The backstage of production : Camille Blatrix

Lafayette Anticipations continues its series of lectures through which the production team, in dialogue with curators and artists, shine a light on the processes of conception and production of its various artistic projects.
The Fondation invites Camille Blatrix to present the different stages of creation for his work "Untitled" showed at the third floor of the Fondation in conversation with the art critic and curator Thomas Boutoux.
Lafayette Anticipations
Thursday 28 Mar 2019
from 07:30 pm to 09 pm

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Les coulisses de la production, Camille Blatrix, Lafayette Anticipations
The backstage of production : Camille Blatrix © Lafayette Anticipations
The backstage of production, Camille Blatrix, Thomas Boutoux, Lafayette Anticipations
The backstage of production : Camille Blatrix © Lafayette Anticipations


Camille Blatrix’s sculptures present themselves as artifacts from a near future, emulating the forms of everyday objects while obscuring their own purpose.
Machine-like in their appearance, the surfaces of his works disguise the artist’s labor, as each sculpture combines elements that are industrially fabricated with those that are meticulously handcrafted using a variety of traditional techniques. In his practice, Blatrix interjects coded references, allowing initially anonymous objects to become an apparatus for recording fleeting emotions and interactions. In 2018, his work included in group exhibitions at Palais de Tokyo, Paris, Hessel Museum of Art and the CCS Bard Galleries, Annandale-on-Hudson, and MRAC, Serigan. Additionally, Blatrix had a solo exhibition at Taylor Macklin, Zurich. Past solo exhibitions include Galerie Balice Hertling, Paris, 2017, CCA Wattis, San Francisco. 2016, and Mostyn Museum, Wales 2015. Blatrix participated in the 2015 Lyon Biennale.

Camille Blatrix studied at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris. In 2014, he received the Prix Fondation d’entreprise Ricard.
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Thomas Boutoux is a French writer, curator and publisher. He is a founding member of the publishing house Metronome Press (2004-2008) in Paris, the exhibition place castillo/corrales (2007-2015) and now of the publishing house Paraguay.
The exhibition All Collected Voices with Helena Papadopoulos, Radio Athens, Athens (2017), the writing and staging of the play Busy Time with Guillaume Leblon as part of Front, Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art (2018), then the book The Mustache Hidden in the Beard , in collaboration with Francisco Tropa (2018) can be found among his most recent projects.

For the past ten years, Thomas Boutoux has collaborated regularly with Katinka Bock both as publisher of her first catalogue, author on two occasions for catalogues on her work and as curator, in Paris in Castillo/corrales (2010 and 2011) and in Mexico at Museo El Eco, Mexico (2016).