Exhibition: Bronwyn Katz – A Silent Line, Lives Here

Until September 9th, the Palais de Tokyo is exhibiting the work of South African artist Bronwyn Katz (born in 1993). Multidisciplinary, Bronwyn Katz creates installations as well as videos, sculptures and performances. For “A Silent Line, Lives Here”, her Parisian retrospective, the contemporary artist employed her favourite material to express herself: the used mattress. To design her work, she emptied it of its substance, using the foam scraps and other whirlpools extracted from wire frames to give life to her creations. Through them, Bronwyn Katz questions the memory of her ancestors or the problems that the black South African people still face today (forced displacements, economic difficulties etc.). The mattress is also used as a symbol of a confrontation between the intimate and the private. Dissected, emptied, it becomes an object of curiosity and reveals itself to the eyes of the whole world. Fortunately, the unique world of this contemporary art designer can be admired only a few minutes’ walk from the Green Hotels Paris, the Eiffel Trocadéro and the Gavarni.

Exhibition “Bronwyn Katz – A Silent Line, Lives Here”, from June 22nd to September 9th, 2018.
Open every day except on Tuesdays, from noon to midnight.
Full rate: €12 / Concession (for 18-25-years-old and above 60-years-old): €9.

Exhibition view of Bronwyn Katz, “A silent line, lives here”,
Palais de Tokyo (22.06 – 09.09.2018). Photo: André Morin.
Sam Art Projects Resident, Courtesy of the artist and blank (Le Cap)

Palais de Tokyo
13, avenue du Président Wilson
75116 Paris
Tel: + 33 (0)1 81 97 35 88
Metro: Iéna or Alma-Marceau (line 9).

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