This exhibition was originally shown at the Centre Pompidou in Paris and has toured to Finland and Korea. The roughly 30 works on show include Casino, for which Annette Messager (b. 1943) won the Golden Lion at the Venice Biennale in 2005.
The show features the French artist's repertoire of forms and materials (plush, stuffed animals, fabric, wool, photographs, drawings…) which 'blend the registers', and play with our sensations and emotions with a certain virtuosity. Keeping her work based firmly in everyday life, Messager explores the various dichotomies and contradictions inherent in the human condition: religion and secularity, humor and fear, love and pain, woman and man, animal and human, childhood and adulthood, life and death, surface and substance.
Mori Art Museum Web Site