Nadia Plesner & Gurt Swanenberg
The works of Nadia Plesner are now to be seen in private by appointment in Paris
Exhibition organized by KissmyArt Paris in collaboration with the Modern Collector. We represent Nadia Plesner, a Danish artist already known worldwide for her legal battle with Louis Vuitton. Our collaboration permitted us to exhibit for the first time in France the artist’s most recent productions.
Photos of the exhibition from June, 13 to June, 15 2019, Galerie Au Médicis, 5 rue de Médicis, 75006 Paris, France
About the exhibition
WHY A DUO SHOW?
The works of the Danish Nadia Plesner are in remarkable harmony with those of the Dutch artist Gurt Swanenberg. Both share a critical interest in the language of marketing and advertising. While Gurt Swanenberg works mainly on the representation of livestock animals, Nadia Plesner focuses on the human.
WHY NADIA PLESNER IN “CONDITIONING”? (ENGLISH WORD FOR “CONDITIONNEMENTS”)
By choosing the title “Conditioning” for this exhibition, the curators are bringing together the different subjects of reflection of the two artists. From food packaging to mental conditioning that derives from submission (consented or not) to advertising and to the entertainment industry. The works on display reflect Nadia Plesner’s work since Darfurnica and the trial she won against Louis Vuitton in 2011.
Nadia Plesner illustrates the automatic aspect of the average consumer’s behaviour in our society, in which she identifies an unconscious “choreography”. It thus explores the forms of conditioning of our behaviours. She invites us to adopt a critical vision of those behaviours by using the aesthetic codes of advertising (slogans, flat and saturated colours, seduction, etc.)
His reflection on human behaviour is based on the representation of their consequences, both social and ecological.