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How Many Comrades, 2008 © courtesy of the Artist and Galerie Chantal Crousel
Feux de détresse

10 rue Charlot
75003 Paris
France
December 20th, 2008 - February 14th, 2009
Opening: December 20th, 2008 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.crousel.com
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
3rd Arrondissement
EMAIL:  
galerie@crousel.com
PHONE:  
+33 (0)1 42 77 38 87
OPEN HOURS:  
Tuesday-Saturday 11AM - 1PM / 2PM - 7PM
TAGS:  
conceptual

DESCRIPTION

Claire Fontaine is a Paris-based collective, founded in 2004. After lifting her name from a popular 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.” Only two years old, 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. Paris, September 2006


Site web : http://www.clairefontaine.ws