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FIAC FLASHBACK | Marcel Duchamp

FIAC FLASHBACK | Marcel Duchamp

Marcel Duchamp was born in 1887 in Blainville-Crevon. He died in 1968 in Neuilly-sur-Seine. “In 1935, Marcel Duchamp commenced an inventory of his earlier creations in the form of miniature reproductions. Consisting of a cardboard box in a leather valise, the first copies of the Box in a Valise were completed in 1941. This portable museum would be...

FIAC FLASHBACK | Alina Szapocznikow

FIAC FLASHBACK | Alina Szapocznikow

Alina Szapocznikow was born in 1926 in Kalisz in Poland. She died in 1973 in Praz-Courant, in France. Autoportret – Zielnik is part of her last corpus of sculptures. In 1971, following the incorporation of her “death mask” in Tumeurs personnifiées, Szapocznikow made a...

FIAC TIPS : “MARCEL DZAMA: CROSSING THE LINE”, DAVID ZWIRNER BOOKS

FIAC TIPS : “MARCEL DZAMA: CROSSING THE LINE”, DAVID ZWIRNER BOOKS

MARCEL DZAMA IN CONVERSATION WITH LAILA PEDRO   Marcel Dzama I have always enjoyed trickster characters throughout history and mythology, as a way to escape the hold of the logical. I do from time to time candy-coat what I’m projecting in my work. Like my anger and anxieties around our times. In some of the work, I try to explain it, but in other works I pass over it in silence. I like the viewer to decide what’s happening. I enjoy interpretations—especially misinterpretations....

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CLAUDE CLOSKY, “THE CONFINEMENT”, ÉPISODE 3

CLAUDE CLOSKY, “THE CONFINEMENT”, ÉPISODE 3

Claude Closky has been broadcasting his daily web series “The Confinement” since the beginning of April. It lies at the crossroads of a television sitcom and a short film. The series focuses on the exchanges between the occupants of a same apartment, confined together for what seems like an eternity. Each episode takes place in a different dwelling. The viewer follows the litanies of characters who rehash their anxieties and somber mind-sets, but also their love for each other. Off screen the...

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FIAC TIPS : COLOR ME

FIAC TIPS : COLOR ME

color me by Semiose Editions is a unique colouring books collection created by contemporary artists renowned for their funny, witty and engaged drawings. Each album was created specifically for this book and tells a story with humour, inviting to explore one's creativity and imagination. The books showcase a great variety of styles: from simple lines to complex patterns but also abstraction. Drawings are inspired by pop culture, medieval engravings, comic books and many more. Download and...

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PARADES FOR FIAC : KIM GORDON & DIMITRI CHAMBLAS

PARADES FOR FIAC : KIM GORDON & DIMITRI CHAMBLAS

Choreographer, dancer, curator and CalArts Dean Dimitri Chamblas joins forces with Kim Gordon, a visual artist and “one of the boldest women in rock” according to The New Yorker, for an intimate and experimental performance between music and movement. The audience is invited to explore the setting where the performance takes place and engage in an immersive, open-ended journey.« I’m upside down but there is still sound coming from my guitar which lies over on the ground. The lights are blurry...

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