Published by Walther König, Köln. Text by Anita Chari, Claire Fontaine, Jaleh Mansoor.
A book-specific rendering of newspaper installations by “collective artist” Claire Fontaine
Paris-based collective artist Claire Fontaine (founded 2004) works with political themes in neon, video, sculpture, painting and installation. Newsfloor presents five recent exhibitions in France, Germany, Italy and the US centered around site-specific installations using newspapers.
Published by Walther König, Köln. Introduction by Letizia Ragalia. Text by Bernard Blistène, Nicolas Liucci-Goutnikov, John Kelsey, Hal Foster.
Borrowing its name from a French stationary manufacturer, the artist collective Claire Fontaine was formed in Paris in 2004. Its works analyze the crisis of individuality in contemporary culture using video, installation, sculpture and text. This publication presents various works that combat the poverty and passivity of contemporary politics.