FOCUS SALON OF MONTROUGE / MAC LYON

 
 
Within the framework of the FOCUS for visual arts and on the occasion of the FIAC, 11 international curators have been chosen among the promising personalities from the key influencer and emergent countries. They were 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.
 
The key moments of this professional invitation:
12th Lyon Biennale, Pleiades / 30th birthday of the FRAC in Toulouse, Pierre Huygue at Pompidou Centre, Philippe Parreno at Palais de Tokyo.
 
15 contemporary art locations visited
31 French professionals/artists met
11 curators invited:
Mme Judith Carlton, Curator, Matt’s Gallery, Londres, Royaume-Uni
Mr Doryun Chong, Curator, futur musée d’art contemporain M+, Hong Kong
Mme Ruth Estevez, Directrice de Redcat, Los Angeles, Etats-Unis
Mme Graciela Kasep, Curator, Musée d'Art Moderne de Mexico, Mexique
Mr Mark Lanctôt, Conservateur au MAC Montréal, Canada
Mme Sayoko Osawa, Curator, Yokoham Museum of Art, Japon
Mme Kristina Scepanski, Directrice du Westfälischer Kunstverein, Münster, Allemagne
Mme Girish Shahane, Commissaire d'exposition et critique d'art indépendant, Directeur du prix ŠKODA pour l’art contemporain indien, Inde
Mr Jordan Strom, Curator, Surrey Art gallery, Vancouver, Canada
Mr Andrea Villiani, Directeur du MADRE, Naples, Italie
Mme Diana Wechsler, Directrice responsable de la recherche et des commissariats du Musée de l’Université Nationale Tres de Febrero (UNTREF), Curator et Directrice du magazine Curatorial Studies, Argentine
 
 
PROGRAMME
 
Monday, October 21
Guests arrival in Paris.
 
Tuesday, October 22 / One day trip in Toulouse
- Vincent Ganivet, BBB, Toulouse. Meeting with Cécile Poblon, Director.
- « Les Pléiades/30 ans des FRAC », Les Abattoirs, Toulouse. Meeting with Olivier Michelon, Director.
Evening in Paris :
- Group show with Julien Carreyn, Emilie Pitoiset, Nicolas Floch, Matali Crasset, la Ménagerie de Verre, Paris. Meeting with Florence Derieux, Curator&Director of FRAC Champagne-Ardenne.
 
Wednesday, October 23
- Welcoming at Grand Palais, FIAC: Crossed meeting with French professionals / curators and Young Curator Invitational-YCI, and Israelian curators.
- FIAC Preview
- Prix Marcel Duchamp, FIAC. Meeting with shorlisted artists.
- « La vie immatérielle – 15e Prix Ricard », Fondation Ricard. Meeting with shorlisted artists, curator Yann Chateigné and director Colette Barbier.
- Natacha Nisic, Jeu de Paume. Meeting with the artist and curator&director Marta Gili.
- Meeting with Loris Greaud at Louvre’s Pyramid, and with curator Marie-Laure Bernadac.
 
Thursday, October 24
- Breakfast at Hotel Meurice and visit of Prix Meurice exhibition. Meeting with shorlisted artists and curator Claire Moulène.
- Pierre Huygue, Centre Pompidou. Meeting with curator Emma Lavigne.
- Dewar et Gicquel-Prix Duchamp 2012, Centre Pompidou. Meeting with artists and curator Jean-Pierre Bordaz.
- Philippe Parreno,  Palais de Tokyo. Meeting with curator Mouna Mekouar.
- « Dépaysements », The Graduated with honors show of Beaux-Arts de Paris students, le 104. Meeting with director José-Manuel Gonçalves and Kathy Alliou.
 
Friday, October 25 / One day trip in Lyon
- 12th Biennale de Lyon : « Meanwhile…suddenly, and then » , curator: Gunnar B. Kvaran. Meeting with Thierry Raspail, Director.
 
Saturday, October 26
Guests departure.
 
COORDINATION : Anne-Claire Duprat
 
 
FOCUS SALON OF MONTROUGE / MAC LYON
20 – 25 MAY 2013
 
 
 
Within the framework of the FOCUS for visual arts and on the occasion of the 58th Salon of Montrouge, approximately 10 international  curators have been chosen among the promising personalities from the key influencer and emergent countries. They have been 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.
 
14 contemporary art locations visited
40 French professionals/artists met
9 curators invited:
 
· Mark Feary, curator, Artspace Visual Arts Centre, Sydney, AUSTRALIA
· Amy Kazymerchyk, curator - Simon Fraser University Audain Gallery, Vancouver, CANADA 
· Hanna Mamia, curator Kunsthalle Helsinki, FINLAND
· Claire Power, Director, Temple Bar Gallery + Studios , Dublin, IRELAND
· Roy Brand, Director, Yaffo 23, Jerusalem, ISRAEL
· Marcello Smarelli, Director, Foundation Ermanno Casoli, Ancone / Director, Pastificcio Cerere , Rom, ITALY
· Gonzalo Ortega, chief curator, MARCO (Contemporary Art Museum) Monterrey, MEXICO 
· Zuzana Pacakova, Curator, Nuit Blanche, Kosice, SLOVAKIA
· Bernard Vienat, independent curator and founder of art-werk, SWITZERLAND
· Jo Shu-Wen Hsiao, Director, Taipei Artist Village, TAIWAN
 
The key moments of these professional invitations:
Visits of exhibitions in Lyon, Daniel Firman at MAC (Contemporary Art Museum), the IAC (Institute for Contemporary Art) in Villeurbanne, artists’ studios in Paris, and the Salon of Montrouge dedicated to emerging artists.
 
Monday, May 20
Arrival in Paris
 
Tuesday, May 21
- Welcoming at Institut français : Meet with French professionals / curators
- Ronan et Erwan Bouroullec, retrospective at Musée des arts décoratifs
- Palais des Beaux-Arts, The Angel of History, curated by Nicolas Bourriaud
 
Wednesday, May 22
 
TRAM art centers around Paris :
- Ferme du Buisson, Julien Bismuth / Virginie Yassef
- MAC/VAL, Museum of Contemporary Art , Wilder Mann, Charles Fréger
- Julio Le Parc’studio
- 58th Salon of Montrouge for emerging artists
Thursday, May 23
 
- CNAP (National Art center for Visual Arts)
- Private collection (tbc)
- Grand Palais, Dynamo
- Ricard Foundation, Gérald Petit
- Isabelle Cornaro’ studio in Montmartre
 
Friday, May 24
One day trip in LYON :
- Le Plateau, Transformations, The Collection displayed by Vincent Lamouroux.
Exhibition within les Pléiades celebrating 30 years of the FRAC collections
- MAC, Musée d’art contemporain / Contemporary Art Museum
Daniel Firman / Philippe Droguet / Collection
- IAC (Institut d’Art Contemporain), Villeurbanne
1966-79, group exhibition curated by artist Laurent Montaron
 
Saturday, May 25
Departure
 
Coordination :
Adeline Blanchard, Project Manager for Visual Arts