Blanquet at Centre Georges Pompidou: Goudron Pressage – Sillon Tympan”

Blanquet - project - 2016 - Pompidou - official photo - CopieGOUDRON PRESSAGE – SILLON TYMPAN, the new exhibition by Stéphane Blanquet will take place at the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris from April 16th to June 19th.

For this project, Blanquet created all a range of new artworks: drawings, sculptures, picture discs, tapestries and so on… For the 40 picture discs, Blanquet created half of the songs and for the other half he invited The Residents, John Zorn, Mike Patton, Ikue Mori, Toshi Ichiyanagi, Pierre Bastien, John Duncan, Lydia Lunch, Robin Rimbaud – Scanner, David Toop, Emmanuel Dilhac, Marie Lisel, Mr Pimpant, les Choolers, Kokondo Zaz and Jean-Luc Terminarias. He will also present some music by Jean Dubuffet (thanks to the Dubuffet Fondation) and he worked with Brut Pop on music producing devices.

more information on facebook and on the Centre Pompidou website

Blanquet at Ferme du Buisson: La Colonne d’Appendices

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Front of the poster “La Colonne d’Appendices” created for the project at Ferme du Buisson.

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Back of the poster “La Colonne d’Appendices” created for the project at Ferme du Buisson. Artwork featured is the “Givre sur Ambiguité du Fléau” tapestry

Blanquet created an installation, “La Colonne d’Appendices”, for the Pulp Festival at the Ferme du Buisson near Paris (Noisiel). The installation features nine separate rooms with different atmospheres and artworks. Exhibition from April 6th to April 24th. Information here. (No French available). To illustrate this article, pictures of the poster Blanquet created to be given away at the event. The artwork reproduced is the tapestry “Givre sur Austerité du Fléau”.

The exhibition was featured yesterday on the news on Arte, see here.

INVENTORY – the new project by Azizan Paiman

Azizan Paiman - painting - 2012 - oil canvas - AB40 - The Naive... - lgWe are now working with our friend, exciting artist Azizan Paiman, on a new project to take place in our gallery near Kuala Lumpur. Titled “Inventory” it will an exhibition with artworks and various items that have had an importance in the life of the artist and in his practice. This show will be a unique opportunity to learn more about Paiman of course but also about ourselves.

In this era of international turmoil where our minds and thoughts are confused by the calls of so many fake prophets (faux prophets) and wrenched ideologies, isn’t it time to go back to fundamentals, think again about who we are and where we want to go, and choose our values as part of humanity? That is exactly the journey Paiman invites us to embark upon.

The show will take place at the gallery space from this Sunday, January 31st to Sunday March 6th. We will be hosting an opening party on Sunday from 3 pm to 6 pm. The exhibition will then be open by appointment only.

Richard III : Stage design and artworks by Blanquet

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Blanquet has been working on the play “Richard III” by Jean Lambet-wild which is now being presented at the Théâtre de l’Union in Limoges (France). He was in charge of creating the whole stage as well as a unique armor in porcelain for the main caracter.

Both have been praised in the media since the play was premiered.

Richard III in Le Populaire (in French)

Azizan Paiman’s “AISKRIM MALAYSIA” at Balai Seni Visual Negara, National Visual Art Gallery of Malaysia

“Aiskrim Malaysia” by Azizan Paiman was first performed in the 1st Fukuoka Asian Art Triennale in 1999, Fukuoka Asia Art Museum, Japan. Now his ice-cream carts “sculptures” are displayed in Balai Seni Visual Negara in Gallery 2C.

The background of Paiman’s ice-cream selling

Azizan Paiman was invited to participate in the 1st Fukuoka Asian Art Triennale (Japan) in 1999. He created a sweet and spicy ice-cream (with the help of a local ice-cream manufacturer, and of course permitted coloring and flavoring).

The performance titled “Ais Krim Malaysia” took place at Kawabata Shopping street in Hakata (Fukuoka, Japan). Pushing his ice-cream cart, he gives out his Ais Krim Malaysia to curious passer-by, sharing with them the taste of Malaysia! He shouts in Japanese “Tada desu!” (meaning it is free!), “Umakabai” (It is delicious in Hakata slang) and “Okanae iranai” (no need money!)

In Malaysia, 2015

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In Japan, 1999 (a very young Paiman!)

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Aoi FUJIMOTO to be featured in French publication

An artwork by Aoi Fujimoto, “The hand”, drawing on paper, 2002, from a series of 10 similar works created to illustrate an erotic/science fiction novel, will be featured in the upcoming issue of the French mythical publication “Tranchée Racine”.

Published by United Dead Artists, it is all about images and has barely any text. It will be the 10th issue: big size, 16 pages, black & white and colors. 4,000 copies.

Suggestions of artists and artworks are welcome: trancheeracine(at)gmail.com. The focus is on: worlds of flesh, psychic organs, primitive landscapes, intravenous savagery, salacious everyday life, suspicious origins…

Since 2007, United Dead Artists has published about 80 books, magazines and objects featuring more than 160 artists. www.uniteddeadartists.com

More on Aoi Fujimoto here

Aoi Fujimoto in the Tranchée Racine

Aoi Fujimoto in the Tranchée Racine