QUIET ODD #9 _ A clean line
Part of Like CNDB
As part of Like CNDB, ODD proposes a meeting with French artist Jimmy Robert, who will screen and discuss a 30-minute documentation of “A clean line that starts from the shoulder”, his latest solo show at M Museum, Leuven, followed by a Q & A session open to the public. For this project, Robert explores the different ways that lines and movements can be interpreted. He starts from Idel Ianchelevici’s fine line drawings of androgynous Africans.
Born in Guadeloupe, Jimmy Robert was raised and educated in Europe in the 1990s – an era in which questions of citizenship and representation were hotly contested. Rather than creating conspicuously political artworks, Robert takes his cues from cultural figures of the recent past-avant-garde writers, filmmakers, visual artists – who were not only pioneers in their respective art forms but also deft at subtly registering the traumas and effects of their social conditions. Robert’s concern for the body – both personal and political – in addition to his interest in the poetic potential of ephemeral materials unites much of his work, which ranges in media from photography, film, and video to sculpture and collaborative performance.
* Image credits: Ompdrailles, 2013. Archival inkjet print, turned oak. 144cmx97cm. Source: M Museum Leuven.