paris

Aleksandra Mir

Galerie Laurent Godin | Rue du Grenier Saint-Lazare

For her first solo exhibition in Paris, Aleksandra Mir—Polish-born, a Swedish citizen, and a New York City resident since 1989—festooned Galerie Laurent Godin with every variety of Mexican kitsch: paper flowers, salad bowls of plastic fruit, bread, and alphabet letters; a skeleton in a suit seated in front of a laptop; cacti painted on the wall; hanging bird cages with little bird skeletons; about a dozen pasted images of the defunct Concorde supersonic jet over headshots of Che Guevara; floral designs in kindergarten colors; found posters; collages of magazine pictures; notebook pages outlining a video; various versions of the phrase YO NO HABLO ESPAÑOL (I don’t speak Spanish); and a circular sign painting, “Club Nocturn, Live Music,” writ large, in Spanish, in front of a paint-dabbed black felt curtain. Inside was projected a fifty-five-minute documentary-style video Organized Movement

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