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Clarisse Hahn. Los Desnudos

20 min visit

11 Jun → 19 Sep 2021
From Wednesday to Saturday from 12pm to 7pm. Sunday from 2pm to 6pm. Closed Monday and Tuesday

« Do you have to get naked to be heard? »

Clarisse Hahn is a French artist and director who places the documentary image at the heart of her artistic approach. Through video installations, films and photographs, she investigates the communities she approaches: the Protestant bourgeoisie, pornographic film actors, Kurds, hospital staff... In the end, it doesn't matter because for her, the body plays an essential social role in all forms of struggle in today's society. For this exhibition, which extends her solo show at the Rencontres d'Arles this summer, the Frac Paca presents "Los dosnudos", a 13-minute projection from the trilogy "Our body is a weapon" from 2012. She went to the streets of Mexico City to give voice to a community forgotten and oppressed by the Mexican government. Since 2009, men and women have been demonstrating naked twice a day in the streets of the capital. They are los desnudos (literally, the naked), a group of 400 peasants who have had their land taken away by the government, and whose only weapon is their body. Because a naked body is disturbing. Just as their presence on these lands has disturbed the authorities. That indios (Indians) get naked, it disturbs the government. And it worked, because they won their case, twenty years after the forced abandonment of their lands. The body is a lethal weapon.


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