Pierre David: Naucier

At the completion of French artist Pierre David’s residency last May at the Modern Art Museum of Bahia in Brazil, he left behind a interesting and thoughtful exhibition celebrating color and the uniqueness of multiracial cultures. In Naucier, Pierre, commenting on racism, photographed 40 people, employees of the Musuem and art students from El Salvador, and displayed their images in classic color swatch fashion. Each individuals color was also formulated into a paint.

“Because I think that both France and Brazil are multiracial societies where skin color is an important social divide,” explains Pierr (Google translation), “The local society is openly multiracial.  The genesis of these two countries is very different, but in both cases, the problem of racism exists across society.  Here, as in France, the skin color is an important social brand. Reducing the interest shown by an individual solely on the color put in an immediate way the issue of racism.”

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Sources: Pierre David, MAM

Author: evad
David Sommers has been loving color as COLOURlovers' Blog Editor-in-Chief for the past two years. When he's not neck deep in a rainbow he's loving other things with The Post Family (http://thepostfamily.com/), a Chicago-based art blog, artist collective & gallery.