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Amelie Chabannes: Artist Profile by: Maceo Bishop

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Artist profile of Amelie Chabannes and her work leading up to and during the installation of her project Double Portrait and the Fourth Hand at The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Ridgefield, CT, USA.

Directed and Produced by: Maceo Bishop

Written by Jon Cronin

August 21, 2013 at 16:24

Crossing the Line 2011: FIAF Fall Festival Trailer

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Crossing the Line 2011: FIAF Fall Festival Trailer from FIAF on Vimeo.

“One of the fall’s most exciting and thought provoking performance events”
—New York Times (2010)

The fifth edition of Crossing the Line, the annual fall festival of the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF), hits NYC September 17–October 16, 2011. Check back here for up-to-the-minute details and information. Full website and ticket sales will launch August 1.

Visit: fiaf.org/​crossingtheline/​2011/​

Crossing the Line is conceived as a platform to present vibrant new developments in artistic practices on both sides of the Atlantic. Initiated and produced by FIAF in partnership with leading New York cultural institutions, the fifth annual edition of this transdisciplinary, genre-defying festival of contemporary arts provides opportunities for New Yorkers to explore the dialogue between artist and participant; to examine how artists help re-imagine the world around us; and to engage with the vital role artists play as critical thinkers and catalysts for social evolution.

Written by Jon Cronin

July 11, 2011 at 19:02

Julia Morton of cityArts Reviews: Amelie Chabannes – Vast

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Who are you? Artist Amelie Chabannes wants to know. Throughout her
mixed-media show “Vast,” she explores the concept of identity. How do
we become who we are? And why do outside influences change us so
easily? Are we nothing more than memories and shifting surfaces, or is
there an underlying foundation that we can return to in order to gain
perspective on our lives? Amelie’s art gives us visual clues to
explore the vastness of our being. – Julia Morton cityArts.info

Written by Jon Cronin

March 19, 2010 at 19:12

Opening Reception: Vast | Amelie Chabannes Saturday Feb. 27, 7:00 PM

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stephan stoyanov gallery
29 orchard street new york ny 10002  212 343 4240

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
 
STEPHAN STOYANOV GALLERY is pleased to present, Vast, a solo exhibition by Amelie Chabannes.

EXHIBITION:
AMELIE CHABANNES | VAST

DATES: FEBRUARY 27TH – MARCH 31ST, 2010
Reception: Saturday, February 27th, 7-9pm
EVENT RSVP

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Amelie Chabannes continues her investigation into the monumental topic of identity.  “Vast” follows her 2008 exhibition at Luxe Gallery entitled “My Portrait of Your Identity”. With the current title, the artist is front and center concerning the scope of her limitless topic.  Vast conjures up endless vistas, the great sun lit expanse.  Chabannes describes, “vast” as directly referring to Baudelaire, whose use of this word imparted the “immensity of the intimate”, which the artist molds and coaxes into the “intensity of the intimate being”.  In this exhibition, as in 2008, Chabannes places herself in the hotspot of her inquiries, as well as, taking the view from the outside and often intermingling the two, allowing the viewer a glimpse at the vacillating, vague and often counterintuitive aspects of defining the individual.

Chabannes employs sculpture, drawing, video and installation in her entangled enterprise.  All of these offerings have an outspoken tactility, pushing the viewer’s awareness of the works as physical objects and yet, all the while, whispering about our interior, delicately grinding away at our psychology.   Referencing the grandeur of the landscape, she builds her pieces mimicking the earth’s processes: fossilization, stratification, glaciation, often using topography, maps and measures.  These processes, in turn, quote the layered, multivalent complexities and tectonic shifts of the subconscious and yet simultaneously, oppose it.  The wide-open world vs. tiny private thoughts, which we well know are not so tiny.  The artist gets at fractured and disrupted identity with several installations and the drawings, “ Oskar, Alma And I #1 and #2”.  Oskar Kokoschka was a major Austrian painter who forlornly constructed a doll of his ex-mistress, Alma, to combat his grief over her absence.  Chabannes creates dolls, decayed and aged, embedded within a reconstituted emotional land mass, showing the history of a violent impact on the psyche as the revelatory rings inside a tree’s trunk.  The artist’s face flickers in and out of the drawn portraits of Oskar and Alma, the interplay confessing her sympathies and own personal disruptions as if a geological remnant.

The artist hints at the complications that arise when rigid categories, inferring technical or bureaucratic systems, are forced upon ever-shifting entities, such as ourselves.   In “Anthropometric Self Portrait”, a glass-encased head juts out from the wall.  The unobstructed face is partitioned on its surface with official, yet officious looking circles and measurements.  A similarly constructed sculpture, “Self Portrait Dream”, is ensconced in a spinous charcoal latticework, obscuring the entire top half of the head.   Chabannes very physically posits our clear-eyed definitions against our mind’s eye, the inept category trying to surround the labyrinth.  Chabannes subjects squirm and mutate underneath, yet in defiance of miniscule designations and inescapable histories, bristling at reduction.  In the age of internet profiles and downloadable status, she seems to be tempting us to cherish our right not to fit in.


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Stephan Stoyanov Gallery is located on the Lower East Side at 29 Orchard Street between Hester & Canal. Hours are Wednesday through Saturday 11am until 6pm, and Sundays Noon until 6pm.

For more information, call (212) 343 4240 or email: stephan@luxegallery.net


Posted from Jon Cronin’s Stream Of Consciousness

Written by Jon Cronin

February 23, 2010 at 21:13

fi.af: Crossing the Line 2009 Macy’s

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Crossing the Line, FIAF Fall Festival 2009 presents: Macy’s

Macy’s legendary windows become the site for artists and fashion designers to come together as part of the store’s special ongoing series, Art Under Glass. Eleven French and American artists have been invited to create installations especially for these highly visible showcase windows. This temporary sidewalk gallery will place multimedia displays by these potent young artists in relation to the new, exclusive fusion collection Rachel Rachel Roy. Free and open to the public 24/7, Macy’s windows will take on a whole new life as night falls.

Windows will feature the work of: AIDS-3D, Olivier Babin, Bruce High Quality Foundation, Marie Losier/Aya Kakeda, Marie Maillard /Amelie Chabannes, Sarah Ortmeyer, Shoplifter, Agathe Snow/Rita Ackerman, Visual System, Nick van Woert, and Michael L. Yinger.

Macy’s
Tuesday, September 8–Thursday, September 17, 2009
Macy’s Herald Square
Co-curated by Julie Boukobza

Written by Jon Cronin

August 11, 2009 at 18:55

Don’t Miss! Paris@Night by: BlueNefertiti – New York City

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Blue Nefertiti

Paris@Night is truly a tour de force! BlueNefertiti is stunning to the eye, mesmerizing to the ear and soothing to the soul. Do not miss this sexy show!” — Thembisa S. Mshaka, Author, Put Your Dreams First: Handle Your [entertainment] Business.
A nü creation from Célia Faussart of the Afropean duo Les Nubians, Paris@Night explores the intricate nature of LOVE and the affinitive relationship between jazz, funk, soul, house, drum’n’bass, samba, and hip hop.
BlueNefertiti’s vocal styling is founded in the eloquence of Edith Piaf, Miriam Makeba, Abbey Lincoln, and Minnie Ripperton; the sophistication of Joao Gilberto; and the vocal landscaping of Bobby McFerrin.
She began singing professionally with her older sister in France during the mid 1990’s; later forming the Grammy-nominated internationally renowned singing duo Les Nubians. After 10 years in the business, a myriad of encounters, recordings and awards, she is now outwardly expressing her inner workings… a cabaret style performance project aptly named Paris@Night.
The show is an unconventional mélange of ingenious originals and innovative renditions of Edith Piaf, Nina Simone, Herbie Hancock, Josephine Baker, Miriam Makeba, Dave Brubeck… an exhilarating soundtrack to the bi-lingual narrative of her love triangle with Cameroon, Paris and New York City.
Paris@Night is a refreshing, intriguing and interactive show that has gained recognition as one of New York’s hottest new spectacles.

Le Poisson Rouge (LPR)
158 Bleeker New York, NY Manhattan, NY

Sun., June 21, 2009
7pm 

Description: BlueNefertiti’s Paris @ Night, a French Cabaret Presented by LPR & The Butterfly Network.

SPECIAL EDITION w/ Cucu Diamantes, Queen GodIs, Rhythmic Fusion f/ Malik Alston, WiseGuy & Gaston, DJ Super Jaimie, Visuals & Set by Amelie Chabannes and Antonia Dias Liete

Paris@Night is truly a tour de force! BlueNefertiti is stunning to the eye, mesmerizing to the ear and soothing to the soul. Do not miss this sexy show!” — Thembisa S. Mshaka, Author, Put Your Dreams First: Handle Your [entertainment] Business.

A nü creation from Célia Faussart of the Afropean duo Les Nubians, Paris@Night explores the intricate nature of LOVE and the affinitive relationship between jazz, funk, soul, house, drum’n’bass, samba, and hip hop.

BlueNefertiti’s vocal styling is founded in the eloquence of Edith Piaf, Miriam Makeba, Abbey Lincoln, and Minnie Ripperton; the sophistication of Joao Gilberto; and the vocal landscaping of Bobby McFerrin.

She began singing professionally with her older sister in France during the mid 1990’s; later forming the Grammy-nominated internationally renowned singing duo Les Nubians. After 10 years in the business, a myriad of encounters, recordings and awards, she is now outwardly expressing her inner workings… a cabaret style performance project aptly named Paris@Night.

The show is an unconventional mélange of ingenious originals and innovative renditions of Edith Piaf, Nina Simone, Herbie Hancock, Josephine Baker, Miriam Makeba, Dave Brubeck… an exhilarating soundtrack to the bi-lingual narrative of her love triangle with Cameroon, Paris and New York City.

Paris@Night is a refreshing, intriguing and interactive show that has gained recognition as one of New York’s hottest new spectacles.