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For his fifth exhibition at Backslash, French artist Rero reinvests the gallery space with his famous scored out words. With major installations and also more intimate artworks, he suggests an acerbic vision of the attachment our societies give to social networks and to mass consumerism. Multidisciplinary and insatiable artist, his attraction to social sciences and literature allows him to develop reflections on our way of life and to transpose, throughout his works, a certain form of ambivalence introduced by the thick black line. Should we take what Rero shows us for granted? The artist questions the viewer but also leaves him free for his own criticism. Rero’s work has been exhibited at a wide range of museums, including the Centre Pompidou and Grand Palais in Paris, MAC/VAL in Vitry-sur-Seine (south of Paris), MAC in Bogota, Montresso Foundation in Marrakech, Art Science Museum in Singapore and Caixa Cultural in Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo and Brasilia.
Located since 2010 in the new art neighborhood of Haut Marais in Paris, between Arts & Métiers and République, the gallery has built an international and resolutely eclectic program. In addition to strongly supporting promising new talents in all the aspects of their careers, Backslash has chosen to offer them a significant space with more than 250 square meters. The gallery alternates solo exhibitions by emerging artists or those not yet promoted in France with innovative curated shows. Founded by Delphine Guillaud and Séverine de Volkovitch, Backslash regularly participates in fairs in France and abroad, organizes solos in art centers or foundations and publishes monographs with Backslash editions.
France Bizot / Charlotte Charbonnel / Sépànd Danesh / Odonchimeg Davaadorj / Elsa Guillaume / Florian Mermin / Simon Nicaise / Fahamu Pecou / Rero / Luc Schuhmacher / Boris Tellegen / Xavier Theunis / Clemens Wolf / Michael Zelehoski