Mimosa Echard: Numbs

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Mimosa Echard: Numbs

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Mimosa Echard: Numbs
to Sat 10 Apr 2021
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Artworks

Numbs (Hello Kitty), 2021

Aluminium frame, analog photographic print, glass beads, plastic beads, plastic rings, elastics, synthetic foam, fake flower pistils, mirrors, capsules, bulbs, hair, organza, acrylic medium, acrylic lacquer, gloss
250 x 190 x 7 cm | 98 3/8 x 74 6/8 x 2 6/8 inches
Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris. Photo: Aurélien Mole

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Numbs (Narcisse), 2021

Aluminium frame, analog photographic print, glass beads, plastic beads, mirrors, elastics, bracelets, synthetic hair, flower pistils, silk rope, fake flower pistils, electric cables, capsules, glass bulbs, sequin thread,
pearl beads, organza, acrylic medium, acrylic lacquer, gloss 260 x 120 x 6 cm | 102 3/8 x 47 2/8 x 2 3/8 inches
Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris. Photo: Aurélien Mole

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Narcisse 1, 2021

Stainless steel, digital silk print, postcard, fake flower pistils, capsules, organza, acrylic lacquer, lycra
167 x 60 x 4 cm | 65 3/4 x 23 5/8 x 1 5/8 inches
Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris. Photo: Aurélien Mole

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Narcisse 6, 2021

Stainless steel, digital print on silk, acrylic lacquer, mirrors, bracelets, rings, copper, steel, silver, packaging, lycra, latex
50 x 30 x 4 cm | 19 5/8 x 11 6/8 x 1 5/8 inches
Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris. Photo: Aurélien Mole

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Sap 3, 2021

Glass beads, light bulb, chain, electrical wiring
263 x 8 x 8 cm | 103 1/2 x 3 1/8 x 3 1/8 inches
Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris. Photo: Aurélien Mole

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Sap 4, 2021

Glass beads, light bulb, chain, electrical wiring, hair clips, postcards, photographic print
279 x 15 x 9 cm | 109 7/8 x 5 7/8 x 3 1/2 inches
Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris. Photo: Aurélien Mole

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Kim Cushion, 2021

Sheepskin, cherry stones, glass beads, sequins, chestnut flowers, Clitoria ternatea flower, newspaper clippings, synthetic scarf, lycra, lacquer, acrylic, gloss
125 x 43 x 15 cm | 49 2/8 x 16 7/8 x 5 7/8 inches
Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris. Photo: Aurélien Mole

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I woke up with pop music in my head again.

A certain very influential LA-based stylist is actually just weaponised serotonin or whatever.

The other day, as she appeared through the window, I wondered whether she knew to what extent the soft folds of her back revealed the shape of her spine, disfigured from so many years sloped in the same position.

From this angle, I couldn’t help but wonder whether her lower vertebrae had become damp or spongy, or whether the blood had dammed in her lower back. I wasn’t sure whether this was a form of new life that I couldn’t comprehend, or just another weapon upgrade.

Since then, I’ve let her numb my brain every morning. When I talk to people about it they just say that you need to be careful with how you share and show your holes, and that you should learn to draw the line between hard and soft. But all I want is the complete exteriorisation of the world. I want everything to have a face, and only a face.

I don’t really have an image of the blood in mind. I don’t think it’s photographic. It’s already there.

I mean I’m not even sure we’re talking about images anymore, or just different kinds of chemicals leaking from different kinds of trays.

Aodhan Madden


Galerie Chantal Crousel is pleased to host Mimosa Echard’s first solo exhibition in which will be presented a selection of her new works.

Mimosa Echard’s practice is inspired by the creation of hybrid eco-systems where the living and the non-living, the human and the non-human coexist. Her works explore areas of contact and contamination between organic objects and consumer items — elements that can be perceived as ambivalent or even contradictory through our cultural conventions. Mindful of the life of things, Mimosa Echard wonders about the movements of elements and objects still imperceptible. Her intellectual and plastic path goes through a sensual relationship to the materials that inhabit her studio and which she infuses with one another.

“Mimosa Echard’s work gives access to a world where everything interpenetrates and transforms, an orgiastic world where desire shows its fangs and pleasures compose a revolted alphabet in an obscure voice.” — Romain Noël

Mimosa Echard (born in 1986) graduated from the École nationale supérieure des Arts Décoratifs, Paris in 2010. She has shown her work in various internationally renowned institutions such as: ACCA-Australian Center for Contemporary Art, Melbourne (2020), Musée d’Art Moderne de Paris (2019); Dortmunder Kunstverein, Dortmund (2019); Platform-L Contemporary Art Center, Seoul (2018); Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2019, 2017); Cell Project Space Gallery, London (2017). The Palais de Tokyo, Paris will host a solo exhibition in summer 2022. Her works are among others in the collections of CNAP-Centre national des arts plastiques, Musée d’Art Moderne de Paris, Fondation Louis Vuitton, Fondation d’entreprise Galeries Lafayette, Sadami Art Foundation, Ettore Fico Foundation, IAC Villeurbanne, FRAC Corse, and FRAC Ile-de-France.

Installation view, Mimosa Echard, Numbs, Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris, France (05/03 — 10/04/2021). Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris. Photo: Aurélien Mole.

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