Benjamin Bichard was born in Nice, France, in 1982. He’s graduated from the famous Villa Arson in 2010.
After his studies he lived few years in Paris and was selected by the 57th Montrouge Salon for the young
creation where he was discovered by Geraldine Banier gallery. In 2014 he came back to his native city,
He still lives and works at Nice today.
He has chosen everyday objects, assimilated to our consumption, to realize them into new forms by
accumulation, assembly, twisting and cutting. His modular objects reveal the aesthetic power of
these invisible actors of our everyday life.
Frédéric Garnier was born in 1970 in Troyes.
All his really protean creations stage our questioning on the human existence.
Its beginning and its term. Its meaning. What we name collectively « After «.
Then what survives us is born, takes place in memoirs, « tracks of life ».
Visual artist, he expresses himself through numerous mediums: sculpture, installation,
photo, video and drawings. His reflections concentrate on the object, which makes link between
the human being and the world. By using materials of our time (foil blanket, cement, plexiglasse),
it anchors its works in our period. They crystallize questionings in the intimate and universal echos.
Hörl has become famous with large installations in Berlin and Munich, among others, and will now realize a spectacular project of his "Art in the public environment" in the city of Nuremberg where he teaches as a professor at the Academy of Fine Arts since 1997.Using about 7000 plastic replicas of Dürer's hare Hörl will transpose the central square in the old town of Nuremberg into a large green corridor of 2500 m². For two weeks, the Nuremberg Main Market will become a "Large Piece of Hare" in honor of Albrecht Dürer before breaking up in its individual components and so to speak merge into the population.
Duplication, the idea of serial production, and large numbers are the center of Hörl's projects. His art intends to inspire communication and to include as many people as possible. Dissolving of the large piece of hare into individual components is part of the concept. After two weeks, one may take a piece of hare home against a nominal charge. The hares move from a public to a personal environment. "I want to reach out with my work, set an impulse and let people take their Dürer home to allow individual, undogmatic altercation."
Michel Laubu, creator and artistic director of Turak since 1985, and Emili Hufnagel,
co- director of the company since 15 years.
Michel Laubu presents his theater in France and abroad ( Indonésie, Russie, Syrie, Norvège...).
He was artisartner at Volcan, national stage of Havre, at Bateau Feu, national stage of Dunkerque,
at Subsistances in Lyon...
In short terms, he brings in France and abroad this strange theater, poetic and visual. The company
has just its birthday of 30 years in 2015.
Emili Hufnagel, accomplice of Michel Laubu, co-writes the projects with him. She is also a comedian
in all the shows of Turak.
Turak in few words
Turak, is a Theater of Objects and Puppet company, that develops a visual theater «all ground compatible»
fed by diverted objects, by old or imaginary mythologies, by languages in multiple and invented accents.
Known for its research work around the object, Turak mixes the puppet forms, the gestural theater and the
plastic exploration. This tinkered poetry could be situated in the crossroads of the dance, the gestural theater
and the plastic arts.
The artistic approach of Turak lays on a game with the used object. Imaginary past, born from «the used of
the object», memory and marks of an invented civilization, it is from this fictitious archaeology that shows and
exhibitions are created.
The shows written and staged by Michel Laubu thus address a very wide public. Every image having several
levels of reading, the doors of access are not lacking. It is a writing in strata, with « theater in all the floors».
Represented for eight years by the gallery, and now shown in numerous woldwide collections.
It’s after graphology and morphology studies that Sylvie chose to turn towards the artistic creation.
Fascinated by the strength of the body language she tries and catches its essence. She soon chose
the bronze to represent these «postures» she likes : Attitude, Cool, Malice, Libertine. She plays with
the material from which she removes all the gravity by building aerial and slender feminine lines.
From this pure line are also born some fantastic animals, svelte elephants, proud and fragile horses
and zebus with an undeniable elegance.