Conversations en Plein Air (Conversations in the Fresh Air) tours from Musée Ariana, Geneva to a new exhibition at Inverness Museum & Art Gallery and invites us to a joyful, colourful and poetic picnic. The theme of the picnic has many art historical references from the French fête galante paintings of Watteau and Lancret to Manet. Charlotte Hodes combines these references with contemporary ones, such as the problem of throw-away packaging and the recently ubiquitous face masks. Underlying the theme of the picnic is the subtext of women making contact, whether by mobile phone, paper airplane or megaphone to communicate with each other from afar.

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