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  • Artvertising

    10 September 2008 ( #Art and News )

    A few months ago, Audi launched its new car. The TV ad miraculously succeeded in reminding not only of Andy Warhol but also of Andreas Gursky and Katarina Fritsch. A man (a senior executive of course...) gazes at the swarming city out the window of his...

  • Pimp my ride

    03 November 2008 ( #Art and News )

    "A racing automobile with its bonnet adorned with great tubes like serpents with explosive breath ... a roaring motor car which seems to run on machine-gun fire, is more beautiful than the Victory of Samothrace" (F.T. Marinetti) From October 15th to January...

  • This is not a title

    20 October 2008 ( #Art and News )

    In 2002, the Icelandic band Sigur Rós released an album titled (). Empty brackets, which locked nothing up, not even a subtitle. An "untitled" album. Not really a revolution, there are plenty of eponymous albums in contemporary musical history, but a...

  • Benoît-Marie Moriceau: towards a taxidermy of the object

    13 October 2008 ( #Art and News )

    Following the example of Norman Bates, the unobtrusive hero of Psycho, Benoît-Marie Moriceau is fond of a certain style of taxidermy. In Psycho, he stretches an absolute black skin on a mansion skeleton: a solidification of Mrs. Bates or the Mummy returns?...

  • Jeremy Deller / Christoph Büchel: social hyperrealists

    06 October 2008 ( #Art and News )

    There's been recent discussions about the sensitive frontier between art and popular culture concerning Tom Friedman works. Jeremy Deller gives us an answer with his exhibition at Palais de Tokyo, Paris, "From a revolution to another" (September 26th,...

  • Jeff Koons: Yesterday and Today or Stuart Sutcliffe’s soul

    22 September 2008 ( #Art and News )

    Yesterday and Today. The works of Jeff Koons exhibited into the classical decor of the Versailles Palace obviously come as a shock between former and contemporary style . A travesty, a stylistic collision, a visual anomaly. Like The Beatles posing, dressed...

  • In the future, Duchamp and Warhol will be famous for… eternity

    29 September 2008 ( #Art and News )

    The exhibition « Traces du Sacré » at the Pompidou Center , Paris (May 7th - August 11th 2008) left traces Questioning the place, disappearance and return of a « religious feeling » in art is a delicate interrogation. And particularly during such confused...

  • The “Red Scare”: the tragic fate of McCarthyism

    10 November 2008 ( #Art and News )

    The INSEE recently published a study with figures that suggest French people are much happier after they turn 60. At the same time, the SNCF (French railroad) workers, as per unusual, go on strike once again, to protest a motion delaying the age of retirement....

  • Fiac, Show Off, Slick, Diva: the Fantastic Four (1/4)

    27 October 2008 ( #Art and News )

    The four main Parisian art fairs are the superheroes of this end of October. The press is excited, the art collectors are under tight scrutiny, the art galleries are stressed and art is… worried ? The Fiac : Mr. Fantastic. The International Contemporary...

  • Fiac, Show Off, Slick, Diva: the Fantastic Four (2/4)

    27 October 2008 ( #Art and News )

    The four main Parisian art fairs are the superheroes of this end of October. The press is excited, the art collectors are under tight scrutiny, the art galleries are stressed and art is… worried? Show Off: the Human Torch. Born from the Fiac-denied galleries...

  • Fiac, Show Off, Slick, Diva: the Fantastic Four (3/4)

    27 October 2008 ( #Art and News )

    The four main Parisian art fairs are the superheroes of this end of October. The press is excited, the art collectors are under tight scrutiny, the art galleries are stressed and art is… worried ? Slick : the Thing. Benjamin Jacob Grimm, alias the Thing,...

  • Fiac, Show Off, Slick, Diva: the Fantastic Four (4/4)

    27 October 2008 ( #Art and News )

    The four main Parisian art fairs are the superheroes of this end of October. The press is excited, the art collectors are under tight scrutiny, the art galleries are stressed and art is… worried? Diva : the Invisible Woman. Diva suffers from a lack of...

  • Richard Serra at La Défense

    24 December 2008 ( #Art and News )

    We met the famous sculptor Richard Serra during the re-installation of Slat, one of his masterpieces, in the La Défense business district. Short but warm interview, despite the cold weather. What can you tell me about Slat, and the vertical towers? Well,...

  • Santa’s coming over

    24 December 2008 ( #Art and News )

    In order to make Christmas a success and not be considered as the turkey this year, we offer you the first virtual and cultural present to open right now. Having a Merry Christmas ? The recipe is quite simple actually, you only need the right ingredients....

  • Norway - Growth of the soil

    18 December 2008 ( #Art and News )

    The weather is cold today. But not as cold as in other countries. For instance, in Norway, the weather is much colder. Even in Oslo, that is in Southern region of the country; but in Northern Europe. Norway, by the way, has an exciting artistic scene....

  • Déjà-vu

    29 November 2008 ( #Art and News )

    Repetition: reiteration, retelling, come back of the same idea, action to do what you already did. Repetition officially exists on Fine Arts as a reproduction of an original work by the author himself or under his directive. Repetition is not copy, homage,...

  • Suicide : a way of life – part 1

    17 November 2008 ( #Art and News )

    Suicidal Tendencies. Is suicide trendy? Really? Or, in our general crisis times, the tendency to be suicidal is growing up? Suicidal Tendencies is the title of the most recent Bruno Peinado’s exhibition at the Manet Gallery in Gennevilliers and it’s anything...

  • Suicide: why be blue? – Part 2

    24 November 2008 ( #Art and News )

    (Previously) The suicide is a recurrent topic of contemporary art. Unfortunately, the reverse is true. Following the morbid success of Goethe’s The sorrows of young Werther, the archetypal romantic artist considered the suicide as a possible, worthy and...

  • Interview - Charles Clary

    16 January 2009 ( #Art and News )

    Charles Clary, who is now exhibiting his artworks at Galerie Evolution Pierre Cardin, is a SCAD student (Savannah, GA). Art and You met him and asked him a few questions. What could you tell us about your artworks ? The all aspect of the world is musically...

  • Nathaniel Rackowe - Neon Bible

    23 January 2009 ( #Art and News )

    What’s worth than working with neon’s today on the contemporary art market? Working with skulls? Maybe…. But only just. The use of fluorescent tubes (to be perfectly correct) was not supposed to end like that. It was actually doomed to become a reserved...

  • Don’t do it

    23 January 2009 ( #Art and News )

    Soeur Emmanuelle, almost 100 years, recently awarded by the honorific Woman of the Year title (that’s probably moves her deeply, wherever she is) died few days ago. From this little nun, we’ll remember two things: a frank sympathy, and to be perfectly...

  • Bijl, Guillaume & Marc - Primitive Flemish

    23 January 2009 ( #Art and News )

    An artist, by nature, tries to be different, to be unique, personally and into his work. What could be more frustrating than being stupidly compared to a simple homonymous, without relationship or direct correspondence concerning the realization of your...

  • Cedric Smith – Nordine Zidoun Gallery

    28 January 2009 ( #Art and News )

    Cedric Smith is currently exhibiting at Nordine Zidoun Gallery his artworks : colored advertisments from the 50' that he created after his own mind. Art and You tried to know why he's interested in adding black people in his ads/paintings. Could you explain...

  • Private collection

    28 January 2009 ( #Art and News )

    Do you know an art collector, enlightened or not, who never dreamt of an art collection making Dakis, Bernard, François, Eli & Co. become pale? How many art lovers, in total darkness, don’t know they have some magical works at home? Do you envy them ?...

  • AES+F

    04 February 2009 ( #Art and News )

    “If only your parents Wanted to live on our island Everything would be happier And life would be easier for everyone” L’île aux enfants – Christophe Izard Well, it depends on the island you are invited to.... AES+F’s children island is closer to the Okishima...

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