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Lili Reynaud-Dewar & Latifa Echakhch, Revolution of the Sphinx

James Fuentes LLC
55 Delancey Street, between Allen and Eldridge, 212-577-1201
East Village / Lower East Side
January 10 - February 10, 2009
Reception: Saturday, January 10, 6 - 8 PM
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James Fuentes LLC is pleased to present the forthcoming two-person exhibition by Lili Reynaud-Dewar and Latifa Echakhch curated by Karma International, Zurich.

Lili Reynaud-Dewar (1975, Nantes, lives and works in Bordeaux, France) embraces an integrated approach to sculpture. Dewar attempts to depart from the conventions of “high art” by using posters, pop and sub-cultural symbols and melting them all together in her installations and performances. Her works incorporate contradictory references in order to disrupt what is legible within them. In doing so, they build up an enigmatic narration. Reynaud-Dewar was recently featured in the 5th Berlin Biennale & the Lyon Biennal and is represented by Mary, Mary in Scoltland.

In her subtle yet powerful works Latifa Echakhch (1974, Morocco, lives and works in Martigny, Switzerland) develops a strong engagement with the reality of post-colonialism and globalization. She analyses socio-political events and geopolitical climates from singular and radically personal angles, transforming the slightest object, image or everyday situation into a subject of thoroughgoing sociological debate. In the play between the visible and the invisible, full and empty, she weaves an inseparable link between art and reality. Echakhchs work was recently featured in Manifesta 7 & The Studio Museum in Harlem, recently she presented a solo exhibition at The Tate Modern.

REVOLUTION OF THE SPHINX is a critical approach to how western reality is build up and perceived. By questioning everyday topics like architecture, design, furniture and daily routine, Reynaud-Dewar and Echakch open new perspectives to a reality that seems to be perfectly arranged.
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