Annette Messager - Ma collection de proverbes - Exhibitionmfc-michèle didier | Paris - Brussels - PARIS

Ma collection de proverbes
16 Nov 2012 - 19 Jan 2013
Inquiry about the exhibition

From Friday November 16, 2012 to Saturday January 19, 2013
Opening on November 15, 2012 from 6pm to 9pm in presence of the artist

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.

Read more
By continuing to browse this site, you agree to the use of Cookies.