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MICRO - NARRATIVES (2007)
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EMMA RE TALKS ABOUT THE WATERCOLOURS OF ZSUZSA MOIZER
Emma Re
Musée d'Art Moderne de Saint-Etienne Métropole
2008

So I also wanted to talk about these watercolours by Zsuzsa MOIZER because I think they are really delicate. There is something in these watercolors, which is related to a certain classicism, not in the pejorative sense of the term, but when I see these ducks for example, I think of the drawings by Durer, including a drawing of a rabbit he had achieved. And I think these beasts have a very great strength, a very large presence. There is something in the expression of the animal which is close to a human expression. And that's all this game between the description of the animal and a projection of the artist in this animal which hesitates between the question of the portrait and the selfportrait, wouldn't it be a self-portrait of the artist in animal? So this is something that pleases me very much, for example there is a text of Joyce called "Self Portrait of the Artist as a young dog" and all this staging of oneself a little bit disgraceful because an animal has always been considered as an inferior being, a being that we dominate, especially the duck who is an animal reared to be eaten. So here there is something touching on this theme. So this is an artist who makes no secret of her project of selfportrait in animal because if you look at the titles of the work, you see "The one who wanted to die I" and you will find is a cross between the female body and the animal since it has a breast. What also pleases me in this work is that it plays with the boundaries of kitsch. There is a side also "oldfashion painting" like the little cat hanging above the living room and everything is going back and forth between a way of classicism and a certain kitsch on the theme that I find interesting .

 

LECTURE D'OEUVRE: Zsuzsa Moizer

MICRO-NARRATIVES : tentation des petites réalités

Musée d'Art Moderne de Saint-Etienne Métropole

From 7 May to 21 September 2008