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FIAC PORTRAIT | X Zhu-Nowell

FIAC PORTRAIT | X Zhu-Nowell

Can you present yourself? My name is X Zhu-Nowell. I’m a curator, writer, and occasionally an artist. Currently, I’m a curator at the Guggenheim Museum in New York, where I organize exhibitions and performances, lead discussions, acquire artworks and to borrow a phrase from another curator, Catherine David, I "produce, discuss, debate, and...

FIAC PORTRAIT | X Zhu-Nowell

FIAC PORTRAIT | X Zhu-Nowell

Can you present yourself? My name is X Zhu-Nowell. I’m a curator, writer, and occasionally an artist. Currently, I’m a curator at the Guggenheim Museum in New York, where I organize exhibitions and performances, lead discussions, acquire artworks and to borrow a phrase from another curator, Catherine David, I "produce, discuss, debate, and circulate to various audiences a certain number of ideas and formal articulations proposed by author(s)." Here, I understand "author" broadly. An author is...

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FIAC TIPS | Intérieurs 2020: Arash Hanaei, “Black Soap”

FIAC TIPS | Intérieurs 2020: Arash Hanaei, “Black Soap”

Arash HanaeiBlack Soap, 2020Colour video, sound2mn 59sec Black Soap is a letter to my mother who rarely left home for several years because of her Parkinson's disease. I wrote it in Paris, confined during the pandemic, when we were all stuck at home, with nothing to do but re-engage with the things around us, constantly observing the evolution of the situation, and cooking!Silently, with a feeling of loneliness, signs of the past and speculation about the future slowly appeared from another...

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FIAC TIPS | Intérieurs 2020:  Morgan Courtois, “Quatre-Chemins”

FIAC TIPS | Intérieurs 2020: Morgan Courtois, “Quatre-Chemins”

Morgan CourtoisQuatre-Chemins, 2020Video, colours, silent52 sec "Quatre-Chemins" takes up the short format of a perfume advertisement, it is both the title of the video and the title of a perfume that I made during the confinement (it is currently presented in the CREDAC collective exhibition "La vie des tables"). This perfume is inspired by the different atmospheres I went through daily between my home and my workshop in Aubervilliers, in the spring. The perfume is called Quatre-Chemins like...

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FIAC TIPS | Intérieurs 2020:  Gaëlle Choisne, “Push Me Out”

FIAC TIPS | Intérieurs 2020: Gaëlle Choisne, “Push Me Out”

Gaëlle Choisne Push Me Out, 2020Video, colours, sound3mn 03sec "Push Me Out" is, at first glance, an exploration of the anatomy of a bird feather found by the artist at the Lattara archaeological site in Lattes (Occitania) where she was in residence. This found feather is often spiritually signified as a sign of the presence of an angel. The feather of an angel comes into contact with sunlight. This simple and poetic gesture reminds us how important it is to pause with nature, to contemplate,...

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FIAC TIPS | Intérieurs 2020: Laëtitia Badaut Haussmann, “And It Was Not a Party Anymore”

FIAC TIPS | Intérieurs 2020: Laëtitia Badaut Haussmann, “And It Was Not a Party Anymore”

Laëtitia Badaut HaussmannAnd It Was Not a Party Anymore, 2020Video, colours, sound03mn 27sec "And It Was Not a Party Anymore" is a film set on the site of the former Musée de la Sculpture en Plein Air, located on the Square Tino Rossi on the Quai Saint-Bernard in the fifth arrondissement of Paris. The film follows a group of teenage girls walking through this ghostly institution, this museum without walls where works by artists including Marta Pan, Marta Colvin, Aglae Liberaki and Livba are...

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A DAY WITH ULLA VON BRANDENGURG

A DAY WITH ULLA VON BRANDENGURG

We invite you to spend a day with Ulla von Brandenburg. Visit the artist's studio in Paris and learn more about her studies, the evolution of her work from theatre set designs to art and the importance of films, texts and history in her artistic practice. She chose to take us to the the Musee Gustave Moreau and Palais de Tokyo.Video: InstanT ProductionsImage: © Jan Northoff Photography   ARTIST'S BIOGRAPHY Born in 1974 in Karlsruhe, Ulla von Brandenburg lives and works in Paris. Her work...

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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 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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