Xinyi Cheng

September 9, 2017Artists, Blogt

Xinyi Cheng surprend par ses visions doucement perverses de la masculinité occidentale. Et incarne par extension la relation pacifiée à l’appropriation culturelle d’une nouvelle génération d’artistes chinois à la culture visuelle décloisonnée. – Ingrid Luquet-Gad See more artworks by Xinyi Cheng here:

Sergej Jensen

July 4, 2016Artists, Blogt

Paintings may be pictures, but they are always objects. The blatant materiality of Sergej Jensen’s canvases made them seem part of the interior architecture of Neu’s gallery. Jensen has consistently had an ambivalent relation to the spaces in which he shows his work. Previously at Neu, he arranged mats on the floor that resembled his … Read More

Jeremy Demester

June 7, 2016Artists, Blogt

Jeremy Demester: D’origine gitane, que le jeune artiste (né en 1988) revendique à travers son art et ses voyages, il travaille sur le rapport de l’homme avec le monde, la nature et les mythes fondateurs. En collaboration avec ses amis philosophes, scientifiques, artisans, qu’il appelle La Demestria, il est à la recherche d’une expression du … Read More

Gonzalo Lebrija

November 6, 2015Artists, Blogt

It’s not worth it, says Allen. And it might not be worth for Lebrija either, whose dark Mexican humour and metaphysical bent continues a great tradition of artists and writers. Bittersweet and lucid nihilists, who, despite the impending shadow of failure, never cease in their quest to find the answers to those questions. – Lorena … Read More

Victor Man

November 6, 2014Artists, Blogt

In an essay presented to the 16th Congress of the International Psychoanalytical Association in 1949 the French psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan located the formation of the self in the mirror reflection. Identity, as Lacan understood it, arose in the recognition of the image as oneself. For the most part the representation in art of the human … Read More

Emmanuel Le Cerf

April 10, 2014Artists, Blogt

Emmanuel Le Cerf is be doing some infrared led based metamorphic art defacing. See more of Emmanuel Le Cerf’s artworks here.


September 24, 2009Blogt, photos, Recent Exhibitions

Join me for a defacing performance November 4th at 7:30 pm at Le 104CENTQUATRE as part of my ongoing Defacing Art Project. Exhibition runs from November 4th to the 8th, 2009. Vernissage opening starts at 6:00 pm Le 104CENTQUATRE 104 rue d’Aubervilliers / 5 rue Curial 75019 Paris M : Stalingrad (ligne 2) , Crimée … Read More

The Radicant & Stealing The Mona Lisa

June 21, 2009Art Texts, Blogt

Somewhere between the The Radicant by Nicolas Bourriaud (page 16 here quoted) and Stealing the Mona Lisa by Darian Leader and his take on the public reaction to it being missing, I have confirmed my fears about the passive spectators of a museum gallery, they deface what they see even if they don’t know it, … Read More

Defacing ou les strates de la mémoire

June 8, 2009Art Texts, Blogt

par Christina Vatsella Le projet Defacing de Pablo Gonzalez-Trejo oscille entre la peinture et l’œuvre performative. Le projet se déroule en deux étapes distinctes. Dans un premier temps, l’artiste crée des portraits des gens qui ont marqué l’histoire, comme Che Guevara ou Fidel Castro, et dont l’image est inscrite dans la mémoire collective. Bien que … Read More

The Radicant

April 21, 2009Art Texts, Blogt

The radicant is becoming my little white bible… “In ordinary language, ‘modernizing’ has come to mean reducing cultural and social reality to Western formats. And today, modernism amounts to a form of complicity with colonialism and Eurocentrism. Let us bet on a modernity which, far from absurdly duplicating that of the last century, would be … Read More

Altermodern Manifesto

April 19, 2009Art Texts, Blogt

POSTMODERNISM IS DEAD A new modernity is emerging, reconfigured to an age of globalisation – understood in its economic, political and cultural aspects: an altermodern culture Increased communication, travel and migration are affecting the way we live Our daily lives consist of journeys in a chaotic and teeming universe Multiculturalism and identity is being overtaken … Read More

Laurent de Raucourt Defacing

April 16, 2009Blogt, podcast

Here is a small clip from the exhibition Portraits d’amies at the opening reception on September 11th 2008. Video by Françoise Ellong & David Wolfer

Tate Triennial 2009

April 11, 2009Art Texts, Blogt

Posted on Frieze Issue 120 Jan-Feb 2009 Nicolas Bourriaud, curator of the next Tate Triennial, ‘Altermodern’, talks to frieze about botany, modernity, time, class and exhibition-making image TOM MORTON Your forthcoming book The Radicant employs a botanical metaphor to identify a form of cultural production whose roots are not static and buried, like those of a … Read More