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Sylvie Blocher’s work for the Biennale shows a young white man whose body has been partially blackened. Along with many other people the artist feels that in the wake of the election of Barack Obama as president of the United States in 2008, "America has once again become that fantasised, desirable place of old, far removed from the militaristic, autocratic image of a democracy on its last legs": a non-authoritarian territory that may yet contain the seeds of a utopia. In a soft voice Blocher’s character sings a song made up of fragments from Obama’s "A More Perfect Union" speech of 18 March 2008. This artist’s oeuvre pays special attention to clans and identity groups, exploring the organisational complexity and modes of recognition at work in, for example, an American football team or a carefully self-selected nucleus of millionaires. Loyalties shape behaviour and we are all actors within the groups we belong to: how do we react to and cope with the realities of the world? Who governs our behaviour? How do we fashion ourselves?

 

Sylvie BLOCHER
A More Perfect Day, 2009
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Cape: contemporary African art, Cape Town (South Africa)
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Liverpool Biennial (UK)
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Berlin Biennial (Germany)
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Documenta (Germany)
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Munster Skulptur Projekt, Munster (Germany)
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Biennale of Sydney (Australia)
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Mercosul, Porto Alegre (Brazil)
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Sao Paulo Biennale (Brazil)
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Biennale de Montreal (Canada)
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GZ Triennale, Guangzhou (China)
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Shanghai Biennale (China)
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Busan Biennale (Korea)
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Gwangju Biennale (Korea)
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U turn (Denmark)
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Sharjah Biennial (United Arab Emirates)
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BIACS (Spain)
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Biennale du Havre (France)
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Les ateliers de Rennes (France)
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Athens Biennial (Greece)
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Turin Triennale (Italy)
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Venice Biennale (Italy)
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Yokohoma Triennale (Japan)
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Moscow Biennale (Russia)
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Biennale de Dakar (Senegal)
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Singapore Biennale (Singapore)
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Gothenburg Biennale (Sweden)
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Tapei Biennial (Taïwan)
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Istanbul Biennial (Turkey)
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Whitney Biennial (USA)
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Prospect (USA)
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Site Santa Fe (USA)
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Manifesta
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