After presenting for last year’s ART-O-RAMA the minimal artworks by conceptual artist Robert Barry, mfc-michèle didier has decided this time to take an opposite approach and to highlight works with a much more sensual nature, erotic even. This year, the theme of mfc-michèle didier’s presentation will be: Lost Paradise, between sex and beatitude.
First, there will be Mes dessins secrets by Annette Messager. One of the nearly sixty “collection albums” made by the artist between 1972 and 1974, this work consists of 76 erotic drawings, drawn freehand by the artist on various papers from notebooks and booklets. Showing graphic fantasies of erotic scenes, the drawings will find a place on the exhibition wall and reveal themselves to the public.
Furthermore, Journal by Mathieu Mercier will consist of a limited edition newspaper, containing a series of nude photographs, all coming from the artist’s private collection. Where do these images come from? Mathieu Mercier tries to provide an answer. «These images are fascinating as they don’t reveal any stylistic indication - the models don’t have any cloths nor accessory and the scene always shows an exterior, rural decor. Nonetheless, we can guess the era thanks to the women’s hairstyle, the way they pose and the quality of the picture. Even if they give the impression of a lost paradise, they clearly seem dated...
Finally, there will be 1001 nuits + 1 jour by Yona Friedman, which will reveal the mythological aspect of the project. The book consists of 168 drawing-scenes illustrated in the artist’s distinctive style, in a « naïve » manner. All the scenes, that are detachable from the book, will enrich the booth’s display: Isis et Osiris, Idylle avec lion, Le Paradis, avec licorne, Adam et Eve, the titles of the drawings directly and indirectly refer to the myth of lost paradise.