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From October 16 to 24, Antoine Bertin will present his “Species Counterpoint” installation at STRP, on the occasion of Dutch Design Week 2021 in Eindhoven, Netherlands. An invitation to rethink our connections to the plant world, this installation underlines ideas of community as well as the variations between human and vegetable DNAs. A counterpoint is a form of musical writing which consists in superimposing distinct melodic lines in an orderly fashion. The Species Counterpoint installation stages a player-piano on which are played two melodies, respectively obtained by translating into music a plant and a human DNA sequence. Originating from the fact that humankind and plants share more than 60% of their genetic material, this musical installation makes audible an original composition celebrating this sensorial community between human and plant life forms.  Lire la suite…

 

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For her first solo exhibition in France (from 16.04.2021 to 09.06.2021) at Le Bicolore, the new cultural space at la Maison du Danemark in Paris, Mette Winckelmann has deployed the full range of her abstract, conceptual vocabulary to deliver a veritable artwork-manifesto, joining in the ongoing conversation on gender equity and issues of identity in a society where social and interpersonal bonds have become increasingly fluid. Lire la suite…

 

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In this early 2021 period, sound artist Antoine Bertin pursues his online experimentation in Paris at the Centre Pompidou for the homage Dans l’intimité de Kandinsky [Sounds Like Kandinsky], at the MAC VAL with a performance for the Brognon Rollin tandem, at the Centre Wallonie Bruxelles with two installations on the climate emergency (pictured above), while awaiting his residency at the Diagonale Paris Saclay with the Laboratoire d’Ecologie, Systématique et Evolution (ESE) of the CNRS, where he will set the molecular archaeology work of research director Juergen Kroymann to music next September. Lire la suite…

 

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La Maison du Danemark invites you to discover Le Bicolore, its new contemporary art platform on the Champs-Elysées. With a new name, a new space redesigned by COBE agency, and a new visual identity designed by Urgent.Agency, the gallery at la Maison du Danemark will be unveiled with its first textile art exhibition, entitled In a Slow MannerLire la suite…

 

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After a year and a half of renovation work, the Maison du Danemark, on the Champs-Élysées, reopens its doors on 3 february 2021 with an ambitious collective exhibition showcasing textile art under the direction of Danish curator Henriette Noermark and created in partnership with textile manufacturer Kvadrat as well as Galerie Maria Wettergren, Last Resort Gallery and Nils Stærk. The alchemist of colour Margrethe Odgaard, painter Tove Storch, and interior decorator Grethe Sørensen are among the ten artists who, with sensuality, vibrancy, and tactile delight, launch the reopening of the exhibition space of the Maison du Danemark. Lire la suite…

 

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British biologists Jean and Peter Madawar once epitomized a virus as “a piece of bad news wrapped in protein”. Seizing this bad news, Antoine Bertin is letting  us hear Corona virus differently ”Once decoded, the genome of Covid 19 is a sequence of A, C, G and U repeated 30,000 times, it’s a short text compared to 3 billion DNA of the human genome” specifies the French artist. Using a sonification process, Antoine Bertin assigns a note to each letter to compose a melody whose tempo is given by the acceleration of the spread of the virus and its future decrescendo if the confinement is respected. He thus gives us the opportunity to listen to the invisible storm that has cloistered us behind our windows for 3 weeks. This comes as a strangely premonitory observation of nature’s movements in confinement for Antoine Bertin, as his next installation is a human burrow dug in the forest of Kielder (in the north of England), initially planned for this coming May. Human Burrow is an underground listening station where the visitor will be invited to descend to curl up against cork walls that resonate the tiny movements of the forest: vibrations produced by animals, signals from plants, movements of the underground … This sound library, set to be buried for 10 years on the hillside, will offer the immersive experience of a world where hearing takes precedence over sight, and where the concepts of space, time and listening are redefined. Lire la suite…

 

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Protocell, Antoine Bertin’s immersive performance presented during the latest Nemo Biennial in collaboration with artist NSDOS, invited the audience to question the borders between the living and non-living: A small crowd of 100 people, connected through wireless luminous headsets were guided by narration and explored the night, discovering the capacity of inorganic materials to act as living through electrostatic or heat impulses. Over the past 5 years the sound artist Antoine Bertin has been listening to friction, to rifts, to the invisible and other wonders with a desire to render them palpable and to crystallise them in space. Next April he will unveil Species Counterpoint at STRP Festival in Eindhoven and in May he will install his human burrow in Kielder forest in the UK.  Lire la suite…

 

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From february 24th to march 7th, Joyce Gallery will introduce Nochapiq in Paris with “Road Trip” exhibition. Alongside her activities in the luxury, fashion and beauty sectors, Noémie Chaillet-Piquand has revealed her artistic talent. In 2018, at the age of 44, the fashion-designer, inventor, interior-decorator and stylist began working under the name Nochapiq. This is now a signature the artist uses, believes in and attaches to everyday wrapped objects, ruffled items of furniture and Parisian paving stones decorated in different colours etc. Her favourite material: the bolduc ribbons produced by luxury fashion houses. A perfect combination of art and today’s society. Lire la suite…

 

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Parisian precursor of the emerging “listening bar” culture, Jean Louis la Nuit offers a place where vinyl lovers can come together to listen to their favourite albums with high fidelity analogue sound. An out of the ordinary place for an extraordinary character; a platform dedicated to young creators of fashion, art and design. Shaped as a 70’s cave and open to all forms of experimentation, its visitors are submerged into a retro futuristic vibe, unlike any other in Paris. Lire la suite…

 

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Zidoun-Bossuyt Gallery has the pleasure to welcome the French artist Louis Granet for his first solo show at the gallery from 28 June until 7 September 2019. The art of Louis Granet can be read as the metaphor of the itinerary of the painter. Louis Granet develops a technique and a construction in his work rooted in the art of comic illustration. His practice of the comic acquires a whole new dimension on the canvas.

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