Jimmy Robert Ltd Edition Print
Jimmy Robert, Creole Earring I, 2021. Unframed inkjet print on 300g A4 paper. Edition of 30.
This limited-edition print was specially made by Jimmy Robert to accompany his solo exhibition Tobacco Flower at The Hunterian. For this work, Robert posed wearing an enlarged hoop earring in The Hunterian's renowned reconstruction of the home of architect and designer Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Creole Earring I extends Robert's interest in the relationships between performance and decorative forms and exemplifies his practice of questioning how bodies and identities become visible within art history.
The Hunterian watermark does not appear on the print.
Jimmy Robert (b. 1975, Guadeloupe) lives and works in Berlin. His practice ranges across performance, film, photography, works on paper, and writing. His work subtly explores the intersections between art history, representation and subjectivity. Robert often reconsiders crucial moments from avant-garde and modernist art history, questioning their capacity to reflect the political complexities of lived experience, especially from a black, queer perspective. Figures as varied as Stanley Brouwn, Marguerite Duras, Hokusai, Georges Balanchine, Bas Jan Ader and Yoko Ono have served as points of departure in previous works.
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