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Behind the Art(Piece) | I Lost my Page again, Brognon Rollin

Behind the Art(Piece) | I Lost my Page again, Brognon Rollin

BEHIND THE ART(PIECE) series explores museums and their collections by focusing on a particular artwork. This time we invite you to discover "I Lost My Page Again" photographs by Brognon Rollin from MAC VAL collection.   I Lost my Page again (Page 11), Brognon Rollin, Marqueterie de paille teintée et collée sur bois© BrognonRollin. Collection MAC...

FIAC PORTRAIT | Chantal Wong

FIAC PORTRAIT | Chantal Wong

Can you present yourself? I’m Chantal Wong. Based in Hong Kong. Thank you so much for including me in this interview series. And thank you for inviting me to Paris for YCI in 2014. I am a Director of Culture for Eaton HK, a hotel in Hong Kong running art, dance,...

Behind the Art(Piece) | I Lost my Page again, Brognon Rollin

Behind the Art(Piece) | I Lost my Page again, Brognon Rollin

BEHIND THE ART(PIECE) series explores museums and their collections by focusing on a particular artwork. This time we invite you to discover "I Lost My Page Again" photographs by Brognon Rollin from MAC VAL collection.   I Lost my Page again (Page 11), Brognon Rollin, Marqueterie de paille teintée et collée sur bois© BrognonRollin. Collection MAC VALPhoto: Rebecca Fanuele In collaboration with craftsperson Lucie Richard, Brognon Rollin had a series of photographs of waiting rooms reproduced in...

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FIAC PORTRAIT | Chantal Wong

FIAC PORTRAIT | Chantal Wong

Can you present yourself? I’m Chantal Wong. Based in Hong Kong. Thank you so much for including me in this interview series. And thank you for inviting me to Paris for YCI in 2014. I am a Director of Culture for Eaton HK, a hotel in Hong Kong running art, dance, music, and socially engaged community programmes.  I know, a hotel is an unusual space… What project have you been recently working on? I recently programmed a 24 hour performance art lineup titled ’24 Hours in Movement: Pegged Legged...

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FIAC PORTRAIT | Tessa Giblin

FIAC PORTRAIT | Tessa Giblin

Can you present yourself? I’m the director of Talbot Rice Gallery of the University of Edinburgh, and Senior Lecturer at Edinburgh College of Art. What project have you been recently working on? During lockdown/confinement I’ve been working with my colleagues at Talbot Rice Gallery (of Edinburgh College of Art and the University of Edinburgh) to develop an exhibition exploring the complexities this pandemic has revealed and created in all of us. For now it’s called the ‘The Normal’, but it...

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Exhibition Focus | Charlotte Moth, Marcelle Alix

Exhibition Focus | Charlotte Moth, Marcelle Alix

« S·he who has thought most deeply loves what is most alive. » Friedrich Hölderlin « Our relationship with living beings is complicated, even for those who have never had this impression from a personal point of view. Today, it's a never-ending concern. This crisis of sensitivity is more than ever transmitted by artists whose work it is to become affiliated with the living, never losing sight of sociopolitical and natural relations. The exhibition doesn't escape from life's flux and Charlotte...

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Exhibition Focus | Jean-Luc Moulène, Chantal Crousel

Exhibition Focus | Jean-Luc Moulène, Chantal Crousel

For his sixth exhibition at Galerie Chantal Crousel, Jean-Luc Moulène takes us through a sculptural landscape where abstraction manifests itself as a force of thought and imagination, intertwined with still, bold figuration on a ritualized stage. Montagne pourpre (2019), an abstract object, is put up upon its base, in the center of the exhibition. The fruit of 3D modeling turned out on machine-tools, this impressive hard-foam sculpture is a surface with body. Designed by the artist as a...

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FIAC Portrait | Amanda Abi Khalil

FIAC Portrait | Amanda Abi Khalil

Can you present yourself? I am an independent art worker and curator based between Beirut and Rio de Janeiro, founder of Temporary Art Platform (TAP), a curatorial platform focusing on social and public art practices. I work across disciplines and formats and my projects investigate forms of social engagement and commoning through art and cultural practices in and from the Global South. What project have you been recently working on? "Make yourself at home": Migration and hospitality out of...

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A DAY WITH FRANÇOISE PÉTROVITCH

A DAY WITH FRANÇOISE PÉTROVITCH

Spend a day with Françoise Pétrovitch who welcomed us at her studio and took us to the Parc de Sceaux and the Museum of Hunting and Nature, two places particularly important to the artist.  ARTIST'S BIOGRAPHY Since the 1990s, Françoise Pétrovitch has employed a wide range of media in creating a singular and powerful body of work, of which painting is today the most striking expression. Playing with format and through her constantly evolving oeuvre, Françoise Pétrovitch reveals an ambiguous,...

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FIAC OUT & ABOUT | The John Giorno Day

FIAC OUT & ABOUT | The John Giorno Day

Laurie Anderson, experimental artist and musician created an original video for the Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève as a tribute to her friend John Giorno, who passed away last year. The poet left a unique and rich body of work touching upon every artistic and creative form. On the occasion of the John Giorno Poetry Day, the Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève will celebrate the American poet on the 5th floor, the digital extension of the Centre, with "7 pieces for John Giorno", a musical...

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FIAC TIPS | “What It Means to Write About Art”, David Zwirner Books

FIAC TIPS | “What It Means to Write About Art”, David Zwirner Books

"What It Means to Write About Art" published by David Zwirner Books is a series of interviews with art critics by Jarrett Earnest. Read the interview with Darby English. What would you point to as an early important aesthetic experience? When I was a child, we went to The Cleveland Museum of Art. My favorite experiences were of strolling through those galleries with parents who enjoyed this very much. They weren’t necessarily always equipped to provide detailed information about the art we...

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FIAC FLASHBACK | Vincent Mauger

FIAC FLASHBACK | Vincent Mauger

Vincent Mauger was born in 1976 in Rennes. He lives and works near Nantes. His work revolves around the search for a materialization and a concretization of what a mental space might be. To achieve this, he combines digital tools proposing new forms of design logic for objects with artisanal construction techniques. Here, ordinary materials are transformed into a monumental work, its’ surface deployed throughout space, composing landscapes with battered topographies. The concept of blossoming...

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