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DokfestForum: Pauline Curnier Jardin

Thursday, Nov 18, 2021, 6.30 pm – 8 pm

Introduction: Julia Schleis, Curator Fridericianum
Screening: Qu’un sang impur (2019) and Fireflies (lucciole) (2021)
Subsequently: talk with the artist (in English

In her films and sculptures, which she often combines into large installations, Pauline Curnier Jardin draws on elements of theater, cinema, and documentary film. Her work frequently examines gender roles and sexuality and how they are constructed and represented in social and Christian structures. These themes also characterize the films selected for the DokfestForum. In Qu’un Sang Impur (“Bled Out”, 2019), an homage to Jean Genet’s Un Chant d’Amour (1950), post-menopausal women celebrate their erotic power. Fireflies (lucciole) (2021), the artist’s latest film, is made in collaboration with the Feel Good Cooperative, a Roman cooperative co-initiated by the artist in an effort to provide financial assistance to sex workers during the initial lockdown in the pandemic.

From 2017 to 2018, Curnier Jardin (b. 1980 in Marseille, lives in Berlin and Rome) was a visiting professor at the Kunsthochschule Kassel. In 2017, she participated in the 57th Biennale di Venezia. In 2020, her work was awarded the Villa Romana Preis and the Preis der Nationalgalerie in 2019.

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