Talk with Sandra Doublet,
curator and projects coordinator at MPVite,
and Romain Boulay, director of Ateliers MilleFeuilles

as part of ACROSS#3 – NANTES

Thursday 1st October – 5:30PM > 7:00PM

Galerie Eva Vautier
2 rue Vernier
06 Nice – FR

In 2015, thankyouforcoming sets up a series of short residencies for critics and curators which operates as a reciprocated invitation between Nice and other cities in France and abroad. The ACROSS (scenes de province) program is a collaborative, participative and experimental project which aims to bring a special kind of exposure to different artistic scenes and raises questions about uses of mobility.

► 5:30PM, Sandra Doublet and Romain Boulay will present the different stages of their career,  they will also give an insight about the art scene in their region, and they will present their own views about curatorial practices today.

► 6:15PM, artists’ films screening, whose work is supported by Sandra Doublet and Romain: 35 min of unprecedented program!
With videos from artists: Elvire Bonduelle, Baptiste Brunello, Anna Byskov, Guillaume Clermont, Pierre-Yves Hélou, Jean-Charles Hue, Joel Hubaut, Alexis Judic, Yonsoo Kang, Pierre Labat, Perrine Lacroix, Clement Laigle…

It will be a time to discuss and exchange together afterwards. Free entrance. Come along!

+ discover a new commission by L’Officine, a Nice exclusive : Lithography/typography of Groupe Rembrunir, “Notre jeunesse est sans lieu”, 20 ex, numbered and signed, price : 150 euros.
Only one example available!

Sandra Doublet, art curator and project head at MPVite 

Sandra Doublet, Sandra Doublet is graduated from the Ecole du Louvre (Paris) and holds a Masters degree in « Curating Contemporary Art » (Paris IV Sorbonne), she is currently projects coordinator at MPVite (Nantes).
Since 2009, she is the assistant of curator Daniel Kurjakovic. She worked especially on the exhibition We’ll Know Where When We Get There by Lee Ranaldo & Leah Singer (CNEAI, 2009), Owls turn their entire head to change views, a solo exhibition by Vittorio Santoro (Fondation Ricard, 2012) as well as on the radio piece project by Lawrence Weiner for the Atelier de création radiophonique of France Culture (2010/2011) and for the launch of the magazine Torrent (2014).
She is curator for the exhibition Vicarious (Vivarium – Atelier Artistique Mutualisé, Rennes, 2015), and co-curator with Lili L’Herroux of the exhibition Walk the talk (PAD, collectif Blast, Angers, 2015).
She is currently editorial board member and contributor of the annual review R.a-r, « Revue aller-retour ».


Romain Boulay, director of Ateliers MilleFeuilles

Romain Boulay lives and works between Nantes and Brussels.
He graduated from the Fine Arts School of Nantes with honours. He has since participated in many exhibitions in France and abroad. His work questions the relationship between painting and space: « Romain Boulay shifts our comprehension of the traditional two-dimensional space of painting towards the third dimension, in a mode distinct from minimalism. Indeed, it is not towards the object that his practice is aimed, but toward an understanding and an exploration of the painting as a volume and a place where the gaze exists (Les Peintures immatérielles) and, more recently, the body of the viewers (in sculpture-installations and his work’s architectural displays). » (excerpt from Tristan Trémeau’s text).

Since 2005, in parallel with his artistic work, he has started curating within the non-profit organisation Manifestement Peint Vite (MPVite), questioning the relationship of artists to exhibition places, in particular the concept of the White Cube and its neutrality. In 2012, he created, with Carole Rivalin and Michel Gerson, MilleFeuilles studios, of which he is director, and of which Pierre-Alexandre Remy is president. MilleFeuilles is a production platform of 600m2 comprised of 18 artists’ studios and with production spaces for large-scale art works. Romain Boulay also teaches at the National School of Architecture in Nantes since 2011.