Un atelier d'art forain bimensuel proposé par Mathis Collins à Lafayette Anticipations

Artists, Artisans, Travellers, Social Struggles

A bi-monthly workshop on fairground art led by Mathis Collins
4 October 2018 – 16 May 2019

Every other Thursday

7 – 9:30 pm
Mathis Collins was invited by Lafayette Anticipations to devise a collective workshop based on creation, conversation and encounters around Baroque fairground art and the wider context of political struggle from which it emerged. The participants’ own interests, experiences and/or knowledge will feed into the form and theme of a fairground booth they will collectively develop over a series of 15 sessions led by the artist. The booth will be inaugurated during a fun fair in May 2019.

Taking his cue from carnival communities, Collins wants to constitute a group of regulars from all walks of life who together will develop and build the main part of the booth. This core group will be joined by various guests – anthropologists, architects, craftsmen, historians, fairground artists, scenographers and writers – who will be asked to participate actively by discussing and further investigating the theme of the fairground object, its history and future public manifestation. It is expected that thanks to the contributions by the various guests the collective work will evolve over the course of the meetings and that it will eventually inspire further participation through its use by the public at large. The group will experiment and create with various techniques ranging from papier-mâché to airbrush painting, wood carving and making perforated cardboard music for barrel organs.

The workshop is open to everyone from curious minds, enthusiasts and handymen to artists, amateurs and, more generally, anyone interested in art, crafts and social history. Expect a warm and welcoming atmosphere!

Practical information

Participation in the workshops is free of charge. However, registration is required. While participants are encouraged to become involved for the whole duration of the project, applicants who can only attend a certain number of sessions are also welcome.

Information and registration at mediation[at]lafayetteanticipations[.]com
Le Studiolo

October, 4 2018 - May, 16 2019
Twice a month on Thursday
from 07 pm to 09:30 pm


Reservation required

06 Jan 2019

Lundi11 am - 8 pm
Tuesday11 am - 8 pm
Wednesday11 am - 8 pm
Thursday11 am - 10 pm
Friday11 am - 10 pm
Saturday11 am - 10 pm
Sunday11 am - 8 pm