Nina Childress
Des exploits, des chefs-d'œuvre, MAC Marseille/FR
April 26 - September 8, 2024
Nina Childress, Morning gym 1 et 2, 2019. Huile sur toile, diptyque 33 x 41 cm chaque / Oil on canvas, diptych 33 x 41 cm each. Courtesy the Artist and Art : Concept, Paris. Photo by Aurélien Mole

In partnership with the Mucem and the Musée d’art contemporain de la Ville de Marseille, the Frac Sud – Cité de l’art contemporain has invited curator and art critic Jean-Marc Huitorel to design an exhibition in all three venues.

The exhibition at [mac] brings together works characterized by a dual interrogation of the sport itself and, at the same time, of the chosen medium, painting (and more broadly the forms of the picture) and the regimes of representation it implements. The exhibition brings together most of the angles, questions, motifs and themes raised both at Frac Sud and at Mucem: victory and defeat, trophies and relics, obedience to rules and transgression, liberation and alienation, probity and cheating, domination and contestation, racism, colonialism, minority rights, feminism, jubilation, denunciation, etc. Many of these paintings, in fact, are the fruit of a long process of reflection and analysis. Many of these paintings, in fact, are double-edged and, behind their calm appearances, assert critical, political positions, in the image of a notable part of today’s art.

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