Focus Choices / Montrouge / Metz

 

FOCUS CHOICES / MONTROUGE / METZ

19 – 24 MAI 2014

 

Within the framework of the FOCUS for visual arts, 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 centres, foundations, galleries) and meetings with artists and curators.
 
THE KEY MOMENTS OF THIS PROFESSIONAL INVITATION:
The Montrouge Salon for emerging creation, the first Parisian gallery weekend CHOICES and the Metz Pompidou Centre.
 
19 contemporary art locations visited
56 French professionals/artists met
11 curators invited:
· Jonathan MIDDLETON, Director, OR Gallery, Vancouver, CANADA
· Lee Daehyung, Art critic, independent curator, Seoul, SOUTH COREA
· Pernille Damsted Fonnesbech, Curator, Kunstforeningen GLSTRAND, Copenhagen, DANEMARK
· Dean Daderko, Curator, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston (CAMH), Texas, USA
· Sean Kissane, commissaire de l’Irish Museum of Modern Art, IRLAND
· Aya Lurie, Director, Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art, ISRAEL           
· Leonardo Bigazzi
, independent curator, festival ‘Lo schermo dell’arte’, Firenze, ITALY
· Chinatsu Makiguchi, Curator, National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, JAPAN
· Eimaer Martin, Curator, Hayward Gallery, UK
· Kathleen BÜHLER, Curator for Contemporary Art, Kunstmuseum Bern, SWITZERLAND
· Hsiang HUANG, Director of the Exhibitions' Department, Museum of Contemporary Art, Taïpei, TAÏWAN
 
PROGRAM:
 
Monday 19
Arrival of the participants
 
Tuesday 20
MEETING at the INSTITUT FRANÇAIS with French professionals
GALERIE EDOUARD MANET, Gennevilliers, Vincent Ganivet / Diogo Pimentao
FONDATION D’ENTREPRISE GALERIES LAFAYETTE, Meet with artists in residency
 
Wednesday 21
Visit arts centers from TRAM’s network:
CREDAC Art Centre, Ivry-sur-Seine, Estefanìa Peñafiel Loaiza / Benoît-Marie Moriceau,
MAC/VAL, Museum of Contemporary Art Val-de-Marne, Vitry-sur-Seine, Esther Ferrer /
Works from the collection
CAC Brétigny, Collector, An exhibition on Graphism. Meet with artists in residency Annie Vigier & Franck Apertet (les gens d'Uterpan)
SALON DE MONTROUGE, Salon for emerging artists
 
Thursday 22
One day tour in Metz:
DELME SYNAGOGUE ART CENTER, solo show by Clément Rodzielski
CENTRE POMPIDOU-METZ, Paparazzi / The Decade 1984-1999, curated by Stéphanie Moisdon / Exhibition design: Dominique Gonzales-Foerster
FRAC (French Regional Contemporary Art Funds) Lorraine. Installation by Gianni Pettena
 
Friday 23
CHOICES COLLECTORS WEEKEND, PARIS (Marais / Belleville / Saint-Germain-des-Prés) :
GALLERY TOUR
RICARD FOUNDATION, Group show curated by Neil Beloufa and Mihnea Mircan
PALAIS DE TOKYO
Thomas Hirschhorn's installation Eternel Flame / Hiroshi Sugimoto, Lost Human Genetic Archive - The World Died Today
Opening at ENSBA PARIS (NATIONAL ART SCHOOL OF FINE ARTS), Exhibition curated by Nicolas Bourriaud
 
Saturday 24
Departure of the participants
 
 
COORDINATION:
Adeline Blanchard, Project Leader for Visual Arts, Institut français