Jimmy Robert

The Netherlands, Amsterdam Stigter van Doesburg

Guadeloupe born artist Jimmy Robert (FR, 1975) uses a variety of media to emphasize on what he sees as the instability of the image. His photographs, installations and performances reveal multiple meanings, thereby challenging the cultural codes within language, taste and aesthetic judgment. The appropriation of material from other artists or writers – a performance by Yvonne Rainer, films by Bas Jan Ader, words adopted from Marguerite Duras, a piece by Yoko Ono – is used by Robert as another layering technique. It’s not the Postmodern strategy as such that counts, but more the whisper of the voices from the past.