On Sunday, November 8, 2015, as part of Festival Albertine 2015, RoseLee Goldberg, art historian, author, critic and founder of the renowned visual art performance organization Performa, explored influences and legacy in dance with Yvonne Rainer, one of the most influential dancers and choreographers of the last 50 years, and French choreographer Jérôme Bel, renowned for his conceptual and humorous works exploring relations between choreography and popular culture.
On Thursday, September 15, 2015, the Cultural Services of the French Embassy and Albertine Books welcomed French artist Jean-Michel Othoniel for a conversation on his three fountain sculptures which graced the garden of the Palace of Versailles.
On Tuesday, June 16th, the Cultural Services of the French Embassy and Albertine Books welcomed Hélène Farnault, France's leading authority on rare crafts at the heart of the arts ans fashion industries. She took us on a tour of fashion's backstage, introducing us to the world of little known but extraordinary traditional artisans.
Based in New York, French curator and critic Béatrice Gross is also an editor at Artifex Press, a new company dedicated to the production of digital catalogues raisonnés. Alexandre Stipanovich visited her at her Brooklyn office to see how she and Artifex Press’s group of dedicated researchers are preparing for Sol LeWitt Wall Drawings catalogue raisonné's first chapter, scheduled to launch in June 2015.
Paris-based gallerist Christian Berst has opened a new space on Rivington Street in New York City, with a group show entitled Do The Write Thing: Read Between the Lines. Known for his passion and dedication to art brut, Christian Berst aims to continue his quest for gems and the expansion of this specific market in America, together with gallery director Phillip March Jones, and gallery associate Daniel Klein. We visited Christian the day before the opening on October 30th, 2014 to ask him about the meaning and future of art brut, as well as this first group show, while the white paint was still fresh.
Interview with Karl Buchberg, Senior Conservator, and Jodi Hauptman, Senior Curator, with Samantha Friedman, Assistant Curator, on "Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs" an upcoming exhibition opening at the MoMA October 12 2014.