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2020

Paul Ardenne

2020 Paul Ardenne

Paul Ardenne provided me with invaluable support, both for the Invisible Banana and for the Prix Marcel Duchamp bis. As sociological art is very close to contextual art, Paul Ardenne has played an important role in my artistic practice, highlighting its critical aspects on many occasions. Whether at my exhibition at the Centre des Arts d'Enghien, during the debate he led with Ruth Erickson of the ICA (Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston) on my work at the Fondation Cartier, or again through his intervention at the Bibliothèque Kandinsky on the occasion of the launch of my manifesto 'Pour l'Ethique dans l'art'. And finally, his participation in the ZOOM at my Galerie Mortier, where I refused to accept the Prix Marcel Duchamp bis that I myself had founded, in complete mockery of the institutions of contemporary art.Tant au sujet de la Banane invisible que dans l’action du Prix Marcel Duchamp bis, Paul Ardenne m’a apporté un soutien précieux. L'art sociologique étant très proche de l'art contextuel, Paul Ardenne aura joué un rôle important dans ma pratique artistique pour la mise en valeur de ses aspects critiques en maintes occasions. Que ce soit lors de mon exposition au Centre des Arts d'Enghien, lors du débat qu'il menait avec Ruth Erickson de l'ICA ( Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston) sur mon travail à la Fondation Cartier, ou encore par son intervention à la Bibliothèque Kandinsky à l'occasion de la présentation du lancement de mon manifeste " Pour l'Ethique dans l'art ". Là, en complice parfait il facilitait mon accès au micro, afin que je puisse m’exprimer, et enfin par sa participation dans le ZOOM à ma Galerie Mortier où je refusais le Prix Marcel Duchamp bis que j'avais fondé moi-même en parfaite dérision vis à vis des institutions de l'art contemporain.

2020

Paul Ardenne réagit à la remise du PRIX MARCEL DUCHAMP BIS

2020

Paul Ardenne réagit à la remise du PRIX MARCEL DUCHAMP BIS

Paul Ardenne réagit à la remise du PRIX MARCEL DUCHAMP BIS
2020
Paul Ardenne réagit à la remise du PRIX MARCEL DUCHAMP BIS
Paul Ardenne réagit à la remise du PRIX MARCEL DUCHAMP BIS
2020
Paul Ardenne réagit à la remise du PRIX MARCEL DUCHAMP BIS

2020 Paul Ardenne

Paul Ardenne provided me with invaluable support, both for the Invisible Banana and for the Prix Marcel Duchamp bis. As sociological art is very close to contextual art, Paul Ardenne has played an important role in my artistic practice, highlighting its critical aspects on many occasions.

Whether at my exhibition at the Centre des Arts d'Enghien, during the debate he led with Ruth Erickson of the ICA (Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston) on my work at the Fondation Cartier, or again through his intervention at the Bibliothèque Kandinsky on the occasion of the launch of my manifesto 'Pour l'Ethique dans l'art'. And finally, his participation in the ZOOM at my Galerie Mortier, where I refused to accept the Prix Marcel Duchamp bis that I myself had founded, in complete mockery of the institutions of contemporary art.

For Paul Ardenne, Fred Forest is an innovative and committed artist, who has sought to push back the boundaries of art by exploring the new media of his time, involving the public and taking an interest in the political and social issues of his time.

 

LONG BIOGRAPHY OF FRED FOREST

Fred Forest has a special place in contemporary art. Both by his personality and by his pioneering practices which mark his work. He is mainly known today for having used one by one most of the communication media that have appeared over the last fifty years. He is co-founder of three artistic movements: those of sociological art, the aesthetics of communication and ethics in art.

He represented France at the 12th São Paulo Biennale (Communication Prize) in 1973, at the 37th Venice Biennale in 1976 and at Documenta 6 in Kassel in 1977.

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