Sharon Kivland

À Paris, la femme porte…

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Year 2023
Medium Indian ink and watercolour on Arches grain fin paper
Dimensions 26 x 36 cm

About the work

A pair from a series of portraits of women with cropped hair and red ribbons arounds their necks, after the style called ‘à la victime’ — necks bared to accept the decapitating blade of the guillotine and a ribbon at the place of the blade’s impact.
Sharon Kivland is an artist and writer, who considers what is put at stake by art, politics, and psychoanalysis. Her novel Abécédaire was published by Moist Books in July 2022. Her new book, entitled Almanach, is forthcoming in 2024.

Career Highlights

Jacques Lacan. Quand l’art recontre la psychanalyse, Centre Pompidou-Metz, France 2024;
The Incorruptible, an opuscule from Piece of Paper Press, republished in the Salt anthology edited by Nicholas Royle, Best British Short Stories 2023; The Bacchae. A Wild reading list, Scrambled ontologies; A fabulation, Sies +Höke, Düsseldorf, Germany 2022; Disturbance: Witch’ ZAK, Zitadelle, Berlin, Germany 2021; La Forme naturelle, Edizioni Periferia, Luzern, Switzerland 2020;
Jamais fille chaste n’a lu de romans / Never has a chaste girl read a novel, Circuit, Lausanne, Switzerland 2019.

← Christina Kimeze

Saturday Salon

Serena Korda →

Petrified

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