Pernod Ricard Fellowship at Villa Vassilieff: a new artistic collaboration

Pernod Ricard Fellowship at Villa Vassilieff: a new artistic collaboration

Pernod Ricard Fellowship

Studio of Villa Vassilieff, Paris. © Villa Vassilieff.
December 9, 2015
Pernod Ricard Fellowship at Villa Vassilieff: a new artistic collaboration

Villa Vassilieff
Villa Marie-Vassilieff
Chemin de Montparnasse
21 avenue du Maine
75015 Paris

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Villa Vassilieff, a cultural establishment owned by the City of Paris, is a new space for art, residencies and research. It will open in February 2016 in the heart of Montparnasse.

Led by Bétonsalon–Center for Art and Research, Villa Vassilieff is a space to work and live, to stimulate ideas and to encourage the sharing of knowledge. The former location of Russian artist Marie Vassilieff’s studio has been a major focal point of artistic discussion, as it witnessed the emergence of 20th-century pioneers such as Cahun, Cendrars, Modigliani, and Picasso. Looking ahead, the Villa intends to revive the spirit of this place by inviting artists and researchers to develop their work around the unique resources offered by the Montparnasse neighbourhood.

Pernod Ricard has joined forces with the Villa Vassilieff to create the Pernod Ricard Fellowship: a grant aimed at supporting four artists, curators and researchers to come in residence every year.

Selected by an international committee, the four Fellows will be invited to spend three months in a refurbished historical studio. They will enjoy bespoke support from researchers and art professionals, along with access to a rich network of institutions in France and abroad, including the Centre Pompidou. Fellows will collaborate with museums, public and private archives, universities and art schools through research programmes focusing on unexplored resources. Lastly, the Fellows will enjoy the dynamic events programme at Villa Vassilieff, offering various paths for conducting new investigations and collecting multiple stories of our globalized world.

2016 Artistic Committee:
Nikita Yingqian Cai: Chief Curator of the Guangdong Times Museum, Guangzhou, China Antonio Eligio Fernández: Artist and Independent Curator, Cuba
Sunjung Kim: Director, Samuso, Seoul, South Korea
Osvaldo Sanchez: Director, inSite/Casa Gallina, Mexico City, Mexico
Bernard Blistène: Director, MNAM CCI—Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
Victoria Noorthoorn: Director, MAMBA, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Bisi Silva: Director, CCA, Lagos, Nigeria
Colette Barbier: Director, Ricard Corporate Foundation, Paris, France
Mélanie Bouteloup: Director, Bétonsalon—Center for Art and Research and Villa Vassilieff, Paris, France
Virginie Bobin: Head of Programmes, Villa Vassilieff, Paris, France

2016 Pernod Ricard Fellows:
Andrea Ancira (curator and researcher, Mexico DF, Mexico)
Zheng Bo (artist, Hong Kong/Beijing, China)
Sojung Jun (artist, Seoul, South Korea)
Ernesto Oroza (artist, Miami, USA/Havana, Cuba)

About Villa Vassilieff 
The Villa has witnessed over a century of history and represents an outstanding cultural heritage. Throughout its history, it was a place characterised by encounters and experimentation.

The Villa strives to shake up art’s place in society in particular by questioning the role and uses of heritage. The programme aims to overcome linear chronologies and the outdated separation between fields of study in order to reshape the place of research, creation and teaching in art.

Villa Vassilieff benefits from the support of the Ile-de-France Region and the Fondation Nationale des Arts Graphiques et Plastiques. Pernod Ricard is its leading sponsor.

About Pernod Ricard
For 40 years, Pernod Ricard has been a force in both French and international contemporary art scenes. It is a sponsor of numerous institutions, including the Centre Pompidou, Tate Modern, Guggenheim Museum Bilbao and the New Museum, not to mention initiatives undertaken by the Ricard Corporate Foundation. Pernod Ricard is defined by its trademark “créateurs de convivialité.” Creation is the result of a generous and empathetic process—reaching out to others to grow from our differences.

Villa Vassilieff: Virginie Bobin, [email protected]
Pernod Ricard: Emmanuel Vouin, [email protected]
Brunswick Arts: Grégory Fleuriet, [email protected]

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