EAU SAUVAGE part II
CURATED BY JUAN BOLIVAR, MARCO COSTANTINI AND JEAN-LUC MANZ
In collaboration with Lucy Mackintosh Gallery Lausanne, Switzerland

"It's okay to be crazy, but don't be insane"
-Puff Daddy
‘Eau Sauvage’ is an exhibition of contemporary London, Lausanne and Geneva based artists, initially conceived for the Lucy Mackintosh Gallery
in Lausanne, Switzerland, where
‘Eau Sauvage’ part I took place in March 2006.

On one hand ‘Eau Sauvage’ refers to Christian Dior's famous fragrance for men, making us think of the artists in this show as international ‘jet
set’ signifiers. Cultural commodities producing objects of luxury and desire.

On the other hand the word 'sauvage' echoes the "Museum of Art Brut" in Lausanne; referring to the artist as 'the outsider'; obsessive and
reclusive. Here meaning does not travel or translate well, like universal road signs or travellers cheques. It is hermetically caged and sealed.

The debate that arises from this duality hinges on how contemporary art performs a balancing act between both of these worlds. Between
communication and incomprehension. Between what's internal and what's external. Personal knowledge and shared knowledge. ‘Eau Sauvage’
is the modern ‘brut’ a theoretical and actual hybrid of these two worlds.

The overall look of the show is intended to be more like a museum boutique, rather than a gallery. A 'Duty Free' art zone. Things lurking round
corners; hung low and high, next to each other as we rush by in transit to our next destination.

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London
Juan Bolivar, Mauro Bonacina, Nick Dawes, Matt Franks, Clare Gasson, Mathew Gooding, Haruhi Hayashi, Sam Herbert, Andy Hsu, Julian
Hughes Watts, Hiroe Komai, Lee Maelzer, Pamela Richardson & Kevin Smith, John Richert, John Stark, Julie Verhoeven, Richard Wathen, Laura
White, Neil Zakiewicz

Lausanne, Geneva
Marc Bauer, Pauline Boudry, Leonore Easton, Raphael Julliard, Milo Keller, Virginie Morillo, Shahryar Nashat, Jennifer Niederhauser, Sandrine
Pelletier, Stéphanie Pfister, Annaïk Pitteloud, Sacha Roulet, Körner Union, Alexia Walther, Zorro et Bernardo
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Exhibition Dates: 19 May - 10 June
Gallery Hours: Fri, Sat & Sun 12 - 6 or by appointment +44 (0)20 7690 0603  
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This exhibition has been made possible with the help and support of
Arts Council England, Canton de Vaud, Ville de Lausanne and ProHelvetia
and
Lucy Mackintosh Gallery

PRIVATE VIEW: Friday, 18 May 2007, 6-9 pm

performance by Leonore Easton at 7:30 pm