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mars 24, 2016

Ongoing project, with Janet Biggs & Dana Hoey

Concept : Barbara Polla / Curator : Paul Ardenne

UNCANNY: troublesome, strange, mysterious, “unheimlich” – yet beautiful. UNCANNY ENERGY: creative energy. An unexpected energy that manifests itself in surprising ways, where and when you’re not expecting it, like a territory that has always existed but you suddenly chance upon now.The particular energy that interests us here is the creative energy of women. An energy that, when manifested outside the stereotyped spaces to which it is often confined, comprises this element of the unexpected. A creative and creatrix energy, which turns out to be a necessity that cannot be gainsaid and which, when revealed, challenges us by what it shows us and what it tells us about the world, and by its very existence.
Various exhibitions are organised about (and thanks to) this UNCANNY ENERGY, in Paris, in Geneva and in the air.

In Paris

March 30 – April 3, Art Paris Art Fair 2016 – ANALIX FOREVER – BOOTH A3


UNCANNY ENERGY, Janet Biggs & Dana Hoey

A new concept – beyond gender

Curator, Paul Ardenne
For French text please click here.
Grand Palais, Avenue Winston Churchill, 75008, Paris
For information, details and invitations for Art Paris :

In Geneva

April 5, Opening in Geneva, 6pm – 10pm

UNCANNY ENERGY, Dana Hoey & Janet Biggs

@ Analix Forever, 2 rue de Hesse
with a performance by Esperimentoquadro, with Chiara Bertini

In the air

UNCANNY NEW SPACE: Collectionair
Until April 8, first photographic solo show by Janet Biggs, curated by Barbara Polla

Biggs explores the duality of situations – a complex intertwining of freedom and constraint, excellence and frailty, strength and solitude, the complexity of humanity. With this background, Biggs creates images that tell us about remote, often ignored worlds such as In the Caldera and Fade to White, and leads us on explorations of unknown crystal mines, neuroscience laboratories, and of the individuals who populate these worlds. To make a mark, “to shoot” in this world as in Arctic Bang: while Janet Biggs admires the infinite possibilities of nature, she is aware that our human actions, willingly or not, disrupt nature’s harmony. The reference to Niki de Saint Phalle’s shootings is strong here (so strong that there is even some physical resemblance between the two artists) and goes beyond formal aspects to a position in the world: revolution is on the march.

To read more please click here.
For more on Janet Biggs click here.
And as a reference, please read, by Katherine Withy, Heidegger on being uncanny, Harvard University Press, 2015


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