Tuesday May 10 to Thursday May 12
The multiple lives of Sophie La Rosière
A workshop with art students from the Ecole Européenne Supérieure d’Art de Bretagne
Villa Vassilieff has invited art professionals and students of the Arts European School of Bretagne - Lorient to participate in a workshop led by Iris Häussler and Catherine Sicot. Students will explore fiction as a methodology and be invited to expand on Sophie La Rosière’s biography.
- Photographs taken during the visit of the Smith-Lesouëf Library, with Iris Häussler & Catherine Sicot. Nogent-sur-Marne, May 10 2016. Crédits : Marie Cotonea.
Thursday May 12
“Dîner de Têtes”
A component of the Sophie La Rosière project will be staged and filmed at Villa Vassilieff on May 12th. A « Dîner de Têtes » gathering French participants and collaborators to date will give shape to an historical and artistic discussion while celebrating the importance of social relations in the development of the project. The conversations will serve as a part for Iris Häussler’s video installation in her upcoming shows of Sophie La Rosière in Toronto.
This event is not open to the public.
- Iris Häussler, washing the doors found in the Château Smith-Champion (FNAGP), used as a table during the « Diner de Têtes », Paris, May 12, 2016. Crédits : Catherine Sicot.
- Views of the "Diner de Têtes", by students and former students of the Ecole supérieure d’art de Bretagne - Lorient at the Villa Vassilieff. Image : Villa Vassilieff.
Friday May 13
2 - 6pm
D’autres gestes : usages des patrimoines #2
Iris Häussler, project curators Catherine Sicot and Philip Monk and their guests will contribute to the international seminar D’autres gestes : usages des patrimoines #2 with a conversation addressing fiction as a tool for investigation.
More information about the seminar here.
A video work by Iris Häussler, mapping the trace of Sophie La Rosière’s work in her studio, is currently on view in the Groupe Mobile exhibition at Villa Vassilieff.
- Oil painting on salvaged wood-door, Iris Häussler Studi, The Sophie La Rosière Project, Toronto, 2014. Credits : Iris Häussler.