About

Words from Dame Kristin Scott Thomas – Honorary Patron of Fluxus Art Projects
“I am thrilled to support Fluxus Art Projects, for I am naturally sensitive to all initiatives striving to tie bonds between the British and French art scenes. I was also drawn to the way Fluxus enabled me to hear the vivid heartbeats of contemporary creation. It is very exciting to be on the outskirts of these youthful paths and to see how Fluxus can play a decisive part in helping them find their own way.”

Words from Catherine Petitgas – Chair of Fluxus Art Projects
« Keeping with the spirit of exchange and experimentation of the movement that gives it its name, Fluxus Art Projects allows emerging artists from our two countries to project themselves on the international arena at a critical point in their career and is, thus, a unique initiative owing to its contemporary mission, its Franco-British status ant it’s public/private funding model. ‘I don’t believe in art. I believe in artists’, stated Marcel Duchamp, theorist of the movement: supporting our programme enables to stimulate talent. »

Missions

Fluxus Art Projects is a Franco-British charity dedicated to supporting exhibitions by contemporary artists from both countries. It intervenes at a decisive point in their career, when they start to emerge from their national scene and need support to exhibit overseas.

For a French artist, a first exhibition in the UK is an important step. Conversely, British artists have much to gain from enduring collaborations with the French art scene. Fluxus Art Projects is strongly committed to creating cross-channel working opportunities for artists.

Launched in June 2010 by the Institut français du Royaume-Uni, Fluxus is supported by the Institut français in Paris, the French Ministry of Culture and Communication and since 2013, by the British Council.

However this scheme could never exist without the unfailing support of its patrons who allowed over 120 projects to come into being since the creation of Fluxus Art Projects.

Fluxus is strongly committed to creating cross-Channel working opportunities by:

Supporting young artists

Fluxus targets emerging artists from both countries, and provides support at a time in their careers when a boost can allow them to showcase their work abroad.

Fluxus constitutes in a dense network of non-profit art institutions, museums, independent spaces or accommodated private foundations. In France, Fluxus Art Projects relies on regional networks – for instance, ‘TRAM’,  which brings together art centres of Greater Paris, and the ‘Platform network’ gathering the Regional Funds for Contemporary Art.

Bringing the French and British scenes together

Fluxus promotes the most innovative artists of the British art scene in France and vice versa. It supports group exhibitions as well as solo shows.

Thanks to Fluxus, artists like Philippe Parreno or Xavier Veilhan enjoyed a large visibility on the British scene. Others have benefited from a first solo exhibition in the UK, paving the way to international recognition. Raphaël Zarka was exhibited at Modern Art Oxford in 2009, before being nominated for the Marcel Duchamp Prize ; Mathieu Klebeye-Abonnenc was exhibited at Gasworks in 2011, before receiving the Meurice Prize for contemporary art in the same year ; Daniel Dewar and Grégory Gicquel won the Marcel Duchamp Prize shortly after their exhibition at Spike Island (Bristol) in 2012.  Fluxus has contributed to the production of exhibitions by French artists in the UK, such as The Pale Fox by Camille Henrot ; Témoins Oculaires by Isabelle Cornaro  or Fröbel Fröbeled by Aurélien Froment, which have since traveled to the greatest European art centres.

Conversely, British artists supported by Fluxus are given access to the most interesting French structures, such as Ed Atkins at Palais de Tokyo,  Anna Barham at Centre Pompidou, Anthea Hamilton at the 13th Biennale de Lyon or Jeremy Deller, Ruth Ewan, Mikhail Karikis and Uriel Orlow at Maison Populaire in Montreuil.  Fluxus Art Projects allows artists to benefit from residencies or production periods long enough for them to focus on a particular project, which is the case for Samara Scott, Lydia Gifford or Open School East Associates, in 2014.

Encouraging young curators

Fluxus also supports curatorial residencies and research projects to curators invited by art institutions – such as « Schizophonia » project led by Anna Colin and Sam Thorne at the Synagogue de Delme, in October 2013.

Board & Artistic Committee

 

Honorary Patron

Dame Kristin Scott Thomas

Executive board

And of course, the representatives of our partner institutions :

Artistic committee

And, the representatives of our partner institutions :

Supported Artists

Based in the UK

Abäke, Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Caroline Achaintre, Laura Aldridge, Aaron Angell, Salvatore Arancio, Ed Atkins, Yemi Awosile, BANK, Anna Barham, Ania Bas, Lucy Beech, Louis Benassi, Gabriele Beveridge, Charlie Craggs, Phoebe Davies, Jeremy Deller, Kaye Donachie, Sophia Drakopoulou, Latifa Echakhch, Simon Evans, Ruth Ewan, Simon Faithful, Cat Fenwick , Andrea Francke, Ryan Gander, Laura Gannon, Charlie George, Beatrice Gibson, Lydia Gifford, Dan Graham, Anthea Hamilton, Sharon Hayes, Celia Hempton, Jonathan Hoskins, Bethan Huws, Ross Jardine, Sarah Jackson, Shanay Jhaveri, Hiwa K, Sachin Kaeley, Matthew de Kersaint Giraudeau, Ian Kiaer, Mark Leckey, George Henry Longly, Paul Maheke, Felix Melia, Haroon Mirza, Charlotte Moth, Oscar Murillo, Christian Newby, Christian Nyampeta, Oomk Zine Collective, Uriel Orlow, Michael Parsons, Toby Paterson, Eddie Peake , Amalia Pica, Gail Pickering, Adrian Piper, Graham Reid, Eva Rowson, Laetitia Sadier, Prem Sahib, Samara Scott, Sealand, Conrad Shawcross, Eileen Simpson, Lucy Skaer, Lisa Skuret, Fanny Sosa, Georgina Starr, Corin Sworn, The Otolith Collective, Tommy Ting, Greygory Vass, Jessica Warboys, Emily Wardill, Ben White, Camilla Wills, Lyv Winter

Based in France

Isabelle Alfonsi, Nils Alix Tabeling, Dove Allouche, Xavier Antin, Kader Attia, Bertille Bak, Manon Bara, Eva Barto, Eric Baudelaire, Eve Chabanon, Neil Beloufa, Julie Béna, Cecilia Bengolea, Jean-Luc Blanc, Camille Blatrix, Olivier Castel, Castillo/Corrales, Alex Cecchetti, Camille Chaimowicz, Nidhal Chamekh, Rhys Chatham, Stéphanie Cherpin, Céline Condorelli, Isabelle Cornaro, Audrey Cottin, Pauline Curnier Jardin, Antoine Davenne, Marcelline Delbecq, Brice Dellesperger, Nicolas Deshayes, Daniel Dewar, Helen Evans, France Fiction, Jean-Pascal Flavien, Aurélien Froment, Olivier Garraud, Guillaume Gattier, Mark Geffriaud, Gregory Gicquel, Fabien Giraud, Noémie Goudal, Amandine Guruceaga, Heiko Hansen, Louis Henderson, Camille Henrot, Louise Hervé, Philomène Hoël, Ryoji Ikeda, Mathieu Klebeye Abonnenc, Emmanuelle Lainé, Myriam Lefkowitz, Franck Leibovici, Louise Lemoine, Natacha Lesueur, Rafaela Lopez, Olivier Magnier, Paul Maheke , Benoit Maire, Chloé Mallet, Benjamin Marianne, Mélanie Matranga, Metamkine, Adrien Missika, Jean-Luc Moulène, Carsten Nicolai, Anouchka Oler, Bouchra Ouizguen, Philippe Parreno, Emilie Perotto, Fabien Pinaroli, Laure Prouvost, Florian & Michael Quistrebert, Romain Rambaud, Lili Renaud Dewar, Olivier Richon, Clément Rodzielski, Mathilde Rosier, Zineb Sedira, Raphaël Siboni, Simon Thio, César Vayssié, Benjamin Valenza, Marion Vasseur, Xavier Veilhan , Ulla von Brandenburg, Jean-Michel Wicker, Eduardo Williams

Sponsors

Heartfelt thanks to our sponsors for their continued and generous support.

Patrons

Christine Afflelou

Anne-Pierre d’Albis

Niloufar Bakhtiar-Bakhtiari

Caroline and Etienne Becker
Jacques Boissonnas
Nathalie and Daniel Boulakia
Sandra Burrus

Nicolas and Célia Cattelain

Marie-Laure et Jean-François de Clermont-Tonnerre
Bertrand Coste
Charles de Croisset
Françoise Duval
Jennifer and Jeff Eldredge
Stephanie and Jacques Gabillon
Belinda and Thibault de Gaudemar
Maxime Hennequet and Nidaa El Ghazal
Laurent Issaurat
Emmanuelle and Hugues Lepic
Dominique Lesourd
Azmi Mikati
Nicolas and Nathalie Motelay
Odile and Marc Mourre
Véronique and Marshall Parke
Catherine Petitgas
Frédérique Pierre Pierre

Thibault Poutrel
Pascale Revert-Wheeler
Béatrice and Christian Schlumberger
Marie-Claude Stobart

Corporate

The Clarence Westbury Foundation – US
Société Générale | Private banking Hambros – UK

Partners

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