2018 / 2019

Richelieu Biennale

Ongoing project, Whitechapel Gallery off-site, Richelieu (France)

Attraction, Power and Control: a Hairy Story

June 2019, Lanesborough Hotel, London, UK

Commissioned by Meshkati Hair Center, the presentation took place at the Lanesborough Hotel in London on 19 June 2019 at a press event. Media in attendance included TatlerVanity FairVogueCondé Nast TravellerThe World of InteriorTown & CountryHarper’s BazaarSotheby’sThe Rake and Hedge.


Richelieu Laboratory

September 2018, Whitechapel Gallery in Richelieu, France

Ideas centred on the temporary pavilion as a nexus for the Biennale: an Arcadian shelter inviting us to rest, to discuss, to perform or to find shade and admire the view. The function of the pavilion is to be without function. A utopian structure made purely for pleasure, aesthetics and experimentation.

Guiding principles were drawn up for socially engaged art and architecture in the rural. The challenges of bringing contemporary architecture, design and art into dialogue with a historic site and whether culture can revive a rural community were discussed.

The Richelieu Laboratory is the first phase of a two year project which brought together artists and architects with residents, associations, local arts organisations, politicians, anthropologists, horticulturalists and landscape architects to explore the vision for the Richelieu Biennale.

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