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VIVA Curatorial School – Paul Ardenne – VIVA 2018
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VIVA Curatorial School – Paul Ardenne

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Paul Ardenne is an art critic and curator of Luxembourg Pavilion at Venice Biennale, 2015. He is also a Professor of history at the University of Amiens. He studied literature, history and philosophy at the University of Poitiers and University of Toulouse, before completing a doctorate in history of art with Laurence Bertrand Dorléac at the University of Paris I (Contemporary Fine Art – Forms and Constraints). In Paris, he encountered the future contemporary art curator, Ami Barak, as well as Catherine Millet, founder/director of Art Press and José Alvarez, director of the publishing label Regard, three figures whose positions on aesthetics influenced his own views.

His curatorial works include:

Micropolitiques (Centre National d’Art Contemporain Le Magasin Grenoble, 2000, avec Christine Macel); Expérimenter le réel (Albi-Montpellier 2001-2002); La Force de l’art (Grand Palais, Paris, 2006; “Plutôt que l’exposé d’un manifeste, je veux mettre en valeur la principale qualité culturelle de l’art contemporain : sa vocation persistante à l’ “interposition” ); Working men (Galerie Analix Forever, Genève, 2008)

Prélèvements Urbains, Patrick Mimran (Passage de Retz, Paris, Novembre 2008)