverbes is one of these collections that Annette Messager has compiled over a long period of time and that consists of a series of “misogynistic” proverbs. The artist has embroidered them on pieces of white fabric, revealing them in an incisive and ironic perspective. mfc-michèle didier gathers the proverbs for the very first time.

Today true pieces of history, the collection-albums appear surprisingly strikingly contemporary, considering the reactions they are still able to generate.

 

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Annette Messager - Ma collection de proverbes

Annette Messager - Ma collection de proverbes

Annette Messager - Ma collection de proverbes

Annette Messager - Ma collection de proverbes

Annette Messager - Ma collection de proverbes

Annette Messager - Ma collection de proverbes

Annette Messager - Ma collection de proverbes

Annette Messager - Ma collection de proverbes