Gael Garcia Bernal Worshiped in Paris


A new art exhibition called “Saint Gael” by founding ACT UP member and artist Vincent Gagliostro opened in Paris yesterday at the Miss China Beauty Gallery.

Gael_2Said Gagliostro in a statement: “SAINT GAEL (RE-USED) statement: 1. (with a predatory gleam in his eye): ‘heaven’s mouth’ – I thought, tearing his image from the magazine. The most beautiful mouth I had ever seen – Gael Garcia Bernal – a new subject. Further retrieving images from numerous official and unofficial websites, it seemed I was moving from my original focus on his beauty to an encounter with my surpressed voyeuristic nature. Predatory nature. Musical nature. Music, because what I seemed to be on to was a kind of ‘sampling’ much like a DJ/record producer does when creating a work. Studying his (GGB) film ‘Y Tu Mama Tambien’, I started re-sequencing the images, removing bits here, adding bits there. For example, in one sequence Gael is fucking the girl companion of the roadtrip. By cropping her out of the movement and re-using the images I could bring my subject closer to my world of sex, desire and politics–three ideas inseparable in my fag world. This project has led me to explore my nature and find perhaps a new willingness to turn the cameras on me and my culture, gay men.”

More at East Village Boys and on the artist’s website.


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