«Moving Backwards», Pauline Boudry / Renate Lorenz – La Biennale di Venezia 2019

Video (4:57): Artists Pauline Boudry / Renate Lorenz and curator Charlotte Laubard speak about their project «Moving Backwards», the Swiss participation at the 58th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia, commissioned by the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia.

La Biennale di Venezia – Pauline Boudry / Renate Lorenz
Dates: May 11 – November 24, 2019
Venue: Swiss Pavilion, Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy

‘Challenging notions of gender, Pauline Boudry and Renate Lorenz question the norms that govern our representations and our life in society. What lends their work such force is that it moves beyond mere criticism or deconstruction. Their installations, films and performances are conceived as dispositifs capable of inventing other ways of being in the world, ones no longer split by categories of identity and binarisms. Their practice of «denormalisation» has led them to question the «agency» of artistic objects or gestures in their relationships to those who experience them. Their interest in these modalities of action is intimately linked to their desire to find a position towards the situation of withdrawal and antagonism that we are currently experiencing.’ – Charlotte Laubard
Curated by Charlotte Laubard in collaboration with Julia Stoschek Collection, Berlin, Germany.

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