Emilie Pitoiset

A short guide to ART-O-RAMA: Signature lines in the first international art fair in the South of France

21 August 2017

ART-O-RAMA is on at Marseille’s Friche la Belle de Mai  running August 25 to 27.

Created in 2007 and now in its 11th edition, the event is the first art fair to take place in the South of France. Run by Jérôme Pantalacci, the curatorial premise has its own unique format that allows the galleries and artists to design their exhibition space; each booth creating ‘signature lines’ in the project.

The fair brings together an intimate number of 26 international galleries and six publishing houses, including a guest project by Sabrina Belouaar. This year’s Showroom, running to September 10, features work by François Bellabas among others.

In addition there are a nunmber of talks moderated by Cédric Aurelle on the themes of “polarisation and the emergence of new contemporary art scenes,” which include ‘The Art Market between Feminism and Decolonialism’ on August 26 and ‘South(s) as a State of Mind’ on August 27.

Notable exhibitors include: 

– London’s Narrative Projects showing Rachel Lowe

 – ltd los angeles showing Josefin Arnell, Arielle de Pinto and Margaret Haines

– Berlin’s Klemm’s showing Fiona Mackay and Émilie Pitoiset

– Berlin’s Exile showing Pakui Hardware, Erik Niedling and Paul Sochacki

– Cologne’s DREI showing Anna Virnich

– Berlin’s Neumeister Bar-Am showing Estrid Lutz and Émile Mold

– Paris’ Antoine Levi showing Daniel Jacoby and Piotr Makowski

– Rotterdam’s Cinnamon showing Esther Tielemans

– London’s ICA showing a number of their most recent publications

– Paris’ mfc-michèle didier showing Fiona Banner, Robert Barry and The Guerrilla Girls

Visit the ART-O-RAMA website for details.**

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Appearing + reappearing in Emilie Pitoiset’s The Vanishing Lady window display at KLEMM’S, Mar 11 – Apr 22

9 March 2017

Emilie Pitoiset is presenting solo exhibition The Vanishing Lady at Berlin’s KLEMM’S, opening March 11 and running to April 22.

The Paris-based artist works across media to create ‘uncanny scenarios’ and ‘surrealist visuals’ that play a part in an ongoing narrative unfolding through a series of exhibitions and fictional characters. For this show, Pitoiset’s work will revolve around author of The Wizard of Oz Frank Lyman’s “most famous magic trick & window-display.”

The exhibition also includes a text by Pierre-Alexandre Matéos and Charles Teyssou, excerpted below:

“A model of bones and flesh is appearing and reappearing with constantly renewed outfits in a window’s display. Bound. Generate disruption, displacements and attract the eyes, push the on-looker to look again. Look again. Window-dresser is an art, not a fallacious art.”

See the KLEMM’S website for details.**

Emilie Pitoiset, ‘Strike a Pose,’ (2016). Installation view. Courtesy the artist + Klemm’s gallery, Berlin.
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