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Interview with Chris Jonathon

Hello Chris, we’re delighted to have a chat about your background and your artistic practice. Chris, could you tell me about yourself and your background? My name is Chris, I was born in Aleppo, Syria. I’m 21 years old and currently an art student at Villa Arson - National School of Fine Arts. When did you start making art? I started when I was really young, can’t remember when exactly, probably around the age of 8 or 9, and I mainly was drawing dresses that I wanted to create when I grew older. I really loved fashion at the time and wanted to become a designer one day. After that, I became obsessed with hair and makeup. I deeply enjoyed...

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Connecting museums with young people: meet Romane Dufouil

It's interesting to see that even with your arts studies, you always felt uncomfortable in museums and art galleries. At what point exactly did you feel you didn't belong in this elitist environment? Since the beginning of my studies, the professors have asked us to go see exhibitions. They expected us to know all the cultural places of the city. Even though I live in Rennes, I have rarely gone to the museum.

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Interview with Elisabeth Gomes Barradas

Elisabeth Gomes Barradas in her home studio    Hello Elisabeth, we’re delighted to have a chat about your background and your artistic practice. Could you tell the readers about yourself and your background? My name is Elisabeth Gomes Barradas. I’m a Black French photographer, a big Rap and RnB lover - the “Ghetto-fabulous” style coming from the 2000’s. I was born in 1993 from Cape Verdean parents who emigrated to France 30 years ago in order to give a better quality of life to their children. Together with my seven brothers and sisters, I grew up in the Parisian working-class area, between Malakoff (Haut-de-Seine) and Stalingrad (Paris). These are cosmopolitan places, rich in all their cultures and ethnicities.  "When you...

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Bringing art home: why and where to buy it?

Bringing art home: why and where to buy it? Hala Tawil, Vices, 2020, Hahnemühle fine-art print, 30 x 30 cm   Art is part of our daily life It’s a misconception to believe that buying art is only meant for wealthy people with a passion for art. Did you know that the number of art students is growing every year? There are more visual artists than ever before! The art world is more than Picasso, Dali or Van Gogh. Today, anyone can buy art or invest in promising artists without breaking the bank, and without prior knowledge of art. We’re surrounded by art. Whether it’s on a canvas, on merchandise or in the streets, art unconsciously improves our lives. We haven’t ever lived without...

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