“emerging artists”

Charles Fréger, winner of the Prix Art [ ] Collector

The Art [ ] Collector selection committee has picked its winner, a choice coinciding with FIAC 2016. Evelyne and Jacques Deret — collectors and initiators of the project — have chosen French photographer Charles Fréger. Two solo exhibitions will be organised for him in 2017: the first at the Patio Art Opéra, in Paris, the second at the Patinoire Royale/Galerie Valérie Bach, in Brussels. These exhibitions will be accompanied by the publication of a catalogue. Evelyne and Jacques Deret launched this project to reach out to a new public by presenting artworks outside of their usual context, in other words, museums and galleries. Loaned by collectors, works — whether by historic or emerging artists — are shown in private spaces and communicate with one...

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The Salon de Montrouge organises its auction

A springboard for emerging artists on the new artistic scene, the Salon de Montrouge has become one of the most emblematic events presenting all artistic disciplines. The 61st edition of the Salon de Montrouge is marked by renewal, thanks to Ami Barak and Marie Gautier, the new artistic directors for this edition. Emerging contemporary artists can be discovered through an exhibition of their most recent works on 4 and 5 November. Following this exhibition, works by the 60 selected artists will go on sale, auctioned by Frédéric Chambre, deputy vice president and general manager of the auction house Piasa. The sale is an opportunity to back a selection of emerging artists whose popularity will no doubt climb! The works are affordable — estimated at between €60 and €1,800 — and will appeal to both collectors and the general public. This eclectic selection will be an opportunity to discover works by Clarissa Baumann, Anne-Charlotte Finel and Anne Le Troter ¬— who will meet art lovers at an art-dating event preceding the 5 November...

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On the road: an interview with Simon Cau

For the past year and a half, Simon Cau has been the director of Leapfrog Gallery, an itinerant gallery specialising in contemporary art. Leapfrog was founded in Paris after a stay in the United States, during which Cau was inspired to start the project. The gallery is always moving to new places far off the beaten track, and displays the work of many international emerging artists. This spring, Leapfrog Gallery will be travelling to the Parc Flora, in Paris, for an exhibition of the works of the artist Ludovic Sauvage, entitled “Le soleil se meut toujours”. Art Media Agency had the chance to talk to Simon and get an idea of what it’s like to direct a travelling gallery. You’re the creator of the Leapfrog Gallery project. How and when did the idea to make an itinerant gallery come to you?                                                                                                                                                      I think the idea came to me while I was studying at business school. I did an internship at the Palais de Tokyo, at the time of the “Dynasty” exhibition, when I worked in development; that is to say I worked with the management of partnerships and sponsorship. It was an excellent experience but I must admit that I preferred […] being able to meet artists, and see how they worked. And then I started to meet other artists and follow their work. Then, during a stay in the United States, I...

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Shortlist announced for Griffin Art Prize 2014

The shortlist has been announced for the 2014 Griffin Art Prize. The prize is awarded to the UK’s “best emerging artist”, with the ten shortlisted artists selected from the country’s leading art schools. The winning artist will receive a supply of art materials, a solo exhibition at Griffin Gallery, London, in September 2015, and a six-month residency in Griffin Gallery’s West London studio in 2015. The prize is open to any UK-based artist who has graduated art school in the last 5 years and whose primary medium is painting or drawing. The nominated artists are: Jennifer Campbell, Chudamani Clowes, Elisha Enfield, Yvonne Feng, Evy Jokhova, Matthew Krishanu, Sarah Lederman, Amba Sayal-Bennett, Alexandra Sinopoulou and Jinge Zhao. An exhibition of work by all of the shortlisted artists will be held at West London’s Griffin Gallery, to coincide with the announcement of the winner on 18 November, and will run until 19 December. The Prize is judged by Alastair Smart, Arts Editor and Chief Art Critic at The Sunday Telegraph, Jenny Lindén, owner and Chairman of Lindéngruppen, Jenni Lomax OBE, Director of Camden Arts Centre, and international artists Gordon Cheung and Anj...

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Participants in Art Dubai Projects 2014 announced

Dubai, 5 December 2013, Art Media Agency (AMA). Eleven artists have been selected to participate in the Art Dubai Projects 2014 programme. The curated, not-for-profit programme includes residencies and new commissions of projects, performances, radio, video and music. Coinciding with Art Dubai, which is to run between 19 and 22 March 2014, Art Dubai Projects aims to showcase and foster emerging creative talent from throughout Asia, North Africa and the Middle East. Artists selected for Art Dubai Projects 2014 include: Nadia Ayari, a Tunisian artist who creates sculptural political landscapes; Youmna Chlala, an artist and writer living and working in New York; Clark House Initiative, a curatorial collaborative focusing on the re-reading of histories; Sunoj D, an Indian artist exploring our relationship with nature and urban space; Maitha Demithan, an Emirati artist who documents her family and friends in her works; Sara Al Haddad, who knits life-size sculptural forms; Shuruq Harb, a visual artist and writer who founded the online publishing platform ArtTerritories; Amina Menia, an artist living and working in Algiers; Maryam Al Qassimi, a visual artist exploring the Emirati nation’s blending of languages; Mounira Al Solh, a Lebanese artist who explores sociology and anthropology in her works; and Hajra Waheed, a Montreal-based artist who explores the history of colonialism through mixed media...

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