Each year, ART-O-RAMA offers large visibility to graduates from the Fine Arts Schools of the region SUD, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur (PACA).
Since the very first edition, ART-O-RAMA has been committed to the support and awareness of those emerging artists by enabling them to confront their work to professionals (galleries, collectors, critics) coming from all over the world.
The sections Show Room (selection of 4 artists graduated from Arts Schools of the Region) and Prix Région SUD, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur (laureate of last year’s Show Room) often constitutes their first ever experience in an international commercial event.
The Region SUD Prize consists of exhibition space in ART-O-RAMA, a 2000 € production grant, a catalog and a 2-month residency at Moly-Sabata / Fondation Albert Gleizes.
Moreover, the FCAC (Communal Contemporary Art Fund) engages each year to purchase work from one artist of the Show Room section.
Region Sud Prize’s laureate
mountaincutters is a hybrid entity, that graduated from the École Supérieure d’Art et de Design de Marseille Méditerranée, Marseille and is based in Brussels. Since 2013, it has been acting as a full-fledged artistic organism-environment, developing mainly site-specific projects through various contamination processes. Its work often takes the form of ephemeral modules, active the time of the exhibition whose components are made from unprocessed raw materials such as iron, steel, clay, copper, lead, paper or glass. Some will then be reworked and will reappear during the development of future installations.
Guest artist 2019
Jonathan Vidal’s latest works are an enquiry into the relationships between human beings and technology, where the history of the robotic faces labour issues rooted in the master—slavers capitalist dynamic. Employed to supersede humans at work, robots have been designed to retain human features such as the voice or skeleton. By looking at the robotic industry’s history of tests and failures, Vidal’s works raise ethical questions about the treatment of machines. At the same time, by means of traditional artistic media, he questions the very future of the artist’s manual labour in a world driven by digital technology.
On the occasion of ART-O-RAMA, publication of the book “to try to speak no lies”, edition Fræme, collection ART-O-RAMA, 2019.
Head of publication and design
Charlotte Cosson & Emmanuelle Luciani
13 x 24 cm – 72 pages – 500 copies
Edition : Fræme / collection Art-o-rama
Price : 10 euros
Previous laureates editions
- 2019 Jonathan Vidal
- 2018 Delphine Wibaux
- 2017 Sabrina Belouaar
- 2016 Rafaela Lopez
- 2015 Vincent Ceraudo
- 2014 Sergio Verastegui
- 2013 Yann Gerstberger
- 2012 Caroline Duchatelet
- 2011 Sandro Della Noce
- 2010 Pascal Martinez
- 2009 Émilie Perotto
- 2008 Julien Bouillon
- 2007 Arnaud Maguet et Olivier Millagou