Artists Remake the World

Who are we?

Switch (on Paper)
A 3-part media

Starting from an artistic or cultural point of view, our choice is to invite authors – researchers, writers, artists or journalists, not widely published and of all nationalities – to deliver each week an analysis of these contemporary phenomena and practices. Over a deliberately slow and painstaking editorial process which combines forensic criticism and situated criticism, together we produce investigative texts on international affairs, which combine scientific rigour with the ethics of slow journalism. We defend quality information, far from rushed media and information overload, demanding and committed, which offers the time to read differently and reflect further.

Beyond the investigative work we publish, we wanted to diversify publishing forms, to offer a rich content and a constantly renewed interest in reading. We have thus developed essays, reviews, interviews as well as videos and audio podcasts.

Our site has developed to offer a clear, readable visual interface, on computer, tablet or smartphone, our objective being to reconcile a high standard for content and reading comfort for all audiences, including those less used to digital.

The texts and documents we publish will, over time, constitute a base of resources and knowledge unique of their kind, illuminating the relationship between art and the world around us, intended to serve future researchers as well as today’s curious readers.

Switch (on Paper) addresses itself as much to the world of art as to all those curious minds who wish to access an original media of information about world affairs and ideas.

1.The Magazine

– an international weekly, with two editions in French and in English,
– linked to current affairs, but not a news-based magazine,
– an endlessly growing variety of contributors, of authors – academics, critics, from the world of art or social and human sciences, artists, journalists – and of multiple nationalities,
– an ethos: no advertising, every writer scrupulously paid, respect for the plurality of views
– a set of services dedicated to our subscribing members: personal space, archiving, downloading of pdf files, exclusive content, advantages and invitations.

2.The Knowledge Base

– building a base of extensive information and knowledge,
– access via an integrated search engine,
– library, work and research tool.

3.Readers’ Society, Subscribing Members’ Community

– meet the readers’ society brought together on shared interests and events,
– enjoy personalised services (archiving, exclusives, advantages),
– dialogue, discussion, suggestions, think together,
– promoting an ethos of the Switch (on Paper) readers’ society.

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Founders

Éric Mangion

Eric 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).

Luc Clément

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.

Setup
Association under the law of 1901

President

Luc Clément

Editor and Director of “Le Dojo”

Vice-president

Vanina Andreani

Head of Publication “Frac Pays de la Loire”

Treasurer

Éric Mangion

Director of the “Villa Arson” Arts Centre

Secretary

Jean-Yves Jouannais

Writer and founder of the “Encyclopédie des Guerres”

Vice-Secretary

Damaris Bentz

Bookseller

Editorial Team

Head of publication

Luc Clément

Chief Editor

Éric Mangion

Editorial advisor

Mathilde Roman

Editing

Frédéric Maria

Translation

Maya Dalinski, Angela Kent, Emmelene Landon

Contributors, November, 16, 2020

BORIS ACHOUR, AGATA ADAMIECKA-SITEK, VANINA ANDREANI, VANGELIS ATHANASSOPOULOS, JOAN AYRTON, PIERRE BAL-BLANC, EVA BARTO, JULIEN BÉCOURT, BRUCE BÉGOUT, LAURENCE BERTRAND DORLÉAC, PIERRE BISMUTH, NATHALIE BLANC, ADRIEN BLOUËT, VIRGINIE BOBIN, MAXIME BOIDY, AMALINA BOMNIN HERNÁNDEZ, PATRICIA BRIGNONE, ESTELLE BROUSSE, MARIE CANET, MAX CEGIELSKI, JEAN-FRANÇOIS CHERMANN, ALEXIS CICCIÙ, LUC CLÉMENT, SYLVIE COËLLIER, ANNA COLIN, ZOÉ COSSON, SANDRA DELACOURT, JULIETTE DESORGUES, DISNOVATION.ORG, JEAN-MARIE DURAND, VINCENT EPPLAY, JEAN-BAPTISTE FARKAS, FRÉDÉRIC FERRER, MARIE FOUQUET, MAURICE FRÉCHURET, CHLOÉ FRICOUT, EMMANUELLE GALL, JEAN-BAPTISTE GANNE, RAPHAËLLE GIANGRECCO, HÉLÈNE GIANNECCHINI, GÉRALDINE GOURBE, AGNIESZKA GRAFF, MARÍA LUISA GRAU TELLO, CHARLOTTE GROULT, HÉLÈNE GUENIN, ALEXANDRA GUILLOT, LÉO GUY-DENARCY, JOANA HADJITHOMAS & KHALIL JOREIGE, Ágnes Horvath, JEAN-YVES JOUANNAIS, CHRISTOPHE KIHM, YAËL KREPLACK, ARNAUD LABELLE-ROJOUX, DÉBORAH LAKS, EMMELENE LANDON, SOPHIE LAPALU, NINA LEGER, FRANCK LEIBOVICI, GAIL LEVIN, KIM LEVIN, SHIYAN LI, ERIC LORET, BERAL MADRA, ARNAUD MAGUET, ERIC MANGION, JULIA MARCHAND, JOSÉ LUIS MARTINEZ MESEGUER, PIERRE MEUNIER, LUBA MICHAILOVA, ANNE-CHARLOTTE MICHAUT, FERESHTE MOOSAVI, NATHALIE MOUREAU, ESTELLE NABEYRAT, ROSEMARY O’NEILL, VITTORIO PARISI, PATRIZIO PETERLINI, SASHA PEVAK, JÉRÉMY PIETTE, VALÉRIE PIHET, ARMELLE PRADALIER, LAURENT QUINTREAU, OLIVIER QUINTYN, BÉNÉDICTE RAMADE, GEORGIA RENÉ-WORMS, CAMILLE REYNAUD, CAMILLE RICHERT, TRISTAN ROBERT, CHRISTIAN RINAUDO, ISABELLE RODRIGUEZ, MATHILDE ROMAN, NERMIN SAYBAŞILI, K. LISA SCHIFF, PINAR SELEK, KAROL SIENKIEWICZ, JULIEN SPIRA, LISA PAUL STREITFELD, EWA SUŁEK, ANYSIA TROIN-GRUIS, NICOLAS VAQUIER, DEJAN VASIĆ, JULIEN VERHAEGHE, MAREK WASILEWSKI, YANG WANG, SHINGO YOSHIDA, ELVAN ZABUNYAN, JULIEN ZERBONE, ÇIĞDEM ZEYTIN, ESTELLE ZHONG MENGUAL.

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