For the Mexican Pia Camil, clothes are a material as political as they are sensitive, which questions identities and borders. The young artist, who recently transformed the flag-bearer of Rockefeller Center, in New York, into a monumental drying rack (clothes of her compatriots, who tell stories related to them), opens the new space of the Sultana gallery (now in the Marais, after Belleville), deploying a new set of textile sculptures and paintings. Legs of jeans, padded and dyed red, yellow or faded with polka dots, seem to rest, or on the contrary accumulate in suspension, octopus-style, boxing punching bags or abstract clusters of bodies.
Just as colorful and facetious, their doubles on paper (or on denim canvas for that matter) experiment with other formal associations between these legs emancipated from their sartorial function. The zippers are not outdone, creating slits à la Lucio Fontana, but unzipped. The title of the exhibition, “Organismo Multi Orgásmico” (multi-orgasmic organism), denies nothing of the pop, consumerist and sassy eroticism that emanates from this “party” of legs in the air.