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Cosmographia (Gorée Island), 2015 by David Brognon & Stéphanie Rollin is now online on Marina Abramovic Institute.  Cosmographia is a mad and monumental piece that physically archives the contradictory reality of the island to better organise its kidnapping. Lire la suite…

 

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Evariste Richer is taking over Untilthen to 21st June with a selection of works in dialogue, between stratum and contrasts, ‘from the hidden to the disclosed,’ through the structure and transformation of matter. The French artist demands an audience with ‘a flexible viewpoint’ for this surprising rally of variations. Going from one extreme to another, from the microscopic crystallisations of a mica sheet to the most remote stars, the artist engages in a constellation of works, between ultra-realism and natural abstraction. Lire la suite…

 

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From 1st March until 10th May, Until Then proposes an exhibition by Rodney Graham and Jonathan Monk. Formulated as a discussion, it presents new creations by the 2 artists designed for the recently opened space at the Puces de St Ouen flea market. Resulting from spontaneous play that swiftly took place during their exchanges, the works pose questions and interact. Lire la suite…

 

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From now on one can also say la Duende! To provide even more efficient support to design, contemporary art and lifestyle firms in terms of their international development, Duende PR is opening an office in Milan, the nerve centre of contemporary furniture and design and architectural press. Headed by Carolina Cassani, an interior designer who graduated from Central St. Martins (London) before moving on to design for Wallpaper and World of Interiors, the Milan based Duende PR branch is set to become the privileged counterpart of Italian journalists and a key representative for our client events at the Milan International Furniture Fair. An equivalent branch will open its doors in London in September to improve the European and global resonance of our agency with 60 % of the budget now distributed outside France in the United States, Denmark, Spain, Germany, Czech Republic and Sweden. A new chapter is beginning for Duende, created in 2007  to become a relay for cutting-edge creation, today’s expert in digital public relations, print media and brand content adapted to the art of living businesses and new technologies.  Commercial contact: Anthony van den Bossche advb@duendepr.com

 

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Wink Edition will exhibit its collection at Please Do Not Enter from january 30th until february 28th. The american audience will discover original pieces initiated at the Silencio Club (Paris) by international contemporary art stars Anri Sala, Christian Boltanski, Claude Levêque,  Jesper JustAdel Abdessemed and Douglas Gordon in this brand new Los Angeles venue initiated by two french art collectors. Nicolas Libert and Emmanuel Renoird created a private one-of-a-kind luxury space mixing art, fashion, design, jewelry, artists books and accessories. An ode to modern life, where pleasing the eye goes hand in hand with timeless quality and functionality. Lire la suite…

 

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The opening exhibition of Until Then, from 1st March to 10th May, features a discussion between Rodney Graham and Jonathan Monk. The two artists present original pieces exclusive to the new space at the Puces de St-Ouen flea market. This daring contemporary art duo displays a spontaneous style carving a multitude of conceptual pathways in the image and history of art. A series of non-collaborative, but associated pieces, resulting from bouncing creative ideas off each other heralding the tone set by Until Then. Lire la suite…

 

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Artefact of fantasy, Terra Incognita by Didier Faustino for the 140 years of  Topazio establishes a frame of merging an ornemental piece and a fragment of vanity. The baroque trophy and its reflection deforms the image of the spectator. This effect guides our judgement on the field of anxiety, embarrassment, perplexity and paradoxically contemplation. Refering to the “Queer readings”, literature of the 70s, and the writings of Le Marquis de Sade, this work highlights a praise of the transgressive aspect of our pleasures. Lire la suite…

 

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From 12th March to 18th April 2015, Albert Baronian will exhibit [i land], a new series of works by the young French-Belgian duo David Brognon and Stéphanie Rollin whose radical and brilliant minimalism once again delineates confinement and waiting. A barely sketched outline or a contrario carefully mapped in the true, concrete and frightening sense of the term with Cosmographia (Gorée Island), 2015. A mad and monumental piece that physically archives the contradictory reality of the island to better organise its kidnapping. Synonymous with tourist escape in the 20th century, the island is primarily a desolate, deserted and cut-off place. A small prison territory, used as such to exclude undesirables, store them like more or less dangerous or perishable merchandise according to the times. Alcatraz, St Hélène and Gorée comprise a geographical and symbolic corpus with a double meaning, between evasion and confinement, that Brognon & Rollin decided to go and really trace out full-scale in situ, starting with Gorée (Senegal). An island that is a symbol of the trafficking and imprisonment of men by mankind, Gorée is home to the House of Slaves. Centimetre by centimetre, spanning more than 6 days, the 3km outline of the island was reproduced on paper, put in envelopes and sent to Brussels to be stored and classified, using an archive system chosen by the artists: a total of more than 3,000 geographical fragments and prison escapees before being reincarcerated and sealed in a merciless stainless steel shelving unit. Alongside Cosmographia (Gorée Island), five new pieces will be presented at the Albert Baronian Gallery around the young duo’s obsessions. Watch this space. Lire la suite…

 

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Strategically positioned between the prestigious Harvard and MIT universities, Café ArtScience designed by Mathieu Lehanneur opens its doors. Over 1000 m2 to host scientific, intellectual and artistic discussions, Café ArtScience is an hybrid and multi-purpose venue that represents a new equation : Restaurant + Auditorium + Bar + Concept Shop  + Art Gallery = Ideas! Café ArtScience is the missing link between scientific laboratory and literary café, already appealing to scholars, artists, students and investors gathered around the same dishes, to hash out tomorrow’s world.

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In the scope of FIAC, on 21st October Douglas Gordon presented a piece or a performance called “Fitting” for Wink at Silencio. This piece, as well as a performance, “Fitting” is produced in tandem with the Italian shoemaker Francesco Russo, specializing in tailor-made designs for women. Douglas Gordon crossed a boot and an evening glove to create a monstrous object putting its user in an ambivalently unorthodox position.  Lire la suite…