Alice Thomine-Berrada teams up with art historian Sophie Delpeux and artists Anne Rochette and Laurent Poléo-Garnier to present an exceptional collection by artist Gina Pane, recently acquired by the Beaux-Arts de Paris: over thirty photographs, drawings and preparatory documents from the Hot Afternoon performance presented by Gina Pane at the 1977 Documenta in Kassel.
Like a "making-of", these material traces are deployed in time and space to bring to life this "action" emblematic of the artist's themes of language, injury, women and, of course, the body. It will also be linked to other works in the Beaux-Arts de Paris collections, touching on similar themes or reminding us that Gina Pane's art is a continuation of her training at the Beaux-Arts de Paris (1960-1966). Her artistic approach is founded on one of her most important principles, the centrality of the human body, which Gina revisits and transforms into language: "the body is no longer representation but Transformation".
Alice Thomine-Berrada is an art historian and curator in charge of the collections department at the Beaux-Arts de Paris. Her job is to pass on to future generations a heritage, i.e. a group of assets recognized by a community as worthy of preservation. Her research focuses mainly on the history of the École and its students, the organic soil from which the Beaux-Arts collections have grown.
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