Work: Claire Fontaine

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to the lecture of French artist and theoretician

Claire Fontaine

Claire Fontaine's talk will be on her works that involve the notion of private property, strike, labour and relate to the field of libidinal economy (in relation or in opposition to monetary economy). She will present a selection of recent and older projects that seem relevant in this respect and will also talk about the concept of human strike.

Claire Fontaine is a Paris-based collective artist, 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.

Recent personal shows include, Future Tense, El Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico D.F., Economies, Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, Closed for Prayers, Dvir Gallery, Hangar 2, Jaffa Port, Israel, Etrangers Partout (QDM), Nuit Blanche, Belleville, Paris, Kultur ist ein Palast der aus Hundescheiße gebaut ist., MD72, Berlin, After Marx April, After Mao June, Aspen Art Museum, Colorado.

The lecture takes place on the occasion of the exhibition Bartleby the Scrivener in Etc. Gallery (Kateřinská 20, Prague 2) featuring Claire Fontaine and Etienne Chambaud.
The opening in Etc. gallery is on Friday, Feb. 18., 2011, 7 p.m.; the exhibition lasts from Feb 19 till March 11, 2011.

17.2. 2011 7 p.m.
Dittrichova 9, Prague, CZ

The lecture is held in cooperation with Tereza Stejskalová and Etc. Gallery.

Lecture is held in English.

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