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The Author : Zoé Cosson

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In 2012, Zoé Cosson joins the Reims Higher School of Art and Design where she develops a hybrid practice between experimental video, documentary and writing. Her works explore the ways of how the environment evolves on particular and circumscribed territories and facing that, the movements likely to shape them. After obtaining her DNSEP in 2018, her video Salle d’attente is exhibited at the FRAC Champagne-Ardennes. The same year, she joins the Creative writing Master of The Havre-Rouen Higher School of Art and Design where she works on a non-fictional novel based on iconographic archives, memories and interviews of the people in a village based in a valley of Ariège. An extract of this non-fictional novel is published in the Artichaut review of 2019. At the same time, she continues to collaborate with young artists, in particular with Firs Laid which publishes the story of her encounter with the Paris Center for Cosmological Physics astrophysicists in order to accompany the exhibition Ce qui ne tourne pas, tombe.

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Chronicle by Zoé Cosson
The Last General
17 September 2020

Kurd, artist and veteran

Chronicle by Zoé Cosson
The Last General

For the first time, at this year’s Venice Biennale, the Iraqi pavilion, which until recently featured a variety of practices and generations of artists, opted for a single representative, the Kurdish artist Serwan Baran. His exhibition Fatherland consisted of two visceral pieces, haunted by the wars ravaging Iraq for the last 47 years. Like a contemporary Otto Dix, the artist takes radical distance from the war imagery used in the media, illustrating these disasters from his own point of view instead, that of a former soldier.

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