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.
Du 17 May au 22 July
Frac Ile-de-France - Le Plateau
22 rue des Alouettes
Free entrance. Wednesdays to Sundays 2pm to 7pm.