Madeleine Filippi, art to better question the world

Curator of exhibitions and international art critic, the young woman, originally from Campi, questions through her multiple projects the notions of memory, time and language. She will present from April 29, in Oletta, the work on exile by the Moroccan artist Mounir Fatmi

painter’s daughter bernard filipiMadeleine Filippi was immersed in the art world from an early age and very early on developed an appetite for all forms of cultural expression.

Before becoming passionate, from adolescence, for philosophy. She is interested that the 35-year-old from Toxic Y campisince then he has continued to delve deeper, in particular through his work as an exhibition curator and international art critic.

Graduated with a Master’s in Art History and a Master’s in Cultural Engineering, both obtained at the Sorbonne, Madeleine Filippi began her professional life about ten years ago, first developing in Parisian galleries and art foundations.

After an experience in Benin, where she directed the collections of the Zinsou foundation, she chose in 2016 to practice independently, dividing her time between Corsica, Paris and the many countries where her projects take her, from Turkey to Lebanon, through Norway, among others.

first published book

Selected in 2020 for the AICA-France Prize for Art Criticism, she participates in exhibitions and performances in museums, art centers, fairs and galleries, while pursuing her incessant questioning of the world through frequent publications. “I see my curatorial and critical art practice as an extension of writing, she comments. I don’t have a favorite medium, I like experimentation and I work by intellectual impulse with the artists I work with. My interest in culture and philosophy naturally leads me to question the notions of memory, time and language”she adds.

Themes that Madeleine Filippi explores in particular in her first book, Fragment.sonepublished last February, in which the question of the representation of memory and time is raised, through a selection of works. “This book was born out of a six-month residency as an art critic at La Caza d’Oro, in Occitania, and presents the work of six women artists from this region, namely Yvonne Calsou, Dounia Chemsseddoha, Lise Chevalier, Lilie Pinot , Marilina Prigent and Julie Saclier, the author explains. The book is developed as an exhibition, in particular with excerpts from interviews and exchanges with the artists, to offer a reflection on the aesthetics of the fragment as a paradigm of memory and Heidegger’s concept of Dasein.

Tandis qu’avec l’exposition “Les heures grises” (Jusqu’au 30 avril à la Galerie Ségolène Brossette, à Paris), he presently presents the work of Léo Dorfner, Marielle Degioanni et Michele Landel autour du paradigme de l’ennui dans the couple.

Mounir Fatmi’s next exhibition

The curator will also be back, from April 29 to July 2, at the Casa Conti – Ange Leccia art center in Oletta, with “Yesterday Was A Terrible Day”.twoby internationally renowned Moroccan artist, Mounir Fatmi.

“This exhibition is the first monograph dedicated to his videographic practice, around the figure of the exiled, a theme that resonates enormously in my eyes, as a Corsican in the diaspora, Madeleine Filippi emphasizes. Especially since from Mohammed V to Mehdi Ben Barka and Salman Rushdie aka Joseph Anton, Mounir Fatmi offers fragments of memories and also echoes the history of our island. He not only calls for political discourse, but also elaborates a symbolic reflection on the psyche of exile and on uprooting.

A work that, once again, allows us to question the notion of memory and its role in the establishment of a process of “necessary resilience”. “Conceived as a poem in exile, in which the artist evokes the journey of the exile towards consciousness, the exhibition invites the viewer to wander through the experience of Jungian individuation, which places exile no longer as a condition, but as a step towards tomorrow”concludes the curator.

1. Madeleine Filippi, Fragment.s, Naïma editions and Le center d’art Caza d’Oro, with the support of the Antoine de Galbert foundation and Drac Occitanie. It should be noted that it is available at the La Marge bookstore in Ajaccio.2. “Yesterday Was A Terrible Day”, an exhibition by Mounir Fatmi at Casa Conti – Ange Leccia, from April 29 to July 2.

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