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Marie José Burki

Exposure : figure of speech (1, 3, 4, 5)

Photography, neon, text and video are the preferred media used by Marie José Burki. Using visual devices, her work focuses on creating constantly shifting relationships between static and moving images, which ceaselessly interrogate our perceptions of reality in a world saturated with images. Associated with close observation of the background of daily life, the confrontation of these media contributes to the realization of a ‘fixed’ temporality, and, by this very means, to an evocation of time as at once real and suspended, accurately reflecting its relationship to the world in which we live. The artist is drawn to images of waiting and idleness; the camera films languid bodies in the intimacy of a living room or a hotel room. Beyond an almost absent narrative, a description emerges which plays with pictorial and literary codes, questioning the relationship with the pose in the image, along with the concepts of duration, space and perception. The time filmed by Marie José Burki is not social time. Naked and stripped, the time which passes before our slowed gaze makes us reflect in a world saturated by the acceleration of time.

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Marie José Burki


16 November 2019 – 21 December 2019 16.11.2019 – 21.12.2019
Xippas Geneva, Geneva (CH)

Marie José Burki

Writing in art, with works by Mark Melvin, Patrick Corillon, Marie José Burki et Mekhitar Garabedian. Opening: November 2nd from 4-7pm.

1 November 2019 – 22 December 2019 01.11.2019 – 22.12.2019
Albert Baronian/Yoko Uhoda Knokke, Knokke (BE)

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Capture d’écran 2019-11-08 à 18.02.39

Marie José Burki

Sculptures Infinies

3 December 2019 – 31 December 2019 03.12.2019 – 31.12.2019
Palais des Beaux-Arts, Paris (FR)

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