Mai-Thu Perret at SF MOMA

Swiss artist Mai-Thu Perret's installation based work centers around a utopian narrative titled "The Crystal Frontier" that she has been writing for nearly a decade. It is a purposely unresolved, fragmented account of a small group of women in their twenties and thirties who have moved to the desert to escape a life codified by Western capitalism, following their activist leader Beatrice Mandell "...starting with a core group of women who would have to learn how to be perfectly self-sufficient before being able to include men in the community." - SF MOMA

The exhibition really feels like you're walking into a new world - like a hippie commune on the moon. Metal and glass sculptures, silkscreened wall paper prints, papier-mâché, and my favorites, her glazed ceramic pieces of "artifacts," cast faces and hair, create this feminist lunar landscape.

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  1. robbergirl

    I LOVE it! I'm going!

    December 25, 2008 at 9:14 AM

  2. robbergirl

    PS Happy Christmas baby Brian

    December 25, 2008 at 9:15 AM

  3. robbergirl

    I just went today and I loved it! I have so much more to contemplate re. Her work and I would love to interview her on Fp... Turns out she showed at cherry and martin which is where the first Fp show was!

    December 26, 2008 at 10:59 PM

  4. robbergirl

    December 29, 2008 at 2:08 PM