Le Cabinet des influences

Talk and workshop,
followed by a BRUNCH,
proposed par Fabienne Bideaud, art critic and curator,
as part ofACROSS #17.

Sunday 18 February 2018, 11:00 to 12:30 AM
Le Narcissio
16 rue Parmentier, 06 Nice


Since 2015, thankyouforcoming runs a critic and curatorial residency program from Nice. ACROSS (scènes de province) is a collaborative, participatory and experimental project.


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The Influential Cabinet

The Influential Cabinet is a project that was set up by Fabienne Bideaud during her 2013 curatorial residency in Prague, initiated through a partnership between the Institut français and Meetfactory. While visiting artists in their studios and meeting members of the local cultural scene, she had asked each of them to provide her with an object, image, archive, text, etc. that had influenced his or her thinking, as well as his or her relationship to art and culture.

In the context of ACROSS #17, Fabienne will re-enact this protocol, this time in a different territory, in order to create The Influential Cabinet #2. The elements collected through such encounters will be presented in the form of a cabinet of curiosities. The whole idea will be to reveal the underlying stories, both on an individual level, through the existing emotional connection between an element and its lender, and on a collective level, through the history of influences that will emerge globally. A parallel will be drawn with the project’s first edition, as well as with the path and significance of the Wunderkammer throughout history.

Free admission, subject to venue capacity.

For the participants wishing to pursue the discussions in an informal and tasty way,
a BRUNCH will be organised from 12:30 onwards (reservation by email before Tuesday 13 February, 15€/person drinks included).