Wylda Bayrón exhibition at 193 Gallery

Jan-8-2020 Mar-1-2020



Wylda Bayrón exhibition at 193 Gallery






The 193 Gallery will present the work of the artist Wylda Bayrón from January 8 to March 1, 2020

After taking an interest in contemporary Japanese, Chilean, Caribbean and Moroccan art, the new Haut-Marais Gallery, dedicated to the discovery of foreign artists and cultures, will present from January 8 to March 1, 2020 the work of Puerto Rican artist Wylda Bayrón on the heroes and spirits of the New Guinea Islands. The 193 Gallery's world tour continues on to ever more distant and mysterious lands through this incredible series of 24 photographs presented in 2019 at the Musée de la Castre in Cannes. Papua New Guinea is a little-known country in northern Australia, belatedly explored by the West and still surrounded by an aura of mystery. Its island territory, larger than France, is home to unsuspected natural wealth and exceptional cultural diversity, shaped by 40,000 years of human presence. Director of photography and frequent traveller, Wylda Bayrón has travelled through this region, which is difficult to access, meeting tribal societies in the throes of change, whose ancestral heritage is now threatened. Adopted by her hosts, she was able to attend sing-sing (festive gatherings) and more secret rites, from which foreigners are normally excluded. She has thus created a series of portraits of beautifully adorned men, women and children, proudly posing in their ceremonial outfits. This original work reflects the essential role of the balance sheet: expression of beauty and prestige, a link between Man and his environment. Other portraits, depicting masked men, show the symbolic universe of Papuan myths, populated by powerful ancestors and spirits, but also the ritual scarification of young men and women in the region surrounding the Sepik..
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