La sélection de / Vincent Michéa : #1

27 March - 2 April 2020
  • In the section ‘The selection of’ the artists take the floor and bring us into their universe, sharing the works,...

    In the section ‘The selection of’ the artists take the floor and bring us into their universe, sharing the works, films, books and music that have left their mark on their imaginations. 

     

    This week, immerse yourself in the universe of Vincent Michéa.

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  • Franco et le Tout Puissant OK Jazz

    Franco et le Tout Puissant OK Jazz

     

    OK Jazz (which later became the TP OK Jazz for Tout puissant orchestre Kinshasa jazz) was a Congolese rumba group founded by Jean Serge Essous and François Lumbago Makiadi, known as "Franco", on 6 June 1956. Franco is considered to be one of the founders of contemporary Congolese music.


    Image: Vincent Michéa, Aminata #1, Gold Series, 2013

  • James Baldwin, Un autre pays (Another Country), 1962

    • Un autre pays, Collection Du monde entier, Editions Gallimard, Paris, 1962

      Un autre pays, Collection Du monde entier, Editions Gallimard, Paris, 1962

    • James Baldwin (1924-1987)

      James Baldwin (1924-1987)

  • "One of the most beautiful novels of love and friendship."
    Vincent Michéa (VM)


    Another country (Another country, 1962), is a novel by James Baldwin set in the Greenwich Village of the 1950s. It deals with many themes that were taboo at the time of its publication, including racial segregation, bisexuality and interracial couples. In this book, Baldwin once again establishes himself as one of the most brilliant spokespersons for the black minority in the United States.

    • Vincent Michéa, Untitled #1,100% Dakar series, 2015

      Vincent Michéa, UNTITLED #1

      100% DAKAR SERIES, 2015 Collage on paper
      40 x 30 cm
    • Vincent Michéa, Untitled #4,100% Dakar series, 2014

      Vincent Michéa, UNTITLED #4

      100% DAKAR SERIES, 2014 Collage on paper
      40 x 30 cm
  • Stranger Than Paradise, Jim Jarmusch, 1984

    Stranger Than Paradise, Jim Jarmusch, 1984

     

    "1984, it was Wednesday, the day the movies came out. We were at school on Rue du Dragon in the sixth arrondissement, impatient. We went to the first 11am screening at the cinema Le Saint André des Arts in the Latin Quarter. There was Robert Frank in that film and we already liked Robert Frank a lot." VM

    "Stranger than paradise is a story told in fragments, a story about America as seen through the eyes of "strangers." It's a film about exile, exile from one's country, exile from oneself, and about missed encounters, but barely missed..." Jim Jarmusch


    Image: Vincent Michéa, Friendship #2, Gold Series, 2015

  • Caetano Veloso, Lua de Sao Jorge, de l'album Cinema Transcendental, 1979

    Caetano Veloso, Lua de Sao Jorge, de l'album Cinema Transcendental, 1979

     

    "From the same composer, I also like Transa, released in 1972." VM

    Born in 1942 in the state of Bahia, Brazil, Caetano Veloso is one of the most popular and recognized Brazilian musicians. Composed of 10 tracks, Cinéma Transcendental was released in 1979. Some of his titles have become real successes in Brazil.

    Image: Vincent Michéa, L'île de Gorée, 2016

  • Xuly Bët

    Lamine Badiane Kouyaté, couturier
    • Vincent Michéa, Fatou Green Shadow, 2020, Photocollage

      Vincent Michéa, Fatou Green Shadow, 2020

      Photocollage
    • Xuly Bët, création, 2018

      Xuly Bët, création, 2018

    • Vincent Michéa, Fatou Yellow Shadow, 2019, Photocollage

      Vincent Michéa, Fatou Yellow Shadow, 2019

      Photocollage
  • "Another inhabited ’fabric photomonitor'!" VM

     

    XULY.Bët which means "keep your eyes open" in wolof, is a Parisian fashion house founded in 1991. Born in Lamine Kouyaté's mind, who moved from his native Bamako, Mali to Paris around 1982. While studying architecture in Strasbourg, Kouyaté fell in love with the Parisian fashion scene and moved to Paris to begin working as a clothing designer. He soon launched a subversive type of fashion, sustainable but also modern and offering women a new liberty. 

    With an African inheritance, XULY.Bët is best known for its use of recycled clothing to create high fashion, reshaping found garments by cutting, stitching and making modifications that range from the subtle shaping to the complete transformation of the clothing function. Like simple nylon garments transformed into beautiful pieces using techniques such as tie-dye.
     
     
  • Vincent Michéa, The Good Book, Or Série, 2013

    Louis Armstrong, the album Louis and the Good Book, 1958

     

    "My first musical memory. My mother had this record, and now it's in my music library." VM



    Born in 1901 in New Orleans, Louis Armstrong is an African-American jazz musician, one of the most influential of his time and to this day. From an Afro-American folk music rooted in gospel and traditional blues and locked in a land of its own, Armstrong has made a national and popular music stream with a universal appeal. His album Louis and the Good Book, composed of jazz and spirituals, was released in 1958.



    Image: Vincent Michéa, The Good Book, Gold Series, 2013

  • André Courrèges, couturier (1923-2016)

  • "A visionary utopian. Classic. I was his driver in the summer of '98. We went together once to Beaubourg (by subway) and twice to the Museum of Modern Art in Paris, Iéna station. He was doing painting and sculpture at his home in Neuilly." VM

    Nicknamed 'Le Corbusier' of fashion, André Courrèges, born in 1923 in Pau, is a French couturier and founder of the Courrèges fashion house. He promoted miniskirts and trousers for women, and in the early 1960s he created a fashion that was described as "futuristic, functional, architectural, symbol of its time" and which inspired many designers by its geometric shapes and the omnipresence of white.

  • Claude Nougaro (1929 - 2004)

    Claude Nougaro (1929 - 2004)

     

    "Nougaro, he has my accent. He's a wizard of words, feelings and melodies. With him it's like in the movies." VM

    Born in 1929 in Toulouse, Claude Nougaro is a French author, composer, performer and poet. A great lover of jazz, Latin and African music, playing on the musicality of words, he has applied himself throughout his career, in an unusual marriage of genres, to unite French song, poetry and rhythm.


    Image: Vincent Michéa, N°06, Fatou Pompidou Series, 2017

  • Max Frisch / Raymond Carver

    • Max Frisch, Montauk, Collection Du monde entier, Editions Gallimard, Paris, 1978

      Max Frisch, Montauk, Collection Du monde entier, Editions Gallimard, Paris, 1978

    • Raymond Carver, Les vitamines du bonheur, Editions Mazarine, 1985

      Raymond Carver, Les vitamines du bonheur, Editions Mazarine, 1985

  • "Max Frisch is Swiss, an architect, a novelist and a playwright. He builds his writings like architecture. A great contemporary romantic." VM

    Born in 1911 in Zurich, Max Frisch is a writer and architect from German-speaking Switzerland. A member of the Olten Group, he is considered one of the most important writers of post-war German-language literature. In his work, Frisch paid particular attention to issues of personal identity, morality and political commitment. In Montauk (1978), Max Frisch gives the autobiographical text, the diary as a literary form, the dimension of the imagination and the significance of the novel.


    "Raymond Carver, that's life!!" VM

    Raymond Carver, born in 1938 in Oregon in the United States, is an American writer and poet, primarily considered a leading short story writer. Often described as a 'minimalist' writer, his writing is characterized by stylistic simplicity, elegant and simple language, and a realism of ordinary drama. Published in 1983, The Vitamins of Happiness is a collection of short stories that paints a portrait of the social reality of the American middle class in the late 1970s.

     

  • Lee Scratch Perry & The Upsetters, Album Cloak and Dagger, 1973

    Lee Scratch Perry & The Upsetters, Album Cloak and Dagger, 1973

     

    "He's doing 'collage' with sound. Absolute genius." VM

    Born in 1986, Lee "Scratch" Perry (real name Rainford Hugh Perry, nicknamed among others The Neat little man, The Upsetter, Pipecock Jaxxton...) is a Jamaican producer and musician born in 1936. He is and remains an emblematic figure of experimental music.

    Image: Untitled #2, Disco Club series, 2015

  • Ousmane Sembène, Le Mandat, 1968

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  • "He's one of those creators who have changed mediums to express their ideas, their points of view more broadly. Linton Kwezi Johnson did the same with his poems set to music. They're both very politically engaged." VM

    Ousmane Sembène (1923-2007) is a major Senegalese writer, director, actor and screenwriter of contemporary Africa, known for his militant bias on political and social issues. "Le Mandat" (Mandabi), released in 1968, is an adaptation of Ousmane Sembène's eponymous novel.

  • Georges Bataille, Lascaux ou la naissance de l'art, 1955

    • Lascaux ou la naissance de l'art, in Œuvre complètes, Gallimard, 1955

      Lascaux ou la naissance de l'art, in Œuvre complètes, Gallimard, 1955

    • Georges Bataille (1897-1962)

      Georges Bataille (1897-1962)

    • Untitled #8, série Mickael Collection, 2017

      Untitled #8, série Mickael Collection, 2017

  • "The best text on Paleolithic art and art in general. A sensitive, aesthetic and humanistic approach to plastic creation. One must love caves!" VM

    Born in 1897, Georges Bataille is a French librarian and writer. His work is composed of works of literature but also of anthropology, philosophy, economics, sociology and history of art. His essay Lascaux ou la naissance de l'art (Lascaux or the Birth of Art), published in 1955, is a testament to this diversity of genres.

     

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