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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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Naziha Mestaoui is an avant-garde artist, symbolising a magnanimous vision of art that placing nature at the heart of cultural issues.’ For most of the planet today, modernity is synonymous with the west. Is this something to rejoice in? Do we need to return to notions that preceded modernity, religion being the only hope of any future? Or should we cultivate the artistic, scientific, cultural and political beginnings of a new and altruistic modernity, a modest utopia where the happiness of the other, particularly future generations, is a condition of our own? There are very few artists at the altruistic stage. I am thinking of Naziha Mestaoui and her One Beat One Tree installation that gives spectators the ability to create a virtual tree via a heartbeat sensor and that in addition is actually planted. Today the artistic avant-garde heralds the end of individualism.’  Jacques Attali. [1] Lire la suite…

 

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With A Family Resemblance, the Pierre Arnaud Foundation inaugurates its summer exhibition cycle dedicated to the fertile and unexpected dialogue European artists set in motion with non-Western cultures. The Pierre Arnaud Foundation is a new showcase for art, high up on the Crans-Montana plateau, in the village of Lens, the Pierre Arnaud Foundation’s Art Centre is much more than just an exhibition venue. Its landscaped roof-top garden, its terrace look- ing out on to Lake Louché, the boutique-bookshop and the Indigo restaurant invite you to stay a little longer ! Lire la suite…

 

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Audemars Piguet to unveil new lounge at Art Basel in Hong Kong 2014 from 14 – 18 May 2014 by leading French designer Mathieu Lehanneur, featuring a video installation about the brand’s origins by Austrian video artist Kurt Hentschläger. In its second year as a global Associate Partner of Art Basel, Audemars Piguet is delighted to today announce plans for a new lounge created by leading French designer Mathieu Lehanneur as well as a new piece by Austrian video artist Kurt Hentschläger inspired by Audemars Piguet’s home in Le Brassus in the Vallée de Joux.  The innovative design by Lehanneur will provide the setting for a reflective video piece by Hentschläger  and an exhibition of exceptional historic and contemporary timepieces, including a display of six new models of the Royal Oak Offshore in 42 mm. The lounge will be on show at Basel and Miami in december. Lire la suite…