Miriam Cahn, one of the world's most recognised contemporary artists, confronts the body in its materiality and engages with the socio-political concerns we often try to escape. Her vibrant yet haunting works, known for their chromatic and spatial dissonances, spread across drawing, photography, painting, film, and writing. Ma Pensée Sérielle at Palais de Tokyo offers up a range of richly illustrated and provocative imagery reflecting on systems of power, feminism, sexuality, and more.
The exhibition is the first major retrospective devoted to Cahn and runs until 14th May 2023.
In this collection, we bring together a selection of pieces that delve into the various experiences of body reality, like Cahn, bringing us face to face with the abject, vulnerability, and ugliness...
Main image: Miriam Cahn, tapirschreiten/gezeichnet [Drawn], 2015, oil on canvas, 250 x 350 cm, Courtesy Galerie Jocelyn Wolff, © Photo: Helmut Kunde
Banner Image: Miriam Cahn, meredith grey (gestern im TV gesehen), 2015. Oil on wood, 26 x 28 cm. Photo: Markus Tretter. © Miriam Cahn. Courtesy the artist, Meyer Riegger, Berlin/Karlsruhe and Galerie Jocelyn Wolff, Paris.
Curated by Sophie Heatley