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Orlan: The Women Who Cry Are Angry Musée national Picasso-Paris

16 May 2022 — 4 Sep 2022

Musée national Picasso-Paris is launching a program of interventions by contemporary artists to question Picasso's posterity and create debate around his work. The series begins with French artist Orlan (born in 1947) has been chosen to take up the current debates around the misogyny of the painter who, in his own words, considered women as "machines to suffer".

Orlan appropriates a...

Musée national Picasso-Paris is launching a program of interventions by contemporary artists to question Picasso's posterity and create debate around his work. The series begins with French artist Orlan (born in 1947) has been chosen to take up the current debates around the misogyny of the painter who, in his own words, considered women as "machines to suffer".

Orlan appropriates a series of paintings and drawings by Picasso, known as Weeping Women. By depicting these weeping figures in the late 1930s, Picasso intended to denounce the disasters of the Spanish Civil War and the atrocities committed by the fascist regimes. Orlan's goal is to pay respect to the women in the canvas. "From objects, I wanted to make them become subjects, conscious of the possibility of emancipating themselves by transforming their tears into anger, to pass from victims to action, to revolt.”

The result is a brutal hybridization between Orlan's body, fragmented into several pieces (hands, mouth, teeth), and the work of the Spanish painter, fusing the aesthetics of collage to the digital age.

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Orlan: The Women Who Cry Are Angry (Until 4 September 2022)

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This museum is located in a stunning 17th century hôtel particulier in the Marais district of Paris. It's dedicated, as the name suggests, to the great artist Pablo Picasso. Descendants of the Spanish-born artist sowed the seeds for this gallery with works they offered to the French government in lieu of inheritance tax. French law allows for, in exceptional circumstances, the payment of inheritance taxes with artworks instead of money. This exception is only made if the art is an important contribution to France's cultural heritage - which is of course true in the case of Picasso.

With a permanent collection, temporary exhibitions, and an in-depth archive, this is one of the most important collections of works by one of the 20th century's greatest artists.

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