GESTE Paris is pleased to announce the collective exhibition La Vérité Déguisée conceived by the artist and curator Shiva Lynn Burgos and Dominique Charlet, Director of the Agency Charlet Photographies and independent curator.

This year marks the 4th anniversary of GESTE Paris, an exhibition dedicated to the photographic and filmic "gesture" as coined by philosopher Vilém Flusser, which has become a recognized place of discovery and meeting of established and emerging artists from all over the world. It will once again be an opportunity to engage in an open dialogue as part of tours and conferences and direct engagement with participating artists. GESTE is the link between a private collection, works of art from prestigious galleries and a selection of guest curators.

 The theme of 2019, The Truth in Diguise, has many facets. The image can be a pretense in the conceptual or physical sense. One can alter, arrange, conceal, camouflage, recompose, counterfeit, dress, cover, decorate, disfigure, deform, denature, disillusion, conceal, coat, wrap, distort, invent, manipulate, collage, plaster, silence, transform, veil ... the "reality" of objects, situations, people and ways of seeing. How can our perceptions be affected by techniques that hide or alter? In the era of reality TV and false information, the selfie culture and the virtual identities of social media and gaming, artificial intelligence and political propaganda, how is the truth disguised or revealed?

Visual media of 30 artists including (for example) Walid Raad: The Atlas Group, Elger Esser, Joan Foncuberta, Christer Strömholm, Laia Abril, Naomi.B.Cook, Nicole Cohen, The Mariwai Project, Tom Lovelace, Sebastiaan Bremer, Marina Abramovič and Ulay will be united. We will focus on unique or unpublished works in a creative diversity where the images will resonate the theme via various media such as photographic prints, video, sculpture and performance.


On this occasion, GESTE Paris would be delighted to welcome guests in the friendly atmosphere of an apartment close to the Palais Royal  

Specific tour and conference dates for the entire month of November will be forthcoming and soon published on the website  

Please note that as this is a private home RSVPs are strictly required.


Shiva Lynn Burgos