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Claire Le Restif (curator and director of Crédac) in conversation with Caroline Bachmann (artist) moderated by Anissa Touati (curator-at-large Paris Internationale), on the occasion of her first solo exhibition in a French institution entitled Le Matin at Le Crédac, Ivry-sur-Seine.


Claire Le Restif (curator and director of Crédac, Ivry-sur-Seine) in conversation with Caroline Bachmann (artist) moderated by Anissa Touati (curator-at-large Paris Internationale), on the occasion of her first solo exhibition in a French institution entitled Le Matin.

Since 2013, Caroline Bachmann has been exploring figurative painting, drawing on her conceptual artistic practice as well as her ten-year research into Marcel Duchamp with artist and curator Stefan Banz (1961-2021). Her portraits, still lifes of flowers and landscapes question the notion of perception, time and what the artist calls “recognition”: “the fact of rediscovering something that we already know, that exists in us latently, that was as if dormant” (Caroline Bachmann, Zurich, Scheidegger & Spiess, 2022).


After studying at the Ecole des Arts Décoratifs in Geneva, Caroline Bachmann lived and worked in Barcelona and Rome before returning to Switzerland in 2003, where she is currently based. From 2007 to 2022, she was Professor and Head of the Painting and Drawing Department at the HEAD – Genève. She collaborated with Swiss artist Stefan Banz from 2004 to 2014, during which time they founded the KMD - Kunsthalle Marcel Duchamp | the Forestay Museum of Art, an exhibition and research space they ran together for over ten years. Caroline Bachmann lives and works between Cully and Berlin

Curator and director of Crédac, Ivry-sur-Seine

Claire Le Restif earned a MA in History of Art and Exhibition management in Rennes University and a Cultural Engineer Diploma in Paris. From 2003, she is the Centre d’art contemporain d’Ivry-le Crédac director.
In 2011, she moved le Crédac in a new place La Manufacture des Oeillets, an industrial place, and in 2016 she started Crédakino a part of Crédac project dedicated to films. And start a residency program in 2019. Among the shows she organized in Crédac, we note the first solo in France of Leonor Antunes, Ana Jotta, Friedrich Kunath, Bojan Sarcevic, Alexandra Bircken, Liz Magor, Derek Jarman (2021) for example. Among the group shows, we note La Partie continue, Le Travail de Rivière, Les roses de Jéricho, L’Homme de Vitruve, tout le monde, La vie des tables. In 2019, she was the Prix Fondation d’entreprise Ricard Price curator. In 2020 edition she was the Paris Internationale curator. In 2022 she actually organise La pensée corps with Alexandra Bircken, Lutz Huelle and Wolfgang Tillmans at Fondation Pernod Ricard in Paris.
She regularly publishes texts. From 2015 until 2020, she lectures as an associated professional at the MA Contemporary art and its exhibition, Sorbonne Université). Actually she takes part of Musée National d’Art Moderne acquisition committee and Centre National des Arts Plastiques board.

Moderated by : ANISSA TOUATI, curator-at-large Paris Internationale
Anissa Touati is a transnational curator working between the West and the global South. She is currently guest curator of the MAH, Geneva 2023-2024 and curator-at-large of Paris Internationale. Over the past decade, she has curated or co-curated exhibitions at several international locations in many different countries and contexts. She has served as a director, co-director, curator, board member and curatorial advisor to several cultural institutions and research initiatives across the world, including Chalet Society, Thalie Foundation, Contemporary Istanbul, BEMA Museum, Lagos Biennial, Broad art museum amongst others.

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