Politics are personal, curated by Domenico de Chirico at EXO EXO

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Jacques Derrida (1930-2004), french philosopher. For Derrida the «animals issue» represents « the limit where all the other big matters arise and take form» [...]. The seductive exhibition by Harm van den Dorpel faces the «issue». It happens in three ways.

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The first path is determined by the eroticism of the shapes. The second is established within the generosity of the volumes. The third one, at last, is the meaty structure of the work. – Antonin Artaud (1896-1948), dramatist, actor and theater director, french writer. He wrote: « From the Daedalus of gestures, attitudes, shouts throw up in the air, from evolution and turns that doesn’t leave any part of stage, frees the sense of a new physic language based on signs and not on words anymore» Antonin Artaud.


Le Théâtre Balinais, in: Complete works, Paris, Gallimard, 1964, vol. IV, p. 65 Bruno Zhu, in fact, doesn’t neglect any part of the exhibition space. In the imaginary, his eroticism is iconic, made by deeds. The work, in its physicality, meant as a «sign», doesn’t neglect the concept of movement. – Yukio Mishima (1925-1970), writer, dramatist, essayist, actor, director and Japanese poet.


Recurrent themes in his production are the myth of strength and heroism, eroticism, the indivisible liaison between sensuality and violence, beauty and death. Spencer Ashby is constantly comparing his very narcissist ego. In his work, the auto-celebration as a leitmotiv, is a metaphorical invitation to «some» practice of complacency.

Politics are personal
Spencer Ashby
Harm van den Dorpel
Bruno Zhu
curated by Domenico de Chirico
October 23rd – 30th, 2015 / by appointment

Exo Exo 10 ter rue Bisson 75020 Paris


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