December 26th, 2018

Corita Kent at at Centre d’art Contemporain Passerelle

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Artist: Corita Kent

Venue: Centre d’art Contemporain Passerelle, Brest

Exhibition Title: We have no art, we do everything as well as we can

Date: September 15 ,2018 – January 5, 2019

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Full gallery of images, press release and link available after the jump.

Images:

Images courtesy of Centre d’art Contemporain Passerelle, Brest

Press Release:

In 1962, Sister Mary Corita Kent, a nun at the Convent of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in Los Angeles, went to the Ferus Gallery to see the famous show where Andy Warhol adopted silkscreen printing with his Campbell’s Soup series. As an artist, woman, teacher and nun, Corita could not be pigeonholed. Her silkscreen works showed a celebratory approach to consumer society, running counter to Pop art. 1962 was also the year for a great movement of  openness espoused by the Church with regard to contemporary culture. In that context of emancipation, Corita appropriated the language of advertising and let color and words enjoy an explosion of freedom. Slogans, lyrics, biblical verses and authors’ quotations were all freely committed to paper in an engaged re-contextualization, indissociable from her faith, conveying values of tolerance as well as resistance to inequalities

Link: Corita Kent at Centre d’art Contemporain Passerelle

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