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Casino Luxembourg - Forum d'art contemporain © photo Eric Chenal

On 22nd March 2016, the Casino Luxembourg Forum d’art contemporain will reopen, celebrating its 20th anniversary with a new look. Indeed, the reopening of the Casino Luxembourg coincides 20 years later, to the day, with its creation on 22nd March 1996. Driven by Kevin Muhlen, its artistic director since 2009, this must for those who love contemporary creation in Luxembourg has a new layout with smoother circulation, a new café restaurant and has totally overhauled its exhibition design with the entire destruction of its white cube system.

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Didier Fiuza Faustino : Misarchitectures brings together for the first time the entire work of Didier Faustino. Through drawings, photographs and essays this part-monograph part-manifesto explores the ideas that drive Faustino’s architectural and artistic works : the political and ethical conditions for constructing sites and spaces within the socio-cultural layout of the city, and in particular how to critically approach the problem of the body in both private and public space. At the same time,  the book revisits Faustino’s projects – from sculptures and installations, to public art, architectures and books – up to his most recent work, offering new insight into the artist-architect’s perspective. Lire la suite…

 

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Until March 28, 2016 the Museo Nazionale delle Arti del XXI secolo (MAXXI) in Rome, reveals a group exhibition curated by Hou Hanru and Anne Palopoli bringing together the works of the the Franco-Portuguese Didier Faustino, the Korean Choi Jeong-hwa, the Italian Martino Gamper and the Mexican Pedro Reyes. Entitled “TRANSFORMERS” the project takes the shape of a critical operation, according to Hou Hanru : « in the work of Choi Jeong-hwa, Didier Fiuza Faustino, Martino Gamper and Pedro Reyes emerges the most contemporary creativity in its social and political commitment in a world in rapid transformation, a globalized world marked by economic, geopolitical and cultural conflicts » . Lire la suite…

 

[FAUSTINO] This_is_not_a_love_song_2015_01In front of the Architectural Association‘s building, in Bedford Square, the second rendition of This is not a Love Song (first created in Meudon, France in 2014) is presented until December, 12. This pavilion, designed by the architect and artist Didier Faustino is part of his solo show « Undomesticated Places » at the Architectural Association.

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From 12th September 2015 until 3rd January 2016, MAGASIN, Centre National d’Art Contemporain in Grenoble, is devoting a solo exhibition to the architect, artist and founder of Bureau des Mésarchitectures Didier Faustino. He develops multi-faceted work blending architecture, performance, installation, video, design and scenography…This monographic exhibition called ‘Des Corps & Des Astres,’ provides an individual as well as collective territory. Lire la suite…

 

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Born in 1978 in Canada, Kapwani Kiwanga has gained a growing international intention in the recent years. In 2015, she benefited from four monographic exhibitions (Berlin, London, Milan, Valence). This upcoming October, three new solo shows will be devoted to Kapwani Kiwanga in Paris at FIAC and Jérôme Poggi Gallery and London for 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair.  Lire la suite…

 

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From 6th September to 11th October 2015, Diogo Pimentão presents ‘Disjunctive’ at Galerie Untilthen. A series of new pieces by the Portuguese visual artist is brought together under one name in the form of precarious balance, a search for truth between negation and affirmation modelled on the first piece conceived by the artist for this exhibition: ‘A piece that is unbalanced in the space, displayed on the structure of the gallery between the ground and the ceiling lending it scale. Two single points of contact, like a large needle that emphasises the disequilibrium and fragility of the space. I like this idea of the disequilibrium as a search for truth. Sport or walking puts us into in a permanent state of disequilibrium: endless dropping down and rising up to propel forward. This series of little falls creates movement. I am in this same relationship between equilibrium and disequilibrium with paper; I am obliged to listen to where it wants to go. It commands a certain folding, a direction.  For this piece like for all the others, the paper thus becomes a permanent object, but it also remains visually soft and malleable with apparent folding, a sensitive shape.Lire la suite…

 

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From 12th September 2015 and until 3rd January 2016, MAGASIN, Centre National d’Art contemporain in Grenoble, devotes an individual exhibition to the architect, artist and founder of Bureau des Mésarchitectures. Didier Faustino. A multifaceted blend of work combining architecture, performance, installation, video, design and scenography… This solo show called ‘Des Corps & Des Astres’ (Bodies and Stars), offers an individual as well as collective field. With a critical eye Faustino forms an exhibition structure like an incessant proliferation of shapes spanning the 1700 m2 art centre in Grenoble. These hybrid shapes or narrations question the organisation of social systems that govern exchanges between individuals and hence our ability to perceive the political system. In this profusion of signs, Faustino associates home environments and catastrophic landscapes the transgressive dimension of which affects meanings. Lire la suite…

 

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Marc Olivier Wahler has announced that David Brognon & Stéphanie Rollin have been selected to compete for the 17th Fondation d’entreprise Ricard / contemporary art prize. The exhibition of works called “L’ordre des lucioles” will take place at the Foundation in Paris from 15th September to 31st October. 8 artists have been selected for this prize that “opens up fields of research that initially appear disconnected, but turn out to be fuelled by unusual connection networks,” summarises Marc Olivier Wahler. Like independent fireflies, pulsating the light in unison.

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From 5th July to 23rd August, untilthen hosts the group exhibition ‘Mon horizontalité’ (My Horizontality) conceived by curator Julie Boukobza who brings together Jean-Marie Appriou, Laetitia Badaut Haussman, Simone Fattal, Anthea Hamilton (photo above), Than Hussein Clark, Caroline Mesquita , Marina Pinsky, Emilie Pitoiset, Torbjørn Rødland, Maxime Thieffine, Philipp Timischl  et France Valliccioni.  Lire la suite…