Fluxus Art Projects Funding Recipients Announced For 2015
The Franco-British charity Fluxus Art Projects has announced the eleven recipients of its first round of funding for 2015. The charity supports emerging artists and curators from France and the UK; with particular art projects that will be supported including the exhibition "TKTKTK" at London's Cell Project Space, slated to open in March 2015.
The group exhibition, which was conceived by Laura McLean-Ferris, will feature artworks by the Parisian artist Mélanie Matranga (winner of the inaugural 2014 Frieze Artist Award), Essex Olivares, Dena Yago, and Barbara T. Smith. The show will explore the physical and psychological effects of the office environment and the collapse of the separation between work and life.
The charity was initiated by the Institut français in the United Kingdom. Its mission is to promote emerging artists on both sides of the Channel by financially supporting their exhibition projects all year round in the space of three years, it has supported 70 projects. Another recipient of funding for project is London-based artist Anna Barham. She has been invited to build Tangram Posture (2010-15), a work which is a site-specific playground installation based on the seven pieces of the Chinese game, this will be created for the, which will take place in June at the Centre Pompidou in Paris.
The charity will also support the exhibition "Moving out onto Space," the first institutional show by French-born London-based artist Nicolas Deshayes, taking place at Tate St. Ives. The artist will also curate an exhibition of classical sculptures from the museum's permanent collection, which he will create to reflect the works in a contemporary light.
Other Fluxus Art Projects funding recipients for 2015 include the artists Olivier Castel, Jean-Pascal Flavien, Isabelle Cornaro, Laura Gannon, Celia Hempton, and Alex Cecchetti, as well as the curators Vincent Romagny and Anna Gritz.