Salon de Montrouge – 64th Edition

The 64th edition of the Salon de Montrouge has already took off. 52 artists in total are exhibiting their work in what is to some one of the most expected “rendez-vous” for emerging creators. During my visit I was happily surprised by the number of female artists (31) and the general mood of the pieces…

Point Zéro

This is a story of kinship, womanhood, empowerment and all the adjectives describing contemporary female relationships. You might hear this words often but if we continue to use them it’s because they describe so well the unique bond between the five young women.   It all began in Paris but blossomed in Lake Como… when…

Récit Frangeant – Hendrik González

Entre le vivant et l’inanimé une fine frontière se dessine rendant difficile la tâche de définir concrètement cet espace transitoire. Un récif frangeant est de la sorte, une frontière entre le foisonnement vital des récifs coralliens et la puissance meurtrière des vagues, le récif frangeant  est là pour protéger la faune et la flore marine….

Rinomina

Hidden in a quiet street at the Marais – one of the most concurred neighborhoods in Paris – is located a small artist run space called Rinomina, a location honouring the term “artist run space”. The first time that I visited the space was during the vernissage of the exhibition “Courage! Near Infra Red”. I…

ARCO Madrid Highlights

Art fairs are demanding and fatiguing parallel worlds. I remember the first time I visited an “encyclopedic” museum, it was the Met and I was old enough to bare with the queuing, the noise and the commotion of bodies. After 4 hours of seeing and absorbing the most I could, I descended to the cafeteria…

Ana Mendieta – Le temps et l’histoire me recouvrent

L’exil est une obligation, un déracinement forcé qui nous arrache de notre habitat naturel pour nous éjecter vers des terres étrangères. Toujours dur et difficile à digérer, l’exil est à l’origine d’une transition brutale et d’une cicatrice indélébile.   L’exposition Ana Mendieta, Le temps et l’histoire me recouvrent au Jeu de Paume, explore la production…

Julian Simon at the Galerie Chloé Salgado

Disposable pictures linger in our smartphones for far too long, it’s only when we have to erase them because the storage of our devices are full that we venture to see our collection of pictures. We then remember that ludicrous night when we thought painting our faces with wax was a good idea, or other…

Highlights from an Artsy Weekend at the Villa Émerige

For the 5th edition of Emerige Mécénat’s grant, the Villa Emerige opened its doors to the general public to showcase an eclectic selection of French young artists around a thematic: what lays outside of the art world and its norms.   Until December 2nd, the villa hosted an exhibition named “Outside Our”, where the curator…

Carte Blanche to Tomás Saraceno

This year the Palais de Tokyo has chosen to give it’s 4th “carte blanche” to the Argentinian artist Tomás Saraceno. The carte blanche is not a normal retrospective, as the name indicates its a once in a lifetime opportunity giving artists total freedom to fill 13,000 m2 as they please. This year, Saraceno together with…

Artagon IV – or what I call Eastern Promises

The 4th edition of the international exhibition of art students was presented this year at the Magasins Généraux in Pantin. This time, the committee decided to put under the spotlight young creators from the eastern scene, an art scene resurrecting from the dead. More and more, and after the frenzy caused by Asian art, eastern…