French cultural malaise
Art & Business | The brutal dismissal of ENSBA director Nicolas Bourriaud has provoked an unprecedented emotional response in French and international cultural spheres.
The minister of Culture based her decision, which is legal, on ’the lack of a plan for the school after four years of experience » and the director’s absence at the CHOICES event, a surprisingly peripheral reason. Bourriaud addresses the topic point by point in an exclusive interview with Télérama, recalling his management policies and decisions, in line with the transversal nature of the international market, the role of sponsors and patrons, and partnerships with historic institutions and international schools on other continents. Beyond rumours of a game of musical chairs, this incident is widely interpreted as a royal fiat, throwing light on French cultural politics running at two speeds, with institutions bogged down in an outmoded administrative mindset incompatible with contemporary goals.
Publié le 14/07/2015
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