Mineur Mineur (2023) Launch and Screening
Mineur Mineur (2023) — Launch and Screening
Saturday September 2, from 4 to 7 pm
We are pleased to invite you to a launch of “Mineur Mineur” (2023), a special limited edition by Bertille Bak.
On this occasion, her film “Mineur Mineur” (2022) will be screened at the gallery.
This special limited edition by Bertille Bak is issued from her project “Mineur Mineur” (2022), which has received widespread institutions and critics acclaim. Numbered and signed by the artist, it includes film stills from the five synchronized videos that make up the installation.
Filmed in five countries, this project addresses the theme of child labor in mines: in India for coal, in Indonesia for tin, in Thailand for gold, in Bolivia for silver, and in Madagascar for sapphires. Marked by the contrast between the apparent lightness of children’s play and the harsh reality that robs these young workers of their childhood, this work bears the characteristic traits of Bertille Bak’s work. The artist sheds light on invisible communities while transforming reality into a fable played, quite literally, by the same protagonists.
The entire benefit from the sale of the box set will be used to finance Bertille Bak’s new project for the Marcel Duchamp Prize, which will be presented at the Centre Pompidou starting from October 4, 2023. This is a unique opportunity to acquire an artwork by Bertille Bak and actively support her project.
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