STUDIO VISITS IN MONTREUIL : CLAIRE FONTAINE AND CATHERINE LE VAN VAN

STUDIO VISITS IN MONTREUIL

Monday April 24 avril 2017 at 10am
Meeting point : metro Mairie de Montreuil (line 9)

CLAIRE FONTAINE followed (at 11.45am) by CATHERINE LE VAN VAN

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P.I.G.S. 2011 Matchsticks. plaster wall, concealed corridor, H.D. video projection. dimensions variable. Photo by Nacho López, © Studio Claire Fontaine. Courtesy of Claire Fontaine and MUSAC Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León

Claire Fontaine, reminiscent of the brand of school exercise books, is a collective founded in 2014 and based in Paris. Claire Fontaine is a self-proclaimed « readymade artist », developing a sort of neo-conceptual art which sometimes recalls other artists’ work. She works in neon, video, sculpture, painting and text. Her work questions political impotence, and the crisis of originality in contemporary society.
Claire Fontaine offers a feminist view on the art of forging freedom.

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Catherine Le Van Van, Tulipe, gravure © Catherine Le Van Van

Catherine Le Van Van has worked in watercolour, printmaking and enamel, with a brief foray into paper maché sculpture, with plants as a recurring theme. She will introduce us to etching and enamel on copper techniques, which by their unpredictable nature offer infinite possibilities for experimentation.

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