Regular online meetings with artists

Launched by Sasha Pevak (resident ACROSS #14),
with Alice Bonnot, Julien Ribeiro,
Alexandra Goullier Lhomme and Daria Kravchuk

Since May 2020


In May 2020, in response to current problematics of the art system, such as precariousness, imposed productivism and competitiveness, which revealed themselves more than ever at the time of the pandemic, the curator and researcher Sasha Pevak (résident ACROSS #14) launched an initiative and a call for solidarity, Curatorial Hotline.

He devotes several hours per week to online exchanges with artists, without any pre-selection, in order to offer them theoretical guidelines or practical advice. He encourages curators to join this initiative, or to develop similar tools of assistance.

Curators and art critics Alice Bonnot, Julien Ribeiro, Alexandra Goullier-Lhomme and Daria Kravchuk joined the initiative and opened their own curatorial hotlines offering to artists their time and expertise.
– Appointment lasts between 30 and 60 min
– Different possible platforms (phone, videoconference, etc.)
– Languages (depending on curator): French, English, Russian sor far

The team of thankyouforcoming is very happy to contribute to the dissemination of this generous initiative. You will find below the updated list of curators of the Curatorial Hotline, as well as the Doodle links where you can book the appointments.

In order to make as many people as possible be able to benefit from this assistance, please be sure to space out your appointments and target the curator whose approach is mostly relevant to your practice!

Curatorial Hotline with Sasha Pevak (Eng/FR/Rus)

Sasha Pevak is an independent curator, researcher and professor living between Paris and Moscow.
He is interested in the political nature of art and in the underlying mechanisms of its system. In a curatorial practice that is both political and sensible, he integrates a personal dimension by blurring the boundaries between curatorial ans artistic work, between his narratives and those of the artists. He experiments various formats allowing spectators to collaborate, both intellectually and emotionally in developing the meaning of writings and art-works.
Sasha Pevak has collaborated with: HISK in Ghent, the Garage Museum in Moscow, frac Île-de-France, ENSA de Bourges, INHA, Paris 8 University, Point Ephémère, DOC ! and others.

Curatorial Hotline with Alice Bonnot (Eng/FR)

Alice Bonnot is an independent curator, director of the exhibition space Picnic in London and director of the art residency programme Zone d’Utopie Temporaire (Z.U.T.).
She teaches the short course “sustainable exhibition management” at Central Saint Martins University in London. Her projects mainly focus on societal topics, as well as political, economic and social issues. More recently her interest has been on the development of sustainable contemporary practices.
Alice Bonnot has worked with Le Palais de Tokyo, Paris, Galeria Francisco Fino, Lisbon, Assembly Point, London and Elephant Magazine.

Curatorial Hotline with Julien Ribeiro (Eng/FR)

With a background in social anthropology, Julien Ribeiro is the curator and founder of the Lavoir Public, a creative space dedicated to the mutations of writings in Lyon until 2016.
He works on the impact of politics on our lives and on our creative processes, with the place of minorities playing a central role in his research. A founding member of the WAW collective (LGBTQI and Contemporary Art archive), he was associate with the programming of the exhibition David Wojnarowicz- History Keeps Me Awake at Night at the Mudam (2019). He is associated curator at Antre Peaux in Bourges and is member in the follow-up committee of the exhibition Histoire et mémoires des luttes contre le VIH/SIDA (2021) at the Mucem in Marseille.

Curatorial Hotline with Alexandra Goullier Lhomme (FR/Eng)

Alexandra Goullier Lhomme is an independant curator based in Paris.
Specialised in contemporary art, she is particularly interested in performance art and video art. Her curatorial research lies on the porous nature of boundaries, whether geographical, social, temporal or of language. As an independant curator, she has collaborated with institution such as KADIST, Cité internationale des arts, Fondation d’Entreprise Ricard and MAMAC – Musée d’Art Moderne et d’Art Contemporain of Nice, among others. As a curatorial assistant, she has been working with Jean de Loisy and Alfred Pacquement for the château de Versailles’ contemporary art program (2018-2019) and at Palais de Tokyo (2017 – 2018), among others.
She is the co-founder and co-director of prologue, a curatorial collective which aims to promote performance art.