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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...

BEHIND THE (ART)PIECE : ODILE DECQ

BEHIND THE (ART)PIECE : ODILE DECQ

Lorsque Philippe Gravier m'a demandé un pavillon j'ai tout de suite pensé à ce pavillon que je voulais faire depuis un certain temps, qui en fait la réplique d'un pavillon du XVIIIème que j'ai un jour admirer dans un parc et dont j'ai pris repris les proportions mais j'ai fait ça totalement dans un verre noir. Parce que ce qui m'intéresse maintenant de plus en plus dans les pièces que je fais, dans les installations que je fais c'est de travailler sur la réflexion sur ce qu'on voit n'est pas...

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INTERVIEW ESCALIER : FRÉDÉRIC LARROQUE

INTERVIEW ESCALIER : FRÉDÉRIC LARROQUE

FIAC : votre conseil pour ceux et celles qui visitent la FIAC pour la première fois ? Souvent on reconnaît et comme on reconnaît on est flatté et donc on croit aimer. Donc il faut rester très serein d'où l'utilité parfois de se faire conseiller.Quelle est la meilleure exposition pendant la FIAC ?C'est Glenn Brown on au musée Eugène Delacroix place de Fürstenberg à sublime artistes qui revisitent les plus gros chef-d'oeuvre et les plus grands chefs-d'oeuvre de l'histoire de la peintureFinissez...

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BEHIND THE (ART)PIECE : NOEL DOLLA

BEHIND THE (ART)PIECE : NOEL DOLLA

Une oeuvre qui s'appelle Nymphéas pause déluge 2. Je crois que le titre est déjà assez évocateur de ce qui peut se passer. L'idée c'était aussi de rendre quelque part hommage à claude monet qui se trouve là à l'orangerie avec ses magnifiques peintures.J'allais non pas peindre un tableau de Monet mais essayer de repenser et de penser à partir de ce que Monet voyait à Giverny dans ces bassins. Pour un artiste c'est un peu un rêve étrange pas en avoir qu'on m'offre une toile de 3200 mètres...

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GALLERY FOCUS : P420

GALLERY FOCUS : P420

Several questions for Alessandro Pasotti and Fabrizio PadovaniHow has the role of galleries changed in the last decade? The activities that happen inside the gallery are still important, but what has changed is they are no longer sufficient on their own. It has become increasingly important to go out, to take part in national and international fairs, to help more people get to know the work of the artists you represent. What is the most challenging part of running a gallery? To be able to make...

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GALLERY FOCUS : NARA ROESLER

GALLERY FOCUS : NARA ROESLER

Several questions for Nara RoeslerWhy did you open the gallery? I opened Galeria Nara Roesler almost 40 years ago in order to connect the public of the Northeast of Brazil to great artists that I identified in my formative years. What is the most challenging part of running a gallery? I believe that the greatest challenge of running a gallery that now has 43 artists in its roster is maintaining each and everyone connected to their essence and selling the artists' works for what they truly are,...

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GALLERY FOCUS : WEISS FALK

GALLERY FOCUS : WEISS FALK

Several questions for Oskar Weiss and Oliver Falk Introduce yourself: Weiss Falk is Oskar Weiss and Oliver Falk, two friends from different places and backgrounds, who felt like joining forces. Why did you decide to open a gallery in Basel? We felt like doing something different than just doing the expected, which, in the Swiss case, would be opening a gallery in Zurich. To us, Basel seemed like a place where we could experiment with the gallery's ideas and focus, more than in any other city...

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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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