Wednesday, October 13, 2010
The 13th exhibition at the Espace culturel Louis Vuitton takes inspiration from Barrie's masterpiece, bringing the visions of thirteen artists to the task of re-presenting his marvelous mythos. They ask the question Qui es-tu Peter? (Who are you, Peter?) Three of my favorite descriptions of the answers: Jerôme Zonder ventures into the amplitude of love and hate... Jean-Philippe Illanès presents Peter Pan’s house, in which the objects have been strangely revisited... and Janaina Tschäpe proposes the ecology of Neverland. Quite a spurt of imaginative forces.
Some other rather choice bits from the Press Release that particularly tickled me are this recognition - Peter Pan has become a contemporary myth as well as this one - sketching a portrait of the troublemaker.
The exhibition is going on now, but alas, one needs to be in Paris to enjoy it.
You can find out more about it here, though there seems to be no direct link, so navigate your way toward it.