OK people, fashion time’s over. It’s Art time.
Appetite for contemporary art is always growing. The public, the collectors…everyone wants a piece of the cake.
So The Stimuleye is proud to present, for the second year in a row in association with SayWho, the official film of the 40th Paris Contemporary Art Fair a.k.a. FIAC 2013.
WhatTheFIAC, written & directed by Antoine Asseraf.
FIAC, Foire Internationale d'Art Contemporain, 2013 trailer, directed by Antoine Asseraf.
For its 40th edition, and in order to accommodate the ever-growing interest in the art scene, the FIAC is expanding and taking different forms throughout Paris.
Beyond the glass dome of the Grand Palais and the hundreds of galleries showing there, the FIAC is installing artwork accessible for free to the public in its “Hors-les-murs” (‘outside the walls’) program. Prestigious locations such as the Jardin des Tuileries, Place Vendôme, and Jardin des Plantes are joined this year by the brand new Berges de Seine left bank pedestrian embankments, running from Musée d’Orsay to Quai Branly.
FIAC 2013. Photo by René Habermacher.
& Hors-les-Murs: Petit Palais / Berges de Seine / Jardin des
Tuileries / Auditorium du Louvre / Place Vendôme / Jardin des Tuileries
produced by SayWho
creative direction The Stimuleye
directed by Antoine Asseraf
photography by René Habermacher
art direction by Mathilde Nivet
hands by Aurélie Nguyen
voice by Lynsey Peisinger
Dear iDEALS, for many years now, I have been following the works of world acclaimed photographer Jackie Nickerson and her passion and intense interest in people and their indigenous environments.
The Farm, Faith, Gulf, Ten Miles Around are a few of the tittles that reflect individual projects, exploring or revealing new angles of things and places known, familiar though never eplored.
Nickerson's new project under the title TERRAIN moves between land and subject.
Read the following excerpt by Sean O’Toole
" Jackie Nickerson’s third book of photographs, opens with a portrait of a trim man standing against a neutral
backdrop refusing our gaze. Before I try to respond to his refusal, which is obvious, challenging, and enigmatic – a detour.
It is an established practice in written encounters with photography to begin with specifics, to translate what is visible
and describable into words, and by so doing affirm through language what is verifiable and knowable about this world. It
is a productive strategy, one that I want to dispense with temporarily in favour of thinking more broadly and contextually
about Nickerson’s photographs.
Terrain is a book of portrait and landscape photographs descriptive of the materiality of labour on a variety of Southern
and East African farms. The latest instalment in Nickerson’s long-term enquiry into farm labour, Terrain is neither an
impartial nor all-encompassing document of working life in sub-Saharan Africa’s largest employment sector, even if the
photographs are underpinned by Nickerson’s acute awareness of these environments as politicised spaces. Hers is a less
tightly bounded project, one in which the dominant tactics are play, obliquity and quiet refusal. More purposefully, Terrain
is a book that roams, geographically, but also imaginatively."
The book will be released mid November simultaneously with an exhibiiton at Brancolini Grimaldi in London. The opening is scheduled for November 19th, followed by another exhibition at the Jack Shainman Gallery in January 2014.
“The Other Half” is inspired by the “White Paintings” by Robert
Rauschenberg and the art-deco poster of Fritz Lang’s Metropolis.
Simon Ekrelius looked at the lines of the Metropolis poster and
thought of it without colours. Shadows are replaced with different textures to
create a linear effect.
For Spring/Summer 2014, Simon has created a capsule collection
of panelled and pleated pieces, using his eye for asymmetry and contrasting
textures of paper-light cotton, silk organza, vinyl, poly blends and cotton
This season there is a selection of dresses, blazers and
jackets, tops and hand-pleated pieces along with pencil skirts and ballooned
SIMON EKRELIUS label is made in the UK from beginning to end.
Swedish educated designer Simon Ekrelius is based in London and
has been published in press such as Fault, Volt, Vogue UK, Glamour UK,
Valstrom, Glass and a multitude of progressive publications.
MEMENTO DUO commits its second seen-by to Alice Schillaci, photographer, and to Monia Salvini, stylist.
The iconographic research starts from the idea of the double. two bodies kneading one another becoming one and only to tell a romance: the fight, the tension necessary to feed creativity. It is a pretense, a parody about roles and genders.
It talks through the fusion of the bodies which combine together, joining one another as well as the upper of the Jodhpur boot where the front and the back sides hug one the other.
That’s the way the two artists interpreted the Jodhpur by MEMENTO DUO.