Screenprint on Rivoli paper 240gr. 64x45. Numbered and signed from 0 to ∞.
All images are exctracted from Jim Shaw's Didactic Art Collection.
Print and scratch TBA (typography: Pablo Cots, support: Jérôme Valton).
THE HIDDEN WORLD
JIM SHAW / DIDACTIC ART COLLECTION
Secret societies, far-fetched orders and fraternities, evangelical and fundamentalist movements, New Age spiritualists or all kinds of conspirators, encyclopaedias for children, and even Dr. Netter’s famous medical illustrations – Jim Shaw is exhibiting his incredible collection of didactic art that accounts for his main source of inspiration.
Renowned for his striking paintings, drawings, videos, installations and performances, Jim Shaw is also a compulsive collector, constantly on the hunt for pop culture pieces in thrift stores or on the internet.
The exhibition at the Chalet Society gives visitors the chance to dive into an overflowing and illuminated world of paintings, sculptures, brochures, T-shirts, books, CDs and educational material, that recycle the myths and beliefs of America.
The Chalet Society is thus pursuing the premise of its programming. After the ‘outsider’ artists of the Museum of Everything, the boundaries of artistic design are pushed back to reveal artists who while producing for specific commissions have often got lost behind their intentions. The carte blanche to Jim Shaw enables to play with the boxes which art sometimes gets put in and test its eclecticism, its versatility, and its ability to provide unexpected areas of expertise.
Jim Shaw calls himself a visual addict. The Chalet Society invites a young generation of artists, designers, performers and other visual addicts to set up their studios on site and re interpret the prolific iconography of The Hidden World show.
14 blvd Raspail 75007 Paris
25.10 – 29.12.2013
Wed - Sun
12:00 – 20:00