Philippe Perrin as pure as the driven snow

Creator: 
Philippe Perrin
Performer: 
Philippe Perrin
Bibliographical sources: 
in catalogue Nouvelle Vague : Jean-Luc Blanc, Dominique Figarella, Pierre Joseph, Stéphane Magnin, Philippe Mayaux, Brigitte Nahon, Philippe Parreno, Philippe Perrin, Anne Pesce, Pascal Pinaud, Philippe Ramette, David Vincent, Association des Amis de la Villa Arson, Nice, 1994, 92 p.
Producer: 
Philippe Perrin
Occurence: 
Starting date: 
02 15 1994
1994/4/18
Topology: 
Background: 
concomitant campaign to the Nouvelle Vague exhibition presented at the MAMAC from February 18, to April 11, 1994.
Adress: 
Nice

Philippe Perrin | Philippe Perrin blanc comme neige, 1994

Synopsis / Description: 

Capture vidéo d'une performance de Philippe Perrin réalisée à Nice.
Courtesy Musée d'Art Moderne et d'Art Contemporain (MAMAC).

Performances: 
Documents: 

Tract ayant servi à la campagne de Philippe Perrin

Type: 
Imprimé
Technique description référence: 
Tract ayant servi à la campagne de Philippe Perrin
tract
Philippe Perrin | trace de la performance "Philippe Perrin blanc comme neige", 1994 | tract | © Philippe Perrin - ADAGP, Paris 2012 | courtesy de l'artiste

Affiche sur panneau publicitaire présentée lors de l'exposition au MAMAC

Type: 
Imprimé
Technique description référence: 
Affiche sur panneau publicitaire présentée lors de l'exposition au MAMAC
affiche
Philippe Perrin | trace de la performance "Philippe Perrin blanc comme neige", 1994 | affiche | © Philippe Perrin - ADAGP, Paris 2012 | courtesy de l'artiste
Description: 
Let us remind the political context at the time: Jacques Médecin fled to Uruguay three years earlier. His successor, Honoré Bailet, resigned in November 1993, facing difficulties to exercise his mandate. Jacques Peyrat is getting ready to leave the National Front to get hold of the City Hall.

Philippe Perrin is campaigning in the city of Nice. In stores posters bearing his image, made up as a politician, are posted, they proclaim: "White as Snow." Tracts are handed out and stickers are stuck. During the Carnival, the float made available by the association Verbes d'Etats is used as a propaganda tool by throwing flyers in the crowd. Philippe Perrin in his campaigning candidate's costume, strolls along the streets of Nice, shakes hands and tastes local produces. He holds along regular meetings in bars for two months. Some voters convinced, will be disappointed to not be able to vote for him.

The supports for this performance, posters, video, flyers and stickers, were produced during the collective exhibition Nouvelle Vague organized by the MAMAC of February 18 to April 11, 1994, a period concomitant with the campaign. The artist's work, first refused because of the subversive characteristic of its presentation in a Niçois municipal museum, was finally presented, the other artists having threatened to remove their works from the exhibition if he was not part of it.
L'affiche de campagne
Philippe Perrin | photographie de la performance "Philippe Perrin blanc comme neige", 1994 | L'affiche de campagne | © Philippe Perrin - ADAGP, Paris 2012 | photographie : © Philippe Perrin | courtesy de l'artiste
Philippe Perrin | photographie de la performance "Philippe Perrin blanc comme neige", 1994 | © Philippe Perrin - ADAGP, Paris 2012 | photographie : © DR | courtesy de l'artiste
Philippe Perrin | photographie de la performance "Philippe Perrin blanc comme neige", 1994 | © Philippe Perrin - ADAGP, Paris 2012 | photographie : © DR | courtesy de l'artiste
vue de l'installation au MAMAC
Philippe Perrin | photographie de la performance "Philippe Perrin blanc comme neige", 1994 | vue de l'installation au MAMAC | © Philippe Perrin - ADAGP, Paris 2012 | photographie : © DR | courtesy de l'artiste