FORTUNES,

A participative perspective Presentation by Nicolas HAVETTE (artist and curator)

Pic courtesy: FORTUNES © Nicolas Havette 

(1h talk + 30mn questions) 

We are used to represent the world with perspective systems which are based on single sights and eyes systems (euclidean & persian perspectives, cinema, photography…) but as our contemporary societies are entering the 21st century on collaborative and global projects, artists have to think how to re adapt our systems of representation which fit to our actual world. At the the junction of photography, performance and drawing, Nicolas HAVETTE develops his work titled FORTUNES, attempting to create a new representation system, slightly surrealist and totally enjoyable, based on human memory system, and based on physical and mental experiences of our spaces. The artist will be a resident of Penang the next three months and invites you to participate to his project to create a participative representation of Georgetown. 
This presentation will focus on the different works he did develop the last 2 years in Taiwan, China, Italy, Portugal and France. 
At the end of the cession those who would like to participate, and take a part the the FORTUNES IN PENANG are invited to exchange with the artist 
(no age limit, no specific capacity needed, free for all subscribing, all experiences are more than welcomed).
Those who can’t attend the presentation can write directly to. : havettenicolas@gmail.com 

Join us on Saturday 16th November, from 3.30 pm and learn more!
RSVP until November 14th.

Nicolas Havette is a French Artist and Curator. 
Born in 1980, he graduated with honors of the jury the Fine Art School of Rennes (2003) and from the National Photography School in Arles(2006).
 
He is artistic Director of the Manuel Rivera-Ortiz Foundation for documentary film and photography, associated curator of the Tainan International Photography Festival (Tainan, Taiwan). He was executive Art Director of the Chinese International Photography and Art Festival in 2015,2017 (Zhengzhou, Henan province, China). 
He collaborates regularly with Universal Music to curate exhibitions related to music History (PIAF in 2017 – 60’s anniversary of MOTOWN in 2019, Boris Vian story in 2020) 
He was director of « Le Magasin de jouets » gallery (Arles, France) from 2011 to 2018 and Artistic Director of the festival Les Nuits Photographiques (Paris) from 2011 to 2015. 
He is monitoring Masterclasses with Les Rencontres d’Arles and Oeil Deep.
In 2018 he curated «HOPE, a collaborative perspective » , associated program of the festival Les Rencontres d’Arles, and he also curated as independent curator : « MANGER A L’OEIL » at the National Museum : MUCEM in Marseille,France.
 
He develops since 2017 his personal work titled : FORTUNES.
FORTUNES is a work mixing photography, performance and drawing. He creates bridges between documentary and poetry and between participative art and contemporary art.
He had several solo exhibition in Labotegga lab gallery (Pietrasanta, Italy), HASY gallery (Le Pouliguen, France), Le Mas de la Chapelle (Arles, France), Les Rencontres d’Arles (France), Palacio Belmonte (Lisbon, Portugal), VT Art Salon (Taipei Tainan), Made gallery (Paris , Saint-Germain), Soulangh Artist Village (Tainan, Taiwan), Shengda museum (Zhengzhou, Henan, China).

Jonathan Chapman talks

December 7, 2019 | 4 PM to 6 PM

To mark the publication of his new book “Asymmetrical”, Jonathan Chapman will be giving a talk on the question “What do we really see when we look in the mirror?”
Are we just a collection of molecules. Are we really intelligent beings or is this just an illusion. On the other hand, if it is not an illusion, what does that mean for the causal explanations of modern science and the way in which we understand the natural world.
 
After postgraduate study in philosophy at the London School of Economics, Jonathan pursued a career in software development in the investment banking sector. He seeks to apply the techniques of conceptual modelling used by software engineers to philosophical problems.
 
After the talk you are invited to continue the discussion over aperitifs and canapés.
 
RSVP until November 30.

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