Thursday 11 May 2023 at 2 pm - Centre Pompidou-Metz. Presenting the best of young creation to professionals and audiences in the Grand Est region is the aim of this new event proposed by the Centre Pompidou-Metz and the DRAC Grand Est. Claire Hannicq and Manon Harrois, two visual artists based in the Great East, distinguished in 2021 by the Regional Commission for Individual Creative Aid for the exceptional quality of their creative project, are the first guests.
Meeting with Claire Hannicq and Manon Harrois
Thursday 11 May 2023 from 2pm to 3:30pm
At the Centre Pompidou-Metz
In the presence of Florence Forin, Deputy Creative Director at DRAC Grand Est and Guy Tortosa, Inspector of Artistic Creation at the Ministry of Culture.
Dedicated to artists at the beginning and middle of their careers, the Personal Creative Aid (AIC) DRDs are designed to better support and develop creative activity. They make a creative or research project possible. Observation of the routes in the Great East shows that the projects supported by the commissions respond to a moment of creation more than to its duration, not always doing justice to their creative potential.
In 2021, the two projects of Claire Hannicq and Manon Harrois caught their attention. These two artists received a grant as well as a DRAC East Special Exchange, designed to allow them to better show their work.
Claire Hannicq is a visual artist, co-founder of the'Atelier Faires in the Vosges. Graduate of HEAR Strasbourg and ESAL-Épinal, she explores the fields of the image through many subjects.
Willingly quoting Gaston Bachelard or Roger Caillois, whom she feels close to, Claire Hannicq looks at the intangible and invisible of the human relationship, the one we share in the present and the one we inherit.
She moved to Arnould in the Vosges department.
Claire Hannicq has exhibitions in Canada at the Optica Art Centre in Montreal and the Engramme Gallery in Quebec City, Switzerland at the Salon Mondial and the Projektraum M54 in Basel, Germany at the Kunsthaus L6 in Freiburg, Estonia at the EKA Gallery in Tallinn and the Tartu Art House, in Sweden at the Grafik i Väst Gallery in Gothenburg.
In France she exhibits at the Synagogue of Delme, the FRAC Alsace, the Kunsthalle of Mulhouse, the Museum of Fine Arts and Archaeology of Besançon, the Musée de l'Image d'Épinal and the Musée de l'Imprimerie in Nantes and the Musée de l'Imprimerie in Lyon.
In 2023 she will exhibit at the Saarländisches Künstlerhaus and the Modern Gallery in Saarbrück.
His works are present in the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts and Archaeology of Besançon.
Manon Harrois, after studying art at the ENSAAMA in Paris and an artistic stay in Niger which she kept the imprint of ancestral rites, continued her journey in Chile and Portugal, then in the Czech Republic and Germany. It is now installed in Troyes. Sculpting, drawing or performing are for Manon Harrois only revelators of spaces.
The artist has done several artistic residencies: Residency Unlimited, NYC(2014); MAC Valdivia, CHILE(2015); Sharjah art Foundation, United Arab Emirates (2016); NMCC Caesarea, Reims (2015>2018); CAMAC, Marnay sur Seine (2016); Artist in residence, Clermont ferrand(2017); CAC/Passages, Troyes(2014 -2019); PORTA 33, Madeira, Portugal(2019); FRAC Champagne Ardenne(2020). Coming soon in residence at AIR 351 in 2024, Portugal.
His work has been presented in France and abroad in places such as: CCFN Jean Rouch, NIAMEY, NIGER (2011); Abron Art Center, NYC, USA (2014); Artopia Gallery, Milan, Italy (2014); CAC/Passages, Troyes (2014 and 2019), MAC Valdivia, CHILE (2014); Premier Regard Gallery, Paris (2014), NMCC Caesarea, Reims (2016>2017); CAMAC (2016) , Fundaçao Portugesa das Communicaçaoes and CBP Gallery, Lisbon (2018); ANO ZERO Biennial, Coimbra (2017); CIAJG, Guimaraes (2018) ARQUIPELAGO, Azores (2018); PORTA 33, Madeira (2020) Julio artist run space, Paris (2021) FRAC Champagne Ardenne, Reims (2018 and 2021); Studio Ganek, Mlis, Villeurbane(2021); Kai Erdmann Gallery, BERLIN (2022); RL52, Berlin(2022); Fundacao dom luis, Cascais, Portugal (2022); Zuostant, Berlin(2022); UMPRUM, Prague(2022), SixtyEight Art Institute, Copenhagen(2022), Galeria Foco, Lisbon (2023), Spoiler zone, Berlin(2023).
Personal exhibition coming in October 2023 to Secondroom, Antwerp, Belgium and in 2024 at the Galeria Foco, Lisbon, Portugal, 2024.
His work is present in the FRAC Champagne-Ardenne collection.
Assistants are regularly asked about their ability to leverage the future of an artist’s career. In the visual arts, professional integration is now synonymous with many professional networks of all types. Is this scholarship a way to work better?
This meeting will allow us to question the effects of the aids to creation and of this grant on the path of artists in the Great East. Beyond financial support allowing time for research and production and while the career of visual artists is linked to economic uncertainty, to what extent do these aids contribute effectively to the development of their careers?
The questioning will also pay equal attention to the dissemination of projects and their plastic quality. The cross-border position of the Great East constitutes a potential for dissemination of artists and their projects.