Iván Argote & Pauline Bastard presented two performances, A Walk for Two and Born to Collect.
A Walk for Two was a guided tour of an immaterial collection through the fair. The performance was based on the current hanging of Marc and Josée Gensollen’s collection which is hosted in their house, a converted factory in Marseille, France called La Fabrique. Artists offered a unique walk through numerous conceptual artworks from the 1960s and 1970s by artists such as Dan Graham, Lawrence Weiner, Ian Wilson, and Sol LeWitt, as well as more recent works by Maurizio Cattelan, Liam Gillick, Dominique Gonzales-Foester, Douglas Gordon, Philippe Parreno, and Tino Sehgal among many others.
Born to Collect was a one-night event, a ‘collectors’ battle’ presented as a live game show where a panel of collectors were invited to confront each other in a friendly, fun and challenging atmosphere. The public was the Grand Jury and voted for the team of collectors that went on to win the Born to Collect trophy.
Iván Argote is a Colombian artist who lives and works in Paris, Argote deals with the way that man relates with the myriad changes that take place daily in the historical, economic, political and moral realms. His aim is to question the role of subjectivity in the revision of these concepts. Argote involves the body and emotions in the construction of his thinking, and develops methods to generate reflexion about the way we construct certainty in relation with politics and history. By creating interventions and performances for the public space, which are sometimes further developed in the format of films and installations, the artist explores the city as a space of transformation. His works have been shown in several cities around the world.
Pauline Bastard lives and works in Paris, France. Bastard graduated from ENSBA, Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris and from the University of La Sorbonne, Paris completing her studies at Steinhardt University, New York. She is currently a PhD student in Arts et Sciences de l’art, and teaches art both at the University La Sorbonne in Paris and the ESAAA, École Supérieure d’Art de l’Agglomération d’Annecy. Pauline creates complex narratives developed through installations, films and sculptures containing experiments she sets up. Through collaborations she generates with scriptwriters, psychoanalysts, anthropologists, she questions the construction of the self and its place in the contemporary world. Her work has been shown internationally (Sao Paulo Biennale, Hors Pistes festival, 18th street Art Center) . She was the recipient of Audi Talents awards 2014 and she is represented by Barbara Seiler in Zurich and Eva Hober gallery in Paris.