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Delaine Le Bas

delainelebas

Multimedia Artist / Her installations involve embroidery, painting, drawing, sculpture, found objects, and video / Deals with issues of exclusion, identity, stereotypes, untold histories, misrepresentation, gender, and being the Other 

Delaine Le Bas, The House of Le Bas Gypsy Couture, 2018, 6th Athens Biennale 2018 ANTI, photo by Nysos Vasilopoulos
Delaine Le Bas, The House of Le Bas Gypsy Couture, 2018, 6th Athens Biennale 2018 ANTI, photo by Nysos Vasilopoulos

The House of Le Bas Gypsy Couture (2018)

Gender and Romani descent define Delaine Le Bas’s distinctive practice. Both alone and with her late husband Damian Le Bas, she has been creating DIY costumes, proposing a female shaman-like character or a Roma Passionaria, painting large-scale expressionistic gestures in immersive environments, fabricating or appropriating dolls, rags, flags, graffiti symbols like crosses and hearts—all elements of a syncretic universe that is explosive and ever-expanding. Her Romani Embassy and her Gypsy Couture mock the cultural, political, social, and economic establishments that Romani historically disassociate from. She is the personification of the wandering Roma, the trickster of the settled and the petite bourgeoisie, the nemesis of our comfort and trivial aesthetics. Delaine Le Bas in her Gypsy Couture acts like a contemporary Fury, an anti-Vivienne Westwood, a true counterculture icon, unclassified and elusive, haunting the European conscience.

 

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photos: Nysos Vasilopoulos, 6th Athens Biennale 2018 ANTI

The House of Le Bas Gypsy Couture, 2018
Site specific installation and performance
Courtesy of the artist
Fri 26 Oct 2018
20:00 - 21:00
Performance
The House of Le Bas Gypsy Couture (2018)
by
Delaine Le Bas

TTT building > 3rd floor

Gender and Romani descent define Delaine Le Bas's distinctive practice. Her Romani Embassy and her Gypsy Couture mock the cultural, political, social, and economic establishments that Romani historically disassociate from. She is the personification of the wandering Roma, the trickster of the settled and the petite bourgeoisie, the nemesis of our comfort and trivial aesthetics. Delaine Le Bas in her Gypsy Couture acts like a contemporary Fury, an anti-Vivienne Westwood, a true counterculture icon, unclassified and elusive, haunting the European conscience.

Sat 27 Oct 2018
20:00 - 21:00
Performance
The House of Le Bas Gypsy Couture (2018)
by
Delaine Le Bas

TTT building > 3rd floor

Gender and Romani descent define Delaine Le Bas's distinctive practice. Her Romani Embassy and her Gypsy Couture mock the cultural, political, social, and economic establishments that Romani historically disassociate from. She is the personification of the wandering Roma, the trickster of the settled and the petite bourgeoisie, the nemesis of our comfort and trivial aesthetics. Delaine Le Bas in her Gypsy Couture acts like a contemporary Fury, an anti-Vivienne Westwood, a true counterculture icon, unclassified and elusive, haunting the European conscience.