Wednesday, March 2, 2011

General Idea at the Musée d'Art Moderne

General Idea is the new blockbuster exhibition presented at the Musée d'Art moderne de la Ville de Paris. The collective follows Basquiat that received the public and critics praises and apart from the queue I did not have to do this time to enter I was almost as fascinated as the last time. Maybe little less anyway I was very filled of happyness this day because I had just received the positive answer of the internship I was applying to. When we entered in the exhibition we first met a guy that was in our artschool few years ago 'the exhibition is amazing you're gonna love it'. Even if he was actually very right I hate opinions provided upstream.
First the display was carefully thought despite the 29 minutes videos in the entrance on Miss General Idea wasn't appropriate. From canvas to scultpures, photographies, videos to all kinds of new medium the route explores a subversive and visionary view above which Miss General Idea' shadow is planing (Fictional character invented by the collective using at the same time as a muse, an image and a concept) I found the triple Klein-blue X painted by fake poodles on virgin canvas very funny. Several times I've thought of similar ways to cope with my grand mother's annoying gremlins. The Master in Global Media I did last year opened me to specific academic books on media I could recognize into General Idea's work. Especially Erving Goffman with the presentation of the self , a sociological work first but so well applied to media studies and remasterized by General Idea as 'The Manipulation of the self'. Between seriousness and provocation they use the glamour and the beauty as a creative catalyst bond to the media. Later we entered into the miss general idea pavillion and into the architectural destruction. A concept in itslef, why should architecture should always be about construction? The process of constructive destruction is so well understood by Cyprien Gaillard (I know I have a serious obsession with him)
The last part of the exhibition is about the social and sanitary disaster the Sida has been in the seventies and still is that is revaled into a tentacular project that occupied all their researches until the nineties.
These three guys were unconvential, they have elaborated a fictive society with its own social codes and flags,where a couple of three men can love each other and can even use all the positions of the indian Kama-sutra.
As when I was at the Gilbert and Georges exhibition in Brussels during christmas break, I could see the impressive and precise researches General Idea has built for three decades.



SPYT said...

haha i know him! he's one of my mom's friend's sons.

Aliénor M. said...

Which one ??