Love thy sister like thyself
Exhibition from April 9 to June 12, 2004
Opening reception Thursday April 8, 2004, from 6 pm
Since 1999, Mai-Thu Perret invents the story of an utopian and autonomous community, situated in New Mexico, which is strictly made up of women. New Ponderosa Year Zero already exists in different forms, those of a text-manifest, diaries, objects produced by this community : furniture, decorative elements, sculptures, clothes and party’s decor as well as events’ residues which testify the existence and the organization of the everyday life of this microsociety. This imaginary world gives the artist the possibility to invent a society, its story and its organization and to project her fantasies, her comments whether they are of a social or political nature, putting together reality and fiction just as her pleases her. This work’s structure allows Mai-Thu Perret to play different roles : artist, director, novelist. More seriously, this is also maybe a way of thinking about the reconstruction of a ethic, a search for lost idealism or a new form of commitment.