Charla Claire Fontaine

Charla Claire Fontaine

Miércoles 19, 6:30 pm
Una charla con Claire Fontaine acerca de su practica y sus mas recientes proyectos.

For their conversation in Beta-Local, Claire Fontaine will discuss and share recent works and projects.

Claire Fontaine is a Paris-based collective artist, founded in 2004. After lifting her name from a popular French brand of school notebooks, Claire Fontaine declared herself a “readymade artist” and began to elaborate a version of neo-conceptual art that often looks like other people’s work. Working in neon, video, sculpture, painting and text, her practice can be described as an ongoing interrogation of the political impotence and the crisis of singularity that seem to define contemporary art today. But if the artist herself is the subjective equivalent of a urinal or a Brillo box – as displaced, deprived of its use value, and exchangeable as the products she makes – there is always the possibility of what she calls the “human strike.” Claire Fontaine uses her freshness and youth to make herself a whatever-singularity and an existential terrorist in search of subjective emancipation. She grows up among the ruins of the notion of authorship, experimenting with collective protocols of production, détournements, and the production of various devices for the sharing of intellectual and private property.

Recent exhibitions include: Breakfast starts at midnight at Index, Stockholm; M-A-C-C-H-I-N-A-Z-I-O-N-I, at Museion, Bolzano; P.I.G.S., MUSAC Contemporary Art Museum, Castilla y León, Spain; Economy at the Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami and Future Tense at Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporáneo, México, D.F.

They are currently working on1493, a project commissioned by the Berezdivin collection, scheduled to open in January 2013.

For additional information on Claire Fontaine, the Ready-Made artist and the Human Strike, please visit

This talk is made possible thanks to the Berezdivin Collection and Espacio 1414