Artists Remake the World
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The Author : Christian Rinaudo

Biography

Christian Rinaudo is a sociologist, lecturer at the University of the Côte d’Azur and researcher at URMIS (Migration and Society Research Unit). His research interests include the production and expression of differences in the urban space, cultural dynamics in multi-ethnic societies and, in the context of globalization, migratory phenomena and processes of otherness. His current work focuses on the articulation between the dynamics of mobility/blockage of artists (tension between free movement and residency) and the processes of otherness in Europe. At the same time, he directs one of the components of the Côte d’Azur University, the Graduate School ODYSSEE (Origins and Dynamics in Social and Environmental Sciences), which analyses the relationship between society and the environment from the perspective of interdisciplinary reflections in social and environmental sciences.

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The Author : Éric Mangion

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Éric Mangion has been the director of the Villa Arson art center since 2006. There he hosted and organized numerous solo exhibitions, notably for Eva Barto, Sonia Boyce, Monster Chetwynd, Judy Chicago, Jeremy Deller, Jean Dupuy, Brice Dellsperger, Ryan Gander, Bernard Heidsieck, Emmanuelle Lainé, Zoé Léonard, Flora Moscovici, Roman Ondak, Linda Sanchez, Tatiana Trouvé, as well as group exhibitions such as Ne pas jouer avec des choses mortes, Go Canny! Poétique du sabotage, Double Bind / Arrêtez d’essayer de me comprendre!, Acclimatation, À moitié carré/À moitié fou, Transmission and À la vie délibérée. He was the director of Frac Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur from 1993 to 2005, during which time he oriented part of the collection toward evolutive works. He also was the independent head and co-curator of many exhibitions, including: Self in Material Conscience, Fondation Sandretto in Turin, 2002 ; Artur Barrio: Actions After Actions at the University of Philadelphia, 2006 ; Recommencer, Commencer de nouveau la peinture by Gérard Gasiorowski, Carré d’art in Nîmes, 2010 ; Modules (Thomas Teurlai, Vivien Roubaud and Tatiana Wolska), Palais de Tokyo, Paris, 2014 ; La voix libérée – Poésie sonore, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, 2019 ; Parties sans éteindre la lumière (Pauline Curnier Jardin and Marie Losier,) Fondation d’entreprise Ricard, Paris, 2019. He was also the artistic director of the Printemps de Septembre festival 2010 (Une forme pour toute action) and artistic advisor on the Live festival in Vancouver, 2011. A member of the dance commission for the Ministry of Culture from 2013 to 2016, he has presided over the Actoral and Montévidéo festivals (Marseille) since June 2017. As an art critic contributing to several publications, in 2007 he oversaw the artistic direction of the journal Fresh Théorie III. He is the co-founder and editor-in-chief of the online magazine Switch (on Paper)

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Interview • Investigation • Podcast by Christian Rinaudo and Éric Mangion
02 March 2020

Pinar Selek, Acrobatic Feminism and Combat Poetry

Interview • Investigation • Podcast by Christian Rinaudo and Éric Mangion

Born in 1971 in Istanbul, Pinar Selek is a Turkish writer, sociologist and activist. In exile in France after fleeing the Turkish dictatorship and prison, she tells us about her experience, her struggles and her vision of a world undergoing a process, in her own words, of “rhinocerisation.” An exclusive interview with Christian Rinaudo and Eric Mangion for Switch (on Paper).

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