NNFCTN is a prospective bureau.
We identify the aesthetics, the subjects and the artistic devices of the time.
NONFICTION attempts to introduce a critical enlightening thought for our time in the understanding of images that surround us. By a fine analysis and follow-up of the artistic aesthetics of the young creation NONFICTION develops original editorial formats: critical newsletter, printed exhibition, artistic interventions in situ, happy and generous curation.
Founded in 2018 by Céline Sabari Poizat, NONFICTION is the culmination of 10 years of experience in development consulting for cultural professionals, with the Palais de Tokyo, Marcus Kreiss' Souvenirs from earth, Michel Gondry's Usine de Films Amateurs, and the Gaîté Lyrique's development department.
NONFICTION is an annual edition that identifies the aesthetics, subjects and artistic devices of the time.
NONFICTION is a working tool for all image professionals, halfway between curatorial study and creative watch.
Artistic prospective published once a year, with a study guideline for each edition, but is driven by a general problem: how young artists disseminate the imaginations of an era through conceptual and aesthetic proposals.
Are they sometimes in the vanguard of a future world in the midst of writing?
On 13 November 2023 NONFICTION programmed a 3-hour evening at the Palais de Tokyo dedicated to the ecological challenges of creation. Designed as a TV show, the evening brought together thinkers on ecology (Alexandre Monnin, Charlotte Cosson, Cy Lecerf-Maulpoix) and creators and cultural players (Aude Cartier for the Maison des Arts de Malakoff, Bento Architectes, Elsa Brès). Hosted by Juliette Quef for the VERT media. With an original performance, "Nous n'étions pas censé.x/s survivre" by Aela Mai Cabel and Rose-Mahé Cabel.
The evening laid the foundations for a reflection on the issues of CULTURAL POST-GROWTH, ARTISTIC PERMACULTURE and the TRANSFORMATION OF IMAGINATIONS.
SOLASTALGIA is the pilot for a potential documentary series dedicated to the ecological awareness and commitment of cultural players.
Initiated by the artistic producer ARTER, the project aims to stimulate a movement of commitment in the sector and to spread the word.
EPISODE 1 - SOLASTALGIA / Studio Xavier Veilhan, Institut Français x French Pavilion at the Venice Biennale / Les Plans du pélican x "Les Guetteuses".
CALIBAN & THE WITH(ES)
20.09 - 24.09.23
With Hélène Hulak, Lux Miranda, Johanna Rocard
Curation : Céline Sabari Poizat
venue : Berlinskej Model
The title of this exhibition is a tribute to Silvia Federici's essay Caliban and the witch, which sees the 16th century witch-hunt as an instrument of domination of the female body in the service of capitalism's mastery of the reproduction of labour power. This exhibition brings together the work of three french women artists who reclaim both the figure of the witch, this unruly woman who refuses to fall into line and perpetuates the knowledges and beliefs of ancient times, and also the fabric and knowledges of weaving as irreverent creative materials and techniques, far from the domestication that has been assigned to them.
This exhibition and performance activate the 4th issue of the printed exhibition NONFICTION. Entitled Then the charm is firm and good, the book brings together 93 young international artists whose work invokes the aesthetics of magic, occult, witchcraft, the fantastic, shamanism, the sacred, dreams, mysticism. Magic, this language of what remains flawed and operates when we allow ourselves to believe in it, powerfully confronts contemporary reality, dull and anxiety-provoking.
Support : ARTER
Invitation : SUMO PRAGUE & PRAGUE ART WEEK
NONFICTION was responsible for the editorial direction of the artistic content of the bi-annual publication CACTUS SS 22, through tailor-made artistic collaborations for each issue with the most cutting-edge artists of post-internet creation. NONFICTION also imagined special projects and media partnerships with leading art institutions or confidential art venues of the emerging art scene.
Prospective newsletter on the most cutting-edge young creation of the time, NONEWS highlights each month an artist, a place to follow, a concept that shapes the aesthetics of the time. The selected artists bear witness to an imagination in tune with the times. Atypical places are found in the four corners of the world, to enrich the monitoring framework and get off the institutional and already seen paths. The concepts will emanate from a changing world whose language is the translation. NONEWS assumes an editorial angle that claims to be critical thinking, echoing in particular the concepts of degrowth, ecofeminism, antispeciesism and deep ecology. Designed to fuel creative work, NONEWS uses short texts, a large number of images and a contemporary design inspired by post-internet aesthetics.
Echoing the annual NONFICTION publication, La Vitrine is an in situ carte blanche given to a young contemporary artist. Twice a year, NONFICTION and ARTER invite a young artist from the annual edition to take over the street window of their offices to propose an ephemeral artistic intervention. La Vitrine is an opportunity to question the place of the imaginary in society.
Currently : Héloïse Farago "À nos seuls désirs"
Past - #1 : Ndayé Kouagou « TBH IF ITS NOT ABOUT ME I'M NOT REALLY INTERESTED »
Past - #2 : Lei*la Barkaoui « Manifester la magie, chemin·s et point·s de repère »
Monthly column "Young Creations" for ADN Magazine.
In this section we find and analyze the subjects, devices and aesthetics of creation in its most current form; intimately convinced that it carries the most complex issues of the time and our future reality. Through the articles that will follow, we propose you to travel in the imaginaries of young international artists, born after 1980, at the turning point of a world, because "the imaginary is what tends to become real", André Breton.
Created by June Balthazard and Pierre Pauze, MASS is a work which, going beyond the actuality of the climatic emergency, invites us to wonder about the roots of the ecological crisis and the philosophical questions it raises. For this purpose, the young French artists have imagined a story of anticipation opening a reflection on the loss of the human link with the rest of the living world and on the possibility of a collapse.
MASS weaves a complex tale, between reality and science fiction, about the existence of a primordial vibratory substance. Present both in creation myths and in scientific universes, notably linked to the CERN laboratory (Geneva), it could be the inherent link that connects us to our environment.
The work is composed of a film in several parts and an installation, creating a living, almost organic environment. MASS is a "total work" that can be integrated into a collective exhibition but also and especially be presented alone as an experience to be lived.
MASS was discovered through our prospective work on NONFICTION 02. We accompany the diffusion of the work.
Conceived by the artist Côme di Meglio, Mycotemple is an eco-designed environmental work combining artistic, architectural and scientific know-how. MycoTemple is a space of transformations, both physical and spiritual. It is a dome woven by the innumerable roots of a living being: the mycelium. Invisible to our eyes, the mycelium plays an essential role in the Living. It transforms all dead materials into fertile soil. By symbiosis, it links trees in a vast network of mutual aid and interdependence. Thanks to its ramifications, the plants exchange information. Over several kilometers, the mycelium weaves an inter-species nervous system underground.
NONFICTION accompanies the artistic reflexion and the diffusion of the work.
“The imaginary, it is what tends to become real.”
In the manner of this famous aphorism by André Breton, NONFICTION tracks, pursues, searches, analyses and accompanies creation in its most current form; deeply convinced that it harbours the seeds of the most complex questions of our time and forthcoming reality. Through the following pages, we propose you travel in the imagination of 45 international artists, born after 1980, at the tipping of a world. You will discover their fascination for the peculiar. You will most likely share their technological doubts and their search for identity.ies. The young international creation takes up the torch of the Oracle and invokes the antic hubris to give form to cathartic artworks; yet we had been warned. We take the party of a bare report, evoking timeless texts to give way to the image and what you will do with it, because, it seems, “The imaginary, it is what tends to become real.”
252 pages, format 29.70 x 42 cm
Printed 150 copies - Printed in France
45 young international artists
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Starting from Godard's quote "one does not make political art, one makes art politically", we propose you to travel in the artistic works of 56 international artists who explore position-taking in the 2.0 era: are there aesthetics of commitment specific to our time?
The young creation makes of the affirmation of oneself a way of entry in the engagement: How to reappropriate the History and its symbols? Which affirmation of the body in new complex, fluid and hybrid existences? What does kitsch tell us about the forms of oppression? How to approach and divert the codes of the demonstration?
184 pages, format 21,6 x 27,9 cm, Swiss bounding
350 units - once a year
56 young international artists
55€ public price excl. shipping fees
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04 - "Then the charm is firm and good", taken from the witches' song in William Shakespeare's Macbeth, is a printed exhibition who explore the imaginaries of the occult, witchcraft, the fantastic, shamanism, the sacred, dreams, mysticism, in short, who question the boundary between the normal and the strange, the strict and the bizarre, and in a more general way, who interrogate reality
Magic, that language of what remains flawed and operates when we allow ourselves to believe in it, powerfully confronts contemporary reality, dull and anxiety-provoking. You will come across shamanic works that dialogue with other worlds, witches that haunt the mourning of a pre-capitalist Middle Ages, you will plunge through the the looking glass in search of your dreams, to the confines of your nightmares and what fear asks you to face.
21,6 x 27,9 cm, Swiss bounding
350 units - once a year
93 young international artists
55€ public price excl. shipping fees
To order : editions.nnfctn.net
Direct order : firstname.lastname@example.org
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Cahier Central, 75006 Paris.
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Librairie 1909, 3537.org, 75003 Paris.
Librairie Offprint, Arles.
L'histoire de l'oeil, Marseille.
La Salle des Machines, La Friche Belle de Mai, Marseille.
FRAC Occitanie, Librairie des Abattoirs, Toulouse.
Librairie Le Fresnoy, Tourcoing.
FRAC Bretagne, Rennes.
That's what x said, Bruxelles.
Le Comptoir du livre, Liège.
Maison Contemporain, online.
Duperré School, Paris
Haute Ecole d'Art et de Design, Genève
Other distributors to come.