Purple Art

[April 27 2023]

The exhibition Miriam Cahn: Ma pensée Sérielle

The exhibition Miriam Cahn: Ma pensée Sérielle is on view from the 17th of January until the 14th of May at Palais de Tokyo, 13 Av du Président Wilson, 75116, Paris.

“An exhibition is a work in itself and I see it as a performance,” says Swiss artist Miriam Cahn. In a beautiful maelstrom of colors and movements, more than two hundred works are presented at the Palais de Tokyo first retrospective of Cahn’s work in a French institution. Spanning from the 80s through the present day, her paintings and drawings are hung in a performative approach: enormous pieces are interspersed with tiny ones, horizontally crisscrossed with verticality and watercolors with black chalk.

While she confronts us with horrors we would rather ignore, it’s always in a soft, emotional, sometimes even childlike way. Violence, nuclear power, feminism or sexuality, Miriam Cahn’s artistic practice is above all, an emotive and sensitive exploration of our current socio-political concerns… “

Go to read the archive interview from issue #35 S/S 2021 with Miriam Cahn by Olivier Zahm.

Text by Anna Prudhomme, Photos by Kateryna Mitskevych

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