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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...

FIAC TIPS: “Rose Wylie: painting a noun…”, David Zwirner Books

FIAC TIPS: “Rose Wylie: painting a noun…”, David Zwirner Books

Text by Michael Glover Rose works big, on unstretched, unprimed canvas, and usually in units of six feet by six feet. “I do like big work. I like billboards. I like very early decorated churches where the paintings go from floor to ceiling and up arches and around the door. . . . I find it more exciting and it can expand.” Several canvases quite often come together as a single work at a certain point in their realization. This may be the result of a chance meeting, side by side, on floor or...

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FIAC FLASHBACK : FALKE PISANO

FIAC FLASHBACK : FALKE PISANO

WONDER-WHAT-TIME-IT-IS, 2017 Performance, installation, video220 × 600 × 600 cmEllen de Bruijne Projects, AmsterdamIn collaboration with Playground Festival; Mondriaan Fonds Falke Pisano lives and works in Amsterdam and Sao Paulo. The performative installation WONDER-WHAT-TIME-IT-IS takes as a starting point a short story by Edgar Allan Poe to address the limits that modernity, as a frame of thinking, has set for the possibilities of conceiving of change outside its normative framework....

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Alex Katz

Alex Katz

Une oeuvre, un regard : Alex Katz For the series "Une oeuvre, un regard", Alex Katz talks about Monet's Water Lilies, from which the American artist was inspired to create "Homage to Monet" whose series of paintings was presented last year at the Musée de l'Orangerie.   The artist’s work "Chance" (2016) has been presented by Thaddaeus Ropac at FIAC Hors les Murs 2019 at the Jardin des Tuileries. CHANCE, 2016 Porcelain enamel on shaped steel and mounted on a polished stainless steel base...

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Claude Closky, “The Confinement”, episode 18

Claude Closky, “The Confinement”, episode 18

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 FLASHBACK | NOBUKO TSUCHIYA

FIAC FLASHBACK | NOBUKO TSUCHIYA

Nobuko Tsuchiya speaks about her work  "Silicon Sanpo Ruler" presented by SCAI THE BATHHOUSE as part part of FIAC Projects 2019 at the Petit Palais. Nobuko Tsuchiya was born in 1972 in Yokohama, Japan. She lives and works in London. Her work is composed of free assemblages of familiar objects and scrap materials. In the artist’s hands, these take on an entirely different aspect and role, far removed from their original purpose. They could appear as in- progress experiments, or broken-down old...

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FIAC FLASHBACK : GEORGE CONDO

FIAC FLASHBACK : GEORGE CONDO

George Condo was born in 1957 in Concord, USA. He lives and works in New York. The Standing Forms series represents a return to methods of sculpting he first explored with his earliest three-dimensional works, incorporating both figurative and abstract elements in bronze. He combines the concept of “simulated found object” using real found objects into new figurative forms in bronze. He works on plywood surfaces with angular figurative forms, applies layers of plaster, clay, paint, studio...

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21 seats by Jean Prouvé

21 seats by Jean Prouvé

The Galerie Patrick Seguin made available a coloring book of 21 seats by Jean Prouvé, for children and adults alike.Get out your pens!

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Claude Closky, “The Confinement”, episode 15

Claude Closky, “The Confinement”, episode 15

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 FLASHBACK : SHEILA HICKS

FIAC FLASHBACK : SHEILA HICKS

Se pencher vers la zone dangereuse, 2017 Ice paper, bamboo, pigmented acrylic fiber, linen, cotton, silk, alpacaDimensions variables© Sheila HicksCourtesy of the artist and galerie frank elbaz, Paris Sheila Hicks was born in 1934 in Hastings, Nebraska. She lives and works in Paris. Poised at the intersection between the applied arts and contemporary art, she has developed her work since the 1960’s. As a student of Josef Albers at Yale University, she studied painting but wrote her thesis on...

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FIAC FLASHBACK : KOHEI NAWA

FIAC FLASHBACK : KOHEI NAWA

Ether#34 / Ether#35, 2018 Aluminum and paint418 x 44,5 x 44,5 cm each SCAI THE BATHHOUSE, Tokyo ;Pace, New York, London, Beijing, Hong Kong, Palo Alto, Seoul, Genève Kohei Nawa was born in 1975 in Osaka, Japan, and is currently based in Kyoto. The park is a key component of our daily life and a place for social communication. Ether symbolizes the relation between space and lives, and the energy used to defy gravity. Through an exploration of the physical manifestations of gravity, the work...

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