Technikart New York – #001

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JUST DON’T DO IT – NO SPORT ATTITUDE

There is along lasting myth that the French are healthier and live longer than Anglo-Saxons thanks to their rather attractive diet of lots of red wine, foie gras and occasional bouts of passionate love making. Is this possible? Can simply hanging out sipping Pomerol and scoring frequently really be better for you than, let’s say the Californian lifestyle and a diet of vitamines and DHEA, radical workouts and lots of..

DAVID LACHAPELLE

THE PHOTOGRAPHER DAVID LACHAPELLE WAS DISCOVERED BY ANDY WARHOL IN THE EARLY 80’S. SINCE THEN HE’S BEEN SHINING A LIGHT ON OUR TIME IN A VERY UNIQUE WAY. WE MET HIM IN PARIS WHERE HE HAS JUST INAUGURATED AN EXHIBITION AT THE MUSEUM “LA MONNAIE”.   The exhibition is great, is it your latest work ? Well, I stopped working for fashion and celebrities about three years ago, so the..

FRÉDÉRIC BEIGBEDER – FRENCH WRITER IS NOT NECESSARILY A COMPLIMENT IN NEW YORK

Which American writers have influenced your work ? Fitzgerald, Bukowski, Ellis, Salinger… Should I continue ? Capote, McInerney, Fante, Whitman… The simple evocation of these names moves me deeply, I’m overwhelmed with gratitude. They made me love literature. You wrote an entire book dedicated to the 9/11, “Windows on The World”. Jay Mc Inerney did it too, through the story of a couple in crisis, in “The Good Life”. Why..

EDOUARD BAER – FRENCH HERO IN NYC

It’s the first time you perform in New York. How does it feel ? It’s funny for me to be going so far, even in the United States, with that Modiano text. I perform in New York, yes, but for a French-speaking audience. But it still is a very specific audience. Anyway, I want to reassure people in Paris : I’m not starting an American tour ! It’s like when..

THE COUNT OF BOUDERBALA

SAMY AMEZIANE AKA THE COUNT OF BOUDERBALA THE ‘STAND UP’ GUY FROM SAINT DENIS WILL CONQUER NEW YORK CITY COMEDY CLUBS THIS COMING MAY   ‘The Count in New York’ – sounds like a book title – so is ‘the Count of the Poor’ in New York comedy clubs to claim his lands in America? What do you like about performing in America? What I like in American comedy clubs..

ANDRÉ – MONSIEUR LE BARON DE PARIS

You always have been part of the American Underground. Do you feel a real “wind of change” since Obama’s election? The underground always experiments before everybody else with the things that the whole society discovers later on. For me, there is no real change. I heard that now, in every dinner in town, there is a black person at the table… What things do you find in New York that..

ARMORY SHOW

Now in its 10th year, The Armory Show is the Babylonian beast of the international art fairs, almost a giant traveling circus museum. With more than 50 000 visitors, about 160 of the world’s leading galleries, its fresh-from-the-studio art by over 2000 artists, it offers a hugely entertaining look at new currents in art, cynical snapshots of the market, and a lot of schmoozing… So adjust your social autopilot and..

KATELIJNE DE BACKER – EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR – THE ARMORY SHOW INTERNATIONAL FAIR OF NEW ART

In an art fair, like the Armory, Art practitioners must market themselves within an informal network of perverse rituals, what are the rituals of allegiance to art you have to perform ( i.e., unconfortable handshakes…) ? Like they say, never let them see you sweat! Exhibitors and visitors don’t understand many of the factors that go into organizing a fair with over 230 galleries, and for the most part we..

LA BLANCHISSERIE

CYRILLE AND CAROLINE TROUBETZKOY, DIRECTORS OF THE GALLERY LA BLANCHISSERIE IN PARIS WILL PRESENT AT THE SECOND EDITION OF VOLTA, THE JUNIOR BÂSEL FAIR, THE FRENCH ARTIST ARNAUD MAGUET.   Is this your first fair in New York ? Yes, And Volta N.Y. is a very young and interesting fair near the Empire State Builing now managed by the Armory Show. Ready to conquer the Big Apple ? More than..

DEITCH PROJECTS GALLERY DIRECTOR – NICOLA VASSEL BY EVE THEROND

In an art fair, like the Armory, art practitioners must market themselves within an informal network of perverse rituals, what are the rituals of allegiance to art you have to perform ( i.e., unconfortable handshakes…) ? I don’t have any rituals. I try to shuffle the game plan as often as possible. Artists like pop stars, galeries openings like red carpets events, what happened to the art world, why has..