AICA France Prize for Art Critics 2021 : independant curator Léo Marin presents SUZANNE

On September 21, during the 9th edition of AICA France Prize for Art Critics, SUZANNE was presented by the independent curator Léo Marin. An oral presentation inspired by the PechaKucha principle : 20 images each commented for 20 seconds for a total duration of 6 minutes 40 seconds. A performative format that applies to art criticism that offers the possibility for a large audience artists and works that have not yet receive the attention they deserve.

Léo Marin takes the gamble of presenting a group of performers, dancers, a multiple body in an exercice where artist generally choose one artist or sometimes a group of artists and artworks. It is also an opportunity for him to establish its own collaboration with SUZANNE over time while integrating it into the continuity of his favorite research subject: insularity.

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We are talking about the first edition of the “L’appel du Large” festival under the direction of Sylvia Varagne in the local newspaper Le Pays d´Auge! SUZANNE and thirty other artists animate the seafront and the boards of Deauville.

Under the direction of Sylvia Varagne, the first edition of L’Appel du Large festival offered to thirty artists, including SUZANNE, new meeting spaces between the seafront, boards, Pompeian baths and public spaces.

It was also (the immense) chance, after a post-containment 2.0 period, to reinvest the public space and once again offer curious passers-by and a few tourists STATU, the company’s first creation, which does not had not been performed since June 2019 in Vilnius as part of the Vilnius Art Fair. In a context of a global pandemic which has limited the distribution and exchange opportunities for artists, meetings between the public and artists and artists were the sinews of war for this first edition of L’ Appel du Large.

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When the magazine “Toute la Culture” takes stock of the last Nuit Blanche in Paris, marked by the Covid19 pandemic and talks about its 3 favourites propositions including “CANON”

Despite an edition marked by the pandemic and the closure before midnight of large numbers of museums, institutions and associated sites, SUZANNE has succeeded in showing to the parisian audience an unprecedented creation combining monumental installation, live video projection, minimalist movements and polyphonic singing. “CANON“, presented in la Cour d’Honneur of the Musée des Archives Nationales during the Nuit Blanche, attracted the attention of the magazine “Toute La Culture” and came out in the heart of Eliaz Ait Seddick. 

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SUZANNE, « CANON » © SUZANNE, Courtesy Suzanne
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MANIFESTO.XXI to meet the four artistic directors of SUZANNE, Mélina Ferné and Matias Énaut, during the last edition of JERK OFF festival.

On the occasion of the 13th edition of festival JERK OFF at Point Ephémère, Samuel Belfond and Anne-Charlotte Michaut from MANIFESTO.XXI came to meet SUZANNE on September 10th at the end of “MERCURES‘s” dress rehearsal. They exchanged around the notion of “error” in choreographic creation and how it interferes as a common thread in the development of a new language that SUZANNE tries to introduce to a triptych which includes “STATU” (2018), “MERCURES” (2019) and “CANON” (2020).

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SUZANNE, « MERCURES » © Ayka Lux, Courtesy Suzanne
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Thomas Adam-Garnung talks about “MERCURES”, the second SUZANNE’s creation presented at Le Point Ephémère at the launching of the 13th edition of JERK OFF festival.

It is in the midst of an absolutely new context (the Covid19 pandemic) that SUZANNE has been immensely lucky to receive the invitation from Bruno Peguy (the artistic director from the JERK OFF festival) to present “MERCURES” during the last edition of JERK OFF festival at Le Point Éphémère in Paris. Two performances during the same evening of Friday 11th September at 7p.m and 9.30pm. Thomas Adam-Garnung, editor in chief of Ballroom Online magazine, was in the audience to watch the show first and then meet SUZANNE. 

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SUZANNE, « MERCURES » © Ayka Lux, Courtesy Suzanne
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Charlotte Dibon from ESSE arts + opinions magazine talks about the 13th edition of Art Souterrain festival and mentions SUZANNE’s work.

It’s in her relationship to mistake and chance that the staging video of her performance “STATU” responded to the theme “RESET” and as a result SUZANNE is part of the very latest edition of Art Souterrain festival. Presented continuously throughout the festival, the video triggers many reactions. Charlotte Dibon from Esse arts + opinions magazine has given SUZANNE its first paper in the Canadian press specializing in contemporary art and multidisciplinary practices since 1984 !

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SUZANNE, « STATU » © Thierry Du Bois, Courtesy Suzanne
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Neringa Bumbliene talks about the contemporary art fair Art Vilnius and SUZANNE for Elaine Alain.

Neringa Bumbliene, curator, working especially for the CAC Vilnius, returns in words and images on the 10th edition of Art Vilnius. To celebrate the decade of this contemporary art fair, Aurélie Faure, curator, benefits from an invitation and program the exhibition ‘Focus France” where we find SUZANNE presenting for the first time, out of France and the parisian artistic scene her two creations “STATU” and “MERCURES“.

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@artvilnius is the biggest art fair in the Northeast Europe, taking place in the capital of Lithuania. It was established in 2009 as part of the Vilnius European capital of culture and is taking place since then. 30 May-2 June this year the fair was celebrating its tenth-year-anniversary with a #FocusFrance programme. Curated by Aurélie Faure (@katarinastella), it brought 11 French galleries, with rare exceptions mostly Parisian ones, presented the French group exhibition On the Edge, and a few performances by French artists and artists collectives, such as a group titled by a female name SUZANNE, scheduled at different times and locations throughout the duration of the fair.”

Text by Neringa Bumblienė for Elaine Alain 

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Dragos Olea talks about his first meeting with SUZANNE at Topographie de l’Art for the social media Elaine Alain.

Dragos Olea, active member of the APPARATUS 22 collective beside Erika Oléa and Maria Farcas, goes to the Topographie de l’Ar arts pace in Paris on March 15th 2019. During his short visit, he meets the founders of SUZANNE for the first time while they rehearse their new creation “MERCURES“, programmed in the collective exhibition “MAPPING AT LAST”. This is the occasion for Dragos to share his first impressions about SUZANNE in a short text published on @elainealain instagram.

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“When we arrived to the backside of the large Espace Topographie de l’Art in Marais, the 5 members of @groupesuzanne were rehearsing for a performance.
There was palpable sense of electricity in the room.
Quite electric was also our short dialogue. Everything is fresh and ever-changing for the young collective initiated in October 2017, but one could feel the determination of a clairvoyant; Inspired by the small gestures that accompany us every day they are IN to test some raw ideas about the body in an approach cross-pollinated by the various cultural, educational, professional background of the members. Maybe not evident yet in the work, they are also testing ways of collaboration in a fluid large group and modes of surpassing the practical difficulties of collective work in an art system geared towards the individual.
Look them up”

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“MERCURES” in the catalog “Mapping At Last – The Plausible Island”, collective exhibition, written and curated by Léo Marin.

On March 15th 2019, SUZANNE presented for the first time her new performance MERCURES for the launching of the art catalog “MAPPING AT LAST – The Plausible Island” at Topographie de l’Art in Paris.
Invited by Léo Marin, curator, SUZANNE is for the very first time part of a collective exhibition alongside many visual artists. The curator’s wish was to show living forms of art through dance inside a contemporary art exhibition and space.
Presented as a 20min work-in-progress performance, the new creation “MERCURES” is a promise SUZANNE gives to herself as a tool to develop and experiment new frames and scales.

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TÊTU talks about TAUR’s “Cowards” music video choreographed by SUZANNE.

On the occasion of the release of his new single “Cowards“, French electro pop singer TAUR has called on SUZANNE to stage and embody what he himself calls “relational paralysis”. The video clip with the “queer embraces” is noticed by the magazine TÊTU which devotes an article to it !

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