Pascal Lièvre is a visual artist who appeared on the contemporary art scene in the early 2000s, with a series of music videos where political, psychoanalytical or philosophical texts were sung on popular music.
He explores the figure of the exception to copyright that is the right of parody by exploiting the critical potential of imitation, reconnecting with the theatrical origin of jester interludes: he produces political parquets and creates plastic fictions by model inversion.
His practice of performance begins with reenactments of historical performances, especially of women artists, and then of theoretical corpus shaping through sports practices such as aerobics or the figure of the parade. His replays the history of art with sequins on canvas , a travesty of iconic authoritarian forms from contemporary art.
These last years, he works on feminist theoretical corpora in the form of video installation, performances or graphic works.
Pascal Lièvre plays on different registers of readings, it tends to a decomplexification of genres, styles and genders. For this, he engages with humor, provocation and criticism, a dialogue with the world of images that he dissects and examines without limit.
His works have been shown in France at Espace Ricard (Paris), FRAC Champagne-Ardenne, FRAC Ile-de-France, FRAC Réunion, FRAC Aquitaine, at the Maison des Arts – Center for Contemporary Art in Paris. Malakoff, Saint-André Abbey in de Meymac the Ingres Museum in Montauban, the Pompidou Center (Paris), MACVAL (Vitry-sur-Seine), Espace Croisé (Roubaix), the MIAM (Sète), CAPA in Aubervilliers, at CAC – La Traverse (Alfortville) or at the Transpalette – Bourges Contemporary Art Center.
His works have also been presented internationally: Ronald Felman Gallery (New York), Flatland Gallery (Amsterdam), Art Statements Gallery (Hong Kong), Muu Gallery (Helsinki), Blackwood Gallery (Toronto), Satelite Gallery (Vancouver), Westfaelischer Kunstverein (Munster), Casino (Luxembourg), National Gallery (Washington), Museum of Modern Art in Moscow, Darling Foundry (Montreal) or recently at Villa Medici in Rome.