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Upon the invitation of  David Brognon and Stéphanie Rollin, Robert Samuel is waiting in the church of Saint-Savinien for the 8th Melle Biennial in France.   In 2012 Robert Samuel invented a new profession: the line sitter, waiting in line for others. The Same Ole Line Dudes team, as he named his company, stand in lines all throughout New York for impatient consumers who lust after the new IPhone or for front-row seats to a show but don’t want the inconvenience and hassle of a cue which can sometimes last several days. By filling a contemporary need, Robert Samuel has become a new benchmark to measure time.  Lire la suite…

 

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On June 21st2018, the Pierre Budin Elementary School, located in the heart of the Goutte d’Or in Paris’ 18th arrondissement, launched the sound piece “Train Your Bird to Talk” by David Brognon and Stéphanie Rollin. “Train Your Bird to Talk” is the new bell for the school, where the call to begin or end lessons will be chanted in Silbo, a whistled language used on the Canary Islands’ La Gomera. “Train Your Bird to Talk” is a permanent artwork pursuing the Budin School’s privileged relationship with contemporary art. Initiated by the Budin School’s director Pierre Perrin with the participation of the school’s teachers and pupils, the art commission was executed within the framework of the Fondation de France’s Nouveaux commanditaires procedure. The commission was also supported by the Mairie du 18ème, the Service d’Horlogerie de la Ville de Paris, the Ars Ultima Stein-Guillot endowment fund and the Untitlthen Gallery. The commission was implemented by Jérôme Poggi and Thomas Conchou, accredited mediators for the Fondation de France’s Nouveaux commanditaires procedure within the not-for-profit SOCIETIES structure. Lire la suite…

 

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Didier Faustino unveils the Delete Yourself chair at PlusDesign Gallery in Milan as a prefiguration of his XYZ lounge opening in may in Gand (Belgium). XYZ is the first restaurant and lounge’s interior design completed by Didier Faustino with his unique rock n roll and nomadic style. The Delete your self chair will be showcased in a group show at Plus Design Gallery named “U-JOINTS Equations of Universal Lifestyle » with Erwan & Ronan Bouroullec, Pierre Charpin, Konstantin Grcic, Dirk Vander Kooij, Martino Gamper, Jonathan Nesci, Alvar Aalto, Jasper Morrison, Michael Marriott, Adrien Rovero, Tomas Alonso, Brynjar Sigurdarson, Aldo Bakker, Wieki Somers, Enzo Mari… Lire la suite…

 

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Zidoun-Bossuyt gallery is pleased to announce the first exhibition of British artist Danny Fox. The history of Skid Row in Downtown Los Angeles, where Danny Fox works and which informs Blood Spots on Apple Flesh, pivots on the stories of migrants. Formerly an agricultural center, the 54-block area was transformed by railroads in the 1870s, becoming a hub for recent arrivals with its brothels, bars, and seedy hotels. Throughout the twentieth century, the district welcomed those displaced by the currents of history. Lire la suite…

 

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Initiated in 2014, The Unmanned is a long-term project by Fabien Giraud and Raphaël Siboni in the form of a series composed of three seasons. This vast epic, while mimicking the classic form of a great narrative, offers a history of technique that is not one of instruments and tools to serve human production, but a history of man himself as a technological production. From this reversal – and ourselves as artifacts – gradually emerges, throughout the series, an image of history as the unlimited form of our own uprooting. Lire la suite…

 

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For his first solo show at MAMOThéodore Fivel presents his series Alpha, originating from his large ensemble of works, Charges. Alpha shapes a dialog with the Mediterranean sea. This series refers to Tethys, primitive ocean, slowly dismantled by the drift of continents, maritime myth of waves engulfed in the origins of the world. It is a source of inspiration for the artist’s futurist mental projections, as if he were redrawing the sea and its depth, as if Tethys were hiding in us and carried inside the sediments of salvation from all waters of our planet. Lire la suite…

 

200x200 cmFrom November the 16th until January the 27th, Z Gallery Art has the pleasure of exhibiting ‘Intellectual Concerns’, a new solo show by artist Khaled Alkani. The 42 year old Syrian painter will present a series of paintings which have an unscathed expressionist force, as described by French art critic Christian Noorbergen “Khaled Alkhani’s searing abstraction contrasts with the figurative appearance of a head. It dominates the earth-ridden melee and is deprived of the ordinary vehicle of skin. Focal point of the painting, it has lived through every disaster”. Lire la suite…

 

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For his first solo show at MAMOThéodore Fivel presents his series Alpha, originating from his large ensemble of works, Charges. Alpha shapes a dialog with the Mediterranean sea. This series refers to Tethys, primitive ocean, slowly dismantled by the drift of continents, maritime myth of waves engulfed in the origins of the world. It is a source of inspiration for the artist’s futurist mental projections, as if he were redrawing the sea and its depth, as if Tethys were hiding in us and carried inside the sediments of salvation from all waters of our planet.

Charges is a large molar ensemble which sublimes nature in an alchemy of strangeness, smoothing the frontier between sculpture and painting. The shapes are carved in wood and then covered with multiple layers of paint charged with different minerals and slivers of material that the artist then remodels. From this technique emerge polychromous sculptures of shifing materiality, almost incandescent. The compositions of colorful precipitates give birth to a reflection on abstraction and the components of any work of art, its materiality and the context of its exhibition.

A first glance, Théodore Fivel’s work evokes geology: figurations of deserted spaces, minerals, plants, chunks of earth immerged at the bottom of our seas, unknown islands, fragments of mountains – an entire cartography, both hypnotical and anamorphic, of faraway planets, futuristic or primitive. Observed through a topographical prism, they become heretopias – utopian spaces which the artist gives life to. But that it is only a first glance. what Théodore Fivel truly represents are pure abstractions, of anisotropic nature.

He thinks the shape, and captures it, making it new to the eye, to the touch, to the sensation. To elaborate these new thoughts, a new language is required, similarly to Martin Heidegger’s holzweg, these forest tracks meant to lead nowhere, but whose hitherto unseen structures signal new worlds.

Théodore Fivel “Tethys” 

From 4th november to 4th february 2018

MAMO

Centre d’art
de la Cité Radieuse
280 Boulevard Michelet
13008 Marseille, France
+33 1 42 46 00 09
info@mamo.fr

Free entrance

Métro Ligne 2
Arrêt : Rond-point du Prado
Bus lignes 21, 22, 22S et 521
Arrêt : Le Corbusier

https://mamo.fr

 

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As one of the five off-site galleries presented during the second edition of Photo Brussels Festival, taking place from the 17th of November to the 20th of January 2018, Atelier Relief will be exhibiting a selection of photographers specialised in portraiture, overarching theme of this year’s festival. The founder of Atelier Relief, Farid Issa, will transform photographs by Karel Fonteyne, Nagib Chtaib, Ismael Moumin, Serge Leblon andDavid Uzochukwu into 3D images. “Worked on as a flat surface, upon large tables, studied and cut-out, divided into strips, into sections, these portraits take form along their defining lines. The relief instils movement, the image becomes an island, a projection drawing in the eye.” describes Farid Issa. Lire la suite…

 

 

Ora Ito is responsible for the architectural and interior design of the new Yooma hotel concept with the complicity of Daniel Buren. Located on the Front de Seine with the Eiffel Tower very close by, the building, designed by Ora Ito and permeated by Daniel Buren, summarises the unique setting provided by this Parisian district with its twenty or so towers, typical of the seventies, extending over a paved area. A cinegenic landscape of aluminium and concrete (Wim Wenders, Henri Verneuil, Michel Gondry and Claude Lelouch filmed here), primary materials that the two creators have embraced in reconstructing this former office building at the invitation of Pierre Beckrich, the instigator of Yooma and a great admirer of Le Corbusier’s vision. Cité Radieuse designed like a vertical village is the link between the instigator/promoter and the designer. Yooma just like huma-nity, a neologism that summarises the hotel’s concept for communal living with a family-oriented and user-friendly response to Airbnb.

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Ora Ito has added a floor to the existing structure and all one hundred and six rooms levitate over a fully glazed lobby. Timeless aluminium adds shape to and sheaths the building for it to blend harmoniously with the surroundings. Like something out of Transformers, this architecture, inspired by neighbouring structures, is ready to come to life and stretch its softly curved metal limbs.

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Daniel Buren has projected a deep blue throughout the hotel following a specific framework. This injection of colour structures the building. Graphic brilliance lends rhythm to the lobby and corridors before demarcating the façade. Daniel Buren carves out the façade’s empty and full volumes with the blue colour and the iconic black and white stripes, providing the artist’s greatest permanent intervention in Paris since Palais-Royal.

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With Yooma, Daniel Buren and Ora Ito have invented a vibrant architecture like the still frame of a transformation: the explosive renovation of the Front de Seine that began in 2005 will be complete when Yooma opens in 2017. Each creator expresses themselves in equal measure in this meaningful dialogue between art and architecture.

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The bedrooms designed by Ora Ito respond to space, privacy and user-friendly requirements in this hotel for couples, families or groups of friends, at the best possible price. The designer offers a visual and sensual journey towards privacy in several stages. Exposed concrete guides the guests in the entrances and corridors to the rooms, like an architectural extension of the exterior. Once in the rooms, solid colours such as red, green, blue and yellow welcome visitors to the communal living area. This culminates in an ultimate degree of privacy: pods envisaged by the designer have wood-panelled ceilings like welcoming little cabins. These pods are mini-structures on a mezzanine that can be closed using sliding wall systems. Each one has a storage shelf, a lamp, two USB sockets and a traditional electric socket. They are connected yet private. Aficionados will recognise the spirit of Mondrian in the graphics, Charlotte Perriand’s functional precision and Ora Ito’s subtle and rational simple design features.

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From a small bottle of perfume for Guerlain to the fairing of the Nice tramway, Ora Ïto imprints his signature futuristic vision on projects small and large. In 2013, he created the MAMO, a center for the arts on the roof-terrace of the mythical Cité Radieuse designed by Le Corbusier in Marseille. A space in the sky, historic and contemporary, with a 360° view that sums up his pas- sion for levitation and lightness. “Defying the laws of gravity creates sensations that go beyond aesthetics.” In this lo- cation he exhibits the greatest contemporary artists, from Xavier Veilhan to Jean-Pierre Raynaud. In 2016, five iconic pieces of his work came into the permanent collection of the Centre Pompidou. A lover of contemporary art, he works in the tradition of Le Corbusier whom he greatly admires, always trying to purify his drawing to the maximum.

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Known all over the world, the work of Daniel Buren, born in the Hauts de Seine in 1938, has made him the contemporary French artist who is both the most controversial and the most famous of our time. Through his installations in public areas, galleries or museums, he always offers viewers an opportunity to rediscover a place in a different way. His way. This “in situ” creator (he originated the use of this term in art) has been called upon for the greatest projects, from the Venice Biennale, where he won the Golden Lion in 1986 for the French Pavilion, to the Monumenta exhibition at the Grand Palais in Paris in 2012. Buren was attracted by Yooma’s concept and so became involved for the first time with a work of this magnitude in a hospitality project.

106 rooms and a capacity to welcome 434 guests. At Yooma, 80% of the areas are equipped to host 4 to 6 people. This is an innovation in the capital. Although we haven’t forgotten young couples in love, with 30 double rooms available. Whether for solo or duo travelers, families or groups of friends, each room is equipped with free TV and high speed wifi. Each room has a bathroom with a rain- shower. The bedding is luxury hotel quality, the pillow- cases are embroidered. High-end hospitality for beautiful nights.

www.yooma-hotels.com