A Biennial Focusing on Young Contemporary Creation
After School is the fruit of the association between artpress, a contemporary art magazine interested in young creation, the École supérieure d’art et design de Saint-Étienne (ESADSE), and the Musée d’art moderne et contemporain. The first edition of this biennial brings together thirty-six recent art graduates from French tertiary institutions, who are already engaged in an art career. A selection committee chose them from among 150 portfolios deriving from thirty-nine public art schools.
The exhibition extends over more than 2 000 m2, divided between the rooms of the MAMC+ and an industrial building of the Cité du Design. It thus allows each artist to be represented in the best possible conditions.
This biennial is not intended as a representative sampling of current creation nor does it provide an overview. The selection committee and the two curators strived to look beyond the most frequently presented practices and identify unique propositions that open up new perspectives. After School is therefore supported by the honed eye of art critics.
The biennial aligns practices or, on the contrary, brings them into tension. It accords as much importance to the materiality of forms and media as to auditive, performative, or… furtive approaches!
A special French-English issue of artpress accompanies the exhibition.
Assistant Editor of artpress
Art Critic, Teacher at the École supérieure d’art et design de Saint-Étienne
Art Historian and Critic, Chair of the Selection Committee
Inspector-Coordinator of the Collège arts plastiques at the Executive Office of Artistic Creation of the French Ministry of Culture
Assistant Editor of Artpress, Exhibition Curator
Head Editor of Artpress
Art Critic, Teacher at the École supérieure d’art et design de Saint-Étienne, Exhibition Curator
Editorial Director of Artpress
Director of the École supérieure d’art et design de Saint-Étienne
Head of the Scientific Department of the Musée d’art moderne et contemporain de Saint-Étienne Métropole
Director of the Musée d’art moderne et contemporain de Saint-Étienne Métropole
Anaïs Ang, Ouassila Arras, Jimmy Beauquesne, Bettina Blanc-Penther, Sophie Blet, Claude Boudeau, Chloë Breil-Dupont, Damien Caccia, Xxavier Edward Carter, Octave Courtin, Robin Curtil, Clément Davout, Sarah Del Pino, Sarah Deslandes, Julie Deutsch, Hugo Deverchère, Rudy Dumas, Floris Dutoit, Gwladys Gambie, Anaïs Gauthier, My-Lan Hoang-Thuy, Charles Le Hyaric, Marie Lelouche, Jordan Madlon, Anaïs Marion, Juliette Mock, Rémy Pommeret, Igor Porte, Plume Ribout-Martini, Flore Saunois, Lucas Seguy, Thomas Stefanello, Masahiro Suzuki, Abel Techer, Louise Vendel, Quentin Yvelin
Special issue of artpress double number 480-481 (September-October 2020)
Texts by Catherine Millet, Étienne Hatt, Romain Mathieu, Claire Peillod, Aurélie Voltz, Aurélie Cavanna, Richard Leydier and Laurent Perez. 100 pages. Price: 8.50 euros.
39 schools represented