Pae White: Demimondaine
Via di Porta Tenaglia, 7, 20121 Milano MI, Italy
8 May - 9 September 2017
The exhibition title lends itself to the French "demi-monde" or "half-world", a popular phrase at the turn of the early twentieth century characterizing those living opulent, pleasure-driven lifestyles. The derivative "demimondaine" spoke of the women that lived on the fringe of respectable society, straddling the standards of the "real-world". Their way of life a challenge of the status quo but existing within the con nes of those very ideals - a controlled excess, a chaos within boundaries.