Beau Dick is an Indigenous sculptor born in 1955 and died in 2017. His masks reflect the aesthetics of his native Kwakwaka’wakw culture, while at the same time highlighting contemporary Western influences. As a great activist, his committed art denounces capitalism in the face of traditional North American Indigenous cultures.
Alongside him are the works of Christophe Brunnquell, a multidisciplinary French artist who is a photographer, designer and art director. His photographs capture models whose faces he has covered with paint, creating a strange, fantastic universe that is both morbid and comic.
In the Académie Conti, the works of these two artists are brought together in a singularly harmonious dialogue.