the power of symbolism.


The gallery West, Den Haag, currently shows Blue White Red Black which is a solo exhibition of Nicolas Milhé. Milhé is an activist artist who concentrates on questioning symbols of power in aesthetic contexts. Based on political topics, his objects are often attracting while revealing human ignorance and limits at the same time.

With ‘Respublica’ , Milhé delivered a clear statement last summer. The work was exhibited, during the exhibition ‘Dynasty’, on the top of Palais de Tokyo before it was permanently installed on an abandoned grain storage in the city of Bordeaux. The monumental, enlightened installation of the two Latin words res and publica turned the location and its content into public matter. It is a silent but strong criticism of the structure of the republic and an expression of impossible efforts to physically localize a ‘homeless’ phenomenon. /press release/

Nicolas Milhé
BLUE WHITE RED BLACK
January 15 – February 18, 2011
West, Den Haag
credits: Nicolas Milhé

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