Critic and curatorial residency program from Nice

Stay of SISSI [Élise Poitevin & Anne Vimeux] from 9 to 16 January 2020

ACROSS #24 – January 2020

Élise Poitevin et Anne Vimeux
(1993, France) are co-founders and co-directors of the art space SISSI club, opened in April 2019 in Marseilles.

They graduated from the University of Aix-Marseille in Art History, specializing in Contemporary Art. Élise Poitevin has studied the Marseilles’ art scene since the 1960s, its institutions,
collections, exhibitions and cultural politics underpinned by the concept of urban identity. Her research aims at developing a de-centralized art history, envisioning a society by its margins rather than by its center. Anne Vimeux specialized in the study of contemporary figurative painting and « kitsch » aesthetics in an expanding meaning. Her research is now moving towards a broader conception of « bad taste », addressing the possibility of creating new positions of subversion.

Élise Poitevin worked as curatorial assistant at the Cantini Museum, [mac] Marseilles Museum of Contemporary Art and cultural mediator at La Vieille Charité and La Friche de La Belle de Mai. Anne Vimeux worked as Charlotte Cosson & Emmanuelle Luciani’s assistant curator, and at the Meessen de Clercq Gallery. She has also been editorial assistant at Editions Lutanie, Galerie Perrotin, Galerie Malingue and for Purple Magazine.


Sunday 12 January, from 2 to 6 PM
Studio thankyouforcoming, Place du Pin, 06 Nice