9th edition - 2019
International Art Book and Film Festival
© Arnaud Pyvka et Groupe ccc
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Guests of Honour
Yannick Haenel founded the literature review Ligne de risque, that he co-leads since 1997. He has been pensionary of the Villa Médicis in Roma and teaches writing in the Ecole des arts visuels of La Cambre (Brussels). He published novels like Tiens ferme ta couronne (2017), Les Renards pâles (2013), Jan Karski (2009)...
Jacqueline Caux participated in the organisation of several music festivals, directed experimental short films, as well as musical films screened and awarded in numerous international festivals and museums. Cineast and writer, she also published books of interviews with atypical artists of the second half of the 20th century. She also directed research shows for France Culture.
Michael Blackwood produced and realized more than 150 films during his career, he began in television at NBC in 1959. In 1966, he started his own production company, Blackwood Productions Inc., in order to create a film collection documenting some of the major figures of the cultural landscape, mainly in the fields of art, architecture, music, and dance. From 1983 to 1999, Michael Blackwood Productions produced over 50 new titles, and since 2000, an even greater number, largely split between the subjects of Art and Architecture. His contribution both to the history of these fields, as well as the tradition of documentary filmmaking, has been recognized by the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the Society of Architectural Historians, among other institutions.
French artist, Fabrice Hyber has strongly changed the context of art in France since the 90's.
Who does not remember during the first Lyon Biennal of his work Traduction, monumental soap sculpture weighing 22 tons? Also his works are exposed in the entire world. They ally painting, sculpture, performance, video and installation in the most relevant way. In association with the writer, poet and art critic Pierre Giquel, he published in 2019 Moêmes. This book that gathers two voices relate, with alluding, a long terme friendship.
Pettibon is perhaps the most prominent contemporary American artist to concentrate on drawing as his primary medium. His work embraces a wide spectrum of American high and low culture, from the deviations of marginal youth to art history, sports, religion, politics, sexuality and literature. Taking their point of departure from the Southern California punk-rock scene of the late 1970s and 1980s and the do-it-yourself aesthetic of album covers, comics, concert flyers, and fanzines that characterized the movement, his drawings have come to occupy their own genre of potent and dynamic artistic commentary.
A collection of book boxes and DVDs dedicated to surrealist artists. The FILAF festival organized a meeting and discussion with co-producers Aube Breton-Elléouët, Oona Elléouët, Séverine Gauci and director Fabrice Maz.
from Tuesday, June the 18th
Galerie du FILAF, Perpignan
Held between 1995 and 2006, the book Entretiens (ed. du Regard) relates the link that unites Gilles Barbier to numerous intellectuals, artists, and scientists from all around the world with whom he seems to correspond in everyday life, delivering the quintessence of their thoughts by drawing them, in order to better ancre them in his memory. On the occasion of the release of the book, the FILAF festival organizes a public discussion between Gilles Barbier and the art critic Richard Leydier, an exhibition of the drawings featuring in the book, and a signing session.
June 20th - July 21st
Couvent des Minimes, Perpignan
An exhibition by Jean-Michel Alberola and Arnaud Labelle-Rojoux.
Commissionership by Stéphane Corréard. In coproduction with the city of Perpignan.
"Jean-Michel Alberola and Arnaud Labelle Rojoux are both born after the Second World War, the first in 1953 in Saïda, in Algeria, and the second in 1950, in Paris. Even if they started their teenage years when the "American Way of Life" still made everybody dreamed, they began their artistic practices once society had stopped believing in modernist utopias. Their works mix inextricably images and words. However, the references (that abound) are sometimes so disguised, or on the contrary so transparent, that they defy the understanding: there is literally nothing to understand, or too much. Thus, because their paintings, drawings, sculptures, mural paintings, etc. are strictly inapprehensible, the watcher stops too often on their surface. It would nevertheless be unfortunate that he circulates too fast because there is so much to see...
While so many points gather them - and they are both important references for the current generation of artists and commentators - Jean-Michel Alberola and Arnaud Labelle-Rojoux had, inexplicably, never been reunited before. This exhibition repairs this oversight by presenting their works put in opposition, around their common obsessions for some major figures of literature, art, music, and cinema, but also history and politics. Does the first enjoy Elvis Presley and the other prefer Gene Vincent? Do they share a penchant for Bob Dylan or Guy Debord? What did they learn from Marcel Duchamp, John Ford, or Phil Spector? Labelle-Rojoux or Alberola? Which one left in Togo, hoping to find there the trace of Raymond Roussel, while the other followed the General de Gaulle in Thessaloniki, at 37 years of distance?
In the imposing place that is the Couvent des Minimes, seven secular « chapels » will welcome, like as many book chapters, the recent productions of these two artists, in a telescoping worthy of a synchrocyclotron of the art thought. This visual and mental bombardment should allow the watcher to « see», that is to say, to reach, even imperfectly, to the energetic poetic and political charge hidden in the heart of this works".
Stéphane Corréard, curator of the exhibition.
FILAF 2019 Book Jury
Books Jury President
Museum directorial, exhibition curator, and art critic, he has led from 2016 to the end of 2018 the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University. He is also the director and co-founder of the Chalet Society in Paris since 2012, as well as curator of the sculptures park "Transformer" at Melides (Portugal) since the same year.
He has led before the Palais de Tokyo in Paris from 2006 to 2012, the Swiss Institute in New York from 2000 to 2006, and the CAN in Neuchâtel from 1995 to 2000.
She is the director of the eponymous gallery that she founded in the Marais in Paris, after a double formation in Art History and Literature, as well as several experiences in the art market, in auction houses and galleries. She represents French and international contemporary artists, emerging and confirmed. She organizes personal or collective exhibitions in partnership with exhibitions curators, philosophers, writers who are regularly accompanied by catalogs. She is also member of the Paris Gallery Week-end office and of the CPGA council of direction
Thomas Clerc, writer, columnist and performer, has published Maurice Sachs le désoeuvré in 2005 at Allia editions. Since 2007, all of his books are published at L'Arbalète/Gallimard : Paris, musée du XXIe siècle, le 10e arrondissement (2007), L'homme qui tua Roland Barthes et autres nouvelles (2010), Intérieur (2013). His last book, Poeasy, released in 2017, is composed of 751 poems in free verses.
Publisher of Roland Barthes (Le Neutre, notes de cours au Collège de France, 1977-78, released in 2002), and of Guillaume Dustan (Œuvres, POL, 2013), monthly critic member of the AICA, monthly columnist at Libération, he also makes performances especially produced for the place that welcome them (Act'oral Marseille, Maison de la Poésie, Labos d'Aubervilliers, etc.).
Born in 1982 in Catalonia, licensed in art and literature, Alicia Kopf is a multimedia artist and writer. Her first novel, Frère de glace, was born from a series of exhibitions, Àrticantàrtic. It has been awarded of Documenta, Llibreter, El Ojo Crítico RNE, Cálamo Otra Mirada prizes. It won the GAC prize for the gallery's best young artist exhibition for "Seal sound under the floor" in 2013. "Speculative Intimacy" (Galerie Joan Prats, June 2019) is her last individual exhibition. She approaches seemingly individuals topics that turn out to be generational concerns.
The expressive dimension of her work allows her to approach topics like precarious housing or the journey of polar exploration as an answer to a hostile present from a position that combines emotion and ironic distance.
Swiss publicist, curator, and university lecturer, Christoph Doswald is president of the workgroup about art in the City of Zurich’s public spaces since 2009. He is also the curator of numerous exhibition and publications about contemporary art, especially Double Face, The Story About Fashion and Art (JRP/Ringier, 2006), Press Art (Kunstmuseum ST. Gallen/Museum der Moderne, Salzbourg 2010), Wohn mit der Skulptur (JRP/Ringier 2011), ART AND THE CITY, A Public Art Project (Zurich 2012).
FILAF 2019 Film Jury
President of the jury
Joaquim Sapinho is a Portuguese movie director, producer, and artist. The international breakthrough of his first film Haircut (1996, Locarno) paved the way to a new generation of Portuguese cineasts. His following movies were introduced in Berlin (2003 for Police Woman) and in Toronto (2011 for This Side of Resurrection). His film Bosnia Diaries (2005) is a portrait of the roots and the scars of the war in ex Yugoslavia. His installation Liquid Skin in 2016 with Apichatpong Weerasethakul marked the opening of the new Museum of Contemporary Art of Lisbon (MAAT). In 2018, Penelope Curtis defy him to realize the first transhistorical installation in Portugal at the Gulbenkian Foundation. He has also produced Albert Serra's three last movies and prepares the next project Lav Diaz which will be shot in Portugal. He now works in the editing of his new movie which deals with time, family, and death.
Born in 1976 in Brest, France, Morgane Tschiember studied art and fine arts in Quimper until 1999 and at the Beaux-Arts de Paris in 2002. Awarded by the prize Jeune Création/Espace Paul Ricard in 2001, she has her first personal exhibition, at 26 years old at the foundation Ricard in 2002. In 2003, she is invited to participate in the Alain Robbe-Grillet's retrospective at the musée des Beaux-Arts de Brest. She shared with Olivier Mosset a workshop in Paris for 5 years. Winner of the FAWU ABROAD 2018, of the FLAX Foundation, she won residences in Los Angeles, New York, International Studio and Curatorial Program (2009), Kyoto (2010), Nuove//Residency, Italie. (2013), and gets the Prix Sanofi in 2013.
She lives in Paris and works in a factory she created in 2011.
Morgane Tschiember's work stands out in the 2000s with both physical and metaphysical approach of her practice, fed by philosophy classes by Jacques Derrida at the École des Hautes Études Sociales, that influences her reflection, qualifiable synthesis of "romantic minimalism".
First non-Portuguese director of the Calouste-Gulbenkian Museum, Penelope Curtis took office in the fall of 2015. Great specialist of modern sculpture, she previously has been a curator at the Henry Moore Institute, in Leed (United Kingdom), before becoming the first woman to lead the Tate Britain, from 2010 to 2015. She especially supervised the vast renovation building site of the londonian museum.
He is a French contemporary artist. His main medium is drawing. He is part of "Vitamin 2D, New Perspectives in Drawing" (ed. Phaidon), reference book about contemporary drawing that selects a hundred of artists worldwide.
Revealed as an emerging talent of the contemporary drawing scene, he chases personal and collective exhibitions in France and abroad.
Since 2019, he exposes at the Galerie Tamplon in Paris.
Books awarded during FILAF 2019
INCOMPIUTO : The Birth of a Style
Alterazioni Video, Fosbury Architecture
Humboldt Books, Italy, 2018.
Jean-Jacques Lequeu : Bâtisseur de fantasmes
L. Baridon, J-P. Garric et alli.
Norma / BnF, France, 2018.
SPECIAL JURY PRIZE
Pascale Ogier. Ma soeur
Filigranes Editions, France, 2018.
PERPIGNAN LIBRARY PRIZE
Découverte des ingrédients magiques de l'oeuvre d'art
Amaterra / Centre Pompidou, France, 2018.
Zones de guerre
J. Saab (photos), E. Sanbar, E. Adnan (textes).
Éditions de l'Oeil, France, 2018.
The map and the territory
Mack Books, Germany, 2018.
VEGETAUX D'ART CULINAIRE PRIZE ABOUT THE BEST BOOK ABOUT COOKING AND ART CULINARY
Manger à l'Oeil
éd. de l'Épure / Mucem, France, 2019
M. Weemans, R. L. Falkenburg.
Hazan, France, 2018.
V. Rousseau, D. Purden.
5 Continents, Italy, 2018.
Group Ludic. L'imagination au pouvoir
X. de la Salle, D. Roditi, S. Koszel.
Facteur Humain, Belgium, 2019.
Art & Vinyl : a visual record
J. Fraenkel, A. De Beaupré.
Fraenkel Gallery / éditions Antoine De Beaupré, USA / France, 2018.
Découverte des ingrédients magiques de l'oeuvre d'art
Amaterra / Centre Pompidou, France, 2018.
Édition du Griffon, Switzerland, 2019.
Galerie Pigalle. Afrique, Océanie, 1930.
Une exposition mythique
C-W. Hourdé, N. Rolland.
Somogy Editions d'Art, France, 2018.
Films awarded during the FILAF festival - 2018
That Cloud Never Left
India | 2019 | 65’. PROD : Namita Waikar, P.Sainath, Yashaswini Raghunandan
Le Premier mouvement de l’immobile
Sebastiano d'Ayala Valva,
France, Italy | 2018 | 81’. PROD / DIFF : Les Films de la Butte, Ideacinema, ARTE GEIE, Radio France
SPECIAL JURY PRIZE, EX-AEQUO
Delphine et Carole Insoumuses
Callisto Mc Nulty,
France, Switzerland | 2018 | 68'. PROD: Les Films de la Butte
Creation from the obscure
Japan | 2018 | 59'. PROD : Nozomu Makino, Shinichi Ise, Hiroaki Fukushima, Toshihide Yabuki
Special Jury Prizes FILAF 2019
Raymond Pettibon - Aube Breton-Elléouët / Collections Phares - Jacqueline Caux - Michael Blackwood