Paris Biennale @ Yale University
ALL WEEK ~ THIS IS GRACE SPACE WEEK FOR THE PARIS BIENNALE: NEW CONCEPTS IN ART
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26 - TUESDAY, OCTOBER 4
Grace Exhibition Space is hosting the members of the Paris Biennale in NYC
A series of lectures that present the Biennale de Paris and its associated practices.
Introduction Nancy Barton
What New Artist�s Figures Could We Propose? [Isabelle de Maison Rouge]
Whether he is really involved in the social sphere or soberly present in the art circuit, the artist refuses the narcissistic withdrawal and takes the present time�s issues head on. So it is essential to rethink our eco- nomy, its condition and to question the future of the artist�s position. This is the subtlety on which the issue about this new artist�s figure is based on, and which we still have to construct. Non exhaustive typologies of contemporary artist�s figures: The artist-entrepre- neur, the critic enterprise, the worker-artist, the stra- tegist-artist, the consultant-artist, the maneuver-artist, the teacher-artist.
The Biennale de Paris, a Strategy for Practices which Disobey the Regime of Mainstream Art. [Alexandre Gurita]
The Biennale de Paris is a biennale without art objects, exhibitions, spectators, curators. It is without set dates and set venues. The artists are considered partners, and they are therefore play a role as deci- sion-makers in the Biennale de Paris.
Did The Borders Of Art Become Art Itself? [Ghislain Mollet-Vi�ville]
Ghislain Mollet-Vi�ville did research about new posi- tion artists who take part in �outer� activities. In 1975 he initiated the notion agent d�art, which describes a professional whose activities are about managing art in its relation to society. Increasingly the question now arising is no longer �What is art?� but �When, how, why and where is there art?�
The less[ Jean-Baptiste Farkas]
�The abundance of everything disturbs me. This is why the less plays a vital role in the approach I have gradually elaborated. In my opinion, the less is a way out (an exit), or � even, maybe � THE way out. This is why in the present context, removing is a major gesture. This idea can be summarized in a few words: Too much of everything? Lust for less!�
Non-Standard Artistic Practices In The U.S. [Bernard Brunon]
Presentation of contemporary strategies of artists who push back the boundaries of artistic practice and explore ideas that go beyond producing art objects. While redefining the role of the artist these artists take their work out of the traditional system of pre-sentation.
How to Spot Actuarial Art? [Andr� �ric L�tourneau] Can the notions of �actuaries� (statistical operations whose objective is to estimate risks in the fields of finance and insurance) and �actuarial practices� be implemented in art, through an attempt to define the concept of �actuarial art�? This could be descri- bed as the production of works that refuse symbolic risk-taking or actions that are culturally transgressive.