Date(s) - Mar 14
19:00 - 21:00
ARTIST TALK * : GENEVIEVE GAIGNARD
WITH AMI BARAK, INDEPENDENT CURATOR AND ART CRITIC
Doors open at 6 P.M.
Free entrance / Booking required
The Mona Bismarck American Center in partnership with the gallery Praz Delavallade will host an exceptional artist talk with Genevieve Gaignard. She will be in conversation with Ami Barak, independent curator and art critic based in Paris.
Gaignard mines social media culture for cues to stage her photographs, transforming herself as various archetypes of women. Her work is often displayed in equally camp installations; environments laden with objects and signifiers that express an intimate portrayal of race and gender.
Ami Barak was the director of the “Frac (regional collection of contemporary art) Languedoc-Roussillon” and of the “International Association of Contemporary Art Curators – IKT”. He was also the former Head of the Visual Art Department at the City Council of Paris (2003-2008). During this function, he was the artistic director and coordinator of the 2003 and 2004 editions of the Nuit Blanche – the “Sleepless Night”, a contemporary art festival in Paris. He also initiated the public commissioning program Art for the Tram. Over the past twenty years, he has curated numerous international exhibitions. His most recent major curatorial project was Art for the World [the Expo]: the City of Forking Paths, the Sculpture Project of the Expo Boulevard at the World Expo Shanghai 2010 featuring twenty monumental sculptures of Chinese and International artists. He is currently a lecturer at the Paris Sorbonne I University, an art advisor and a permanent collaborator for the magazine IDEA arts+society.
The event will launch Genevieve Gaignard’s first exhibition in Paris at the gallery Praz Delavallade, Hidden fences from March 17th to April 28th 2018.
* The talk will be in English with no translation.
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