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Mai-Thu Perret. Go and become the incense burner in the old shrine

7 Apr 2017 – 1 Jun 2017

NICC

Brussels
Brussels, Belgium

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NICC cordially invites you to the opening of Swiss artist Mai-Thu Perret, who created a new installation for the vitrine space.

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On the occasion of the opening, she will be reading from her own work as well as excerpts from the writings of others.

Since 1999, Perret has been working on a project titled The Crystal Frontier, telling the story of a group of women who, disillusioned by capitalist, patriarchal society, decided to found an autonomous community named New Ponderosa in the desert of New Mexico. Perret’s long-term art project comprises both texts and objects, examining the rules that inform this collective form-of-life. Her fiction equally seeps into the exhibition space, where bodies of “hypothetically produced” work are being shown, including ceramic and papier-maché sculptures, neon lights, paintings, flags and carpets alongside text fragments (diary entries, letters, lyrics,...). Throughout the years, Perret has developed an intertextual and multi-disciplinary slant on feminist politics, utopian thought and the nature of work.

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Mai-Thu Perret

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