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1994

The Soro Center Bucarest

Invited by the Soros Cultural Centre for Contemporary Art in Bucharest, Fred Forest had the opportunity to develop his theories on sociological art and the aesthetics of communication, which attracted the attention of an audience mainly made up of artists.

Communication 

Bucarest (RO)

1994

Télévision ABC Bucarest

TN nationale ABC Bucarest Roumanie

Invited by the Soros Cultural Centre for Contemporary Art in Bucharest, Fred Forest had the opportunity to develop his theories on sociological art and the aesthetics of communication, which attracted the attention of an audience mainly made up of artists.

As usual, in order not to remain confined within a framework reserved strictly speaking for rather traditional art, and with the help of an art critic with whom he had made friends, he kept himself informed about the dominant media covering Romania. With the latter acting as his translator, he made an appointment with the presenter of the ABC television news programme to appear on her programme two days later... Luckily, she had a little knowledge of French, which facilitated their exchange. Luckily, she had a few bits of French to share with him, so at the end of the programme he did his now classic viewer photo with a few variations!

  • Nice-Matin, Nice, 16 novembre 1994. ” L’Art vidéo fait le point “

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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