WEEKLY WRAP UP | OCT. 20-24, 2014


This week on the blog we went to Castillo; we listened the conversation between Davide Balula and Francesco Stocchi; we passed by the Vincennes Zoo and visited the new show by Neu Gallery at La Douane.



A Dumpling with soup in it is a conversation between artist Davide Balula and Francesco Stocchi, curator of modern and contemporary art at Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam.
A conversation about an artwork affecting a space and a space affecting an artwork. Even putting a dumpling in your mouth can reveal a new dimension.
Coinciding with FIAC 2014, the talk took place at 4pm during the opening reception of the group exhibition “Le Jardin Décomposé / Decomposed Garden” on October 25th.


Davide Balula is a French artist living and working in Paris and New York. In his investigations of technological, physical, and biochemical processes, Balula often requires the participation of the viewer. His multifaceted practice involves music, performance, sculpture and painting. This year, Balula’s work has been included in “Rockaway!,” MoMA PS1, Rockaway Beach, New York; “Des choses en moins, des choses en plus,” Palais de Tokyo, Paris; “PLIAGE / FOLD,” Gagosian Paris; and “Shit and Die,” an upcoming exhibition produced by Artissima and organized by Maurizio Cattelan, Myriam Ben Salah and Marta Papini, on view at Palazzo Cavour, Turin from November 6, 2014-January 11, 2015.

Francesco Stocchi is an Italian curator living and working in Rotterdam as curator of modern and contemporary art at Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen. In addition to organizing exhibitions throughout Europe, Stocchi writes for several periodicals and is a regular contributor to Artforum. He has contributed essays to museum catalogues and monographic publications on artists including Gelitin, Cindy Sherman, Arcangelo Sassolino, and Dan Colen. In 2010 he established the magazine AGMA, which presents visual reviews of current and historical exhibitions. In 2012, Stocchi published Francesca Woodman: Photographs 1977-1981, the first in a series of visual monographs.

RENDEZVOUS@GAGOSIAN, is a monthly series of talks and panel discussions at Gagosian Le Bourget. The first talk was a conversation between John Armleder and Nicolas Trembley “The Ultimate Guide to Travel: Pétrus, Jacques Garcia, and Hotel Richemond” and took place Saturday, July 5.