Mai-Thu Perret | the artist




The artist Mai-Thu Perret
Born 1976, Geneva, Switzerland.
Lives and works in Geneva and New York.

Style and technique of the artist: Installation art, Sculpture Objects,


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Biography and images
"And every woman will be a walking synthesis of the universe"
Apocalypse Ballet (Pink Ring), 2006 and other works
The Swiss artist Mai-Thu Perret (1976 Geneva) is a rapidly rising star in an art world that is fast taking stock of the twentieth century – the era of modernism. Perret’s early oeuvre is loosely based on a story she invented herself entitled ‘The Crystal Frontier’, and consists of ambitious projects such as an aluminium teapot-cum-exhibition space based on a Bauhaus design.
Known for her multidisciplinary, installation-based practice that integrates socialist subject matter, feminist politics, and classic modernist themes, Perret reanimates issues typically associated with the 1960s and 1970s within a contemporary framework. Her invented worlds synthesize a profusion of art-historical and cultural references, as well as a range of genres—including literature, design, craft, and performance—in order to explore new utopian possibilities and establish an imaginary place that exists outside of a linear conception of time…


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