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Analysis out of the box

Putting into perspective and finding references used in decoding the keys to Contemporary Art, the Art Market, Art & Business.

Le Qatar et l'art, les clés pour comprendre
Exterior of Al Riwaq Exhibition Hall, Doha, QatarAnalysis out of the boxArt Market | (Being Translated) Avec la découverte du pétrole sur son sol dans les années 1940, le Qatar passe d’une économie perlière à une économie mondialisée. Aujourd’hui, l’émirat construit une stratégie de développement à l’image d’une […]
Read more » | 30/08/17
Fiber Art, a thread that weaves different worlds
Chiharu Shiota, where are we going, 2017Analysis out of the boxContemporary Art | Thread is made of fiber - textile, paper or other - and bears witness to an ancestral process. From fiber to thread, from spinning to weaving, tools are born, a knowledge base, forms, architecture, culture, networks’ up to the present day, where the […]
Read more » | 22/07/17
Psychoanalysis of the garden
Miguel Chevalier, Magic Carpets, Castel del Monte, Italie, 2014Analysis out of the boxContemporary Art | In his text Of other spaces, Heterotopias (1967) Foucault wrote : “ (…) the garden is a rug onto which the whole world comes to enact its symbolic perfection, and the rug is a sort of garden that can move across space. The garden is the smallest […]
Read more » | 26/05/17
The rising development of the contemporary art market in Africa
LagosPhoto 2016Analysis out of the boxArt Market | According to the United Nations’ projections, the African population will reach 1.5 billion inhabitants in 2025; among them 60% will live in urban areas (2015 DESA report). Although it is often qualified as a “rentier continent”, stuck in the […]
Read more » | 24/02/17
Journey across the infrathin, a virtual exhibition
Larry Bell, Standing Walls à la Chinati Foundation 2014Analysis out of the boxContemporary Art | Picture yourself entering an exhibition space where you are welcomed by small black mirrors, their reflections giving the whole room a golden shade. You can pick them up and wander around the exhibit with them. You look for Lorrain’s paintings but find […]
Read more » | 16/01/17
Takashi Murakami Case Study
Portrait de Takashi Murakami, photo Claire DornAnalysis out of the boxArt & Business | Contemporary artist Takashi Murakami, who originally studied Nihonga - traditional Japanese painting- at Tokyo University of the Arts, is nowadays considered the leader of Japanese Neo-Pop. Murakami’s market is underpinned by a brilliant organization […]
Read more » | 14/12/16
The Naoshima Spirit
Chichu Art MuseumAnalysis out of the boxContemporary Art | The island of Naoshima, located at the core of an archipelago in the Seto Inland Sea, is currently characterized by an unparalleled cultural aura, receiving 500 000 international visitors each year. The pioneering spirit of this site can be traced back […]
Read more » | 06/12/16
Paris Photo: photography through its constant transformation
David Hockney, John St Clair swimming April 1972Analysis out of the boxContemporary Art | Paris Photo, the first international fair dedicated to photography, celebrates its 20th edition in 2016. Since 1997 the fair has, each year, defined the contours of a versatile artistic field, showing its constant boundary-breaking transformations. In […]
Read more » | 16/11/16
Collector profile: Giuliana & Tommaso Setari
Giuliana Setari Causi devant «Asymmetrical Pyramid», 1986, de Sol LeWitAnalysis out of the boxContemporary Art | “Art accustoms you to beauty and rigor… to upholding standards.” For the Setaris, proximity with art and artists is an important part of self-construction, prefiguring the adoption of a broad worldview. Tommaso grew up in Rome surrounded by the […]
Read more » | 03/10/16
The Californian Way of Life : œuvre totale
Sans titreAnalysis out of the boxArt Market | (Being Translated) Los Angeles a le vent en poupe, développe une nouvelle puissance culturelle, de création et de marché qui trouve ses fondations à la fois dans un contexte géographique, géologique ainsi que dans la formulation d’une identité […]
Read more » | 15/08/16
Code as structure: art from the electronic to digital age
Robert Smithsom, 66 cryosphereAnalysis out of the boxContemporary Art | The principle of coding is as old as humanity; from the Latin “codex”- a collection of laws - a term that itself comes from “caudex” which originally designated the trunk of a tree. This image illustrates the idea that memory is at play : any code […]
Read more » | 09/06/16
An esthetics of politics: Argentine production
Rosario Group. Tucumán Arde (Tucumán brûle), 1968. Graffiti. Archive Graciela Carnevale, Rosario, ArgentineAnalysis out of the boxContemporary Art | In 1968, artists, journalists and sociologists join together in the Tucumán Arde project, laying the groundwork for “ideological conceptualism” in Latin America in what would become one of the continent’s most radical esthetic-political […]
Read more » | 25/05/16
Collector profile: Paul-Emmanuel Reiffers
Paul-Emmanuel Reiffers devant un bronze de Thomas Houseago de 2013, intitulé « Yet to Be Titled (Helmet Head on Plinth) »Analysis out of the boxContemporary Art | A feeling of space and freedom permeates Paul-Emmanuel Reiffers’s childhood spent in the Ivory Coast, where he grew up in an environment of “tolerance and an openness to others.” His father expatriates to Abidjan in the 1960’s, choosing to work […]
Read more » | 12/05/16
Why is Milan the capital of the global design market ?
Federico Maccapani pour Missoni, Design Week 2014Analysis out of the boxArt & Business | Milan, along with Turin and Genoa, is one corner of the industrial triangle at the root of the Italian economic boom of the 50’s and 60’s. Its specificity is to have symbiotically connected, through the private sector, industrialization with art […]
Read more » | 27/04/16
3 keys to understanding South Korean contemporary art
Vue de l’exposition “Lee Ufan, Versailles”, Château de Versailles, 2014Analysis out of the boxContemporary Art | The 2016 Art Paris Art Fair highlights South Korean contemporary art, bringing together the work of some 70 historical, renowned and emerging artists. Appreciating the specificity of Korean production means plunging into a symbiotic back-and-forth […]
Read more » | 28/03/16
Carpenters Workshop Gallery: expanding the idea of design
Carpenters Workshop Gallery NYCAnalysis out of the boxArt Market | In a design market that has been thriving since the 2000’s, Carpenters Workshop Gallery is focusing on design that breaks with the industry and takes art as its common denominator. The gallery is developing a business model suited to a new generation […]
Read more » | 27/01/16
Animism / Shamanism, diving into Gaia's spirit
Animism/Shamanism-Diving into Gaïa’s spirit
Paradise/A Space for Screen Addiction, Leclere MDVAnalysis out of the boxContemporary Art | Animism popularly refers to a worldview in which every being and object possesses a soul. The definition more generally connotes a belief in spirits. Shamanism, on the other hand, is a practice that allows one to see into and travel among otherwise […]
Read more » | 11/01/16
From art to food, from food to art
Déjeuner au Studio Olafur EliassonAnalysis out of the boxContemporary Art | Iconography around food is a fertile theme in history, evidencing the primordial character of eating in societal evolution. Today, the borders between visual and culinary art have shrunk, without disappearing completely : visual arts explore the question […]
Read more » | 16/12/15
Collector profile: André Magnin
André magninAnalysis out of the boxContemporary Art | Through his world travels, André Magnin slowly discovers that to learn from others we needs to “unlearn what we naively first put into our heads.” André Magnin is skeptical of Western certainty and arrogance. His childhood in Madagascar accustoms […]
Read more » | 01/12/15
A Sip of Cool
A Sip of Cool, avec Estrid Lutz & Emile Mold et Ditte Eljerskov, curated by Charlotte Cosson & Emmanuelle Luciani, Août-Novembre 2014, La GadAnalysis out of the boxContemporary Art | Cool is first and foremost a cliché : wet hair, paradisiacal beaches, youth... Cool rides the wave, changing with the fashion of the day as time races forward. Yet cool is also a precise attitude whose history can be traced as far back as 3000 BCE in the […]
Read more » | 10/10/15

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A Sip of Cool, avec Estrid Lutz & Emile Mold et Ditte Eljerskov, curated by Charlotte Cosson & Emmanuelle Luciani, Août-Novembre 2014, La Gad