The Jean Pigozzi African Art Collection

Body Langage – agnès b.’s Collection – la Fab, Paris

from 09/06/2023 to 22/10/2023

agnès b. presents the sixth season of its collection at the Fab. dedicated to body language.

Body language is part of non-verbal communication, that is to say all the messages that can be conveyed without using words. In this case, the body language is the whole of the demonstrations of the body such as the body attitudes, the glance, a smile, a shrug of shoulder which can convey a direction.

Through drawings, paintings, sculptures, photographs, films and videos related to the theme of body language, the exhibition observes the social body, the functions, gestures, and behaviors that reveal it, the order and poetry that result, the gentleness, beauty and sometimes the violence of body-to-body, the representation of the body in space, whether it be nature, the city, or the enclosed space.

The language of the body is expressed through the works of some sixty artists, both emblematic and enigmatic, from Peter Hujar to Tracey Emin, via Larry Clark, Malick Sidibé, Seydou Keïta, Frédéric Bruly Bouabré and Niki de Saint Phalle.

Link to the exhibition website