A Study in Scarlet
Action Jusqu'à la Balle Crystal, 9th Biennale de Paris, 1975 ©

Courtesy Cosey Fanni Tutti and Cabinet, London

Thursday 17 May 2018 to Sunday 22 July 2018
FRAC Ile-de-France - Le Plateau, Paris

The collective exhibition A Study in Scarlet takes the work of British artist Cosey Fanni Tutti as its point of departure to present a series of forms, gestures and attitudes through which other artists and performers exceed normative structures of identity and gender.

A Study in Scarlet was conceived as a nebula of works revolving around Cosey Fanni Tutti’s artistic legacy, looking at its influences companions and contemporaries while crossing various issues : infiltrating an institution or industry (artistic, pornographic, musical), integrating the body into a production line,  self-representing and self-defining one’s own identity, ‘pro-sex’ feminism, the visibility of women on radical music scenes, etc.

This exhibition is supported by Fluxus Art Projects, the Franco-British fund for contemporary art.

Cosey Fanni Tutti

Cosey Fanni Tutti (b. 1951 in Kinston-up on-Hull, England) is well known as a member of the English rock band Throbbing Gristle, which had a significant impact on the late 1970s’ experimental music scene. Besides her musical activities, Cosey developed a unique body of work define by her action within the pornographic industry.

Practical information

Du 17 May au 22 July
Frac Ile-de-France - Le Plateau
22 rue des Alouettes
75019 Paris

Free entrance.  Wednesdays to Sundays 2pm to 7pm.

Visual arts