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Bella Hunt & Ddc

Bella Hunt & Ddc is a duo of French-American sculptors from Provence. Bella Hunt & Ddc's work draws on pre-industrial craftsmanship and an economy of resources. The duo's sculptures and ceramics are historical fantasies and uchronies, rooted in the ancient and medieval Mediterranean world, and in popular culture, from fantasy to car tuning, while avoiding any penchant for classical purity.

Bella Hunt & Ddc look more to the Mycenaean, Minoan, Hittite, Etruscan, or early medieval worlds, drawing inspiration from the forms and motifs of eras and civilisations often overlooked by the general public. Using ancient techniques and processes (stucco-lime, ceramics...), the duo focuses on a practice of creation around objects such as vases, benches, fountains, and a fantastic figurative statuary, with organic accents.

EDUCATION

Bella Hunt studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Marseille and Art History in Rome. Dante Di Calce is self-taught, and comes from a family of craftsmen and artists.

EXHIBITION

2020. « Anima Mundi », Abbaye Saint-Victor, Marseille, Manifesta 13, cur. by Emmanuelle Luciani. 2020. « Antique Rustique », A.Mano Studio, Biarritz.
2019. « Les Chemins du Sud », Musée régional d’art contemporain, Sérignan, cur. by Emmanuelle Luciani.

2019. « Santibelli, dialogue avec la collection Pierre Bergé », Musée Estrine, Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, cur. by Emmanuelle Luciani & Charlotte Cosson.
2019. « Southway Austin », Austin, Texas, avec Andrew Humke.
2018. « Anima Mundi », Lauréat Fondation Ricard avec Southway Studio, Paris (sélectionné par Neil Beloufa), cur. by Emmanuelle Luciani & Charlotte Cosson.

2018. « Pieta, Sacra conversazione », Southway Studio, Marseille, cur. by Emmanuelle Luciani & Charlotte Cosson.
2017. « Domestic, like a pre-Raphaelite brotherhood », galerie Truth & Consequences, Genève, cur. by Emmanuelle Luciani & Charlotte Cosson.

2017. « Pre-Historic », Leclere centre d’art, Marseille, cur. by Emmanuelle Luciani & Charlotte Cosson.
2017. « Pre-Capital, formes populaires et rurales dans l’art contemporain », La Panacée, Montpellier, cur. by Emmanuelle Luciani & Charlotte Cosson et Nicolas Bourriaud.

2016. « Southway », Leclere centre d’art, Marseille, cur. by Emmanuelle Luciani & Charlotte Cosson.