Artists Remake the World
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The Author : Luc Clément

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Luc Clément acquired extensive experience in communication at major groups (Havas, Publicis) and independent structures before forming his own agency in Nice. An expert in brand name history, he possesses solid skills in the world of creation. In 2001, he founded ‘Le Dojo’, an experimental contemporary art space where he collaborated with numerous artists and musicians on in situ projects, throwing bridges and prompting interactions between the artistic sphere and private business. These collaborations put the spotlight on various original artists such as Céleste Boursier Mougenot, Matthieu Mercier, Nicolas Moulin, Vincent Epplay and, in association with Arnaud Maguet, performances by Jac Berrocal, Xavier Boussiron, Lee Ranaldo, Aki Onda and many more. He is now Associate Editor and Head of Publication for the magazines Marie Claire and Marie Claire Maison Méditerranée.

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If premonitory has a meaning, this serie of works by french artist Nicolas Moulin could be its perfect illustration. Dated 2001, this photographic serie was 19 years ahead of its time. So we better follow Nicolas’ inspiration to figure out what will come next.

Nicolas Moulin, VIDERPARIS (emptying Paris), installation with videoprojection including retouched images from the streets of Paris, 2001 © ADAGP

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Chronicle by Luc Clément
22 April 2020

The screen shield

Chronicle by Luc Clément

As we spill ink over the lethalness of SARS-CoV-2, aka Covid-19, it may also behoove us to enumerate the casualties in individual freedoms that are amongst the pandemic’s collateral victims. Nearly half of humanity, cut off from the real world overnight, has suddenly found itself projected in a virtual enclosed room with an IP address as their only passport and a bland 800 x 600 pixel portrait to identify them. An existence that, until further notice, is now strictly digital, raising a whole host of new concerns.

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