Les Guérillères (AKS-47) – Pink

$ 5,315

Weight1 kg
Edition size :

25

Dimensions :

85 cm x 25 cm x 13 cm (33.46 in. x 9.82 in. x 5.12 in.)

Technique :

Polyester resin sculpture.

Signature :

Certificate of Authenticity signed by the artist, numbered and stamped by our publishing house.

Year :

2022

Price :

CHF 5'000 (≈ $5'090 / €5'060, exclusive of VAT)
Please note this sculpture will be sold at tiered price.

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On the occasion of a solo show at the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas in 2016, Mai-Thu Perret presented a new body of work entitled Les Guérillères. This series consisted in a female group composed of stylized figures with readily-identifiable accessories (combat fatigues, military boots, machine guns). The title of the figures is borrowed from a 1969 novel by Monique Wittig that tells the speculative story of a war waged by women to take control of society. Its militant protagonists find echoes in Perret’s sculptures, which are also informed by the YPJ, a real-world female militia that has been fighting in the ongoing Syrian civil war. For JRP, Mai-Thu Perret has chosen to isolate the most important accessory worn by these “Guérillères” sculptures; the Kalashnikov gun, to turn the object into a special limited edition. The weapon appears as a true symbol of feminist struggle and resistance and explores by its material the strength and fragility alternating the use of pink polyester resin for the weapon and nylon and steel for the strap.

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On the occasion of a solo show at the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas in 2016, Mai-Thu Perret presented a new body of work entitled Les Guérillères. This series consisted in a female group composed of stylized figures with readily-identifiable accessories (combat fatigues, military boots, machine guns). The title of the figures is borrowed from a 1969 novel by Monique Wittig that tells the speculative story of a war waged by women to take control of society. Its militant protagonists find echoes in Perret’s sculptures, which are also informed by the YPJ, a real-world female militia that has been fighting in the ongoing Syrian civil war. For JRP, Mai-Thu Perret has chosen to isolate the most important accessory worn by these “Guérillères” sculptures; the Kalashnikov gun, to turn the object into a special limited edition. The weapon appears as a true symbol of feminist struggle and resistance and explores by its material the strength and fragility through the use of pink polyester resin for the weapon.

Weight1 kg
Edition size :

25

Dimensions :

85 cm x 25 cm x 13 cm (33.46 in. x 9.82 in. x 5.12 in.)

Technique :

Polyester resin sculpture.

Signature :

Certificate of Authenticity signed by the artist, numbered and stamped by our publishing house.

Year :

2022

Price :

CHF 5'000 (≈ $5'090 / €5'060, exclusive of VAT)
Please note this sculpture will be sold at tiered price.

Packaging :

Shipped in a custom woodcrate.

Shipping :

Shipping costs are not included.

Collection :

Sculptures

Price :

No prices available for the moment

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Mai-Thu Perret

The sculptures, paintings, ceramic works, performances, and texts of Mai-Thu Perret (b. 1976, Geneva) exist at the intersection of contemporary culture, art historical critique, and visceral materiality. She explores (and generates) feminist narratives and counter-narratives that cast the role of the art object in new light, introducing utilitarian, symbolic, and even mystical possibilities in contexts that are often limited to formalist readings. In her encompassing vision, for instance, the development of modernism appears not only as a story about increasing abstraction, but as the outgrowth of biological and neurological patterns that have informed human expression throughout the globe for thousands of years. Perret’s work shows how bodies are always implicit subjects of artistic discourse, and how impulses for utopian transcendence (aesthetic, political, or otherwise) can always be traced back to the physicality of desire.

Mai-Thu Perret has been the subject of solo exhibitions at Le Portique – centre régional d’art contemporain du Havre, France (2020), Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe, Germany (2019); Spike Island, Bristol, England (2019); MAMCO Geneva (Musée d’art moderne et contemporain), Geneva (2019 and 2016); Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas (2016); Le Magasin, Grenoble, France (2012); Haus Konstruktiv, Zurich (2011); University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor (2010); San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (2008); and the Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago (2006). Recent group exhibitions include the High Line, New York (2021); Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, California (2021); DePaul Art Museum, Chicago (2019); and Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (2018). Her work is in the permanent collection of institutions including the Centre National des Arts Plastiques, Paris; Collection Aargauer Kunsthaus, Arau, Switzerland; Fond National d’Art Contemporain, Paris; Migros Museum of Contemporary Art, Zurich; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; and Walker Art Center, Minneapolis. Perret lives and works in Geneva.

 

Photo credit: Annik Wetter

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