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7th BERLIN BIENNALE “Vieillir et Jouir en Liberté”

“Vieillir et Jouir en Liberté” création concept de Nina Meert 7ème Biennale de Berlin.

Politics is derived from the Greek [politicos] and means the citizens. It’s us who govern: we, the people.

I believe each of us should act as a responsible individual, conscious of the way he/she can influence the society –
for the better and for the worse. There are several ways to reach happiness and striving, as Boris Vian said,
individually for our own happiness, is my ‘political’ creed.

I belong to a generation associated with a rejection and redefinition of traditional values. My generation, the baby
boomers, grew up in a time of affluence. We were the first to grow up genuinely expecting the world to improve with time.

We still do. Are we utopists? Maybe, but while aging and the kids settling for themselves, we are proud to be active and
enjoying life to it’s fullest. Let there be no taboo. Why would we have to be ashamed of our intimacy, body or desires.
Sexuality, excitement, pleasure have no age. On the contrary, they are intensified.

Our experience, age and wisdom are valuable and available. We are not worn out and as Beaudelaire proclaims in his
Fleurs du mal: là, tout n’est qu’ordre et beauté, luxe, calme et volupté

My ideas are progressives and reflected in my art. I create out of necessity, urging that what I create reflects and inflects life.

Nina Meert
Brussels
January 14th 2011