FIAC STORIES

FIAC FLASHBACK | Noël Dolla

FIAC FLASHBACK | Noël Dolla

Noël Dolla was born in 1945 in Nice, where he lives and works. In October 1969, Noël Dolla climbed a mountain called l’Authion to paint coloured spots on rocks in pink vinyl paint at a height of more than 2,000 metres. Entitled Propos neutre n°2, this first intervention in nature inaugurated a series of actions in situ lasting from the turn of...

FIAC FLASHBACK | Hans Schabus

FIAC FLASHBACK | Hans Schabus

Hans Schabus was born in 1970. He lives and works in Vienna. In the work Ikarus, Hans Schabus places his old Renault Kangoo, compressed and mangled into a roughly rectangular shape, in the exhibition space. Individual parts of the vehicle have either been destroyed in...

GALLERY FOCUS : PM8

GALLERY FOCUS : PM8

Several questions for Francisco SalasIntroduce yourself. I'm Francisco Salas curator and director of PM8. Why did you decide to open a gallery in Vigo? It seemed the most logical thing to do as I live here... How would you describe the relationship between your gallery and the artists you represent? We have a very close relationship: rich, based on trust a permanent exchange which makes us grow together as individuals and as professionals. In fact we are what you might call an extended family....

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GALLERY FOCUS : PERES PROJECTS

GALLERY FOCUS : PERES PROJECTS

Several questions for Nick Koenigsknecht and Javier PeresWhat is the most challenging part of running a gallery? Running an art gallery can be very unpredictable. Each day brings new challenges. This can of course be very tough, but it’s also something that makes working in this field so rewarding. How would you describe the relationship between your gallery and the artists you represent? Symbiotic. We need each other in order to survive and thrive. What is your best memory of FIAC? FIAC for...

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GALLERY FOCUS : GREEN ART GALLERY

GALLERY FOCUS : GREEN ART GALLERY

Several questions for Yasmin AtassiIntroduce yourself: Yasmin Atassi, Director of Green Art Gallery in Dubai, a contemporary art gallery that represents artists from ME, South Asia , Latin America and beyond. Which event has been the most crucial since you opened your gallery? I don’t think there is one single moment. The accumulation and work over the years has allowed our artists to be seen in major museums around the world in addition to forming some wonderful longstanding relationships...

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GALLERY FOCUS : SELMA FERIANI

GALLERY FOCUS : SELMA FERIANI

Several questions for Selma FerianiWhat is the most challenging part of running a gallery? Being able to define your program and work within it. How would you describe the relationship between your gallery and the artists you represent? The relationship between the gallery and our artists is based on continuous communication to develop projects on time and give them all the conditions to mature. It’s also based on trust and working together towards the same goal. What was your first FIAC like?...

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GALLERY FOCUS : AIR DE PARIS

GALLERY FOCUS : AIR DE PARIS

Several questions for Florence Bonnefous and Edouard MerinoHow has the role of galleries changed in the last decade? Has it really changed ? Representing an era, selling works by artists to whom our taste takes us remains our priority, one decade after another. What is the most challenging part of running a gallery? Finding a good balance between your own taste, the desire to represent an era, and the need for money to support the activities of both artists and the gallery.What is your best...

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GALLERY FOCUS : EDOUARD MONTASSUT

GALLERY FOCUS : EDOUARD MONTASSUT

Several questions for Edouard MontassutIntroduce yourself: I decided to open my gallery in 2015 in a typical Parisian passage in the 2nd arrondissement, in the continuity of my career as a critic. In 2019, the gallery expanded and moved to the ninth arrondissement, a few steps from the previous space. Today, the gallery supports the work of mainly up-and-coming artists. Why did you decide to open a gallery in Paris ? It’s a personal choice. Paris is the city where I was born and where I still...

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GALLERY FOCUS : MEYER KAINER

GALLERY FOCUS : MEYER KAINER

Several questions for Christian Meyer and Renate Kainer Introduce yourself: Since 1990 Christian Meyer and Renate Kainer focused on established artists like Hanne Darboven, Bruce Nauman or Rosemarie Trockel as well as on then emerging artists such as Andrea Fraser, Raymond Pettibon or Charles Ray. In 1999 Galerie Meyer Kainer was relocated to a new address in Vienna’s emerging gallery district Eschenbachgasse. Presenting shows by Vienna’s leading contemporary artists like gelatin, Florian...

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GALLERY FOCUS : MAX HETZLER

GALLERY FOCUS : MAX HETZLER

QUELQUES QUESTIONS À MAX HETZLER ET SAMIA SAOUMA How has the role of galleries changed in the last decade? For sure competition is more tough. What is the most challenging part of running a gallery? To remain close to the artists, curators and collectors you have been working with. How would you describe the relationship between your gallery and the artists you represent? We always put a strong emphasis on our relationship with every artist. We have been working for decades with quite a few...

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GALLERY FOCUS : MARTOS GALLERY

GALLERY FOCUS : MARTOS GALLERY

Several questions for Ebony HaynesHow would you describe the relationship between your gallery and the artists you represent? Like family: always loving and sometimes dysfunctional. What is your best memory of FIAC? My best memory of FIAC was our first year here in 2017. We presented a solo booth with Jessica Vaughn, a relatively unknown and new artist for us. The work was so well received at the fair, it couldn't have been better. And it set the stage for her first New York solo show the...

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GALLERY FOCUS : HUNT KASTNER

GALLERY FOCUS : HUNT KASTNER

Several questions for Camille Hunt and Katherine KastnerIntroduce yourself. We are Camille Hunt and Katherine Kastner a.k.a. hunt kastner, operating in Prague since 2006. Which event has been the most crucial since you opened your gallery? Taking the risk early on of participating in art fairs. How do you choose artists you represent? There is no set criteria beyond a belief that they are creating great work and are consistently challenging themselves and us at the same time. Why did you...

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