Marseille - Studio Fotokino
Created in 2000 in Marseille, Fotokino is an association dedicated to the dissemination of artistic creations in the field of visual arts. With its programming at the crossroads of several disciplines, it strives to break down barriers between artistic practices and audiences by offering meetings related to graphic arts, photography, painting, illustration, cinema, video or sound creation. The association is supported by various public and private partners.
Studio Fotokino opened in October 2011 and offers a space for experimentation and sharing for artists and the public. Located in the heart of the city, it is open to all, children and adults, and is part of a process of raising the eyes of the youngest and awakening their critical mind. Throughout the year, the Studio welcomes young and old for creative workshops to discover the work of image creators in the fields of animation cinema, graphic arts, writing, artist’s book, photography, etc... In addition, Fotokino Develops in its Studio several specific mediation and arts education actions for school audiences.
Network member Marseille Expos, Fotokino organizes, throughout the year, various exhibitions. Thus in spring 2015 the Studio welcomes Ariadne Breton-Hourcq in Garden, an exhibition of drawings and photographs that see the encounter of a undefined and well-defined spaces, contingent, revealing modes of use and domestication of nature by man ». A game specially designed for the exhibition allows young people to become familiar with a vocabulary of colorful and modular shapes by associating with Chinese inks, photographs, projects of books and albums for children. Outside the walls, Fotokino also offers regular meetings in collaboration with partner structures such as cinemas within the framework of the project the Small cinema or the Vincent van Gogh Foundation in Arles, with which workshopsA travelling library project for the Children’s Book Festival (17 July to 2 August 2015) is also planned.
The Marseilles premises also host a bookshop dedicated to visual culture (graphic design, illustration, photography, drawing, etc...). There is a selection of rare or very little distributed works in France in this field. Fotokino has its own editions that regularly publish works of irregular format and content, posters, screen prints, etc. (authors are free to invent forms of expression on paper).
The collaboration with the various artists usually takes place over a period of several months as part of residencies. This makes it possible to work on various aspects such as a tailor-made exhibition, workshops, meetings with the public, etc.
In particular, DRAC PACA supports the funding of travelling exhibitions and the hosting of authors/illustrators in residence.
- Sheet produced by Anaïs CHEVER, intern at the DRAC Paca with the advisor for books and reading in the framework of a Master 2 of Law specialized in Artistic Activities, Faculty of Law and Political Science of Aix-Marseille University.
33 Gambetta Aisles
Open from Wednesday to Sunday from 2pm to 6.30pm during the exhibitions.