Excess, exuberance, cheap knockoffs, and kitsch have literally invaded pop culture. Symptomatic of the trend, the term bling-bling seems especially suited for dealing with these artistic productions. First connected with hip-hop, the term has been taken up either to describe some conspicuous behaviour on the art scene, or to qualify works that employ overstated, flashy materials. The approach to bling-bling taken in this issue then, while offering an analysis of its particular aesthetics, affords varied reflections on different so-called “bling-bling” attitudes in contemporary society.
Including the portfolios of Miguel Luciano, Agus Suwage and Dominique Sirois.
Mois Multi 10 at Québec City, the exhibition elles@centrepompidou at Centre Pompidou Paris, Paysage composté of Maryse Goudreau, Still Life with Easter Everywhere of Jeremy Todd, France-Algeria, Go-betweens: work of artists of Algerian origin living in France and Marie-Claire Blais work.
Adel Abdessemed, Eija-Liisa Ahtila, Kader Attia, Marcel-lí Antúnez Roca, Avant Car Guard, Patrick Bergeron, Katie Bethune-Leamen, Simon Bilodeau, Adrian Blackwell, Marie-Claire Blais, Zoulikha Bouabdellah, Cooke-Sasseville, François-Xavier Courrèges, Wim Delvoye, Elmgreen & Dragset, Sylvie Fleury, Jean-Pierre Gauthier, Maryse Goudreau, David Hammons, Damien Hirst, Sergi Jordà, William Kentridge, Diane Landry, Miguel Luciano, Mehdi Meddaci, Ana Mendieta, Tricia Middleton, Norma, Pierre et Gilles, William Powhida, Zineb Sedira, Yinka Shonibare, Dominique Sirois, Simon Starling, Elaine Sturtevant , Agus Suwage, Jeremy Todd, Lil Wayne, Kehinde Wiley, Marian Zazeela.