Reiffers Art Initiatives has organized at the Acacias Art Center the exhibition "Soukhos" by Raphaël Barontini, to present his work for the LVMH Métiers d'Art residency.
Raphaël Barontini’s SOUKHOS exhibition, the culmination of his LVMH Métiers d'Art artistic residency, was organized in partnership with Reiffers Art Initiatives and with the support of the Mariane Ibrahim Gallery.
Raphaël Barontini is a 36-year-old visual artist who graduated from the Beaux-Arts in Paris and Hunter College of Art in New York. His works "creolizing images" have already been exhibited by many museums and galleries around the world, notably through well received showings in the United States ౼ from Savannah to Fort Worth and most recently in Chicago.
In his multifaceted work, the visual artist constantly questions the relationship between art and craft, East and West, and politics.
In 2020, he was selected by LVMH Métiers d'Art for an artist residency in Singapore’s Heng Long tannery, renowned for its exceptional expertise and know-how in tanning and finishing crocodile leather. The entirety of his pieces created during his residency as well as several pieces that represent his overall work were showcased at Acacias Art Center in July 2021.
Crédit photo : Nicolas Brasseur.
Reiffers Art Initiatives is a foundation created to support young contemporary creation and cultural diversity.
Reiffers Art Initiatives’ mission is to support France’s new art scene and give it international visibility. It finances and gives exposure to thirty emerging artists every year, who will influence tomorrow’s contemporary art scene.
YOU ARE MY PETROL
Acacias Art Center by Mazarine is pleased to welcome You are My Petrol, My Drive, My Dream, My Exhaust an exhibition by Laure Prouvost. FIAC 2018.
You are My Petrol, My Drive, My Dream, My Exhaust was born from a collaboration between curator Martha Kirszenbaum and the artist Laure Prouvost, selected to represent France at the 2019 Venice Biennale.
Laure Prouvost's immersive films, installations, drawings and wallpapers, combining the representation of desire, onirism and a fantasized description of nature, jeopardize our relationship to language and understanding through the intrication of complex narratives and surrealist moments that feed her unusual approach to the conventions of cinema and image.
The artist gives particular importance to language and its representation, and brilliantly masters this way of playing with words.
It strives to make visible the unimportant objects, those that the consumer system that governs our daily lives has left behind: residues, rubbish, broken or dysfunctional objects, unloved. You Are My Petrol, My Drive, My Dream, My Exhaust reveals the two sides of the same coin, through a diptych of videos that were presented through a resin-based installation, objects such as relics, a motorcycle, an LED or a vodka bar evoking the two environments, one rural and French, the other urban and American.
MONDINO NUMÉRO 20 ANS
The Acacias Art Center hosted the Mondino Numéro 20th anniversary exhibition.
In July 2019, we transformed the Acacias Art Center into a photo studio to unveil Jean-Baptiste Mondino’s prolific creativity in 100 images. Over the years, the artist, a lifelong friend of *Numéro*, immortalized some of the most influential personalities. The photographer cultivates a keen curiosity for his contemporaries, musicians and actors. With a genuine desire to reveal their singular energy, Mondino transcends reality into images.
Nourished by his love of music, from rock to hip-hop, his images reflect the many facets and cultures of our time.
Jean-Baptiste Mondino immortalized some of the most influential personalities. Many of his photos ౼ including Prince, Madonna, Vanessa Paradis, Björk, Karl Lagerfeld, Johnny Depp, Lou Doillon and Rocco Siffredi ౼ have become iconic.
Publisher: Acacias Art Center by Mazarine
Contributors: Jean-Baptiste Mondino, Paul-Emmanuel Reiffers and Babeth Djian
Information: 2019 publication, hardcover, 172 pages, in French and English. Dimensions: 28.3 x 2 x 36.3 cm
Unique prints from the exhibition and the book are available in the numero.com virtual gallery.
The photographer, known for his sense of humor, also has a deep appreciation for fashion, as a bellwether of the times.
Numéro has been a leading media in the world of fashion, contemporary art and culture.
Numéro magazine creates a unique editorial and visual language blending fashion, beauty, art, and design. Numéro offers three editions: Numéro, Numéro Homme, Numéro Art.
CARTIER - LA PANTHÈRE
Mazarine Image created the new film for Cartier's "La Panthère" fragrance.
The Maison, in collaboration with Mazarine Image, is launching a new campaign to celebrate its iconic fragrance "La Panthère".
"La Panthère" was the nickname affectionately given by Louis Cartier to Jeanne Toussaint, the woman who dared to revolutionize the jewelry codes of the time and who made it her totem animal, her signature. Since then, the panther has become the embodiment of the creative spirit and temperament of the Maison.
Mazarine has always been convinced that the strength of a story is essential, and in love with the finest images, the agency is proud to have been able to accompany the brand in this initiatory tale, halfway between dream and reality.
Directed by Nathalie Canguilhem, the film's captivating images take us far away, to the original tracks of the Maison's beloved animal: where it all began, in the heart of a tropical forest. It is there that we follow Vanessa Kirby, guided by her instinct, who meets her double, the feline, during a real and introspective journey.
The role of Vanessa Kirby as this strong, free-spirited woman who moves through life with grace and determination was an obvious choice.
An ode to femininity, of course, but also an ode to freedom, which brings us closer to ourselves.
At brands’ side are 50 talented consulting, creative and production advisors, who shape, magnify and provide meaning through image.
Passionate about brands’ boundaries, their heritage and their expertise, Mazarine Image works with Maisons in building lasting brand platforms, defining singular graphic territories, and creating print and digital content as if they were objets d’art.