Artists Remake the World
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The Author : Vanina Andréani

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Vanina Andréani worked in the Frac Paca from 2000 until 2007, where she especially developed a radio program designed in close collaboration with the artists invited. Based on interviews in the artist’s studio, this program named Radiogramme (broadcast on Radio Grenouille) led to a specific creation of a sound design for each artist by musician Cyril Secq. From 2007, she has been working in the Frac Pays de la Loire, located close to Nantes, and in the way of spreading the collection, she curates exhibitions and events throughout the whole territory. She particularly deals with spreading creation in places not devolved to contemporary art (hospital, university, libraries, monuments, etc, …). Violinist trained at the Conservatoire de Toulon, she is a member of the music group Astrïd and collaborates regularly with musicians Sylvain Chauveau and Rachel Grimes.

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Investigation by Vanina Andréani
USA
USA
13 December 2018

Corita Kent
Orders and Counter-culture

Investigation by Vanina Andréani

Corita Kent (née Frances Elizabeth Kent) was a key figure on the American scene in the 1960s and 70s. Starting in 1952, she was a prolific producer of screen prints—a medium she brought to the mainstream—that reflected issues deeply entrenched in her practice, tied to the social and political movements of those two decades. Her commitment to that era’s great ideological struggles—she fought passionately to defend civil rights for women and minorities—goes hand in hand with her humanist perspective and her decision in 1936, at just barely 18 years old, to join the religious order of the Sisters of Immaculate Heart of Mary. An anti-conformist, progressive and Catholic activist much like Dorothy Day, she was a close friend of the priest and pacifist Dan Berrigan until the very end of her life. Up until 1968, the year when she left the Church, she sought to combine her religious dedication with her artistic production and mission as an educator. From 1941 onward, she developed innovative methods for teaching art, most notably by inviting important figures from architecture, design or music to her classes, including some iconic names such as John Cage, Richard Buckminster Fuller or Charles Eames.

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