MAINTENANT !, Cnap's exhibition at Paris internationale

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For the very first time, Paris Internationale and the Centre national des arts plastiques (CNAP) are partnering up for a brand-new program: Maintenant!

During the fair, from 18 to 23th october 2022, four French artists – Maxime Bichon, Vincent Ceraudo, Marcelline Delbecq and Suzanne Lafont – are thus invited to exhibit an artistic project made possible by CNAP support.

Maintenant! is part of the actions implemented by the CNAP to accompany artists at different moments in their careers and the development of their projects, within the framework of targeted partnerships. This proposition aims to highlight CNAP’s long-term commitment to artists towards their research, experimentation, and creation work. All of this is taking place in a specific context, at a specific time: Maintenant!

Maxime Bichon (born 1989) based his practice on his extended research on free-falling and its pedagogical aspects. Following investigations on the transmission of knowledge – through the co-founding in 2015 of experimental school The Cheapest University – Bichon exhibited his findings as part of three solo shows. He created three sculptures for Paris Internationale, representing partial documentations of these exhibits.
Vincent Ceraudo
 (born 1986) presents Sun Surface, a Sci-Fi video mixing constructed scenes with documentary footage, which reflects on the industrialized world’s excesses – unlimited growth, energy consumption and technological progress – in times of severe climate crisis.
Artist and author 
Marcelline Delbecq (born 1977) will be showing 2021’s Mille années de main en main (une odyssée). Through the multiple layers of her film, she oscillates between the two inseparable poles of documentary film and fiction. By giving voice to two existences scattered across languages and eras, the film draws a polyphonic portrait of exile, anonymity, perpetual renewal, and impossible renunciation.
Suzanne Lafont
 (born 1949) is known for her conceptual work on image and narrative montages using the theatrical model. For Maintenant!, she unveils a digital slideshow entitled Double Feature [incomplete series]: sequences of various lengths presenting objects and words in random order. They unfold in a range of disparate colors and themes, into a whole that folds back up into a lining.


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Updated: October 13 2022