OCTOBER 2015 – FRIEZE ART FAIR (LONDON), MEURICE & FIAC AWARDS (PARIS)
From october 14th to 17th – London’s Regent's Park welcomes the FRIEZE ART FAIR (managed by Victoria Siddall) under a tent where international galleries and collectors-crowd. Here for the first time, Galerie Kamel Mennour representing Camille Henrot (2013 Silver Lion of the Venice Biennale with his video Grosse Fatigue)… This year, Rachel Rose (USA) is winning the Frieze Award and his work will soon be seen in the Serpentine Gallery and at the Whitney Museum. And backstage circulates the name of a new curator for Frieze Projects : the Swiss Raphaël Gygax…
Actually, by opening the Tate Modern in 2000, London turned into the unavoidable location for contemporary art… After Frieze Magazine – born in 1991 with a Damien Hirst’s butterfly on its first cover – Amanda Sharp and Matthew Slotover founded Frieze Art Fair in 2003 ; then Frieze Masters in 2012, to show productions from before 1999. And of course, still in 2012, Art Fair New-York. But after the Frieze Art Fair in London, the well-informed art lover goes on his shopping spree in Paris… at the Fiac !
From october 22nd to 25th – At the Grand Palais, FIAC opens its doors on Winston Churchill avenue. For long Miriam Cahn’s works have been catching the attention by her way to get hold of the body : classical (painting) and contemporary (performance, etc.) Jocelyn Wolff Gallery presents her work. While a Miriam Cahn’s painting, Undarstellbar, shows a couple where the woman holds a woman’s face in front of her sex, J'ai fondé / I have founded by Bernard Gast uses the same face-to-face, but submits the couple to war.
Two lovers under the bombs
On and on suffering the impacts
The time of doves that horror blows
Of insane happiness water flows
Thanks to the two selection committees including Lafayette’s, the galleries are of high-grade : Gallery 1900-2000 (Paris, David Fleiss), gb agency (Paris, Solène Guillier), Max Hetzler & Samia Saouma (Paris, Berlin), D.F (Brussels, Mexico, Jan Mot), Gisela Capitain & Capitain Petzel, (Berlin), Neu (Berlin, Alexander Schroeder), Simon Lee Gallery (London, Simon Lee), Van de Weghe Gallery (New York, Christophe Van de Weghe) – Groupe Galeries Lafayette (Guillaume Houzé, Sponsoring Executive), Galeries Lafayette Foundation (Paris, François Quintin, Delegate Executive), Air de Paris (Paris, Florence Bonnefous), CAPC - Bordeaux Museum of contemporary art (Bordeaux, María Inès Rodriguez, Manager) and Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen (Rotterdam, Francesco Stocchi).
October 26th – The 8th edition of the MEURICE PRICE FOR CONTEMPORARY ART 2015_2016 is announced at the hôtel Le Meurice Paris celebrating its 180 years. The General Executive Franka Holtmann, the President of the jury Anne De Champigneul, the Communication Manager and Organizer of the award, Anne Vogt Bordure, and the Award’s Godfather Jean-Charles De Castelbajac give the prize to Saadâne Afif represented by the Mehdi Chouakri Gallery for the project Das Ende der Welt ! !
Miriam Cahn – Undarstellbar (08+09.08.2011), Oil on cotton (165 x 100 cm) – Artist’s brokerage & Jocelyn Wolff Gallery
Bernard Gast – J'ai fondé / I have founded (2011), Paintless-Painting (1,30 x 1,49 m) ©Adagp