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Cute & Scary

Flux Factory proudly presents:
from Nov 20th to Dec 18th, 2004

An exhibit that will showcase works by emerging artists raised within a milieu where comics and Japanese animation began to reveal a dark side beneath the Hello Kitty exterior.

Something in the work of these artists remains childlike and innocent, but a deeper look reveals a poignant dark side. An unsolved dichotomy, makes the work feel both empowered and vulnerable.

This ambiguity translates into works that come across as fun and disturbing, dark and light, cute and scary without really favoring one or the other. Subverted clichés of feminism, pop culture or eroticism mingle with nightmarish visions.

This show will entice kids and have grown ups shivering.

featuring: Ciou, Aya Kakeda, Camille Rose Garcia, Mickry 3, Miss Van, Eun-Ha Paek, Saya Woolfalk

Curated by Jean Barberis.

Special thanks to
Material for the arts
Pro Helvetia

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