The first more comprehensive European survey presentation of the oeuvre of Jean-François Boclé. The exhibition provides an important overview of the characteristics of Boclés art – the wide range of media employed, the presence of precise and challenging topics, the relationship with a colonial past and a post-colonial present and the exquisite and delicate marriage of politics and poetry.
The exhibition includes major sculptural installations such as Tout doit disparaître!, Boat, Aller Simple and Banana Project I; video installations such as Tu Me Copieras; as well as serial projects involving found and manipulated objects, drawings and photographs such as Consommons Racial and Colonial Revival. The artist has also installed selections from his “racial archive” in vitrine, an entirely new production for the Bildmuseet exhibition.
Jean-François Boclé was born 1971 in Fort-de-France, Martinique. He lives and works in Paris.