C'était le 3 mar 1965 parapluie (tavares + monnier) solo exhibition at Spazio OnArte, Minusio (CH), 2016
play the video: ROSE II, HD, col, 07:50, © 2016 by parapluie Extract from the presentation text by the curator Heyer Thurnheer
Gianluca Monnier and Andrée Julika Tavares (working together under the name of Parapluie) also consider social codes, socio-anthropological contexts and their impact on individuals and society the real pivotal points around which their work revolves, mainly utilizing video, photography and installation. From personal results, yet originating by a meditation upon the same questions, they start in 2008 a real common work as a couple, investigating this themes and giving form to a “metaphysics of the real and the unreal” (1): it is a reaction upon the relationship between themselves and a world seen as ambiguous and unintelligible, where the boundary between real and unreal, presence and absence, inside and outside evaporates; a world very difficult to connect with, since everything in it is manipulated, contaminated, mixed up and in transormation. Concepts as fragile identity, violence, the feminine in all its stereotypes are expressed through installations that can be read on different levels (ironical and provocatory, critical, historical, aesthetical, philosophical). (1) by Paola Tedeschi-Pellanda / catalog text “The endless end”, Laboratorio Kunsthalle, Lugano (CH), 2011