Les Émigrés, 2020
Colour video, sound
Naoki Sutter-Shudo recites a short speech originally made by Danton at the National Convention in October 1792, where the session considered a new decree: banning emigrants from the territory of the Republic in perpetuity. Sutter-Shudo, living mainly in Los Angeles since 2015, adorns the speech with a cigarette, an iPhone, jewellery and a T-shirt bearing the effigy of the French Revolution, somewhat cynical anachronisms that re-imagine these political moments preceding the Terror as a stylised role-playing game.
Naoki Sutter-Shudo (b. 1990, Paris) lives and works in Los Angeles. His work is represented by Bodega, New York, and Crèvecœur, Paris. He has also shown at XYZ Collective, Tokyo; von ammon co, Washington DC; FRAC Île-de-France Le Plateau, Paris; Franz Kaka, Toronto; Freedman Fitzpatrick, Los Angeles, among others. He is the co-founder of Bel Ami, a gallery in Los Angeles, and of Holoholo Books, a publishing house in Paris.
“Intérieurs 2020” is a public commission of 10 short videos from 10 artists made by MAM Paris as part of its initiative to support young artistic scene.
In the current context of health crisis, the Musée d’Art Moderne de Paris, The Friends of Museum Society and its Committee on Contemporary Art has set up an initiative with the aim to support 10 young artists.
The artists selected by the curatorial team of the Musée d’Art Moderne de Paris are Marie Angeletti, Laëtitia Badaut Haussmann, Gaëlle Choisne, Morgan Courtois, Arash Hanaei, Jean-Charles de Quillacq, Clément Rodzielski, Sara Sadik, Naoki Sutter-Shudo and Stefan Tcherepnin.
Each artist has been invited to create a short video without any specific theme imposed. Friends of the Museum Society donates the films united under the title «Intérieurs 2020».