Workshop on fairground art
October 4, 2018 - May 23, 2019
Twice a month on Thursday
A bi-monthly workshop on fairground art led by Mathis Collins
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.
Wednesday 10 October
Private viewing of musée des arts forains
Thursday 25 October
Meeting with Grodwohl, historian of fairground art
Thursday 8 November
Thursday 22 November
Workshop around Zoé Beloff's work of art
Thursday 6 December
with Théo Robine-Langlois, poet and artist
Thursday 10 January
Monumental painting workshop
with Vittorio Brodmann, artist
Thursday 28 February
Thursday 14 March
Make-up workshop with the artist and ceramist Clément Garcia - Le Gouez
Thursday 28 March
Fairground booth stage and textiles with the artist Anina Troesch.
Workshop to create the front of the stand in fabric
Thursday 11 April
Fairground art and lights
Workshop and stand brought to light
Research’ results of images for "fun fair lights"
Thursday 25 April
Fairground art and Titles
Workshop to choose the titles, characters, stories and quotations
Thursday 9 May
Fairground art and Spectacle
Workshop to test the stand
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!
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.