Round Table discussions
François Rouan, Isabelle Monod-Fontaine, Mick Finch,
Philip Armstrong, Stuart Elliot, Andy Harper, Laura Lisbon and Daniel Sturgis.
The Institut Francais
Salle Lumière, 17 Queensberry Pl, London SW7 2DT
Tuesday June 3, 3pm – 5pm
Free but reservation compulsory: firstname.lastname@example.org
The work of the Hungarian painter Simon Hantaï (1922-2008) has gained increasing recognition in the last few years, particularly in terms of major retrospectives at the Centre Pompidou in Paris and the Villa Medici in Rome as well as an important exhibition at the Paul Kasmin Gallery in New York. After Hantaï moved to France in 1949, the series of paintings he made from the 1960s on, where processes of folding were materially at the heart of his practice became a major and continuing influence on successive generations of French artists. The evenings event will comprise of 2 round table discusions. The first will look at the recent reception of Simon Hantai and concentrate on a discussion with the artist François Rouan and Isabelle Monod- Fontaine who was one of the curators of the recent retrospective at the Pompidou Centre. The second will look at Simon Hantai’s ongoing influence for subsequent artists and thinkers.
This event is a collaboration between The Institut Français London, The Journal of Contemporary Painting and The University of the Arts London.