previews

  • “Daphné Le Sergent:  Geopolitics of Oblivion”

    CAPC musée d'art contemporain
    7 rue Ferrère
    May 17 - September 30

    Curated by Agnès Violeau

    Born in Seoul and raised in Paris, Daphné Le Sergent has spent the past decade investigating how borders—geographical, political, and psychological—impact identity. Coproduced by Paris’s Jeu de Paume, Bordeaux’s Musée d’Art Contemporain, and Puebla, Mexico’s Museo Amparo, the artist’s first major institutional exhibition incorporates her videos and photographs—as well as her writing in a catalogue—all focusing on how language shapes us. The four works on view (all 2018) describe two fictional retro-futuristic societies striving to create a common mode of communication. Invoking ancient texts written in Sumerian cuneiform and Mayan hieroglyphics, Le Sergent’s videos and 3-D prints raise Orwellian concerns about how the controlled pictographic speech of emojis, GIFs, and emoticons is changing not only the way we communicate, but also our capacity for free thought. Travels to Museo Amparo, Puebla, Mexico.