23rd Fondation Pernod Ricard Prize "Horizones"
Under the name Horizones, the 23rd Fondation Pernod Ricard Prize brings together 6 + 1 artists invited by curator and art critic Clément Dirié. True to the new formula of the prize established in 2020, he has conceived his project in two parts: the companionship between January and September 2022, and the exhibition in September-October 2022.
A look back at the companionship
Launched in January 2022 with the « Musterclasses », a day of interviews with the artists of the 23rd Fondation Pernod Ricard Prize, the companionship, designed to highlight the universe of each invited artist, continued with several highlights: a tribute to Jean-Michel Sanejouand bringing together, one year after his death, art critics, relatives and witnesses to discuss the current state of the work of an artist like no other; a roundtable discussion conceived by Eva Nielsen around the peripheral urban space with authors Fanny Taillandier and Romain Noël; the presentation of a new multiple by Elsa Werth and a « patchworkshop » workshop by Benoît Piéron followed by a meeting with the art critic Géraldine Gourbe. On July 7 and 8, two film-club evenings offered artists’ videos in the auditorium and fiction films in the open air on the esplanade of the foundation. In September, Timothée Calame will offer a lecture-performance on the artist Eduardo Paolozzi, while Fabiana Ex-Souza will organize a research seminar on the themes at work in her practice.
The exhibition Horizones
From September 6 to October 29, 2022, the Horizones exhibition brings together recent works and new productions by the six artists + 1 selected for the 23rd Pernod-Ricard Foundation Prize. In an open
In an open-ended scenography, the exhibition gives pride of place to the universe of each artist without any desire to theme or artificially bring together their practices. Each artist exhibits a work emblematic of his or her current research, testifying to the diversity of current contemporary creation.
Hélène Bertin: a free practice of ceramics in the service of a regeneration of traditional gestures and representations.
Timothée Calame: a set of sculptures where prosaic, political and poetic are the ingredients of a fictionalization of reality.
Fabiana Ex-Souza: an « altar » dedicated to repair, transmutation and the consideration of healing processes in the artistic sphere.
Eva Nielsen: a pictorial environment where patterns, textures and colors resonate from canvas to canvas.
Benoît Piéron: a tribe of serum holders and a botany of waiting rooms to embody our different states of life, desire and fragility.
Elsa Werth: furtive works with haunting questions about the socio-economic state of our society.
Jean-Michel Sanejouand: a selection of works made between 1964 and 2011 to recall the intelligence of a look and a practice.
Horizones: A contemporary and organic artistic landscape produced by the meeting of singular aesthetics and an eclectic curiosity for the knowledge, questioning and experiences tested and transmitted by the artists.