Artists Remake the World
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The Author : Maurice Fréchuret

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Maurice Fréchuret is an art historian and head heritage officer. Holds doctorates in sociology and art history. Curator at the Musée d’Art Moderne de Saint-Étienne from 1986 to 1993, then at the Musée National Picasso in Antibes from 1993 to 2001. He was also the director of the CAPC Musée d’Art Contemporain de Bordeaux from 2001 to 2006, and then curator at the National Museums of the 20th Century in Alpes-Maritimes (2006-2014). He has organized numerous exhibitions throughout his career and published in many catalogues. He is also the author of: Effacer, paradoxe d’un geste artistique (Presses du réel, Paris, 2016), Prix Pierre Daix, 2016. Exils, (in collaboration with Laurence Bertrand-Dorléac) (RMN, Paris, 2012). Les Années 70, l’art en cause (RMN, Paris, 2003). L’Art médecine (in collaboration with Thierry Davila) (Musée Picasso, Antibes, RMN, Paris, 1999). L’Envolée, L’Enfouissement (Skira, Milan, RMN, Paris, 1995). La Machine à peindre (Jacqueline Chambon, Paris, 1994). Le Mou et ses formes> (première édition : éditions ENsBA, Paris, 1993) ; (Jacqueline Chambon, Paris, 2004).

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Essay by Maurice Fréchuret
30 March 2020

Jean-Baptiste Ganne or L’arte di Disoccuparsi

Essay by Maurice Fréchuret

Jean-Baptiste Ganne’s body of work harbors clear political messages all while spurning ideologies. Graffiti spill straight from the city streets onto the walls of exhibition galleries without losing their rebellious charge. A Roma woman’s headscarf twirling through space, Gypsy music brightly invading a castle cellar, and handmade shield-books are fitting responses to the discriminations and attacks from a world that is bent on getting older.

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