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Artist’s Portrait : Yasmine Tashk

Yasmine and me met quite a while ago because of some strange astral connections.
She’s a natural born illustrator and art flood in her veins although her scientific studies.
Thanks to Thibault’s help, we will discover the place where she works on her new projects, as well as some past experimentations with animation and comics. Here is my partner in crime, Yasmine. Enjoy.

Go to Yasmine’s blog and know more about her!

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SECRET ISSUE LAUNCH TRAILER

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On June 29th, 2013, KSAT’s artists will come together for KSAT « The Secret Issue » release event. From December 2012 to April 2013 the artists worked on the theme of secret in aim to give their own interpretation to this fascinating topic. The results of these researches will be collected in a limited edition publication that will be sell in occasion of the release event. On the lenght of one day the Maison du Portugal (Cité Universitaire) in Paris will be invaded by art, performances, installations, exhibitions and live music. See you there!

The exhibition will run from June 29th to July 14th!
More info about the program soon online on ksat.fr

 

Confirmed artists:

Soufiane Ababri
Autumn Ahn
Cécile Chaput
Kazuma Eekman
Holly Featherstone
Martina Ferrera
Alice Forge
Jonathan Foussadier
Nada Diane Fridi
Sue van Geijn
Tamah Grinski
Hélène Gruenais
Kota Hirikoshi
IF
Seewon Jung
Karine Kraemer
Nicole Kiersz
Marilou Klapwijk
Mike Latona
Gustav Lejelind
Pétronille Leroux
Ksenia Lukyanova
Martina Margini
Alice et Adrien Martins
Dana Muskat
Neue Grafik
Ryan Peltier
Yasmine Tashk
Jean Thevenin
William James Thurman
Yasmin Yrondi

(more to come!)

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KSAT + BEGANE GROND

We’re happy to announce our next international partnership with the dutch group BEGANE GROND ! Enjoy this cool visual that they made as a foretaste of a very dynamic and inspiring collaboration. Stay tuned for more updates, nice things are going to happen!

Loads of love

 

 

Ron Mueck à la Fondation Cartier : une belle idée d’expo pour un jour férié

  « Il est interdit de prendre des photos mademoiselle ! ».  Mais pourtant ils sont si photogéniques ces petits vieux ! A leurs pieds, 5 personnes les encerclent et les dessinent. Ce sont les modèles vivants parfaits, ils font le double d’une taille humaine et sont inertes. 

Nous sommes à la fondation Cartier pour l’exposition de l’artiste australien Ron Mueck. Les sculptures sont toujours d’un réalisme époustouflant. L’échelle n’est jamais la bonne et nous positionne dès le départ. La technique impressionne, la ressemblance est troublante. C’est un nouveau jeu des 7 erreurs. Le public cherche à s’approcher le plus près possible pour voir le moindre poil.

Face à chacune des 9 sculptures présentées à la Fondation Cartier je ressens de l’empathie et beaucoup de tendresse. C’est le point commun qui pour moi les rassembles. Ce sentiment est d’autant plus amplifié que le lieu d’exposition est vaste, vide et froid.

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« It’s forbidden to take pictures Miss! ». But these cute giant oldies are so photogenic ! Next to their feet, 5 persons are surrounding them and drawing them. They are perfect simili-live drawing models, they are twice a human size and motionless.

We are at the Fondation Cartier for the exhibition of the australian artist Ron Mueck. The sculptures are always done with an outstanding realism. The scale is never the real one and it let us know where to stand from the beginning. The technic is impressive, the ressemblance is arousing. It’s a new game of the 7 errors. The public is trying to get as close as possible to seek for every single hair.

In front of each one of those 9 sculptures presented in the Fondation Cartier, I feel empathy and a lot of tenderness. It’s the common point that put them together for me. This feeling is amplified by the location that’s so big, empty and cold.

J’ai été troublée de n’être pas guidée dans ma découverte des œuvres au départ puis après réflexion je trouve que ça reste assez fidèle à Ron Mueck, cet homme qui n’accorde pas d’interview pour laisser son travail parler de lui même. Tout au long de l’exposition, il est silencieux et laisse l’imaginaire des gens vagabonder. Dans l’équipe de KSAT on est très intéressées par le processus de création, alors c’était superbe de voir ce film qui montre la création de pièces dans l’atelier de Ron Mueck. Film sans interview, très reposant et intéressant même si quelques secrets de la création restent quand même bien gardés.

En fouinant un peu plus j’ai découvert un autre artiste australien Sam Jinks qui s’adonne également à la création de sculptures hyper réalistes un poil moins tendres que celle de Ron cependant. C’est intéressant de mettre leurs œuvres en parallèle, ça permet d’en faire ressortir d’autant plus leurs identités.

Belle exposition à voir si vous avez une demi heure et 10 euros. Si vous dessinez, munissez vous d’un carnet, c’est un tarif idéal pour une séance de modèle simili-vivant !

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At first, it was disturbing not to be guided in my discovery of the different sculptures, but then, after thinking about it I think it’s quite true to Ron Mueck, this man that doesn’t give any interview to let his work speak for itself. All along the exhibition, he is silent and let the imaginary of people walk around the pieces. In the KSAT team, we are very interested by the creative process, so it was great to see this movie that shows the creation of the pieces in Ron Mueck’s studio. A movie with no interview, very relaxing and interesting even though some secrets of the making are kept hidden.

By digging a bit, I discovered another australian artist Sam Jinks that also create hyper realistic sculptures that are a bit less tender than Ron Mueck’s are. It’s interesting to make a parallel between the two artists’s work, it alows us to highlight each one’s identity even more clearly.

Great exhibition to see if you have half an hour and 10 euros. If you draw, take a sketchbook, it’s an ideal price for a simili-live-drawing class!

Sculpture by Sam Jinks

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Ron Mueck à la Fondation Cartier du 16 Avril au 23 Septembre – Fondation Cartier – 261 Bd Raspail – 75014 Paris – Tous les jours, sauf le lundi, de 11h à 20h – Nocturne le mardi jusqu´à 22h – Ouvert les 1, 8, 9 et 20 mai. – Droit d´entrée : 9,50 euros – Tarif réduit : 6,50 euros (étudiants, moins de 25 ans, carte Senior, Amis des Musées, demandeurs d´emploi).

Event: Offprint Paris

An annual not-to-miss event for emerging art press and printed image lovers. This time Paris Offprint Festival was hosted by l’Ecole des Beaux Arts. Previous events took place at Le Bal et à l’Espace Kiron in Paris. Numerous publishers met up in the big and charming hall of Beaux Arts to exhibit to the public their realizations. A full overview of various practices is offered; from the traditional art catalogues to independent and self published issues, from collective publishing book to institutional publications. Saturday, November 17th, a series of lectures were organized about « art publishing » with speakers from different backgrounds and countries. Most of them being artists and others theorists. In a chronological order of appearance: Rafael Rozendaal (brazilian-dutch interactive web artist), Richard Kostelanetz (american author and critic), Alberto de Michele (italian artist and curator), Paul Armand Gette (french photographer, sculpor, director and writer), Lorenzo de Rita (italian inventor).

Here below you can have a glimpse on how the Beaux Arts Pavilion organised the setting of  the event.

Event: Salon! Fanzine

Two weeks ago Yasmine and me attended a really interesting weekend-long festival that took place at the Médiathèque Marguerite Duras à Paris. Focusing on independent edition, it showed of a bunch of international fanzines developing proudly their DIY practice. We chatted with some of the makers and discovered very different paths they decided to take to make their artistic project materialized on paper. Sometimes the producers of the magazine are also artists, so their zines are like little art pieces, printed in limited series and aesthetically looking like masterpieces of handcraft. Some producers are focused on comics, others on traditional illustration. Then some of them developed personal projects as a sort of little artistic portfolio of their practice.

We had fun with Crudités Magazine, who interviewed me about a randomly picked topic (Soundcloud). Obviously… we didn’t resist the temptation of buying something. We didn’t really come back home with empty bags!

We also noticed the great work of Les machines and one of their creation « Le Héron » by Dan Selig.

Long live DIY zines!

Here is an overview of the materials we collected/bought during the event. It was really nice to se how everyone developed different and so interesting practices, starting their artistic pieces from novels, from music, or simply graphical patterns.

Below you can see the exhibitors’ space, everyone was presenting their creations and projects on a week end of practice. So much material, so much creativity!

The fair showed not only magazines but also art pieces, like serigraphies and prints, produced as a complement to zines or independently.

A view of the exhibition’s space. The Festival collected numerous zines,  forming a real historiography of fanzine art, where you can surf through different ages, style and topics. The collection is open to public all year long and can be consulted on site.

Fanzines! Salon 2012

To know more about Fanzine! Salon and the past editions of the festival click here

The event has been produced by Papier Gaché