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2018 / GRANTS TO ARTISTIC PROJECTS

 

Tatiana TrouvE
Solo exhibition

Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI
Project title: Tatiana Trouvé

April 27 - October 27, 2019
Curated by Marc-Olivier Wahler and Carla Acevedo-Yates


The Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University (MSU Broad) will present the first-ever major exhibition of the work of Tatiana Trouvé in the United States, from April 27 to October 27, 2019. This project is designed to survey recent works that has been created over the past decade and will recontextualize several important bodies of work from the artist’s career, including drawings, sculptures and installations, in order to highlight the different facets of her practice dealing with architecture, notion of time and space, and systems of categorization and perception. While Trouvé, a previous Prix Marcel Duchamp winner in 2007, has participated in gallery exhibitions in the US, she has yet to have a major museum exhibition, or significant institutional exposure. The exhibition will be accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue.

 

Cyprien Gaillard
Solo exhibition

Museum of Contemporary Art – MOCA Cleveland, for the FRONT Triennial
Cleveland, OH
Project title: Nightlife

July 14 - September 30, 2018
Curated by Michelle Grabner in collaboration with Andria Hickey (MOCA)

As part of Cleveland’s new Triennial for Contemporary Art, MOCA Cleveland will present a major work by Cyprien Gaillard from July 14 to September 30, 2018: Nightlife (2015) is a cinema-scaled 3D film installation immersing viewers in a surreal experience that weaves together narratives, individuals, movements, violence, and place. Nightlife, which was shot at night over two years in Cleveland, Berlin, and Los Angeles, transforms both film and sound into sculptural forms. MOCA’s collaboration with Gaillard marks the first time that this French artist will be shown in the region, and is significant considering the representation of Cleveland in Gaillard’s work.

Cyprien Gaillard was born in Paris in 1980, and currently lives in Berlin and New York, where his broader artistic project centers on an exploration of the built environment. His work reflects upon meanings and memories of monuments and landscapes that have been erased and replaced by the effects of time and social and cultural transformation. Gaillard’s practice spans many media – including photography, installation, etching, painting, sculpture, performance, and public interventions – and is almost always made outside the walls of a studio. Cyprien Gaillard was awarded the Prix Marcel Duchamp in 2011 and this work was presented for the Lyon Biennale in 2015.

Kapwani Kiwanga
Solo exhibition

MIT List Visual Arts Center
Cambridge, MA
Project title: Kapwani Kiwanga

February 7- April 14, 2019
Curated by Yuri Stone

The MIT List Visual Arts Center will present a solo exhibition of Kapwani Kiwanga (born in 1978, Hamilton, Ontario) in the Spring of 2019. Kapwani is a Paris-based artist who traces historical narratives, excavating and considering the global impact of colonialism and how it permeates contemporary culture. Her work is research-driven, instigated by marginalized or forgotten histories, and articulated across a range of materials and mediums including sculpture, installation, photography, video, and performance. For her presentation at the List Center, she will continue her exploration of architectural histories and their physical and psychological influence: her new work will respond to MIT’s architectural histories and “desired paths”: footpaths of individuals throughout public spaces in Cambridge and Boston in the particular context of the colonial history of Boston. The show will be accompanied by a robust public programs series. Kapwani Kiwanga won the Frieze Artist Award in 2018.

 

Supports / Surfaces

Collective exhibition with: André-Pierre Arnal, Pierre Burgalio, Louis Cane, Daniel Dezeuze, Noël Dolla, Jean-Michel Meurice, Bernard Pagès, Jean-Pierre Pincemin, Patrick Saytour, Claude Viallat

Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD)
Detroit, MI
Project title: Supports/Surfaces

February 1 - April 14, 2019
Curated by Elysia Borowy-Reeder and Wallace Whitney

The MOCAD will present the first comprehensive exhibition in the Midwest of the under-known French art movement Supports/Surfaces. In the 1960’s, Supports/Surfaces was a confederation of about 13 artists mostly from the south of France (Nimes, Nice, St. Etienne, etc.) who made work marked by an interest in materiality, an expansive and fluid idea of what a painting could be and a bright lyrical use of color. There was no manifesto, but the writings of and ideas of Freud, Marx, Clement Greenberg and Chairman Mao were tossed together with a deep interest in American minimalism and Matisse, another artist associated with the south of France. This group was interested in making art without slick fabrication, organized on loose permeable grid structure: which implied a stretched canvas and often utilized repeated forms and/or patterning that seemed to offer a humane possibility for both art making and a metaphorical proposal for just society, using everyday items as art materials. The show will be completed by a large panel discussion involving these historical artists, and a site specific piece would be created on the banks of the Detroit River by Noël Dolla to spark a dialogue with the community outside the walls of the museum.

 

Ulla von Brandenburg
Solo exhibition

Contemporary Arts Center
New Orleans, LA
Project title: Ulla von Brandenburg's Two Times Seven

March 14 - June 13, 2019
Curated by Andrea Andersson

In Spring 2019, the Contemporary Arts Center (CAC) in New Orleans will present Two Times Seven, an exhibition by Ulla von Brandenburg, as part of the building-wise presentation, Hinge Picture, Memory Images. Hinge Picture, Memory Images is a building-wide presentation, comprised of eight individual exhibitions that collectively confront the patrimony of European modernism– with a body of work that evolves from the flat plane of the wall to immersive sculptural environments. The show takes its name from the writings of Marcel Duchamp in The Green Box, a companion piece to his masterwork La Mariée mise à nu par ses célibataires même. In the first floor gallery, Ulla von Brandenburg will produce a large installation of fourteen hanging curtains, suspended found and constructed objects, two-dimensional paintings, and the film “C,U,I,T,H,E,A,KO,G,N,B,D,F,R,MP,L” (2017): this show will literalize the structure of Duchamp’s “pendu femelle”, but in the place of suspended brides, she will hang suspended found and made objects sourced from France and New Orleans. The installation will foreground a history of patriarchy and the structures of power invested in shape, color and adornment. A full color publication, co-published by Siglio Press and CAC will be released on March 2019: this catalogue will serve as a permanent extension of the exhibition.

 

Michel Blazy
Solo exhibition

Moody Center for the Arts, William Marsh Rice University
Houston, TX
Project title: Michel Blazy at Night of Philosophy and Ideas Exhibition

January 25 - May 30, 2019
Curated by Alison Weaver and Kimberly Davenport

Together with the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States, the Moody Center for the Arts at Rice University is hosting A Night of Philosophy and Ideas in January 2019. To enhance the platform for discussion, the Moody has invited the French artist Michel Blazy (b. 1966) to create an original, site-specific installation in the Moody’s central gallery. Blazy’s work has never been exhibited in the United States outside of New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco. The Moody is honored to have the opportunity to introduce his original vision to new audiences, thereby promoting the cultural dialogue between France and the United States. The commission will remain on view until May 30, 2019.

Throughout his 20 years of career, Michel Blazy has pursued ideas and questions relating to organic matter and life cycles, considering his work as a collaboration with nature and living matter. His work, characterized by a sense of whimsy was presented in the 2015 Lyon Biennale then in the 2017 Venice Biennale. During the show, university classes involving earth science, art history, anthropology and the environment will engage with his work to further their studies and the Moody will host public events that continue the conversation around art and environment.

 

Sheila Hicks
Solo exhibition

The Bass Museum of Art
Miami Beach, FL
Project title: Sheila Hicks

April - September 2019
Curated by Silvia Karman Cubiñá

The Bass Museum will present Sheila Hicks’s first solo exhibition in South Florida, and the most comprehensive exhibition of the artist in the United States to date. Organized by The Bass Museum this exhibition will open in April 2019 through September 2019. Comprising over 50 works of art installed in the museum’s main gallery, this exhibition will include newly commissioned site specific installations, sculptures, as well as her smaller tapestry studies, all produced in the last 10 years. Mainly working in large scale textiles and tapestries, the work in this exhibition continues the artist’s exploration of textiles as she challenges the medium in scale, materials, and form.

 

Guillaume Leblon & Thomas Boutoux
Collective exhibition

FRONT International: Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art
Cleveland, OH
Project title: Busy Time

July 14 - September 30, 2018
Curated by Michelle Grabner

Commissioned by Front Exhibition Company for FRONT International: Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art, Busy Time is an experimental one-act play project written for the stage by artist Guillaume Leblon and curator and art historian Thomas Boutoux, that will demonstrate the artists’ dual engagement with time based media (the play) and public sculpture (the house/setting). Key topics are manifold, including happiness, dignity, aging, farginen, memory loss, consensus, what art can be and say and do, dispersal and discrepancy, being a witness, talking about one’s life and how body moves.

Busy Time will be staged in a carefully selected Cleveland site, an emptied residential house, which visitors will be able to access in between the different representations of the play. The house will comprise new sculptures, created by Leblon for the décor of, and the viewer’s seating for, the performance. Leblon’s stage design and furnishings for the house occupy a dual role as stage prop and public sculpture, depending on how the house is used. It will be a project activated, alternatively, by the artists, during installation, by the actors, during performances, and by the public, who are invited to tour the house when the theater is dark. In Leblon’s conception, the house assumes the role as a protagonist in the play, as well as in the space of the art going public.

 

 

2018 / CURATORIAL FELLOWSHIPS

 

Kristan Kennedy

Artistic Director and Curator of Visual Art, PICA. Professor, Portland State University

Portland State University for Contemporary Art
Portland, OR
Project title: Nil Yalter, Solo exhibition Research / Planning

Curator Kristan Kennedy will travel 10 days in France (Feb/March 2019) in order to conceive and develop a new project of exhibition for PICA in 2019 or 2020 involving the artist Nil Yalter. She will examine Yalter’s work and its connections with technology, the digital and immateriality, and compare them with contemporary practices of French artists in FRAC Lorraine (Metz) where a survey of the artist was recently presented and her works are collected; The curator will investigate how Yalter’s work is related or situated alongside the next generation of artists associated with floating populations in Europe and the US by meeting with the Organisation Internationale pour les Migrations in Paris. Her travel will include studio visit with Yalter and her gallery, and tours at the FRAC Lorraine. During her research, she will also look for parallels or an evolution of her radical ideas in emerging French artists work, both in the realm of transdisciplinary fashion centering upon displacement and diaspora, and in the field of performance and technology with representative artists such as Alex Cecchetti, Karl Larsson, and Isabelle Cornaro.

 

Kristine Kuramitsu

Independent Curator

The Mistake Room
Los Angeles, CA
Project title: Histories of a Vanishing Present

Kristine Kuramitsu is seeking to conduct curatorial research in France in September 2018 and April 2019 that will inform The Mistake Room's 2019-2021 programming cycle. She plans two one-week trips, in order to work closely with emerging, France-based cultural practitioners to produce significant projects for the upcoming exhibition program in the Los Angeles space. In 2019-2021, The Mistake Room will produce a cycle of programs titled Histories of a Vanishing Present (HOVP). This constellation of projects considers post memory as a way to understand our relationship to inherited, often traumatic histories that we have not experienced personally. This project will create a set of discursive and exhibitionary tools to mediate the practices of the generation of artists born after 1975, attempting personal, cultural and literal reconstruction in the wake of a geo-political collapse. This cycle will unfold through a series of solo commissions articulating specific subjectivities within the dynamic of postmemory, and group exhibitions around memory, history and selfhood. She would meet French artists who negotiate the post-memorial in their work: Thu Van Tran, Gaelle Choisne, Chloe Quenum, Hicham Berrada, Daiga Grantina, Massinissa Selmani, Mohammed Bourouissa. In addition, she will visit galleries Untilthen, Joseph Tang, Anne-Sarah Bénichou, Kamel Mennour, and have conversations with curators such as Yoann Gourmel (Palais de Tokyo), Sandra Adam-Couralet (PDT), Yung Ma (Centre Pompidou), and Myriam Ben Salah whil pursing the project.

 

Natasha Marie Llorens

Doctoral Candidate, Independent Curator

Columbia University, New York
New York, NY
Project title: Waiting for Omar Gatlato: A Survey of Algerian Contemporary Art

Natasha Marie Llorens is conducting initial research for an exhibition project focused on artists and filmmakers working in the Algerian diaspora in France. She defines these artists as those who claim a diasporic identity, or by self-identification. This project is conceived as a broad survey exhibition, both of established French artists and filmmakers of Algerian backgrounds, such as Kader Attia, Mohammed Bourouissa, Yazid Oulab, Katia Kameli and Fayçal Baghriche, and of those from the generation now coming of age in a post-civil war Algeria and in its diaspora, including Hassan Ferhani, Carole Doulliard, Samir Ramdani, Oussama Tabti, Dania Reymond, and Neïl Beloufa.

She will do a research in the Cnap collection, studio visits or interviews with artists, curators, and critics working with the Algerian Diaspora in France, an archival research in the Bibliothèque Nationale and the Archives Nationale on artists held by the Cnap, and interviews with curators and writers associated with the Algerian scene in Paris, including Caroline Hancock, Fanny Gillet-Ouhenia, Morad Montazami, and Zahia Rahmani. Her travel in France will take place in October-December 2018, and the show will be on view at the Wallach Art Gallery from October 25, 2019 to March 15-2020. An extensive catalogue is planned for the exhibition, as well as a film and performance program.

 

 

2018 / ETANT DONNES RESIDENCIES

 

Pierre Paulin

Residency in collaboration with The Emily Harvey Foundation
New York, NY
Project title: Perfumes from New York

Last October, Pierre Paulin presented his first significant personal exhibition at LePlateau/ Frac Ile-de-France, in Paris. For this show, he wrote eleven essays, most of them translated into English, and published 3 books that were edited and designed to be read out loud. Just like how sculptures activate the space within museums and galleries, the texts, when read out loud, diffuse the textual and poetic ambiance in the daily life. A four-month residency in NYC will allow Pierre Paulin to continue this body of work: there he would compose and edit two new books, written in collaboration with the New York based poet Tan Lin, an old partner of his. The two books will focus on the notion of perfume: its history and social, cognitive and memorial virtues. “Perfurmes of NYC 1&2” : the first book will sample perfumes worn by the people whom Paulin and Lin frequent during the residency time in NY, constructing a layout of a collection of perfumes that replays their encounters in NYC. For the second book, they will work on the notion of hygiene – the use of perfumes to mask odors and its use in public space. They will document a street in NYC, in relation to its smell and their potential messages, through a textual description of their natures and effects. These books are supposed to be read out loud, by the authors themselves and by others, including curators, gallery directors, docents, etc. In September 2018, these books will be presented at the Emily Harvey Foundation.

 

Arnaud Dezoteux

Residency in collaboration with Mayeur Projects
Las Vegas, NM
Project title: The New Kid

For his project “The New Kid”, which will take the form of a movie and a solo exhibition in Mayeur Projects gallery, Arnaud Dezoteux draws upon the abundant mythology surrounding Billy the Kid’s life, famous outlaw who lived a large part of his life in New Mexico. The legend says that Billy the Kid was put in jail in the old adobe building which is now the back part of Mayeur Projects gallery. His research project is consistent with his previous videos: where the question of the myth and the idealized image of a personality (in the cultural industries) confronts with the sociocultural realities that influence our perceptions and feed our worship.

Why to choose the life of The Kid? Because it is a symbol of youth and transgression, which keeps on feeding the craziest hypotheses as for the progress of life. Full of holes and untruths, the elements taken from fictionalized books, contradictory biographies, and even sometimes from false or unfounded testimonies are debated for the greater part. Unwillingly, The Kid anticipates in a posthumous way an organized legend such as are the alternative facts today. And as in all the stories that became legends, the real life of The Kid is flooded in the fictional references which define it today. We think obviously of the Wild West and its folk representations, its film clichés. The stake thus is to imagine a project where the past returns in echo with the present, the reality with the fictions that it produces, and the truthfulness of the facts with their fantasized interpretations. What would Billy the Kid have done if he had wanted to be an outlaw today? How would he get weapons? What would be his means of transport and his strategies? How would his confrontation with law enforcement look like? Beyond collecting the testimonies and the expertise of people living on the spot, the project will also adapt the events to our time, filming on green screen and in the public space, to demonstrate an updated version of the life of the Kid. Residency: April-June 2019

 

SMITH

Represented by Galerie Les Filles du Calvaires
Residency in collaboration with E.A.R.T.H. Lab, University of Californian in Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz, CA
Project title: Desideration

Through the project «Desideration», SMITH plans to explore the links which unite contemporary humankind with its stellar origin. The neologism «Desidération», forged on the etymology of the word «desire», denotes nostalgia, the painful lack of a celestial object that has disappeared. Designed as an archipelic project, a «hub» between art, philosophy and sciences, «Desidération » will be composed of photographs, videos, sculptures, performances, theoretical work, as well as a VR short film. This project will be carried out in collaboration with several research labs in France and in the United States. The objectives of the residency are at the crossroads between workshop creations, residencies in laboratories and filming within specific territories in the USA (Arizona). During the residency January-March 2019), SMITH will: conduct research in the laboratory EARTH Lab at the University of California/Santa Cruz and work with researchers Donna Harraway, Beth Stevens and Annie Sprinkle; write the “Desiderated Manifesto” a speculative and theoretical text about the link between humankind and cosmos; conceive a performance and give it onsite; shoot a fiction film in VR within the Meteor Crater (Arizona); make a series of photographs and produce a series of 3D sculptures, printed on meteorites.

 

Boris Chouvellon

Residency in collaboration with Show Gallery, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA
Project title: Cruising on empty

Boris Chouvellon’s work arises during travel, while driving to the steering wheels of cars. He gleans short videos of moving platforms in the landscape and on various architectural form within it, capturing the archetypes of what will be his next proposals in terms of sculptures, installations or photos. This process goes and comes continuously between the outside, the studio and the space of exhibition.

His project, « Cruising on empty », is closely related to the city of Los Angeles, its periphery, its roads and coastlines. The automobile, one of the heaviest products of advanced modernity and the road, one of the most interventionist infrastructures in nature, will be the central element of his project. He will navigate the hollowed landscapes, and others saturated by signs in spaces constructed for settlement. Stalking vacuity, the vanity of the spaces proposed, stalking entropic ruins, this mechanism, which suspends, and even abolishes time and linearity according to the artist Robert Smithson. He will confront himself to new landscapes new recordings in the infrastructures that provide rest, meals and entertainment such as "motels", "dinner", "gas stations" and "amusement park" or also abandoned swimming pools - all these construct an integral whole and often mark the origin of the iconography of Hios sculptures and installations. These are the figures that inhabit our unconsciousness, referring to a certain modernity. The objective of his research is then about checking various movements that may be at work in this typology established from 1960s. Residency : Nov & Dec 2018 ; Jan & Feb 2019.  

 

 

2017 / GRANTS TO ARTISTIC PROJECTS

 

Kader Attia
Solo exhibition
Contemporary Arts Center
Cincinnati

June 8 – September 9, 2018
Curated by Steven Matijcio

The Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinatti will present a special exhibition of works of art by the artist Kader Attia. This show will be the first comprehensive study of Attia’s work across North America and will bring together a number of major works for the first time. For this solo-show created in partnership with The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery in Toronto, the artist will develop a new context-specific work around the notion of “repair” – as a physical and symbolic act – in a particularly North American context.

Drawing associations between methods of repair across cultures and the forms of resistance throughout history, his works often reactivate ethnographic objects in a heightened political context. Scars and stitches are gestures of healing and reconciliation in his work. Repair is seen here as a methodology that offers the potential for colonized or oppressed peoples to reinstate their freedom.
A publication will be jointly produced.

Born in 1970 in France, Kader Attia is of Algerian heritage and currently lives between Berlin and Paris. He is arguably one of the greatest French artists of our moment. He won the renowned Marcel Duchamp Award in 2016. A year ago, he opened a new hybrid space in Paris called “La Colonie” with the purpose of offering an independent agora. Half bar/restaurant – half meeting-room/studio, this cultural space is committed to offering new avenues for the expression of critical thought.

 

Mathieu Kleyebe Abonnenc, FayCal Baghriche, Isabelle Cornaro, Latifa Echakhch, Kapwani Kiwanga
As part of the group show Stories of Almost Everyone
Hammer Museum
Los Angeles

January 28-May 6, 2018
Curated by Aram Moshayedi, with Ikechukwu Onyewuenyi, curatorial assistant.

The Hammer Museum in Los Angeles will present the exhibition Stories of Almost Everyone to draw attention to how artists and curators develop stories about artworks, and to invite participants to question these narratives. In recent years, a continued emphasis of an art of ideas inherited from conceptual and post-conceptual art has sought to fortify strategies for communicating the relevance of art-making within social, political and economic histories.

This large-scale exhibition will feature the work of more than 30 international artists – including 5 French or France-based artists – who contribute a range of perspectives on making, presenting, and contextualizing art: Mathieu Kleyebe Abonnenc (b. 1977), Fayçal Baghriche (b. 1972), Isabelle Cornaro (b. 1974) , Latifa Echakhch (b. 1974) , and Kapwani Kiwanga (b. 1978). Collectively, these contributors offer ideas that alternately conform to Western values of the duty of the artist to explain his or her work, and also to contrasting perspectives rooted in local, vernacular practices and histories.

A scholarly catalogue with voices from different disciplines and an experimental audio-guide involving the writer Kanishk Tharoor will provide participants a fresh entry point into the show.

 

Marc Camille Chaimowicz
Marc Camille Chaimowicz: Your place or Mine…
Solo exhibition

The Jewish Museum
NEW YORK

New York March 16 – August 5, 2018
Curated by Kelly Taxter

The Jewish Museum will present the first solo museum exhibition in the United States of the influential contemporary artist Marc Camille Chaimowicz.

Marc Camille Chaimowicz: Your Place or Mine is a large-scale survey featuring the artist’s visionary, cross-disciplinary work from the last five decades, including painting, sculpture, video, performance, textile, wallpaper, and prototypes for everyday objects. Divided into five sections, each gallery will feature site-specific installations that echo public and private spaces through the lens of the artist’s unique perspective, the surrounding neighborhood, and the museum’s building. These sections are: The Bedroom, The House, The Park, The Dollhouse and The Library. A full scope of Chamowicz’s cross disciplinary work will be on display from sculpture-cum-furniture to wallpaper, draperies, ceramics, lightings, paintings, collages and rarely-seen maquettes… As an accompaniment to his own practice, Chaimowicz will include pieces by modern artists selected among the museum’s collection (Anni Albers, Edouard Vuillard, Wiener Werkstätte…).

Marc Camille Chaimowicz (b. post-war Paris) established himself in the 1970s London art scene as an artist who merged performance and installation art in a manner as playful as it was critical and sensual. Based in London and Burgundy, he teaches at the Ecole Nationale des Beaux-Arts de Dijon.

Lucy Orta, Elsa Sahal, Anne-Marie Schneider, Laure Tixier
As part of the group show Womenhouse
National Museum of Women in the Arts
Washington D.C

March 9 –May 28, 2018
Curated by Camille Morineau

First-time grantee of the FACE Foundation, the National Museum of Women in the Arts will present the exhibition Womenhouse in collaboration with the French institution La Monnaie de Paris and curated by Camille Morineau. La Monnaie’s focus on creativity and liberty echoes NMWA’s mission to bring the accomplishment of women artists to the attention of the public.

This new exhibition forms a sequel to the famous project called Womenhouse developed in 1972 by Judy Chicago and Miriam Schapiro. At that time, the artists and their students at CalArts transformed a Hollywood Mansion with works that disrupted traditional ideas about the home as a feminine realm. This new project will feature 36 global artists who conceive of home as a place for demonstration, exploration, and liberation rather than a space solely for nurturing, comfort, and stability.

Organized across several provocative themes by artists from around the world, Womenhouse emphasizes the plurality of women’s views on the home through different sections—Desperate Housewife, Bodyhouse, Body Double, Fingerprints, Dollhouse, and Mobile Home—and is composed of videos, sculptures, customary architectural frameworks, photographs, draped and stitched works, fabric and wax sculptures, dolls, miniature furniture, tent-like structures, collapsible acrylic panels, felt and wool sheeting.

 

Philippe Rahm
Solo exhibition
The Anthropocene Style: Decorative style in a new age of global warming
San Francisco Art Institute
sAN FRANCISCO

February-April 2018
Curated by Hesse McGraw

The San Francisco Art Institute will present the first US exhibition of Paris-based Swiss architect Philippe Rahm. Also his first solo exhibition, The Anthropocene Style: Decorative style in a new age of global warming will manifest the artist’s ideas surrounding the urgency of climate change through an architecture and design process that takes meteorology, atmosphere, and physiology as its primary material.

Rahm has developed an innovative approach that promises a rethinking of the field of design within what is known as the Anthropocene era, by a new approach, more sensitive and attentive to the invisible, climate-related aspect of space. It will model a design that integrates materials such as fabrics, lighting, and patterns into interior building design, a contrast to the spare, minimalist “white cube” style of the later twentieth century. In its sparseness, the white cube aesthetic often relies on artificial heating and cooling systems that use precious resources and produce harmful elements, hastening global warming and contributing to an unsustainable future.

Philippe Rahm (b.1976) develops work, for which he has received an international audience, extending the field of architecture from the physiological to the meteorological in the context of sustainability. He started teaching architectural design at the Graduate School of Design in Harvard in 2014.

 

Laure Prouvost
Performances related to a solo exhibition
They are waiting for you
Walker Art Center
Minneapolis

October 2017-February 2018
Curated by Philip Bither

Laure Prouvost is a renowned UK-trained French artist who creates rich immersive and interdisciplinary installations in which she conflates reality and fiction, words and images, often reveling in moments of mistranslation opening up new fields of meaning. Prouvost is one the 9 artists commissioned through the Walker’s Interdisciplinary Initiative to create a multi-platform work using both the gallery and the stage and supporting the development of artist’s experimental practice across disciplines.

An exhibition of Prouvost will be on view at the Walker Art Center from October 12, 2017 to February 11, 2018 with a fully realized stage production, commissioned by the museum and the Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center, where 2 performances will take place in February.

The performance supported by FACE, titled They are waiting for you, is an abstract journey from adulthood backwards to a state of pre-consciousness. Using certain thematic elements from her gallery installation, They are waiting for you will play between recorded text and live singing, embodied performance and video projections, and live percussion and electronic sound. The performance draws upon the expertise of Prouvost’s two key collaborators: acclaimed choreographer Pierre Droulers and sound and digital media artist Sam Belinfante.

Laure Prouvost (b.1978) was awarded the Turner Prize in 2013.

 

Tarek Atoui
Permanent installation and performance
A Survey in Three Movements
Marfa Soundings: 2018

Marfa

May 2018
Curated by Ida Soulard and Jennifer Burris Stanton

Through site-specific performances, sound installations, film screenings, and public conversations, Marfa Sounding examines and highlights the influence of experimental music on the development of Minimalism, and in particular music’s relationship with landscape, architecture, and social structures. For this 2018 annual long weekend program, the most significant presentation of work by Atoui in the USA to date, A Survey in Three Movements will showcase the artist’s examination of sound, place, and the social practice of improvisation across the varied landscapes of Marfa, Texas.

Artist and composer Tarek Atoui has been involved in the Festival over the last 3 years and is engaged in inter-disciplinary experimentation, challenging the conventional structure of a survey show while engaging students, local musicians, visitors and residents in the communal experience of embodied listening.

The project will include a context-specific adaptation of 3 performances: Zero Point Nine is a new instrument: this monumental bass synthesizer producing ultra-low frequency electronic sounds was developed during his 2015 residency at the University of California, Berkeley Art Museum, and Pacific Film Archive, and should be accessible to all forms of hearing; “I/E Elefsis” is a sound-proof shipping container that functions as a collective instrument and will function as a site-specific performance as well as an ongoing platform for future events and sonic research; The Reverse Collection initiated within the ethnographical storage of Dahlem Museum is a group of new instrumentals created through a reverse process to improvise from historical instruments. In Marfa, Atoui will work with a group of local musicians from Texas and along the Mexican border to create a new score using these experimental tools for making music. Tarek Atoui (b.1980, Lebanon) is based in France

 

 

2017 / CURATORIAL FELLOWSHIPS

 

Steven Bridges
Assistant curator, Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum
Michigan State University

Project title:
Exhibition Research: Michel Parmentier, Tatiana Trouvé, Loris Greaud

Steven Bridges’ research will culminate in exhibitions of the famous French artists Michel Parmentier (April 28-September 9, 2018), Tatiana Trouvé (October 27, 2018 -March 3, 2019), and Loris Greaud’s new project at the Broad Art Museum of Michigan State University.

The retrospective exhibition of Michel Parmentier will be the first in the US to focus on his early minimalist paintings within the BMTP group (Buren, Mosset, Parmentier, Toroni). Exploring his systematic and symbolic process, along with supporting documents from his archives, the show will set out to trace his path from geometric design and collage to the development of his signature stripes, and will offer visitors significant insight into this particular history of painting in the second half of the XXth century.
Similarly, the solo show of Tatiana Trouvé’s work will be her 1st retrospective in the US. New work will be commissioned especially for the occasion. The exhibition will be accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue featuring French and American writers.

Loris Greaud has proposed to develop and to produce a new artwork specifically designed for the Planetarium on the Michigan State University campus. This mysterious installation is posed to engage the whole building, as the artist often produces site-specific and invading projects.


ValErie Rousseau
Curator of 20th-Century and Contemporary Art
American Folk Art Museum
New York

Project title:
The Daniel Cordier Collection, from the Perspective of Psychiatric Collections

Valerie Rousseau’s research project contextualizes the museum collections of Les Abattoirs in Toulouse, and more specifically, the self-taught art collection donated by Daniel Cordier in 1989, from the viewpoint of the recognition of psychiatric collections.

In the well-known case of the Heidelberg Clinic, Valerie Rousseau will explore a pivotal history anchored at the hospital of Saint-Alban-Sur-Limagnole (Lozère, France). This site bares the marks of important doctors and psychiatrists such as Lucien Bonnafé and Jean Oury, all associated to the movement of institutional psychotherapy. This hospital, which also sheltered rebels and Jews during the war, became a space for the development of an intellectual resistance and for the fight against the extermination of the mentally ill. The Daniel Cordier Collection offers a rich framework to better understand the nature of the constant links between artistic and psychiatric circles during the first half of the 20th century, and more specifically in the context of the two World Wars.


Alexandra Schwartz
Independent Curator
New York

Project title:
After a Fashion: Dress, Desire and Contemporary Art

Alexandra Schwartz, a New York-based independent curator and former curator of Contemporary Art at Montclair Art Museum, will conduct research in Paris within the framework of the exhibition she is organizing: “After a Fashion: Dress, Desire and Contemporary Art”. This exhibition will showcase contemporary art’s engagement with costume, and how artists are using “garments” to examine issues of cultural difference, gender and sexuality. Pioneered by artistes including Louise Bourgeois, Lorraine O’Grady and Niki de Saint-Phalle, “garmenting” as an artistic strategy emerged during the 1960s to define all kind of clothes. Because Paris is a historical capital of couture and textile manufacturing, as well as of contemporary art, Schwartz will conduct her research on French artists dealing with these issues and will explore French public collections related to her project.


James Voorhies
Curator, Art Historian and Dean of Fine Arts and Acting Chair of the Graduate Program in Curatorial Practice at California College of the Arts
San Francisco

Project title:
Binding Agents: Toward an Aesthetic of the Postcolonial in Contemporary Exhibition

James Voorhies will conduct research in Paris for a publication titled “Binding Agents: Toward an Aesthetic of the Postcolonial in Contemporary Art”. In this book, Voorhies intends to write about a selection of artists, exhibitions, institutions and publications, in order to articulate and trace situations in art over the past two decades. He seeks to demonstrate through extended research projects that manifest in film, photography, immersive installations and public programming that the postcolonial experience is increasingly aestheticized: from the art presented at major international exhibitions to the work seen at smaller institutions and initiatives. For this research, he will visit artists based in France, such as: Christodoulos Panayiotou whose films, theatrical performances and installations derive, in part, from field studies and anthropological investigations of Cyprus; Aman Mojadidi, who addresses questions of migration, identity and belonging, and Etel Adnan, a Lebanese-American visual artist and poet based in Paris, whose practice has consistently engaged important questions of violence and war.


Hamza Walker
Executive Director, LAXART
Los Angeles

Project title:
Sperm Cult

LAXART’s Executive Director Hamza Walker’s research for “Sperm Cult” aims to prepare a collaborative exhibition between Elijah Burgher and French Artist Ghédalia Tazartès. The collaboration between the 2 artists will be a follow up on Burgher’s earlier collaborations “House of Shame” with A.A.Bronson and “Sperm Cult” with Richard Hawkins, who are seminal artists dealing with the freeing of desire against the norms of social constraint.

For Elijah Burgher, sexuality and artistic creation are twin pillars of spirituality. His paintings are created on the ground through a series of ritual exercises akin to yoga. It is in the work of Ghedalia Tazartès that Burgher finds his aural corollary. Both are fluent in esoteric styles, obsessed with developing a highly personal language and committed to a practice grounded in shamanistic ritual.


 

2017 / ETANT DONNES RESIDENCIES

 

Thibault Brunet
Photographer
Represented by Galerie Binôme
Residency in collaboration with Aperture Foundation
New York

March – June 2018

Thibault Brunet is a young photographer, mostly interested in technically questioning the action of shooting: understanding the ways in which virtual imagery meets reality in our society that is becoming more and more digitalized. After studying and graduating from the Ecole des Beaux-Arts de Nîmes, he started working on virtual worlds, looking for pictures. In 2014, he took part in a collective project attempting to catalog the French territory architecture on Google Earth; his work was presented at the Lyon Biennale in 2015 and will soon be displayed at the Bibliothèque Nationale de France in Paris. He is now mostly working on digitalizing the real world, using a LIDAR. He was recently exhibited at the Centre Pompidou as part of the “Imprimer le Monde/Print the World” show. He was also one of the five finalists for Aperture Foundation Award.

Soleil Noir (Black Sun) is a new photographic research project inspired by historical public commissions such as heliographic mission, the DATAR or the ESF. This project aims to observe and analyze the specific terrain of the United States, with its endless lands and distant horizons. Brunet is interested in the territory as itself and its occupation. He programs a topographical exploration inspired by science fiction and a questioning of photographical objectivity as a reflection on virtuality.

The main partner of Thibault Brunet’s residency will be the Aperture Foundation. Brunet is proposing a new frame of reference based on a “machine of vision”, which echoes the first shots in the room: the device is heavy, while exposure to the camera angle is long and reveals the narrative potential of the image by showing the passage of time.

 

 

2016 / GRANTS TO ARTISTIC PROJECTS

 

Mohamed Bourouissa
URBAN RIDERS

Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia

June 30 - October 2, 2017

Curated by Sylvie Patry

The Barnes Foundation will present a special exhibition of works of art by the artist Mohamed Bourouissa. This comprehensive examination of Bourouissa’s works is inspired by his 2013 residency in Philadelphia and is the first ever extensive solo exhibition devoted to the artist by a museum in the United States.

The exhibition at the Barnes Foundation will bring together the various works inspired by this project: drawings (20), photographs (10), videos (2), riders’ costumes (8) and sculptures (Hoods, 15), as well as posters, flyers, and wallpaper. Initiated in 2015, Hoods is a series of sculptures made of discarded car parts, printed with photographs or images from Horseday, and mixed with harnesses, curb bits, and other elements of riding gear. Invested with documentary and makeshift attributes in continuity with the experience carried out in Philadelphia, these pieces also echo the recent history of sculpture, revisiting John Chamberlain’s art, for instance, through the lens of a strong social commitment. The exhibition will also feature an opening live performance with a horse rider. The accompanying catalogue will be the first publication on this project, and the first on the artist produced by an American institution.

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MOHAMED BOUROUISSA
Horse Day, 2014 - 2015
Video (color, sound)
22 min
Production: Mobile
© Mohamed Bourouissa

 

Kapwani Kiwanga
Logan Center Exhibitions at the University of Chicago

January 20 through March 12, 2017

Curated by Yesomi Umolu

Paris-based artist Kapwani Kiwanga’s first US solo exhibition.This project will expose a new audience of artists, students, scholars, and community members across Chicago to Kiwanga’s work, which is rarely shown in the United States, in particular within the context of a major solo presentation. Kiwanga produces works across installation, performance, and video that marry her training in anthropology and comparative religions with an interest in colonial histories, collective memory, and belief systems. Informed by French ethnographic traditions and popular culture, Kiwanga intentionally confuses truth and fiction in her work in order to unsettle hegemonic narratives and create spaces in which marginal and fantastical discourse can flourish.

Featuring sculpture, video and installation, Kiwanga’s exhibition at the Logan Center Gallery will pair existing and newly commissioned work within a specially designed gallery display inspired by cosmogonies from around the world. In a new work specifically produced for this occasion, Kiwanga will explore the relationship between language, space and translation in representations of the American Landscape from the birth of the nation to today.

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Kapwani Kiwanga
Flowers for Africa: Nigeria, 2014
Galerie Jérôme Poggi, Paris
Photo : Aurélie Mole

 

The Artist’s Museum, The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston (ICA)

November 16, 2016 to March 26, 2017

Curated by:
Dan Byers, Mannion Family Senior Curator, with Jeffrey De Blois, Curatorial Assistant.

With Pierre Leguillon and La Grande Evasion (The Great Escape) installation

The exhibition represents the first time that Leguillon’s work La grande évasion (The great escape), 2012, a collection of artworks and photographs of dancers with a lightshow and soundtrack by Amy Winehouse will be presented in the United States, to an audience of nearly 35,000 Boston residents and visitors.

The desire to collect objects and images of personal significance, and to make connections between them, is a nearly universal human experience. Since the beginning of the twentieth century, artists’ collections of artworks and artifacts have served as inspiration for their work, helping to create highly individualized models of their worlds. The Artist’s Museum departs from the impulse to collect and connect, bringing together photography, film, video, installation, sculpture, and sound works that use artworks, images, and history as material. The twelve artists in this exhibition address a constellation of issues such as gender, sexuality, technology, and digital culture, charting forms and themes across cultures and through time. La grande évasion by Pierre Leguillon will be on view throughout the run of the exhibition, with Leguillon visiting Boston in November to guide the installation of the piece. In addition, the ICA has also invited Leguillon to participate in a series of related public programs in March 2017. On the evening of March 2, free and open to the public, the ICA will host an iteration of its series The Artist’s Voice with Leguillon and other invited exhibition artists.

Artists in the show: Anna Craycroft, Rosa Barba, Christian Marclay, Carol Bove, Rachel Harrison, Mark Leckey, Pierre Leguillon.

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Photo: Pierre Leguillon, La grande évasion (The Great Escape), 2012
Installation view, Pierre Leguillon: The Museum of Mistakes: Contemporary Art and Class Struggle, WIELS, Brussels, 2015. Courtesy WIELS Contemporary Art Centre, Brussels.
Photo: Sven Laurent
© 2016

 

"Language": The Manuscripts of Pierre Guyotat
Artists Space Books & Talks
- NEW YORK

DATE: TO BE ANNOUNCED

Pierre Guyotat’s project can be said to be one of the acute dissolution of language. Railing against conventional form, he has manufactured a style that is in equal parts fragmented and syntactically complex. His published output is one of the most uncompromising of modern literature, and positions the French writer as an heir to de Sade,Bataille, Artaud and Genet. Philippe Sollers, founder of the journal Tel Quel, identified a direct correlation between Guyotat and de Sade, instantiated by the latter’s 1783 statement that “there is nothing as beautiful as sex and there is no salvation without it.” Guyotat’s writing is imbued with questions of sexuality and violence, and challenges normative bourgeois notions of morality through a provocative representation of libidinal desire. Avoiding any glorification of his subject matter for the sake of sensationalism, for Guyotat, sexuality doubles the role of language itself—again the simultaneous dissolution, and thus rehabilitation, of culture.

Guyotat’s manuscripts—often illuminating, if fraught, contestations between typed and handwritten language—offer significant insight to this process, characterized as they are byrevision, erasure, collapse and ultimately reinvention. This exhibition and program series at Artists Space Books & Talks will emphasize the importance of the manuscript as an exhibition object.

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Gouache drawing from the cover of Éden, Éden, Éden (Éd. Gallimard, 1970)
Courtesy Fonds Pierre Guyotat (NAF 28094) de la Bibliothèque nationale de France

 

Mechanisms
CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary ArtS
SAN FRANCISCO

October 12, 2017 – February 24, 2018

Curated by Anthony Huberman

Mechanisms is a group exhibition that reflects on the way artists alter, disrupt, or invent mechanisms. The exhibition will feature several French artists, including Neïl Beloufa, Jean Luc Moulène, and other internationally-recognized artists.

Mechanisms comes at a critical point in the development of the careers of younger French artists. The Wattis Institute’s strong visibility within the American (and international) contemporary art community will provide a significant introduction of the artists’ work to a new American audience.
To accompany and enhance Mechanisms, the Wattis Institute will produce a wide variety of programs, including lectures, workshops, performances, and panel discussions. The program will also look backwards in time and highlight the perversions that artists have inserted into the work of engineers over the course of the past fifty years. Faculty-led workshops will be based around specific works in the exhibition; and artists will visit local classrooms and seminars for an even more in-depth dialogue. We plan to archive all of these events online with video and audio documentation, photography, and interviews with selected speakers, allowing the program to transmit to an international audience through the website.

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Neïl Beloufa
Untitled, 2016
Steel, resin, pigment
Dimensions variable
© Neïl Beloufa

 

 

2016 / CURATORIAL FELLOWSHIPS

 

Leigh A. Arnold
Curator at the Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas

Sightings: Anne Le Troter
February 2015

“I was introduced to the work of Anne Le Troter at the 61st annual Salon de Montrouge this past May 2016. As a participant of Institut français’ Visual Arts FOCUS, I was granted access not only to a tour led by the Salon’s artistic director, Ami Barak, but I was also able to meet with several participating artists. I experienced Anne’s work before we formally met. Sitting in her sculpture, which doubles as object, I tuned into the quiet voices emanating from speakers concealed within the work. My French was still rusty, despite having spent several days in Paris, but slowly I began to grasp the narrative that her actors were voicing. The whispering tones, together with the furniture that resembled that which is commonly found in transportation terminals, gave me the sensation that I was invading a personal space with undefined boundaries. In the midst of the somewhat crowded and chaotic installation of the Salon, Anne’s work provided a moment of quiet respite and reflection.”

The Nasher has maintained a close relationship to the work of French artists through its involvement in the French Sculpture Census. Leigh A.Arnold seeks to expand her own involvement in French contemporary art. “I believe the collaboration with Anne would be mutually beneficial to both French and U.S. audiences as Anne would have the opportunity to work in a new language and U.S. audiences would be exposed to contemporary French art.”

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Anne Le Trotter
L’appétence / The palatability, 2016
Installation view, salon de Montrouge
Grand prize salon de Montrouge 2016
In collaboration with ASMR : Final ASMR, Made in France ASMR, Miel ASMR, Mr Discrait, Sandra relaxation ASMR, The French Whisperer
Supported by ADAGP


 

2016 / ETANT DONNES RESIDENCIES

 

Sylvie Auvray

Wonderwoman/Superman
August-September 2017

American Partner: Long Beach University, CA

 

Franck Leibovici

Law intensity conflicts
July, 27-September 10, 2017

American partner: Triple Canopy, New York

 

Stephanie Solinas

EXCURSIONS : BECOMING ONESELF
August-September 2017

Sedona (AZ), Menlo Park (CA),  San Francisco (CA)

American partner: Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco

 

 

2012

 

 

California Institute of the Arts (REDCAT), Los Angeles
Book Machine
January 2013 – February 2013
www.calarts.edu/redcat

Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh
Pierre Leguillon's Participation in the 2013 Carnegie International

October 2013 – November 2013
www.cmoa.org

University Museum of Contemporary Art, Amherst
Celeste Boursier-Mougenot

October 2012 – December 2012
www.umass.edu/fac/umca/

New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans
Working Title: Cities of YS, A Global Enterprise, Camille Henrot

Research: November 2012. Filming: March 2013. Exhibition: September 2013.
www.noma.org

The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
Painting the Void: Art and Destruction with Jean Fautier, Yves Klein, Gérard Deschamps, François Dufrêne, Raymond Hains, Jacques Villeglé and Niki de Saint Phalle.

September 2012 – January 2013
www.moca.org

LAXART, Los Angeles
Project by Isabelle Cornaro or Oscar Tuazon

July – August 2013 or October – November 2013
www.laxart.org

Public Fiction/Human Resources, Los Angeles
An Improbable Place, collaboration with Castillo Corrales

January 2013 – April 2013
www.publicfiction.org
www.humanresourcesla.com

The Drawing Center, New York
Assembly Instructions: The Pledge, solo exhibition by Alexander Singh

January 2013 – March 2013
www.drawingcenter.org

MAK Center for Art and Architecture at the Schindler House, Los Angeles
Dialogues Paris-LA, Art-Architecture with artists and architects Michael Asher, Didier Faustino, Yona Friedman, Claude Parent, Vincent Lamouroux, Berdaguer/Pejus.

December 2012 – March 2013
www.makcenter.org

Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE), Los Angeles
LA Existencial: around Guy de Cointet

January 2013 – March 2013
www.welcometolace.org

MASS MoCA, North Adams
Solo exhibition by Guillaume Leblon

May 2013 – April 2014
www.massmoca.org

Curatorial Research Grantee

Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania
Jennifer Burris

Living Document/Naked Reality
Summer – Fall 2012
www.icaphila.org

 

 

2011

 

 

Americas Society, New York
For Rent, Marc Latamie
May 2012 - Jul 2012
www.americas-society.org

Artists Space, New York
On the Work of Christopher d'Archangelo
With curators Dean Inkster and Sebastien Pluot
Fall 2011
www.artistsspace.org

Dia Art Foundation, New York
Jean-Luc Moulène, Opus + One
Dec 2011 - Dec 2012
www.diacenter.org

Jaus Art Space / 18th Art Center, Los Angeles
Riding the Frothing Thread with Xavier Antin, Mathis Collins, Chloé Maillet et Louise Hervé, Aurélien Mole
Nov 2011 - Jan 2012
www.jausart.com

Museum of Modern Art, New York
Five Sisters, performance by Guy de Cointet
Spring/Fall 2012
www.moma.org

Performa, New York
Performa 2011 with Raphael Zarka, Laurent Montaron
Nov 1 - Nov 20, 2011
www.performa-arts.org

Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (Time Based Art Festival), Portland
Claire Fontaine
Sep 8, 2011 - Nov 2, 2011
www.pica.org

San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco
Bruno Serralongue, Campfires and Oceans
Dec 1, 2011 - Feb 25, 2012
www.sfai.edu

The Art Institute of Chigaco, Chicago CANCELLED
Pascal Kern, Photoplastique
Jun 2012 - Sep 2012
www.artic.edu

The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis
More Real ? Art in the Age of Truthiness with Bertrand Lavier
Jun 2012 - Dec 2012
www.artsmia.org

Le Consortium, Dijon
Roe Etheridge, solo show
Nov 18, 2011 - Feb 19, 2012
www.leconsortium.com

FRAC Champagne-Ardenne, Reims
Sterling Ruby
May 5, 2012 - Aug 26, 2012
www.frac-champagneardenne.org

Curatorial Research Grantee

Art in General
International New Commission for emerging French artists
Fall 2011
www.artingeneral.org

Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis
Dominic Molon
The Front Room (various emerging artists)
March 2012
www.camstl.org

Institute Contemporary Art, Maine College of Art
Daniel Fuller
Bonne Chance
Fall 2011
www.meca.edu/meca-life/ica

Sweeney Art Gallery, University of California Riverside
Tyler Stallings
Free Enterprise: The Art of Citizen Space Exploration
www.sweeney.ucr.edu

 

 

2010

 

 

Aperture Foundation
Exposition Robert Delpire
 
postponed to Spring 2012

Dia Art Foundation
Koo Jeong-A, Dia Projects for Fall 2010
November 2010 to June 2011

The Bass Museum (Friends of the Bass Museum, Inc.)
Portait of a Young Man, Laurent Grasso
postponed to November 2011

Harlem Biennale
HB 2012 Roadmarch 01 (For Greed Killing)
Damien Deroubaix
postponed to May 2012

Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit
Katinka Bock Residency and Comissionned Work
July 6 to December 30, 2010

Santa Monica Arts Foundation
artist Celeste Boursier-Mougenot

Glow 2010 -2011

SITE Santa Fe
International Biennal: The Dissolve
Christine Rebet
June 20, 2010 to January 2, 2011

U.S. Biennal, Inc.
Prospect 2 New Orleans
Sophie Calle, Mounir Fatmi
November 5, 2011 - February 3, 2012

Poor Farm Exhibition and Press Incorporated
Guillaume Leblon
August 7, 2010 to July 3, 2012

Bétonsalon - Center for Art and Research
Nous ne notons pas les fleurs, dit le géographe (we don't record flowers, says the geographer)
Ellie Ga, Trevor Paglen, Carson Salter and Triple Canopy

October 12, 2010 to January 16, 2011

Fotokino
Ed Fella, Retrospective

March 10 - April 30, 2011 (Marseille) & May 28-June 25, 2011 (Chaumont)

Frac des Pays de la Loire
24th International Studios of the Frac des Pays de la Loire
Scoli Acosta

Residency: from Sept 13 to November 21, 2010
Exhibition from November 19, 2010 to February 13, 2011

La Salle de Bains
The Each And Everyone Project
Allan Mc Collum

June 5 to July 31, 2010

Le Printemps de Septembre - Toulouse
A Form for Every Kind Of Action
Reverend Acres, Michael Portnoy, Catherine Sullivan, Sumi Ink Club, Martin Kersels

September 24 to October 17, 2010

Musée d'art moderne de la ville de Paris
Kiss The Past, Hello!
Larry Clark

October 6, 2010 to January 2, 2011

Carré d'Art Musée d'Art Contemporain , Nîmes
Larry Bell, en perspective

February 25 to May 22, 2011

 

 

2009

 

 

Dia Art Foundation, NY, USA
Dia at the Hispanic Society of America, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster

Solo exhibition and publication.
September 22, 2009 – April 18, 2010

Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art at the University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
Project Europa: Imagining the impossible

Group exhibition and publication, with Bruno Serralongue, Yto Barrada, Kader Attia, and François Cusset (Scholar).
February, 9 – May 9, 2010

Bureau for Open Culture at Columbus College of Art & Design, Columbus, OH
Descent to Revolution

Residency and exhibition with Claire Fontaine
Curated by James Voorhies
September 10, 2009 – November 14, 2009

The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT
Paying a Visit to Mary: 2008 Hall Curatorial Fellowship exhibition

Group show with Marc Camille Chaimowicz, Guy de Cointet
Curated by Maxine Kopsa
January – June 2010

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Fransisco, CA
Singing the net

Installation with Patrick Bernier et Olive Martin
Curated by Julio Cesar Morales
April 10 - May 15, 2010

Midway Contemporary Art, Minneapolis
Celebrating Ten Years of Castillo/Corrales, Paris 2000-2010

Solo exhibition and publication.
Curated by John Rasmussen
June - December, 2010

International Center of Photography, New York, NY
The third ICP Triennal of Photography and Video

Group Exhibition and publication with Yto Barrada et Valérie Belin
September 18 - January 17, 2010

Harvestworks, Inc, New York, NY New-York
Electronic Art Festival

With Céleste Boursier-Mougenot
Curated by Carol Parkinson
September 21 – October 23, 2009

X Initiative, New York, NY
Guillaume Desanges

Performance project
Fall 2009 and winter 2010

Performa, New York, NY
Performances by Loris Greaud, Cyprien Gaillard, Aurélien Froment, Davide Balula.

Curated by RoseLee Goldberg
November 15, 2009

Le Consortium - Le coin du miroir, Dijon
Lynda Benglis
Solo and travelling exhibition
Curated by Franck Gautherot
June 5, 2010 – August 29, 2010

Betonsalon - Center for art and research, Paris
Collective Action 1: Harrell Fletcher

Dec 1 - Dec 31, 2009

Printemps de Septembre, Toulouse
Là ou je vais n'existe pas

Group exhibition with Amy o'Neill, Tobias Putrih, Jim Shaw
Curated by Christian Bernard
September – October 25, 2009

Palais de Tokyo, Paris
Paul Laffoley retrospective 1965 – 2010

October 15 – Janvier 17, 2010

Curatorial Research Grantees

Ginger Gregg Duggan and Judith Hoos Fox
c2-curatorsquared
Independent Curators

Ms. Ruba Katrib
Assistant Curator Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami

Mr. Anthony Huberman
Chief Curator Contemporary Art Museum, St.Louis

 

 

2008

 

 

The Bronx Museum of the Arts, NY, USA
Street Art, Street Life

Group exhibit with Sophie Calle & Jacques de la Villeglé
Curated by Lydia Yee with Sergio Bessa
September 14, 2008 – January 25, 2009

CAPC Musée d'art contemporain Bordeaux, France
Yvonne Rainer: a Film Retrospective

Curated by Berta Sichel
September 2008

CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco, CA
Passengers: Aurelien Froment

Curated by Jens Hoffmann
Group exhibit September 2, 2008 – August 1, 2009; Solo exhibit August 4 – September 5, 2009

Contemporary Arts Center New Orleans (CAC), LA, USA
Score and Script: Music in Video

with Christophe Chassol and Caecilia Tripp
Curated by Claire Tancons
July 12 – October 5, 2008

Delta Axis, Memphis, TN, USA
Born Under a Bad Sign

With Marcelline Delbecq, Saâdane Afif, Lili Reynaud Dewar, Laurent Montaron and Ulla Von Brandenburg
Curated by Céline Kopp
Residencies September 1, 2008 – July 31, 2009, Publication for September, 2009

FRAC Champagne-Ardenne, Reims, France
Ann Craven

Curated by Marc Bembekoff
June 27– September 21, 2008

Georgia State University Ernest G. Welch School of Art and Design Gallery, Atlanta, GA, USA
New Wave Atltanta: When Urban Intervention Speaks French

with Christophe Berdaguer, Marie Péjus, Didier Fiuza Faustino, HeHe (Helen Evans and Heiko Hansen) Valérie Jouve, Stéphane Magnin, Mathieu Mercier, Hugues Reip and Kristina Solomoukha
Curated by Cathy Byrd
October – November, 2008 and January 8 - February 26, 2009

Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, WI, USA
Return to Function

With Jules de Balincourt, Davide Balula, Ralph Borland, François Curlet, Claire Fontaine (collective), Fabrice Hyber, Antal Lakner, Mathieu Mercier, Lucy Orta, Franck Scurti
Curated by Jane Simon
May 1 – August 22, 2009

MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, MA, USA
Adel Abdessemed: Street Acts

Curated by Jane Farver
October 8, 2008 – January 4, 2009

Musée d'Application, Rennes, France
Publication Chrsitian Marclay Monographique - Solo

Curated by Valérie Mavridorakis, Elvan Zabunyan, David Perreau and master's students
September, 2008

New Langton Arts, San Francisco, CA, USA
Unpredictable Future

with Mircea Cantor
Curated by Sandra Percival
Feburary 1 – April 25, 2009

Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France
D'une révolution à une autre

with William Scott
Curated by Jeremy Deller and Marc-Olivier Wahler with William Scott
September 25, 2008 – January 2, 2009

Parc Saint-Léger Centre d'Art Contemporain, Pouges-les-Eaux, France
Los Angeles Confidentiel

with Chris Beas, Walead Beshtx, Liz Craft, Jennifer Boysen, Gustavo Godoy, Amy Granat, Katie Grinnan, Drew Heitzler, Farrah Karapetian, Pentti Monkkonen, Los Super Elegantes, Miguel Nelson, Sterling Ruby, Amy Sarkisian, Eric Wesley and Mario Ybarra Jr.
Curated by Sandra Patron and Allyson Spellacy
June 28, 2008 – September 8, 2008

La Salle de Bains, Lyon, France
L'Eternel Retour1: La Meduse

with Amy Granat
Curated by Marc Bembekoff
November 17, 2008 – December 24, 2008

Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, CA, USA
Bloom Projects Space

Julien Audebert
Curated by Miki Garcia
August 30 – September 11, 2008

SITE Santa Fe, NM, USA
Seventh International Biennial "Lucky Number Seven"

With Fabien Giraud, Raphael Siboni
Curated by Lance Fung
June 22 – October 26, 2008

Curatorial Research Grantees

Mr. Dean Daderko
Independent curator
Gina Pane / Contemporary and Recent French Art

Ms. Yasmil Raymond
Walker Art Center Assistant Curator
Abstract Resistance

Mr. James Voorhies
Columbus College of Art and Design, Curator
Of Other Spaces

 

 

2007

 

 

Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, CT
Voice and Void
Melik Ohanian
Curated by Thomas Trummer
September 16, 2007 - February 24, 2008
Group exhibit

Artists Space, NY
New Economy
Daniel Dewar and Gregory Gicquel, Kader Attia
Curated by João Ribas
June 15, 2007 - July 28, 2007
Group exhibit

CAPC Musée d'art contemporain, FRANCE
If Everybody had an Ocean Brian Wilson: une exposition artistique
(Brian Wilson), Billy Al Bengston, Mel Bochner, John Cage, Brian Calvin, Vija Celmins, Russell Crotty, Joe Goode, Richard Hawkins, Jim Isermann, John McCracken, Kaz Oshiro, Raymond Pettibone, Ken Price, Allen Ruppersberg, Ed Ruscha, Sister Corita Kent, Jennifer West, Pae White
Curated by Alex Farquharson
November 17, 2007 - March 16, 2008
Painting, Photography, Graphic Arts, Group exhibit, Video/New Media, Travelling exhibit, Installation, Sculpture

Domaine de Kerguehennec, FRANCE
book, art publication
Harrell Fletcher
October 1, 2007 - December 31, 2007
Art publication

Domaine de Kerguehennec, FRANCE
Exhibition of Mel Bochner
Mel Bochner
Curated by Stéphane Treille
June 30, 2007 - September 30, 2007
Solo exhibit, Painting, Graphic arts, Art publication

Institute of Contemporary Art, MA
Momentum 9: Kader Attia
Kader Attia
Curated by Nicholas Baume
November 14, 2007 - March 2, 2008
Solo exhibit
Video, New Media, Residency, Installation, Sculpture

Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, PA
The Puppet Show
Annette Messager, Pierre Huyghe
Curated by Ingrid Schaffer, Senior Curator and Carin Kuoni, Director Vera List Center
January 19, 2008 - March 30, 2008
Group exhibit, Travelling exhibit

LAXART, CA
Samon Takahashi: The Parable of Arable Land; and Didier Fiuza Faustino: Untitled
Didier Fiuza Faustino, Samon Takahashi
Curated by Lauri Firstenberg
November 3, 2008 - December 22, 2008
Solo exhibits, Photography, Video-new media, Installation, Sculpture, Design

Le Plateau / FRAC Ile-de-Franc, FRANCE
Nicole Eisenman solo exhibition
Nicole Eisenman
Curated by Caroline Bourgeois
June 6, 2007 - August 19, 2007
Solo Exhibit

Musée départemental d'art contemporain de Rochechouart, FRANCE
Anthony McCall: Elements for a Retrospective
Anthony McCall
Curated by Olivier Michelon
July 4, 2007 - September 30, 2007
Solo exhibit

Museum of Contemporary Art, AZ
Zones Arides / Arid Zones
Wilfrid Almendra, John Armleder, Clairet & Jugnet, Aurélien Froment, Mathieu Mercier, Morgane Tchiembe, Olivier Mosset
Curated by Patrice Joly
September 27, 2007 - December 9, 2007
Group exhibit, Residency

Proyecto Arte Actual, Inc. (dba The Moore Space), FL
The French Generation (Working Title)
Adel Abdessemed, Boris Achour, Jean-François Moriceau and Petra Mrzyk, Marcelline Delbecq, Vincent Lamouroux, Loris Greaud, Tatiana Trouvé, Mircea Cantor, Saadane Afif, Valerie Mrejen, Bruno Peinado, Rebecca Bournigault, Julien Berthier, Matthieu Laurette
Curated by Silvia Karman Cubina
December 1, 2007 - March 31, 2008
Group exhibit

Storefront for Art and Architecture, NY
3D Dwelling
Didier Fiuza Faustino
December 6, 2007 - January 24, 2008
Solo exhibit, Installation

Villa Arson, FRANCE
Analogue
Zoe Leonard
Curated by Eric Mangion
November 16, 2007 - February 30, 2008
Solo exhibit, photography

 

 

2006

 

 

Cneai (Centre National de l'Estampe et de l'Art Imprimé) FR
"Continuous Project" - Wade Guyton, Bettina Funcke, Seth Price, Joseph Logan
Book Launch, September 2006
Art Publication

Fowler Museum at UCLA CA
"Architecture of the Veil: An Installation by Samta Benyahia"
January 28 - September 2, 2007
Solo Exhibit

FRAC Haute Normandie FR
"Bill Jacobson: Interim Thoughts and Others" - Bill Jacobson
March 24, 2007
Solo Exhibit, Photography

Houston Artists Fund TX
"After Art The Work of That's Painting Productions" - Bernard Brunon and That's Painting Productions
Book Launch, September 1, 2006
Art Publication

The Institute of Contemporary Art MA
"Super Vision" - Chantal Akerman
September 17, 2006
Group Exhibit

International Center of Photography NY
"Ecotopia: The Second ICP Triennial of Photography and Video" - Stephane Couturier, Yannick Demmerle, Marine Hugonnier, Sophie Ristelheuber
September 8, 2006
Photography, Video

Miami Art Central FL
"Video: An Art and A History" - Chris Marker, Matthieu Laurette, Martial Raysse, Thierry Kuntzel, Jean-Luc Goddard, Pierre Huyghe, Zineb Sedira, Clarisse Hahn
September 15, 2006
Video, New Media

The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles CA
"WACK! Art and the Feminist Revolution" - Niki de Saint Phalle, Lea Lublin, Annette Messager, Orlan, Gina Pane, Nil Yalter and Elaine Sturtevant
March 4, 2007
Group Exhibit

Philadelphia Museum of Art PA
"Live Cinema (series)"
Mircea Cantor - October 6, 2006
Marine Hugonnier - March 30, 2007
Video, New Media

San Francisco Art Institute CA
"In Exile" - Sarkis
September 15, 2006
Solo Exhibit

SITE Santa Fe NM
"Sixth International Biennial: Still Points of the Turning World" - Stephen Dean
July 9, 2006
Group Exhibit, Video/New Media

Slought Foundation PA
"Roman Opalka: Testimony of a Life" - Roman Opalka
September 23, 2006
Solo Exhibit

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum NY
"Theanyspacewhatsoever" - Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Pierre Huyghe and Philippe Parreno
October 11, 2007
Group Exhibit

The Thing, Inc. NY
"Downstream to Lower Manhattan" - Locus Sonus: Jerome Joy, Peter Sinclair, Nicolas Bralet, Esther Salmona, Lydwine Van der Hulst, Cyrille C. de Laleu
August 12, 2006
Residency

 

 

2005

 

 

ACAPACA at the Fondation Vasarely, Aix en Provence, France
"Mark Handforth"
May 28 – September 30 , 2005
One-person exhibition by Mark Handforth

Carré d'art Musée d'Art Contemporain, Nimes, France
"John Baldessari: Echoes"
14 October 2005 – 08 January 2006
One-person exhibition by John Baldessari

Chicago Humanities Festival, MCA, Chicago, IL
"Home and Away, French Music Video Lit Project 2005"
12 November, 2005
One-night event with With Eric Alix, VJ Milosh (Milosz Luczynski)

Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, New York, NY
"Solos: Matali Crasset"
1 May 2005 - 9 January 2006
One-person exhibition by Matali Crasset

Dia Art Foundation, New York, NY
"I wish I was born in a Hollywood movie"
October 1, 2005 – indefinitely
One-person exhibition, Web-based artwork by Maja Bajavic

Frac ile-de-France, Le Plateau, Paris, France
"Joan Jonas"
June 5 - August 28, 2006
One-person exhibition by Joan Jonas

Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
"Tropicalia"
October 22 – January 8, 2006
Group exhibition with Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster

Sextant et Plus, Marseille, France
"Exposition Monographique de Michel Auder"
June 30 – September 30, 2005
One-person exhibition by Michel Auder

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA
"Recent Works by Wang Du"
November 1, 2005 – March 31, 2006
One-person exhibition by Wang Du

18th Streets Arts Center, Los Angeles, CA
"Overman: Denis Brun"
January 20 – February 20, 2006
One-person exhibition by Denis Brun

 

Apexart NY
"The Last Generation" Laurent Montaron, Malachi Farrell
November 30, 2005 - January 6, 2006
Group Exhibit

Association Musée d'Application France
"Martha Rosler"
March 15, 2006 April 22, 2006
Solo Exhibit, Photography, Video/New Media, Installation

California Institute of the Arts CA
"Mathieu Briand"
April 13, 2006 June 11, 2006
Solo Exhibit, Video/New Media, Residency, Installation, Performance

Domaine de Kerguehennec France
"Richard Tuttle"
April 15, 2006 June 18, 2006
Solo Exhibit

Haleakala bda Inc. Dba., The Kitchen NY
"A Life Full of Holes - The Strait Project" Yto Barrada
March 30, 2006 May 27, 2006
Solo Exhibit

MIT List Visual Arts Center MA
"Sensorium" François Roche, Mathieu Briand
October 2006 January 2007
Group Exhibit, Art Publication, Video/New Media, Installation

Museum Associates dba Los Angeles County Museum of Art CA
"Contemporary Projects 10: Petra Mrzyk & Jean-François Moriceau and Félicien Rops: You Only Live 25 Times (working title)" Petra Mrzyk and Jean-François Moriceau
March 16, 2006 June 4, 2006
Solo Exhibit, Installation

Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland OH
"All Digital" Laurent Mignonneau
January 20, 2006 May 7, 2006
Group Exhibit

The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles CA
" Skin and Bones: Parallel Practices in Fashion and Architecture" Azzedine Alaia, Christian Lacroix, Jean Paul Gaultier, Jean Nouvel, Dominique Jakob, Brendan MacFarlane
September 24, 2006 January 28, 2007 Group Exhibit, Design

Public Art Fund and Whitney Museum of Art NY
" A Journey That Wasn't" Pierre Huyghe
March 2, 2006 May 28, 2006
Installation

Swiss Institute - Contemporary Art NY
"Bruno Peinado"
November 21, 2005 January 14, 2006

 

 

2004

 

 

Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
"Focus: Anri Sala" (September 2004-January 2005)

Basekamp Site, Philadelphia, PA
"Translation" (September-October 2004)
Group Exhibtion by Artists collective: Incident.net, (Vadim Bernard, Gregory Chatonsky, Karen Dermineur (KRN), Marika Dermineur, Reynald Drouhin, Maja Korac, Julie Morel & Michael Sellam).

Centre d'art contemporain, la Synagogue de Delme, Delme & La Salle de Bains, Lyon, France
"Pae White, Two Solo Shows"
June 12- September 26, 2004
One-person exhibition by Pae White

Etablissement Public du Parc et de la Grande Halle de La Villette, Paris, France
"Villette Numérique"
September, 21 - October 3, 2004
Group exhibition with Paul Johnson, Lynn Hershman, Aziz & Cucher

La Maison Rouge, Fondation Antoine de Galbert, Paris, France
"Ann Hamilton"
February 17 – May 22, 2004
One-person exhibition by Ann Hamilton

MST Métiers de l’exposition, Université Rennes 2, Rennes, France
"Doubtiful –dans les plis du réel"
May 19 - June 26, 2004
Group exhibition with Amy O’Neil

Triangle France, Marseille, France
"Jason Glasser"
May 27 - June 26, 2004
One-person exhibition by Jason Glasser

Villa Arson, Nice, France
"Jason Dodge"
October 29, 2004 - January 12, 2005
One-person exhibition by Jason Dodge

Artists Space, New York, NY
"Introduction to Modernity [Model Modernity]"
March 9 - April 21, 2005
Group exhibit with Bojan Sarcevic

Artpace San Antonio, San Antonio, TX
"New Work: 05.1"
January 31 - May 8, 2005
One-person exhibition by Bojan Sarcevic & Residency

Blaffer Gallery, Houston, TX
"Plug-in City: Houston"
April 23 - June 12, 2005
One-person exhibition by Alain Bublex

California Institute of the Arts, Los Angeles, CA
"Image Bank for Everyday Revolutionary Life"
January 26 - March 26, 2006
Group exhibition with Daniel Buren and Anri Sala

Centre National de l'Estampe et de l'Art Imprimé, Chatou, France
"cneai=ephemeras"
November 3 – December 10, 2004
Group exhibition with Allen Ruppersberg, John Giorno, Continuous project and Seth Price

Swiss Institute, New York, NY
"OK / OKAY (Emerging European Artists)"
April 19 - July 16, 2005
Group exhibition with With Olivier Blanckart, Laurent Grasso and Jean-Luc Verna

The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA
Utopia = One World, One War, One Army, One Dress
September 21, 2005 January 1, 2006
One-person exhibition by Thomas Hirschhorn

The Rose Art Museum of Brandeis University, Waltham
Xavier Veilhan "The Hyperrealist Project"
May 13 - July 19, 2005
One-person exhibition by Xavier Veilhan

Walker Art Center, Minneapolis
Huang Yong Ping: A Retrospective
October 16, 2005 - February 26, 2006
One-person exhibition by Huang Yong Ping

 

 

2003

 

 

Artists Space New York, NY
"Sign and Surface"
September 6 – October 18, 2003
Group exhibition with Dominique Jakob & Brendan MacFarlane Architecture

Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH
"Somewhere Better Than This Place: Alternative Social Experiences in the Spaces for Contemporary Art"
May 30 – November 23, 2003
Group exhibition with Marie-Ange Guilleminot & Gilles Barbier Installation, Video

Domaine de Kerguéhennec, Centre d'Art Contemporain Bignan, Morbihan
Richard Artschwager
June 28 – September 21, 2003
One-Person exhibition, Art publication

DIA Art Foundation New York, NY
Pierre Huyghe
September 2003 – June 2004
One-person exhibition

Mak Center for Art and Architecture,Los Angeles, CA
"Air Architecture / The Weather Station"
January – May 2004
One- person exhibition: François Perrin Installation

M.S.T Métiers de l'Exposition, Université Rennes 2, Rennes, Bretagne
"In Media res. Information / contre-information"
May 14 – June 21, 2003
Group exhibition with Keith Sanborn & Rainer Ganahl
Video, New Technology

Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, FL
Jean-Michel Othoniel
May 28 – August 31, 2004
One-person exhibition / Traveling exhibition, Installation

New Museum of Contemporary Art New York, NY
"Black President: The Art and Legacy of Fela Anikulapo-Kuti "
July 11 – September 19, 2003
Group exhibition with Bili Bidjocka, Pascale Marthine Tayou, Christophe Nanga-Oly Art publication, Mixed-Media

Carpenter Center, Cambridge, MA
"Huyghe + Le Corbusier: Harvard Project"
September – December 2004
One-person exhibition by Pierre Huyghe

Lycée Français de Chicago, Chicago, IL
"Peripheriques en Chicago: Interactive Transformations"
May 20 - June 9, 2004
Group exhibition with Louis Paillard, Anne-Françoise Jumeau, Emmanuelle Marin and David Trottin

Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA), Chicago, IL
"Skin Tight: The Sensibility of the Flesh"
June 26 – September 5, 2004
Group exhibition with Martin Margiela and Li Edelkoort

The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Los Angeles, CA
"Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec"
June 20 – October 18, 2004
One-person exhibition by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec

 

 



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