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1995 à 2008

La Page bleue

This so-called "Blue Page" listing of Fred Forest sites was created in 1995 by the company WorldNet, which was replaced on May 31, 2002 by ImagiNet.

1995 - 2008 LA PAGE BLEUE

This page, known as the "Blue Page", listing Fred Forest's sites, was created in 1995 by the company WorldNet, which was replaced on May 31, 2002 by ImagiNet.

ImagiNet having itself been bought out by COLT, the artist had to migrate all his sites successively to several other companies. Some of these sites no longer function, due to the disappearance of the Flash Player plug-in used to create them. Today, some of the others are still partially functional, as can be seen from the historical traces that remain online here. The artist having found himself before all the French institutions, including the Ministry of Culture, faced with a systematic refusal to help him to have to finance their creation and maintenance himself out of his own salary as a teacher and then today out of his pension... I would point out that both the BNF and the INA, which have been responsible for their maintenance since the 2004 contract, despite my appeals for help, have done nothing, neither one nor the other, to ensure that their restoration is maintained as required by law.

 

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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