Astrup Fearnley Museet
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"L’Europe des Artistes" is a cultural project on an unprecedented scale: this is a multi-faceted research project unfolding into conferences, events, exhibitions, and publications, dedicated to young contemporary European artists. It is designed and developed in close collaboration, and over several years, by major European art institutions: Astrup Fearnley Museet in Oslo, Beyeler Foundation in Basel, LVHMs Foundation for Contemporary Art in Paris, and by the curator Hans Ulrich Obrist.

The project "L’Europe des artistes" will result in a major exhibition bringing together artists from all over Europe, which will be presented from the year 2014 in the institutions that initiated it before travelling to other museums in Europe and the world.

This exhibition will be preceded by – and prepared through - a series of conferences that will start from the beginning of 2013 and will continue until the first opening of the exhibition in 2014. This program consists of thematic evenings to be held every two months during the years 2013 and 2014 in the different partner institutions. These evening lectures will be the first public manifestation of the project "Europe of artists."

The first thematic evening takes place on 24 January 2013 at Astrup Fearnley Museet and looks at France. We have asked two writers/curator and one artist/curator to portrait the new intellectual pulse in Paris. The ambition would be to actualize what has long been what defined Paris in the first place: the correspondences and relationships between different disciplines, different fields how Paris holds on to a culture of intellectualism, for better or worse. Critic, theoretician and film curator, CLARA SCHULMANN, will be joined by THOMAS BOUTOUX, a curator, writer, and publisher. JASON HWANG, American artist and curator, will also take part in the conference.

The presentations are held in English.

More on the participants:

CLARA SCHULMANN is a Paris-based writer on art and film, and film curator. She holds a Phd from Paris 3- Sorbonne Nouvelle in film studies and is a frequent contributor to theoretical and art journals such as May, Vacarme, Mouvement, or Particules. She is a co-founder of the collective Le Silo, which publishes new writings on the relationships between contemporary art and cinema and has organized screenings, symposia in various locations in Paris since 2007. (www.lesilo.org)

THOMAS BOUTOUX is a writer, editor, publisher and curator based in Paris. In 2007, he co-founded castillo/corrales, a co-operatively run, non-profit contemporary art venue that includes an exhibition space, a bookstore (Section 7 Books) and a publishing house (Paraguay Press). castillo/corrales was conceived as a new type of art institution, one that provides artists, professionals and audience with an intimate and informal environment conducive to experimentation, discussion and learning. He's frequent contributor to journals including Mousse, and May.

JASON HWANG is an artist and curator from Los Angeles who has been living in Paris since 2009. In 2011, together with curator Romain Chenais, Hwang founded the independent venue Shanaynay, located in the 20th arrondissement, Paris’ new art district. Shanaynay presented the works of young French and international artists, including David Douard, Laure Prouvost, Benoit Maire, Marie Lund and Cally Spooner. (www.shanaynay.fr)

The conference is generously sponsored by Institut Francais Norvège.

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