I maybe too late to review or propose “All cannibals” as a must-visit exhibition given the number of days left (10) @ Maison Rouge, but visceral scenery is always worth visiting.
Not that I entirely agree with the cannibalism as a healthy way of feeding oneself, but it certainly has its benefits. As Claude LeviStrauss said @ La Repubblica in 1993… “Tthe simplest way to identify with another is still to eat them”. Couldn’t agree more.
Until May 15th la maison rouge is staging an exhibition on anthropophagy and its representations in contemporary visual art.
The exhibition’s curator has chosen pieces for the most part by young artists working independently of each other on the concept of incorporation. A body of contemporary works (photography, video, installation, sculpture, drawing and painting) finds echoes in a historic perspective (illustrations, illuminated texts, engravings and ritual objects).
Together, they show how the theme of anthropophagy has persisted and evolved through time and place. Despite being largely ignored by art critics and theorists, anthropophagy is an underlying theme of current creation, as the presence in the show of major artists from the contemporary scene confirms.
Don’t we all absorb & construct our personality as we observe, share & experience with other people’s behaviors? Then you’re just one step away from reaching the next level.