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Melanie Smith. Photo from Farce and Artiface exhibition organized by MACBA Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona, in collaboration with MUAC and Museo Amparo de Puebla.

Awards announced for Franco-British art exchanges

By Blouin ArtInfo | June 21, 2019

Fluxus Art Projects announced awards to 16 art institutions in France and the UK to promote a range of Contemporary art practices from each other’s countries through exhibitions, festivals, events and curatorial research. 

The Fluxus Art Projects is a Franco-British initiative supported by the French Ministry of Culture, Institut Francais, the British Council and private donors, 

“The emphasis is on supporting organizations, large and small, that engage with adventurous programming involving artists in each other’s countries, not just in the two capitals but dispersed around the regions in France and the UK. In the UK, the presenters range from Tate Modern and the small artists collective Auto Italia South East in London, to Yorkshire Sculpture International and the ​artist-run organization, Rhubaba in Edinburgh In France, they include the Biennale de Lyon, the Jeu de Paume in Paris, Villa Arson in Nice and the Contemporary Art Centre at the Synagogue de Delme in rural Lorraine,” says the press release. 

The following artists have been selected for this year’s program: 

June 22 - September 29 , 2019 

Yorkshire Sculpture International: Tarek Atoui’s Shuffle Orchestra 

June 22 - September 29 , 2019 

Centre d’art contemporain — La Synagogue de Delme: Kiera Fox and Ellen Freed/Digital Gothic 

June 22, 23, 2019 

Tate Modern: Boris Charmatz/1000 Gestures 

June 30 – October 13, 2019 

Villa Arson, Nice: Monster Chetwynd/Monster Rebellion 

July 1 – September 22, 2019 

Les Rencontres d’Arles: 34 British artists/Home Sweet Home (1970-2018 The British Home, a Political History) including photography by Martin Parr, Clare Strand, Sirkka-Liisa Konttinen, Anna Fox, Juno Calypso, Peter Kennard, Laura Blight, Gillian Wearing, Iain McKell. 

July 3 – August 18, 2019 

Southbank Centre: Hicham Berrada/Dreamscapes 

July 5 – September 8, 2019 

Auto Italia South East: Christelle Oyiri/Collective Amnesia Reloaded 

July 5 – September 5, 2019 

Exo Exo: Rebecca Ackroyd/Conducting Bodies 

July 2019 onwards 

South London Gallery: Celine Condorelli/Spinning 

Summer 2019 

Rhubaba Gallery and Studios: Bureau d’etudes/Making Art in the XX!st Century 

September 14 , 2019 – February 23, 2020 

New Contemporaries: Camille Yvert 

September 15 – December 8, 2019 

Parc Saint Leger, Centre d’art contemporain Pougues-les-Eaux: Melanie Smith solo exhibition 

September 16 , 2019 – January 5, 2020 

15th Biennale de Lyon: Holly Hendry 

October 3 – 6, 2019 

Frieze Art Fair: Cecilia Bengolea/Live performance 

October 4, 2019 – January 5, 2020 

MoCo Montpellier Contemporain: Caroline Achaintre 

October 14, 2019 – January 19, 2020 

Jeu de Paume Paris: Zineb Sedira 

October 31, 2019 to February 2020 

CAPC musee d’art contemporain de Bordeaux: Lubaina Himid/Naming the Money 

Catherine Petitgas, Chair, Fluxus Art Projects, said, “ We are delighted this year to have received more than 40 proposals for funding from organizations across the UK and France, with so many exceptional projects. In our view, the opportunity offered to artists to share their work with each other’s countries is ever more vital in a divided world — keeping the doors open to a shared passion for culture between our two countries. This year in particular we have decided to support more diverse artists, more projects spread outside the capitals, and to place more emphasis on experimentation especially in the field of performance. We are immensely grateful to our many generous supporters in continuing to make this opportunity available.” 

Founder: Louise Blouin