Ana Jotta — TI RE LI RE

Exhibition

Collage, drawing, film, installation...

Ana Jotta
TI RE LI RE

Past: April 8 → June 26, 2016

« I loved idiotic pictures, fanlights, stage scenes, mountebanks’ backcloths, inn-signs, popular prints; unfashionable literature, church Latin, erotic books with poor spelling, novels of grandmother’s day, fairy tales, little books for children, old operas, empty refrains, naïve rhythms. »

Arthur Rimbaud, « Alchemy of the World » (extract) in A Season in Hell, 1873.

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The artist Ana Jotta is developing a passionate, protean oeuvre through which she is exploring a broad range of media (painting, sculpture, photography, installation) as well as techniques that are traditionally associated with the minor arts (embroidery, pottery, etc.). In doing so she is dismantling the idea of an unambiguous recognizable style. In an approach that is based on reappropriation, Jotta collects objects, iconographies, and the titles of pieces by other artists, redefining her own works with each new exhibition.

At Le Crédac, Jotta is showing several of her emblematic series, including Jotas. Playing off the Portuguese homonym of her surname, the letter j, or jota, from the start of her career she has been gathering and fashioning a disparate group of sculptures that have the curved shape of that letter and which she exhibits in families of works. In another series, movie screens that are painted or drawn by hand depict decorative motifs like wallpaper, landscapes, and figures. Moreover, titles like Il Profumo della Signora in Nero (The Perfume of the Lady in Black) or Le Bonheur des tristes (The Happiness of the Sad) open up narrative perspectives.

Jotta breaks down all borders between art and life. She is a gleaner and subverts references, citations, and found objects, creating a fertile, iconoclastic body of work. Making, always making seems to be the constant watchword in the development of an art that is both modest and prolific.

Biography

Ana Jotta was born in Lisbon in 1946, where she works and lives. After studying at Lisbon’s Fine Arts School and Brussels’ Ecole d’Arts Visuels de l’Abbaye de la Cambre, she made a career as an actress (1969-1980) and as decorator for cinema. From the 1980’s onwards, she focused her activity on the visual arts and since the early nineties has been a regular presence at major art fairs and biennales (ARCO, Brussels, Johannesburg, Barcelona, etc). In 2005, she had a retrospective exhibition at the Museu de Serralves, and solo shows at Culturgest, Lisbonne (2006, 2012), 8 rue Saint-Bon (2015) and Level One, gb agency, 2013, Paris.

Ana Jotta is represented by galleries ProjecteSD, Barcelona and Miguel Nabinho, Lisbon.

  • Opening Thursday, April 7 5 PM → 9 PM
  • Ana Jotta, TI RE LI RE — Les Eclairs 2/3 Visit Sunday, May 22 at 4 PM

    One sunday per month, an exhibition tour with Julia Leclerc sheds light on featured works

    Free admission, meeting point at the hall entrance.

  • Ana Jotta, TI RE LI RE — Art-Thé Visit Thursday, June 9 at 4 PM

    A guided tour of Ana Jotta’s show TI RE LI RE followed by a period of dialogue around artistic references; documents; and literary, filmic and musical excerpts. Free tea, coffee and biscuits.

    With involvement from the Multimedia Library team.

    Free admission, booking required.

  • Ana Jotta, TI RE LI RE — Les Eclairs 3/3 Visit Sunday, June 12 at 4 PM

    One sunday per month, an exhibition tour with Julia Leclerc sheds light on featured works

    Free admission, meeting point at the hall entrance.

  • Ana Jotta, TI RE LI RE — Atelier-Goûté Event Sunday, June 19 3:30 PM → 5 PM

    During these “workshop-afternoon treats”, children aged from 6 to 12 lead their families on a tour through the show. Families are then invited to enjoy an afternoon snack and a practical workshop that extends the exhibition visit in a sensitive and playful way. Free admission, booking required.

  • Ana Jotta, TI RE LI RE — Rencontre avec Clément Dirié, Stéphanie Cottin et Claire Le Restif Meeting Saturday, June 25 at 4 PM

    On the occasion of a guided tour, Stéphanie Cottin, independant curator, Clément Dirié, art critic and Claire Le Restif will discuss about Ana Jotta’s work.

    Entrée libre, réservation indispensable.

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Opening hours

Tuesday – Friday, 2 PM – 6 PM
Saturday & Sunday, 2 PM – 7 PM
Other times by appointment Closed on public holidays

Admission fee

Free entrance

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Venue schedule

The artist

  • Ana Jotta