Azé Kokovivina, The voodoo priest, Activation of the Kelessi Altar, Exhibition “Les maître du désordre”, Madrid, « La Caixa » Foundation, Madrid, Spain, February 7 to May 19 2013. Background: freeze frame of Joseph Beuys action: “How to Explain Pictures to a Dead Hare”, 1965. @Bernard Müller

The fieldwork as a convivial and undisciplinary practice

Interview with Anthropologist and Dramaturg Bernard Müller

Annabelle Boissier

Bernard Müller is a researcher/lecturer in social anthropology (PhD 2000), dramaturg and scientific/cultural programme designer. He is associate member of IRIS (EHESS, Paris) and Institut für Ethnologie, Universität Leipzig (Germany). Dedicated to the cultural history of West Africa (Nigeria, Benin Republic, Togo,… Continue Reading

Paphonsak La-or, Far From Home, exhibition view at ARTIST + RUN in Bangkok, Thailand, 2017 @Thanavi Chotpradit

Living in Exile: Far From Home by Paphonsak La-or

Thanavi Chotpradit

When the French Royal Academy established a hierarchy of genres in the mid-seventeenth century based on a distinction between imitare – art that made an intellectual effort to “render visible the universal essence of things” and ritrarre – art that merely consisted of “mechanical copying of particular appearances”,… Continue Reading

Arts Cabinet fellow artists at the BRISMES Conference 2017

We’re delighted to present our fellow artists Setareh Fatehi and Shahrzad Irannejad at the BRISMES International Conference on Movement and Migration in the Middle East taking place on the 5th July at the University of Edinburgh.

Setareh and Shahrzad have flown from Iran to present a lecture performance part of Continue Reading

Studio Ecole des beaux-arts, Marseille (ESAD Marseille Méditerranée) ©Justin Meekel

Theory in Art Education. The French example.

Interview with Art Sociologist Jérémie Vandenbunder

Annabelle Boissier


Following our interrogation about Art & Research interactions, we asked French sociologist, Jérémie Vandenbunder, to qualify this relation within the French educational art system. Step by step, we try to understand how institutions, and their transformations, impact how artists deal with theory. Continue Reading

Open doors at the Ecole des Beaux Arts, Atelier Alberola ©Ludmilla Barrand, Instagram @psacparis

What is Art & Research? The Bologna Process in the French debate

Annabelle Boissier
Art and research is not only a matter of free collaboration between artists and researchers. Since 2008, it’s a political, educational, bureaucratic issue in Europe. On this matter, the French debate is extensive. Is it because of the history of art education in France? Indeed, the separation that… Continue Reading