Phoenix

Artist: Liz Magor
Date: 2013
Medium: Assemblage
Materials: Wool, Plastic, Cotton thread, Mica flakes
Dimensions: 146.05 x 55.88 x 12.7 cm
Collection: Lafayette anticipations - Fonds de dotation Famille Moulin

Liz Magor questions the physical and emotional relationships we maintain with the objects that surround us in our lives. Phoenix is part of a series made from blankets purchased in second-hand stores. The artist leaves her mark on these textiles, damaged by time and use, by mending tears, fixing snares and highlighting stains and burns. These imperfections, all reminders of past existences, are carefully thrown into relief, like the Japanese art of kintsugi, which consists of repairing broken ceramics with gold. Sent to be dry-cleaned then presented folded on hangers, still partially protected by a plastic cover, these blankets once provided warmth, softness and protection to their owners. Now, they are being preserved by the artist. 



Expositions

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Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris (France)
du 11 Oct 2019 au 16 Feb 2020
Liz Magor
MAMAC de Nice, Nice (France)
du 18 Nov 2017 au 13 May 2018
Liz Magor
MAMAC de Nice, Nice (France)
du 03 Jun au 01 Oct 2017
Liz Magor: You you you
Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich (Suisse)
du 18 Feb au 07 May 2017
The Blue One Comes in Black
Le Crédac, Ivry-Sur-Seine (France)
du 09 Sep au 18 Dec 2016
Six ways to sunday #06
Peep-Hole, Milan (Italie)
du 23 Sep au 07 Nov 2015
L'intruse
Galerie Marcelle Alix, Paris (France)
du 14 Nov 2014 au 24 Jan 2015
No Fear, No Shame, No Confusion
La Friche la Belle de Mai, Marseille (France)
du 12 Oct 2013 au 02 Feb 2014