Sur la peau


Social artist, laureate of a residency at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris in partnership with the City of Paris, Giuseppe L.Bonifati questions our society that unifies, standardizes, erases singularities while the communities are trying to assert themselves with their clothes, their uniforms, their customs and beliefs.

EVENT : Representation, June 24th 2015


Between the Cité Internationale des Arts in the heart of Paris and La Fabrique des Pépinières in Montreuil, Giuseppe L.Bonifati encounters men and women from around the world. They intersect, coexist, but do not seem to communicate.


To generate possible encounters, Giuseppe L.Bonifati will develop a paradoxical approach, wearing "a suit": a Zentai - combination that covers the body in its entirety. A kind of synthetic skin, garish and ordinary, which leaves no signs to identify the wearer.


In this outfit that insolates him and places him into a situation of loneliness, Giuseppe L.Bonifati will observe and wait in different places of the city.


How will he, along the course he is sketching at the Cité internationale, conduct his quest, which resonates with this formulation of the philosopher of otherness Emmanuel Levinas: « autrui est visage » (“the Other is face”) ?




PARIS: 28 / 29 / 30 May in la Cité Internationale des Arts (18 rue de l’Hôtel de Ville, 75004) MONTREUIL: 23 /24 / 25 May et les 22 / 23 / 24 June in La Maison de l’Arbre De 14h à 17h.


Public representation Wednesday, June 24 8.30 pm Free entrance La Maison de l’Arbre 9 rue François Debergue 93100 Montreuil