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Minia Biabiany: I killed the butterfly in my ear

Hundreds of independent art and museums spaces were forced to close due to the Corona-Crisis. In this series we are celebrating the fantastic artistic events that are right now sitting behind closed doors. At MAGASIN des Horizons in Grenoble, Guadeloupe artist Minia Biabiany looks on ignored aspects of French colonial history with her impressive installation I killed the butterfly in my ear.

Exhibition I killed the butterfly in my ear, Minia Biabiany, 2020, MAGASIN des horizons. © Camille Olivieri

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The MAGASIN des Horizons continues to explore ecologically engaged art practices. Interweaving poetry and politics, the Grenoble art center foregrounds the environmental awareness of predominantly female artists. Minia Biabiany’s exhibition approaches the issue of ecology from a non- Western, and more specifically Caribbean, perspective. Thanks to its poetic, ephemeral form, the artist’s work forces us to take a closer look at previously ignored aspects of French colonial history, which is perpetuated through pernicious acts of covert violence.

Exhibition I killed the butterfly in my ear, Minia Biabiany, 2020, MAGASIN des horizons. © Camille Olivieri

Exhibition I killed the butterfly in my ear, Minia Biabiany, 2020, MAGASIN des horizons. © Camille Olivieri

Exhibition I killed the butterfly in my ear, Minia Biabiany, 2020, MAGASIN des horizons. © Camille Olivieri

Exhibition I killed the butterfly in my ear, Minia Biabiany, 2020, MAGASIN des horizons. © Camille Olivieri

Exhibition I killed the butterfly in my ear, Minia Biabiany, 2020, MAGASIN des horizons. © Camille Olivieri

Exhibition I killed the butterfly in my ear, Minia Biabiany, 2020, MAGASIN des horizons. © Camille Olivieri

Exhibition I killed the butterfly in my ear, Minia Biabiany, 2020, MAGASIN des horizons. © Camille Olivieri

Exhibition I killed the butterfly in my ear, Minia Biabiany, 2020, MAGASIN des horizons. © Camille Olivieri

Exhibition I killed the butterfly in my ear, Minia Biabiany, 2020, MAGASIN des horizons. © Camille Olivieri

Exhibition I killed the butterfly in my ear, Minia Biabiany, 2020, MAGASIN des horizons. © Camille Olivieri

Exhibition I killed the butterfly in my ear, Minia Biabiany, 2020, MAGASIN des horizons. © Camille Olivieri

Exhibition I killed the butterfly in my ear, Minia Biabiany, 2020, MAGASIN des horizons. © Camille Olivieri

Exhibition I killed the butterfly in my ear, Minia Biabiany, 2020, MAGASIN des horizons. © Camille Olivieri

Exhibition I killed the butterfly in my ear, Minia Biabiany, 2020, MAGASIN des horizons. © Camille Olivieri

Exhibition I killed the butterfly in my ear, Minia Biabiany, 2020, MAGASIN des horizons. © Camille Olivieri

Exhibition I killed the butterfly in my ear, Minia Biabiany, 2020, MAGASIN des horizons. © Camille Olivieri

Exhibition I killed the butterfly in my ear, Minia Biabiany, 2020, MAGASIN des horizons. © Camille Olivieri

Exhibition I killed the butterfly in my ear, Minia Biabiany, 2020, MAGASIN des horizons. © Camille Olivieri

 

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