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Associate Artist    

‘’La Peau Vive’’

In response to the invitation of Chapelle Vidéo, Frédéric Nauczyciel invests the chapel of Saint-Denis Museum of Art and History and presents "La Peau Vive", an installation that invites performers and the public to seize the museum space.
Scattered in the chapel, nine screens - the ninth, central, 6 meter wide, on which the eye hangs - give body to bodies, to live skins, tattoos... The installation evokes a kind of intimate museum, the story of a body that touches the skin as you touch the surface of the city.

Exhibition until May 29th, 2017

Saint-Denis Musée d’art et d’histoire
22 bis rue Gabriel Péri, 93200 Saint-Denis

Personal Exhibition    

‘’Les riens font des mondes’’

Monographic exhibition of Fabien Léaustic, "Les riens font des mondes" evokes the random forms and the chance events that organize nature, make up the universe and arouse exaltation. Using the scientific method, he tries to reproduce the phenomenon of chance, almost elusive. The works he invented disrupt our vision of matter. The doubt that Fabien Léaustic sets in place passes by the appropriation of events a priori ordinary that he comes to sublimate; He becomes the reveller of those little things that make worlds and transform us.

Exhibition until May 27th, 2017

Le 87 / Art Exprim
87/89 rue Marcadet, 75018 Paris


The Galerie Eric Mouchet exhibits from April 1st the works of Samir Mougas. The sculptor notably reveals the series « Surfaces Informées » (Informed Surfaces) and « Objets Sombres » (Dark Objects). These pieces study the same ambivalence between physical presence and mental existence. The work of Samir Mougas is rooted in an imaginary that is born in the 1980s. Techno, but also cyberpunk literature, and a whole synthetic culture that goes through music, design, science fiction and technologies. The 1980s saw the development of networks, 3D animation and computer music as the last great futuristic moment in the history of culture.

Exhibition until May 27th, 2017

Galerie Eric Mouchet
45 rue Jacob, Paris 6ème


Circonstances atténuantes

At the Pavillon Carré de Baudouin, 2017 opens with a new cycle of exhibitions devoted to urban art. Who better than the artists Lek & Sowat, recently returned from their residence at Villa Medici, to inaugurate it? Local and international artists, explorers, virtuosos, they promise to transfigure the Pavillon before its renovation. Under the direction of Elise Herszkowicz, their art, graphic, abstract, largely inspired by architectural and industrial influences, echoes the history of the place and the arrondissement. It will surprise you as much as it will move you.

Exhibition until July 22nd, 2017

Carré Baudouin
121 rue de Ménilmontant, 75020 Paris


Between Dig and Display

The work of Alia Farid is a confluence experiences and landscapes that have shaped her perception, namely in relation to Kuwait and Puerto Rico and their respective positions towards other territories. Her work is expressed through videos, spatial installations, drawings and other mediums.

For her first solo exhibition in Paris, “Between Dig and Display”,Alia Farid interprets a selection of documentation images found in the storage basement of the never completed Kuwait National Museum. The disparate images, a mixture of ancient and recent artefacts, demonstrate a society’s struggle to coherently articulate its own history. In some of the images, neither site nor object is apparent. In others, a black and white rod set alongside unearthed matter provides viewers a sense of scale. Not far from the images, piles of plastic bags filled with fragments of previous civilizations lie in wait, unearthed and yet un-exposed. Seemingly disjointed, the objects in this exhibition assemble a precarious universe that oscillates between record and invention.

Exhibition until July 31st, 2017

Galerie Imane Fares
41 Rue Mazarine, 75006 Paris

Collective Exhibition    

Journées photographiques de Bienne

Image flows, the omnipresence of technology, the excesses of a globalized society, photographic challenges: these themes and many others are dealt with by the photographers of the 21st edition of the Journées photographiques de Bienne devoted to the notion of extreme.

The 28 exhibitions, including that of Florent Meng, are revealed along a well-known promenade that offers this year a different course with three new places. Tool of knowledge, object of entertainment, our society is no longer thinkable without images. The Festival, an appointment for emerging photography in Switzerland, echoes it.

Festival from May 5th to 28th, 2017

Bienne (Switzerland)


Architextures de paysage

At the Chateau d'Oiron, PA | Plateforme de création contemporaine offers the first major deployment of its thematic cycle entitled “Architextures de paysage”. All human activity generates lines: "strings and traces", distinguishes the English anthropologist Tim Ingold in his book. Through their works - drawings, videos, sculptures, installations, performances, etc. -, the artists featured in “Architextures de paysage #1” summon a number of landscape elements (light, skyline, natural or architectural elements, a host of signs, etc.) that they confront to the personal experiences that can be made of them. Among the artists represented, you can admire the work of Ali Tnani who conducts searches about data on the network, the question of the trace and the future of dematerialized archives

Exhibition until June 4th, 2017

Château d’Oiron
79100 Oiron


‘’Mutations-Créations / Imprimer le monde’’

From the design object to the architectural prototype, from the production workshop to the innovative laboratory projects, this exhibition brings together a young generation of artists, designers and architects who have taken 3D printing as a critical tool for experimentation. Imprimer le monde sheds light on the mutations of shapes within a "digital materiality" where a new typology of objects has appeared and whose 3D impression is the common denominator. Discover the contribution of Louise Akili to the soundtrack of Olga Neuwirth's sound work.

Exhibition from March 15th to June 19th, 2017

Centre Pompidou
Place Georges Pompidou, 75004 Paris

Cold Wave

Aurore Bagarry, Camille Michel and Anna Katharina Scheidegger, three photographers, three adventurous women, set out to represent spaces on the edge of the earth - glaciers of the Alps and the Far North - to underline the beauty but also the fragility of these places threatened with extinction. The landscapes they photograph belong to a double tradition, that of the poetic and intimate description of the landscape, and that which considers the landscape from a scientific point of view. Between exploration and documentary approach, their images are the fruit of an experiment. The colours and materials are those of the extreme places: ice packs disappearing in the sky, reliefs of the moraines, points of the glaciers. They seem to reveal to our gaze the depth of the earth engendering the surface, epidermis of the world whose spectacle burns us and agitates us.

Exhibition until July 2nd, 2017

La Filature, Scène nationale
20 allée Nathan Katz, 68100 Mulhouse


L’Éternité par les astres

“L’Éternité par les astres” (Eternity by the stars) is a collective exhibition curated by Léa Bismuth, adapted to the thought of Auguste Blanqui (1805-1881). The artists she invites emancipate themselves in their own way from a fatalistic and generalist view of the world by opposing singular and intensive, attentive and open readings. Their approach is motivated by a freeing of imposed perceptions, a desire to share experiences and knowledge. Looking at Blanqui's writing, their work can be interpreted as "a physical response, an aspiration to something else, to others ways". Discover on this occasion, the performance “Faire pleurer les nuages” of Marie Luce Nadal.

Exhibition until August 27th, 2017

Les Tanneries
234 Rue des Ponts, 45200 Amilly


Afriques Capitales

Bringing together more than sixty artists from all generations, including resident Youssef Limoud (Egypt), La Villette invites us to discover what is today more than a panorama of African creation. Discover also the second part of this exhibition in Lille, with the participation of Modupeola Fadugba (Nigeria).

Exhibition until May 28th
at the Grande halle of la Villette in Paris
And until September 3rd
at the Gare Saint Sauveur in Lille



At the outset, “Horizons” today marks its difference by its longevity. Created for the first time in 2007, the event blows its eleven candles and is now every summer an inevitable rendezvous around contemporary art. Ten works are to be discovered in the landscapes of the Massif du Sancy (63) on various natural sites, remarkable and new. Thus, it is possible to enjoy the freshness of the water with the lakes, magnificent panoramas or the intimacy of a wooded area...

Discover “Transhumances”, Thierry Gilotte's contribution to this event. Through sculpture, dramaturgical writing or performance, he tackles the notions of habitat, living together and the fragility of individuals by transposing them into a symbolic universe close to storytelling or science fiction. His works are explorations of our way of inhabiting the world.

Event from June 24th to September 24th, 2017

Massif du Sancy (France)


Jacqueline et Pierre

“Images are like nomads walking through time, from one medium to another.” - Hans Belting

Shifting between past and present, memories arise, bringing forth fragments of information. Transmitted through various modes of representation, the memories, drawn not from one specific past, are evoked within an empty apartment in the 16th arrondissement, once belonging to Jacqueline and Pierre who moved from Algeria to Paris in 1962. They lived in this apartment for 43 years. In a contemporary context, the unique character of the space transforms its own emptiness into presence, and its rooms become hosts for the site-specific work.

This event will be the occasion to discover installations, films, drawings and performances of Eden Sarna, Julia Wirsching, Sascha Brosamer, Gabriel Hensche, Riki Werdenigg, Rotem Gerstel, Estee Balsam and Laetitia Striffling.

The artists encourage you to bring with you your partner, parent or grand parent, child or grand child or anyother family member.

On Thursday, May 25th 2017, from 7pm to midnight.

12 Place Victor Hugo, 75116 Paris


“La Règle du Jeu”

Cinematographic masterpiece whose scenario has become a classic, La Règle du Jeu enters the Repertoire of the Comédie-Française in a staging of the Brazilian Christiane Jatahy. Combining dramaturgical coherence and formal vivacity, it is from Jean Renoir – who was inspired by the Caprices de Marianne of Musset and the Mariage de Figaro by Beaumarchais - she created this theatrical version, breaking the boundaries between disciplines to sublimate the codes. In partnership with the Cité internationale des arts, the Comédie-Française was able to welcome in Paris the artistic team of Christiane Jatahy, including Paulo Camacho (director of photography, cameraman), Marcelo Lipiani (stage designer) and Julio Parente (video system manager).

Performances until June 15th, 2017

Comédie Française
Colette square, 75001 Paris

Theater and performances    

Louise Weber dite La Goulue

In this show, which combines humour, music, sensuality and emotion, “Louise Weber, known as La Goulue”, star of the Moulin Rouge and muse of Toulouse Lautrec opens the book of her life. The pages that go in reverse make us penetrate into her intimacy, behind the scenes of this extraordinary destiny, full of freedom. Matthieu Michard in residence at the Cité internationale des arts, accompanies the show with his accordion.

Monday and Tuesday at 9.30pm, from May 15th to June 27th, 2017

Théâtre Essaïon
6 rue Pierre au Lard 75004 Paris


Adrien Vescovi

What is the part of chance in the elaboration of a piece of art? This season, the invited artists will work individually or collectively on the theme of the intervention of chance in the process of creation. Thus, Adrien Vescovi chooses to leave nature, time and time to change his canvases, while Diogo Pimentao plays with the movements of his body to compose his installations. Manuel Scano Larrazabal, for his part, invents improbable and mobile machines capable of drawing in his place. Finally, Caty Olive and Laurent Friquet imagined an installation that triggers with the comings and goings of the visitors, especially at dusk. The artists' interventions are added to each other throughout the season.

Exhibition until October 29th, 2017

Le Cyclop
66 rue Pasteur, 91490 Milly-la-Forêt

Analyse d'audience