9th edition - 2019

International Art Book and Film Festival

Programm

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Honour Guests
Yannick Haenel

Yannick Haenel has founded the literature review Ligne de risque, that he co-leads since 1997. He as been pensionary of the Villa Médicis in Roma and teaches writing in the Ecole des arts visuels of La Cambre (Brussels). He publishes novels like Tiens ferme ta couronne (2017), Les Renards pâles (2013), Jan Karski (2009)...

Jacqueline Caux

Jacqueline Caux participates in the organisation of several music festivals, directs experimental short movies, 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 XXth century. She also directed research shows for France Culture.

Michael Blackwood

Michael Blackwood produced and realized more than 150 films during his career, that 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.

Fabrice Hyber

French artist, Fabrice Hyber has strongly change the 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 publishes in 2019 Moêmes. This book of two voices relates, with alluding, a long terme friendship.

Raymond Pettibon

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.

Collection Phares

A collection of boxes book + DVD dedicated to surrealist artists. FILAF organizes a meeting and discussion with co producers Aube Breton-Elléouët, Oona Elléouët, Séverine Gauci and director Fabrice Maz.

Exhibitions

  GILLES BARBIER

 

from Tuesday, June the 18th

Galerie du FILAF, Perpignan

Held between 1995 et 2006, the book Entretiens (ed. du Regard) relates the links that unite Gilles Barbier to numerous intellectuals, artists, scientists all around the world... with whom he seams to correspond in everyday life, delivering the quintessence of their thoughts by drawing them in order to better fix them in his memory. On the occasion of the release of the book, FILAF organizes a public discussion between Gilles Barbier and the art critic Richard Leydier, as welle as an exhibition of the drawings featuring in the book, and a signing session.

ALBEROlaBELLEROJOUX

 June 20th - July 21st

Couvent des Minimes, Perpignan


An exhibition of  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. They started their teenage years at a time when the "American Way of Life" still made everybody dream, and their artistic practices once we had totally stopped believe in modernist utopias. Their works mix inextricably images and words. However, the references (that abound) are sometimes so disguised, or at 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 a unfortunate that he circulates too fast, because there is so much to see...

While so many points bring them together, 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 more Elvis Presley, and the other 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 imposant shape of the Couvent des Minimes, seven secular « chapels » will welcome, like as many book's chapters, the recent productions of this 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
Marc-Olivier Wahler
Books Jury President

Museum directorial, exhibition curator and art critic, he has lead from 2016 to the end of 2018 the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at the Michigan State University. He is also the director and cofounder 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 lead 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.

Anne-Sarah Bénichou
Juror


She is director of the eponymous gallery 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 which 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
Juror

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.).

Alicia Kopf
Juror

Born in 1982 in Catalonia, licensed in art and literature, Alicia Kopf is a multimedia artist and writer. Her first novel, Frère de glace, is 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 an hostile today from a position that combines emotion and ironic distance.

Christoph Doswald
Juror

Swiss publicist, curator and university lecturer, Christoph Doswald is president of the work group 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
Joaquim Sapinho
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 Yougoslavia. 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 transhistoric installation in Portugal at the Gulbenkian Foundation. He has also produced the 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.

Morgane Tschiember
Juror

Born in 1976 in Brest, France, Morgane Tschiember does art and fine arts studies 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 yo, at the fondation Ricard in 2002. In 2003, she is invited to participate to the Alain Robbe-Grillet's retrospective at the musée des Beaux-Arts de Brest. She shares with Olivier Mosset a workshop in Paris during 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 work in a factory she created in 2011.

Morgane Tschiember's work stands out in the 2000's with a 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 reflexion, qualifiable synthesis of  "romantic minimalism".

Penelope Curtis
Juror

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 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.

Abdelkader Benchamma
Juror

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

GOLDEN FILAF

 

INCOMPIUTO : The Birth of a Style
Alterazioni Video, Fosbury Architecture
Humboldt Books, Italie, 2018.



SILVER FILAF

 

Jean-Jacques Lequeu : Bâtisseur de fantasmes
L. Baridon, J-P. Garric et alli.
Norma / BnF, France, 2018.



SPECIAL JURY PRIZE

 

Pascale Ogier. Ma soeur
E. Nicolas.
Filigranes Editions, France, 2018.


PERPIGNAN LIBRARY PRIZE
 

Art'Bracadabra.

Découverte des ingrédients magiques de l'oeuvre d'art

R. Garnier.
Amaterra / Centre Pompidou, France, 2018.

 

CINEMA

Zones de guerre
J. Saab (photos), E. Sanbar, E. Adnan (textes).
Éditions de l'Oeil, France, 2018.



PHOTOGRAPHY

The map and the territory
L. Ghirri.
Mack Books, Allemagne, 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

FINE ARTS

Bruegel
M. Weemans, R. L. Falkenburg.
Hazan, France, 2018.

MODERN ART

Bill Traylor
V. Rousseau, D. Purden.
5 Continents, Italie, 2018.

ARCHITECTURE

Group Ludic. L'imagination au pouvoir
X. de la Salle, D. Roditi, S. Koszel.
Facteur Humain, Belgique, 2019.


MUSIC

Art & Vinyl : a visual record
J. Fraenkel, A. De Beaupré.
Fraenkel Gallery / éditions Antoine De Beaupré, USA / France, 2018.

YOUNG ARTBOOK

Art'Bracadabra.

Découverte des ingrédients magiques de l'oeuvre d'art

R. Garnier.
Amaterra / Centre Pompidou, France, 2018.


CONTEMPORARY ART

Isidore Isou
F. Acquaviva.
Édition du Griffon, Suisse, 2019.

PRIMITIVE ARTS

Galerie Pigalle. Afrique, Océanie, 1930.

Une exposition mythique
C-W. Hourdé, N. Rolland.
Somogy Editions d'Art, France, 2018.

Films awarded during FILAF 2018

 

 

GOLDEN

That Cloud Never Left

Yashaswini Raghunandan,

Inde | 2019 | 65’. PROD : Namita Waikar, P.Sainath, Yashaswini Raghunandan



SILVER FILAF

 

Le Premier mouvement de l’immobile

Sebastiano d'Ayala Valva,

France, Italie | 2018 | 81’. PROD / DIFF : Les Films de la Butte, Ideacinema, ARTE GEIE, Radio France 



SPECIA JURY PRIZE, EX-AEQUO

Delphine et Carole Insoumuses 

Callisto Mc Nulty,

France, Suisse | 2018 | 68'. PROD : Les Films de la Butte

Creation from the obscure
Tomoya Ise,

Japon | 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

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