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Vidya and Jean-Michel

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For the past two years French artists Vidya and Jean-Michel have been collaborating on photographs, performances, videos, and installations. The team tackles the age-old problem of blurring the boundaries between art and life, with a youthful spirit that is equal parts post-adolescent ennui and romantic view of the ’70s, thus forming part of a wave of younger artists who appropriate earlier artistic strategies without engaging the political or ideological dimensions of the original movements.

Until recently, Vidya and Jean-Michel focused on transforming intimate facets of their daily lives into more public “aesthetic situations.” For a series of videos made in collaboration with a group of friends in 1995, for example, they installed a makeshift disco in a suburban basement, watched Charlie’s Angels while dressed in drag, and hung out on a snow-covered mountain. The pair have also created

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