Date
Sunday 30 June 2019 to Sunday 13 October 2019
Location
Villa Arson, Nice

The world of Monster Chetwynd is full of strange creatures and hybrid beings, each with a singular personality. As her first name reveals, the artist embraces all forms of monstrosity: the abnormal, the deformed, the exaggerated, the extraordinary, the horrifying, the absurd, the outrageous, the prodigious or the awful. Monstrosity is a bottomless well for the imagination.

The exhibition at the Villa Arson, the artist's most significant project in France to date, features about twenty works in a Luna Park spirit, with specific lighting and sound design.

Escaping the summer light, the artist invites us to dive into the architecture of the exhibition rooms of the art center to discover Monster Rebellion, a nocturnal rebellion created by the artist and her characters.

Curator : Eric Mangion.

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

Monster Chetwynd

British artist Monster Chetwynd (formerly Spartacus and Marvin Gaye Chetwynd) was born in 1973. She lives and works in Glasgow. Monster Chetwynd is represented by Sadie Coles HQ (London), Galleria Massimo de Carlo (Milano) and Gregor Staiger (Zurich).

Images 

View of the exhibition Monster Rebellion. Monster Chetwynd, Cacti Chariot (Chariot à cactus), 2018 (Collection du Cnap) ; séries Bats (Chauves-souris) et Salamanders (Salamandres), 2019. © Monster Chetwynd. Courtoisie Sadie Coles HQ, Londres. Villa Arson 2019. Photo : François Fernandez.

Exposition Monster Rebellion. Monster Chetwynd, série Prolific Potato (La Pomme de terre prolifique), 1, 3 et 4, 2019. © Monster Chetwynd. Courtoisie Sadie Coles HQ, Londres. Villa Arson 2019. Photo : François Fernandez

View of the exhibition Monster Rebellion. Monster Chetwynd, Cat People (Les personnes-chat), 2017. The bin bag sea (La mer de sacs-poubelle) ; Bat, 2019. Eléments provenant de performances. © Monster Chetwynd. Courtoisie Sadie Coles HQ, Londres. Villa Arson 2019. Photo : François Fernandez

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