Paris has launched its cultural season and there are very good surprises such as Présence Panchounette honored at Galerie Sémiose. Real thorn in art history’s side, Présence Panchounette is a collective of artists from Bordeaux active from 1969 to 1990.

Présence Panchounette stood opposite to the values and tastes of its time, using, unrestrictedly, kitsch and jeers to denounce the artistic movements of the 70s and 80s. Sardonic and absurd, the group does not reject the art world but rather takes away its pedestal with humor.

Galerie Sémiose has done an excellent job with this exhibition allowing us to appreciate not only the humor of these artists but also their avant-gardist character. Panchounette did anticipate art movements such as appropriation or neo-conceptual art as shown with concrete-mixer artwork, an allegory of globalization ahead of Wim Delvoye, or with The Jungle by Soto and Disco Boy by Damas, two African contemporary artists discovered in the 80s by Panchounette.

Présence Panchounette
03.09.2016 > 08.10.2016

Galerie Sémiose
54 rue Chapon
75003, Paris
Tuesday – Saturday, 11am – 7pm