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BETH CAMPBELL

FOREVER YOUNG

KEREN BENBENISTY, NICOLAS BOULARD, BETH CAMPBELL, LIU CHUANG, AURELIE DUBOIS, CHOUROUK HRIECH, CIPRIAN MURESAN, VLADIMIR NIKOLIC, ANA PRVACKI, CLEMENT RODZIELSKI, SYLVAIN ROUSSEAU, STEPHANE VIGNY

 
Space (in/out) about things most unlikely, 2008, watercolor on paper, 55,9 x 75,6 cm
Space (in/out) about things most unlikely, 2008, watercolor on paper, 55,9 x 75,6 cm
Space (In/Out) at the cactuses-cacti, 2005, watercolor and crayon on paper, 48,3 x 75,6 cm
 
Beth Campbell, whose work is one of the high-lights of Manifesta 7at Trente, is part of this new generation of artists preoccupied by questions linked to the memory, the counter memory and the anxiety margin induced by this. At the same time she is interested in the reconnaissance of radical tradition forms and in the pursuit of them. Her exploration is based on an obsessional quest for self-analysis. "In the interest of appearances, I produce a painting of myself." In this way her work attempts to make fairy tales tangible, to live in the virtual world, to subtly amalgamate what is real and what is artificial. In her drawings and watercolours, Beth Campbell evokes everyday events with sure intelligence and real mastery of her tools. Here we witness a world that escapes prefabricated, familiar identities, while remaining on the margins of something uncanny.
 
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ph. Rémy Lidereau