Fonds de dotation Compagnie Fruitière, Marseille
A partner of Art-o-rama since 2015 and of Fræme since 2016, the Compagnie Fruitière endowment fund is strengthening its commitment to contemporary creation by initiating a residency program on the African continent. Led by Fræme, the Compagnie Fruitière endowment fund’s international residency welcomes artists to the heart of the territories where it operates. These variable-scale residencies offer each artist a unique setting and a timeframe tailored to his or her project.
Jean-Baptiste Janisset (1990) is a French artist living in Marseille. A graduate of the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Nantes, he makes sculpture from castings, restoring forms set in environments that lend them a sacred aura. Shaping metal, plaster and light, he cherishes alloys in a form of syncretism. His work has been exhibited in Japan, Benin, Germany, Algeria, Denmark and the UK. In France, he has taken part in the Prix de la Fondation Emerige, the Salon Jeune Création de Montrouge and the Biennale de Houilles, and presented a solo show at the Galerie Alain Gutharc in Paris and the Atelier Chiffonnier in Dijon. More recently, he was invited to Mo.Co Montpellier for the exhibition Possédé.e.s curated by Vincent Honoré, to Abbaye Saint-Victor in Marseille for Anima Mundi orchestrated by Emmanuelle Luciani, to Fabbri-Schenker Project for a duo show in London, to Alain Gutharc again in Paris and finally to Art-o-Rama for a solo show with Everyday Gallery.
Since 2017, the Fonds de Dotation Compagnie Fruitière confirms its commitment in favor of contemporary creation by developing a residency programme on the African continent and in Marseille. The residencies take place at the heart of the territories where the Compagnie Fruitière operates, within the farms in Ghana, Senegal, Ivory Coast, Cameroon. The aim of those residencies, beyond supporting contemporary creation, is conceived as one of the means for a better knowledge on cultures, contexts, geographies, by creating the conditions for encounter and mutual understanding. Taking various shapes, it offers to each artist a unique framework and a temporality adapted to their project.