17/06/2017 - 10/09/2017
Vernissage 16/06/2017 18h00

Trained as a painter, the American artist Mary Reid Kelley nevertheless rapidly engaged with the video medium to develop a singular visual universe. Her black and white films, with their expressionist look, sometimes recall the early days of cinema. In costume and make up, she embodies the main character she portrays in a historic setting, whether it be the Second Empire or the First World War.

Mary Reid Kelley avec Patrick Kelley, The Syphilis of Sisyphus, 2011 (détail video still HD), Courtesy de l'artiste et Arratia Beer, Berlin

Marie-Noëlle Farcy

Mary Reid Kelley is winner of the Baloise Art Prize 2016.