Compagnonnage Horizones #2 "Patchworkshop"

Thursday 19 May 2022 at 7 pm

23rd Fondation Pernod Ricard Prize

Meeting with Benoît Piréon, Géraldine Gourbe et Clément Dirié


Much of Benoît Piéron’s practice consists of group workshops, whether it’s herbalizing cemetery flora, sewing affectionate objects, or encapsulating illustrious gardens – from the tapestry of the Unicorn Lady to Derek Jarman’s Prospect Cottage. In her workshops, being together, exchanging on various subjects and spending time side by side and focused matter as much as the final production.

For the 23rd Pernod Ricard Foundation Prize, Benoît Piéron talks with the philosopher, art critic and curator Géraldine Gourbe and Clément Dirié, curator of the prize. It will be question of the uses of patchwork and its genealogies with art as a social practice (in particular Californian), of safe spaces and of the inevitable « rhetorical condition of responsibility », of our relationship to ornament between camp and accompaniment/mourning of the sick loved one. And many other things…


Image : © Benoît Piéron

Benoît Piéron - Patchworkshop
Benoît Piéron - Patchworkshop

Géraldine Gourbe

Fondation Pernod Ricard
1 cours Paul Ricard
75008 Paris
Free entrance
Free admission, without reservation


À la librairie 
Saturday 24 February 2024 at 4 pm

Launch of the book Dans la polyphonie d'une île

Launch of the book Dans la polyphonie d'une île. Les fictions coloniales du séga Mauricien (ed. B42) by Caroline Déodat
at the Bookshop of the Fondation Pernod Ricard.

Wednesday 28 February 2024 at 7 pm

Inauguration of TEMPLATE by Nicolas Chardon

Fully integrated into the architecture, the entrance to the Pernod Ricard Foundation allows artists to hang a painting there for a period of two years. The work TEMPLATE, by Nicolas Chardon, now replaces the Hommage à Prévert by Vera Molnar (1924-2023) on the pediment of Café Mirette, at the entrance to the Pernod Ricard Foundation