MAZACCIO & DROWILAL : WILD STYLE & ANTEPISODE presented by BMW
BMW will exhibit “Wild Style”, which is the result of Mazaccio & Drowilal’s BMW Residency, and their latest work, Antépisode.
Wild Style is a collection of images of animal life on various figures and objects – t-shirts, personalized mugs, various household items – meant to reify animal life in a way that renders the gap between reality and its representation in contemporary culture imperceptible.
Antépisode is the French translation for prequel. This project investigates the roots of IT and digital companies in Silicon Valley, California. In particular, it focuses on the materiality of these physical environments wherein the intangible lines of code, which changed the face of our world today, were born.
Elise Mazac, alias Mazaccio, and Robert Drowilal became a photography team in 2006 when they realized their shared understanding of and appreciation for Conceptual art, cinema, and American and Japanese photography. More than just a means of describing specific places or subjects, their photographs are also a stylistic venture influenced by their experiments with collage, photomontage and the digital.
BMW Residency Program:
The BMW Residency was founded in 2011 from a common desire between BMW and the musée Nicéphore Niépce to support contemporary photography and its diffusion to the public. Every year since 2011, BMW France provides the space and support for emerging, talented photographers to produce and showcase their artwork. Through the BMW Residency program, BMW encourages the spread of their artwork to the widest audience possible by participating in different exhibitions as venues for the artists to showcase their work (Rencontres d’Arles, Paris Photo in Paris and Los Angeles), as well as by producing and disseminating a book and professional video that profile the artists and their work.