“Jean-michel Alberola”

Frédéric Rouzaud, 2016 winner of the Prix Montblanc des Arts et de la Culture

The Fondation Louis Roederer has been recognised for its commitment to artistic creation. The 2016 winner of the Prix Montblanc des Arts et de la Culture, Frédéric Rouzaud – CEO of Louis Roederer – has been raised to the status of a “great sponsor”. He founded the Fondation Louis Roederer in 2011, in order to structure and perpetuate the foundation’s sponsorship policy, which since 2003 has been aimed at great cultural institutions and confirmed or emerging artists. This year, the foundation was a partner of the Seydou Keïta exhibition at the Grand Palais, the Jean-Michel Alberola and Michel Houellebecq exhibitions at the Palais de Tokyo, and the Richard Avedon exhibition at the Bibliothèque Nationale de France opening on 18 October. The foundation also funds the Louis Roederer research grant every year. In addition, the institution supports numerous festivals and artistic events including Planche(s) Contact in Deauville, the Festival international d’Art Lyrique in Aix-en-Provence and the Prix de...

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60th edition of Salon de Montrouge

The 60th edition of Salon de Montrouge is to open its doors in Beffroi, an iconic building of the city of Montrouge, France, on 5 May 2015. 60 artists from 14 countries selected by a jury are to exhibit their works in the 1,500 square-metre space until 3 June 2015. For the past 60 years, the salon has been committed to the promotion of emerging artists and has enabled professionals to identify the talented artists of tomorrow from all disciplines. Under the direction of art curator Stéphane Corréard, this edition will present a range of photographs, sculptures, drawings, videos, digital projects, and installations by each artist to the public. This edition will also feature a guest of honour, visual artist Jean-Michel Alberola, who will present a previously-unseen exhibition at the salon. In addition, the Salon de Montrouge is to offer a route outside of its building, visiting various public places in order to promote the artistic heritage of Montrouge. On the ground floor and first floor, a collective and progressive work created by former participants of the Salon de Montrouge will be exhibited. This exhibition will be inaugurated during the closing ceremony on 3 June. Finally, performance, which is very fashionable in the field of contemporary art, is to be honoured in this year’s edition, through artists’ projects and the programme of events and evenings. Chaired by the Director Olivier Assayas, the jury is to award three prizes this year, giving the winners the opportunity to exhibit their work at Paris’ Palais de Tokyo and at the Biennale Jeune Création...

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Alberola: thirty-year long career calls for celebration

Paris, 4 June 2012, AMA (Art Media Agency). Jean-Michel Alberola is celebrating his thirty-year long career. From 9 June to 21 July, he will be displaying new works at the Templon Gallery, the same place he displayed his work to the public for the first time. The exhibition is entitled “Trente ans” (“Thirty years”). The gallery on the impasse Beaubourg will display paper paintings, murals, and neon light sculptures by the artist. It follows the “La chambre des instructions” exhibition which recently took place at the Palais de Tokyo of Paris. The work consists of murals with intense colours comprising of figures borrowed from print media and also sentences that may be read from a personal, philosophical, and often political point of view. A nondescript figure of the French artistic scene, for thirty years Jean-Michel Alberola has been creating protean works encompassing Representation, Abstraction and Conceptualism. His work’s different facets are paintings, gouache, neon lights, sculptures, murals, artists’ books, and films. Born in 1953, Jean Michel Alberola became famous in the early 1980s through Figuration Libre and the return to “cultivated painting”. Recently, his works have been displayed at the Louvre (2005), at the Musée d’art moderne de Saint-Etienne, at the Musée des beaux-arts de Nancy (2008), at the Bibliothèque nationale de France (2009), and at the Maison Hermès de Tokyo (2009). His latest film “Koyamaru”, about a remote village in rural Japan, was broadcasted on Arte in 2011. The FRAC Picardie in Amiens is dedicating an important retrospective to his neon light works for the exhibition “éclairage en groupe” from 24 May 2012 until 6...

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“Fleeting Exhibition” at the French Institute in Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv, 18 January 2012, Art Media Agency (AMA). The French Institute in Tel Aviv and Galerie Daniel Templon are organising an ephemeral exhibition of Jean-Michel Alberola from 19 January to 15 March 2012. Alberola, a widely known artist, was born in Saïda in Algeria in 1953. He advocates an absolute freedom of form and claims a total independence from current schools and theories. His paintings depict body parts, often accompanied by plays on words, ambiguous or provocative fragments from texts. He is equally well known for his “neon sculptures”, works into which he also incorporates texts. He has been exhibited at the French National Library and Tokyo’s Maison Hermès in 2009, at Museum of Fine Art in Nimes and at Museum of Modern Art in Saint Etienne in 2008, as well as at “Force de l’art” at Grand Palais in Paris in 2006 and at the Louvre in 2005. His works are featured in collections at Centre Pompidou, City of Paris Museum of Modern Art, Carré d’Art in Nimes, Abbatoirs Gallery of Toulouse, Fonds National d’Art Contemporain, Ludwig Museum in Deutchherrenhaus in Coblence, Tillburg Bridge gallery in the Netherlands and at Berardo Museum in Portugal. During two previous exhibitions at Galerie Templon in Paris in 2002 and 2010, Jean-Michel Alberola pushed the limits of installation, even going so far as painting the walls of the “Bubble”, the exhibition space of the French Institute in Tel Aviv. Once the event was over, the walls were repainted in preparation for following...

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