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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…

 

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Natalie Seroussi lives in a place between art and architecture since 26 years at the Villa Bloc in Meudon. The setting of the famous villa designed in the 1950s by André Bloc, a precursor of contemporary architecture, impacts her work as a gallery owner, as well as her sensitivity as a collector. Every year, since 2008, Natalie Seroussi invites an artist to interact with this extremely unique architectural heritage. On the heels of Ernesto Neto, Mathieu Briand, Malachi Farrell, Michel François, Tobias Putrih, Phill Niblock, Natalie Seroussi has asked Didier Faustino to do a proposal as a visual artist, as well as an architect.

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Olivier Belot, Mélanie Meffrer Rondeau and Alexa Brossard: three members of the Yvon Lambert clan have reconvened to embark upon a new adventure that promises to question Parisian gallery codes. Accompanied by Douglas Gordon, David Claerbout, Jonathan Monk, Robert Barry, Diogo Pimentao and Joan Jonas (who will represent the United States at the next Venice Biennial), and joined by new artists whose names will be revealed at the beginning of the year, the three partners are working closely to open Until Then on 1st March 2015. A contemporary art venue with an “abstract humanist” slant in the Parisian temple of decorative arts: the Flea Market of St-Ouen (Les Puces). Lire la suite…

 

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Following in the wake of Anri Sala, Christian Boltanski, Claude Levêque and Jesper Just, Adel Abdessemed has designed a piece in a limited edition of 20 copies for Wink Edition. In November Douglas Gordon is next on the guest list and will draw to a close the first cycle in this unique adventure: to deliver a limited production by huge artists in a tiny 1m2 gallery hosted by Silencio. 
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Modern art gallery owner and contemporary art collector, Natalie Seroussi occupies the engineer, sculptor and painter André Bloc’s house in Meudon, founder of the reviews Architecture d’aujourd’hui, Art d’aujourd’hui, and Aujourd’hui. Every year since 2008, Natalie Seroussi has invited an artist to design an installation in situ to interact with André Bloc’s sculpture habitats in the park. Ernesto Neto, Mathieu Briand, Malachi Farrell, Michel François, Tobias Putrih and Phill Niblock have already responded to this invitation. This year Natalie Seroussi invites Didier Faustino to design an exhibition in Habitacle II. Lire la suite…

 

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Upon invitation by Natalie Seroussi as part of the forthcoming Journées du Patrimoine in France (Heritage Days) on September 20th and 21st 2014, Didier Faustino proposes a new dwelling called “This is not a love song” in the Villa André Bloc gardens in Meudon, as well as an installation, “Bodies and Stars” in dwelling II. Lire la suite…

 

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After its launch in Hong Kong last May, the new Lounge concept for Audemars Piguet goes to Miami for the famous contemporary art fair Art Basel from 4 to 7th december. The prestigious Swiss fine watchmaking brand called upon Mathieu Lehanneur to design its new presentation, demonstration and sales areas. The French designer literally scans the Joux Valley, the brand’s historical birthplace, to replicate its mineral DNA suspended in the air.
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Yacine Ait Kaci may have a new career and new alias, but the same pioneering spirit remains. After Electronic Shadow, in tandem with Naziha Mestaoui, who since 2000 has been paving the way to bridging the gap between reality and virtual, Yacine Ait Kaci a.k.a. Yak, his childhood signature, is currently reinventing digital street art, or misappropriating reality through virtual reality, by means of viral drawing on social networks.

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