Claire Fontaine Works
Course DetailDescriptionClaire Fontaine will describe the evolution of their practice, the main questions that animate it and their collective process of production. Active since 2004, Claire Fontaine has worked in very diverse contexts, always questioning them through site-specific works or installations. The artist invests the exhibition space as a context for a separate and healing reflection on the political and emotional turmoil of our daily lives.Meet the PresenterClaire Fontaine
Claire Fontaine is a collective conceptual feminist artist founded by James Thornhill and Fulvia Carnevale in 2004 in Paris, which relocated to Palermo in 2017. Her name is inspired by Duchamp’s iconic ready-made, the urinal titled Fontaine, and a famous brand of French notebooks (Clairefontaine); it defines a space where the biographies of the artists aren’t directly connected to their artworks allowing their research to become a space of freedom and desubjectivization. Claire Fontaine uses video, sculpture, painting and writing and most recently has published a comprehensive anthology of her writings with Semiotext(e) in 2020 titled Human Strike and the Art of Creating Freedom, among many others. They have had many solo exhibitions over the years and the most recent solo shows include Siamo con voi nella notte, Museo del 900, Firenze, 2020; I- WE-YES, Studio Concreto, Lecce, 2020; Your Money and Your Life, Galerias Municipais, Lisbona, 2019; La Borsa e la vita, Palazzo Ducale, Genova, 2019; Les printemps seront silencieux, Le Confort Moderne, Poitiers, 2019, and #displaced, Städtische Galerie Norhdorn, Nordhorn, 2019.