FOCUS FIAC / ATELIERS DE RENNES - BIENNALE D’ART CONTEMPORAIN

FOCUS CONTEMPORARY ART TRIENNIAL
 
28th May – 2nd June 2012
 
14 contemporary art locations visited
35 French professionals/artists met
9 curators invited:
 
Khalil Abdul Wahid, Visual Arts Manager of Dubai Culture and Arts Authority, Dubai
Amrita Jhaveri, Director of Project Space, Mumbai
Mami Odai, Director of Move Arts Japan, Arts manager of Sapporo Trienale and Researcher of International A.I.R. programmes, Japan
Koh, Won-seok, Curator, Arko Art Center, Seoul
Amal El Founti, Project Manager at Art Holding Morocco / Marrakech Art Fair
Graciela de la Torre, Director of MUAC Contemporary Art Universitary Museum, Mexico
Alissa Proudnikova, Director of the Ekaterinburg branch of the National Center for Contemporary Arts, Ekaterimburg
Khairuddin Hori, Senior Curator at Singapore Art Museum, Singapore
Sophie Allgårdh, Deputy President of AICA, chief editor of Paletten, Stockholm
 
 
PROGRAM
 
Monday, May 28 : Guests arrival
 
Tuesday, May 29
- Welcoming at INSTITUT FRANÇAIS
- CNAP (National Art Center for Visual Arts) collections
- MAINS D’ŒUVRES Art Center, Saint-Ouen
- Artists’ studios tour with curator Isabelle Le Normand
 
Wednesday, May 30
- BETONSALON Art Center (part of Triennale)
- Information Fiction Publicité at MACVAL Museum of Contemporary Art, Vitry-sur-Seine
- Boris Achour at CREDAC Art Center (part of Triennale), Ivry-sur-Seine
- MONTROUGE SALON for emerging French artists
 
Thursday, May 31
- Monumenta 2012 :
Daniel Buren at GRAND PALAIS
- Anri Sala at CENTRE POMPIDOU
- La Triennale ‘Intense Proximity’ at PALAIS DE TOKYO
Artistic Director : Okwui Enwezor / Associate Curators : Mélanie Bouteloup, Abdellah Karroum, Émilie Renard, Claire Staebler
- Laurent Grasso at JEU DE PAUME
 
Friday, June 1st
One day tour in Metz by TGV
- CENTRE POMPIDOU METZ
- FRAC (Regional Contemporary Art Center) Lorraine, Metz
 
Saturday, June 2nd : Guests departure
 
 
For further details, contact Adeline Blanchard, Project Leader for Visual Arts at INSTITUT FRANÇAIS :

 

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FOCUS FIAC / RENNES WORKSHOPS - CONTEMPORARY ART BIENNIAL

October 15 - 20, 2012

Within the framework of the FOCUS for visual arts and on the occasion of the FIAC  international contemporary art fair within the Grand Palais, approximately 10 international  curators are chosen among the promising personalities from the key influencer and emergent countries. They are invited to discover the French artistic scene through visits of the diverse spaces dedicated to contemporary art (museums, art centers, foundations, galleries) and meetings with artists and curators.

For the first time, the FOCUS guests of the Institut Français will have exchanges with the YCI guests (Young Curators Invitational) of the FIAC and the Ricard Foundation.

The key moments of these professional invitations:

Encounters with the artists nominated by the Marcel Duchamp Prize, visits of exhibitions by Adel Abdessemed, Bertrand Lavier and Mircea Cantor at the Georges Pompidou Center, the Palais de Tokyo as well as the Rennes Workshops - Contemporary Art Biennial.

 
 
12 contemporary art locations visited
25 French professionals/artists met
8 international curators invited within the FOCUS and 7 curators within YCI (Young Curator Invitationals) :
 
· Catherine Hug, Curator Kunsthalle Wien, Autriche
· Pip Day, Director of SBC gallery, Montreal, Canada    
· Andrea Rodriguez Novoa, indépendant curator, Co-founder of BAR Fabra i Coats, international residency program, Barcelona, Espagne           
· Noam Segal, Director, Rotschild 12 art space, Tel Aviv, Israël           
· Magnolia de la Garza, Curator, Museo Tamayo arte contemporáneo, Mexico, Mexique              
· Lorenzo Benedetti, Director, S B K M (the Middelburg foundation for visual arts), De Vleeshal and De Kabinetten van de Vleeshal, Middelburg, Curator of the 2013 Dutch Pavilion at the 55th Venice Biennale,   Danemark
· Jamie Stevens, curator in residency, Cubitt, London, Royaume-Uni           
· Iris Shu‐ping HUANG, Curator, the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts and Curator of the 2011 Asian Art Biennial, Taipei, Taïwan
 
 
PROGRAMME
 
Monday, October 15
Guests arrival
 
Tuesday, October 16
TRAM tour :  Contemporary Art Centers in and out of Paris:
- FRAC - Plateau : The Great Restaurant, Michel Blazy
- MAUBUISSON’S ABBEY: Vincent Lamouroux / Olivier Costa-Théfaine
- GALERIE EDOUARD MANET, Gennevilliers : August Sander’s Utopia, Mohamed Bourouissa
- PALAIS DE TOKYO : Letting the Imagination Drift, Group exhibition. 
Fabrice Hyber / Neil Beloufa / Damir Ocko / Markus Schinwald / After History : Alexandre Kojeve as a Photographer, curator : Boris Groys  / Helen Marten (Winner Lafayette Prize)
 
Wednesday, October 17
- ENCOUNTERS YCI (Young Curators Invitational) - FOCUS. Cross-perspective into the French art scene and its curatorial practices. Roundtable in the GRAND PALAIS' auditorium.
Moderator: Martha Kirszenbaum, independent curator. Invited participants: Alexandra Baudelot, Artistic Director, Rosascape; Thomas Boutoux, curator, castillo/corrales; Muriel Enjalran, independent curator, DCA General Secretary; Julien Fronsacq, Curator, Palais de Tokyo; Sinziana Ravini, Art critic, Independent Curator, co-director of L'avenir dure longtemps.
- FIAC, International Art Fair of Contemporary Art : VIP preview
- Meet with Marcel Duchamp Prize nominees 2012: Valérie Favre, Dewar & Gicquel, Bertrand Lamarche, Franck Scurti.
 
Thursday, October 18
- RICARD FOUNDATION : 13th Prize. Curator : Elena Filipovic.
- ROSENBLUM COLLECTION & FRIENDS
- CENTRE POMPIDOU: Bertrand Lavier / Adel Abdessemed / Mircea Cantor
 
Friday, October 19
LES ATELIERS DE RENNES - CONTEMPORARY ART BIENNIAL
Curator : Anne Bonnin
 
Saturday, October 20
Guests departure 

 

Coordination:

Adeline Blanchard, Project Leader for Visual Arts

Adeline.blanchard@institutfrancais.com

 

 

 

  • Pip Day SBC gallery Canada
  • Andrea Rodriguez Novoa BAR Fabra i Coats Espagne
  • Catherine Hug Kunsthalle Wien GmbH Autriche
  • Magnolia de la Garza Museo Tamayo arte contemporáneo Mexique
  • Lorenzo Benedetti SBKM (the Middelburg foundation for visual arts) Pays-Bas
  • Jamie Stevens Cubitt Royaume-Uni
  • Iris Shu-ping Huang National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts Taïwan
  • Noam Segal Rotschild 12 art space Israël