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FIAC TIPS | “What It Means to Write About Art”, David Zwirner Books

FIAC TIPS | “What It Means to Write About Art”, David Zwirner Books

"What It Means to Write About Art" published by David Zwirner Books is a series of interviews with art critics by Jarrett Earnest. Read the interview with Darby English. What would you point to as an early important aesthetic experience? When I was a child, we went to The Cleveland Museum of Art. My favorite experiences were of strolling through...

FIAC FLASHBACK | Vincent Mauger

FIAC FLASHBACK | Vincent Mauger

Vincent Mauger was born in 1976 in Rennes. He lives and works near Nantes. His work revolves around the search for a materialization and a concretization of what a mental space might be. To achieve this, he combines digital tools proposing new forms of design logic...

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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GALLERY FOCUS : JTT

GALLERY FOCUS : JTT

Several questions for Jasmin TsouIntroduce yourself: My name is Jasmin Tsou, and I own JTT, a gallery in the Lower East Side that I started in 2012. Which event has been the most crucial since you opened your gallery? I’d say when I hired my director Marie Catalano. She runs the company on a day to day basis while I oscillate between panic and self-determination. Without her I’m pretty sure the gallery would just slip like sand between my fingers. With regards to crucial moments I’ve shared...

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GALLERY FOCUS : CAMPOLI PRESTI

GALLERY FOCUS : CAMPOLI PRESTI

Several questions for Emanuela Campoli and Gil PrestiIntroduce yourself: Campoli Presti is an art gallery operating in London and Paris. Our galleries are located at 223 Cambridge Heath Road in London and the historical Hôtel de Lagrange in rue de Braque in Paris. While exploring the historical and material condition of their medium, the gallery artists share an ongoing critical engagement with modes of display, notions of authorship, the economy of the digital and the body as ground of...

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GALLERY FOCUS : GIANNI MANHATTAN

GALLERY FOCUS : GIANNI MANHATTAN

Several questions for Laura WindhagerIntroduce yourself My name is Laura Windhager. I am the founding director of GIANNI MANHATTAN, a contemporary art gallery and publishing house for artist’ writings, located in the 3rd district of Vienna, Austria. Why did you decide to open a gallery in Vienna? Vienna is a great and interesting city with a huge potential, but when I returned to Vienna after studying in London, I really missed the vibrancy of an art scene that values exchange and discourse....

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GALLERY FOCUS : TCHIKEBE

GALLERY FOCUS : TCHIKEBE

Several questions for Olivier & Julien Ludwig-LegardezIntroduce yourself We are Olivier & Julien Ludwig-Legardez, two brothers who are passionate about art and screen printing. Nine years ago, we created the Atelier TCHIKEBE, which brings together an art publishing house and a silkscreen printing workshop, in which the prints we produce are printed. Why did you decide to open a gallery in Marseille? Marseille has always been a city of artists, always attracting creative minds. In our...

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