samedi 24 août 2019

Panem & Circenses

This solo exhibition presented at Dastan Gallery, from August 16th to September 13th 2019, features a series of drawings, paintings and three animated works. The title of the exhibition is a latin phrase that is literally translated to "Bread and circuses". The phrase is attributed to the Roman poet, Juvenal active in the late first and early second century AD.
In his Satire X Juvenal writes : "Already long ago, from when we sold our vote to no man, the People have abdicated our duties; for the People who once upon a time handed out military command, high civil office, legions — everything, now restrains itself and anxiously hopes for just two things: bread and circuses."

To watch the three animated works use the links below :