Mika Rottenbergat Palais de Tokyo, Paris

Captivating tales
23 June – 11 September, 2016

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View of Mika Rottenberg’s exhibition, Palais de Tokyo
Photo: Aurélien Mole

 

The Argentinian artist Mika Rottenberg, on occasion of her second solo show in France has chosen to revisit several of the video installations that consolidated her international reputation. From artworks landed at the 56th Venice Biennale to a selection of recent and new works specially produced for the exhibition at Palais de Tokyo. Mika regularly reaches out to women whose physical particularities have been vaunted or made available on the Internet.
Their bodies, which lie outside current norms and canons, are the main inspiration for her films’ scenarios, in which they seem to be completely focused on a variety of actions, carried out during chain-production processes.
Mika’s videos are marked by captivating tales that wrap reality into fiction. Palais de Tokyo offers an intense journey through the aesthetic of the artist enriched by the inclusion of several sculptures inspired by elements from ordinary life.

 

 

 

“I WANT (…) TO CREATE PHYSICAL RELATIONS BETWEEN THE VIEWER AND THE WORK.
I HOPE TO ENGAGE SOMEBODY’S BODY AS WELL AS HIS OR HER MIND”

 

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View of Mika Rottenberg’s exhibition, Palais de Tokyo
Photo: Aurélien Mole