Art exhibitions: A unique evening "On the footsteps of the Support-Surface movement" and a tour in French of the Frost Museum

"On the footsteps of French artistic movement Support-Surface"

When: Wednesday, October 30
From 6pm to 9pm

Where: Kavachnina Gallery
46 NW 36th Street. Miami, FL 33127
(305) 209-0278

For one evening only, twelve French-speaking artists (painters, photographs, sculptors...) living in Florida, agreed to work "On the Steps of Supports / Surfaces ".

The Supports / Surfaces movement was established in Nice in 1970 and helped in the development of new artistic approaches. At that time, a wind of revolt runs in France. Of course, art was touched by the wave.

The artists of "Supports / Surfaces", whose founder members are Claude Viallat, Patrick Saytour and Daniel Dezeuze, came closer to the craft practices and moved the process of creating art to the material, giving more freedom to the gesture and leaving aside the subject of the painting.
Today, many artists still create with this approach.


For this "French Weeks Miami", local French artist, Benedicte Blanc-Fontenille (picture), who has organized the event, has selected this theme to highlight the strong relations connecting Miami and the French Riviera’s town, Nice, where precisely the artistic movement of "Supports/Surfaces" has been introduced in the 1970s.

The event reminds us beautifully what this movement has brought to contemporary art.
During the evening dedicated to this approach, the participating artists will be present to discuss and exchange about their work:

  • Aida Tejada (below, the picture of one of her works)
  • Aduni Abubakar Marongiu
  • Anouck Jourdaa
  • Benedicte Blanc-Fontenille
  • Christian Bernard
  • Clara Poupel
  • Geff Strik
  • Guillaume Copart
  • Marian Buswell
  • Marielle Plaisir
  • Nad Thiry
  • Olivier Dubois-Cherrier


Do not miss this great occasion to meet with the artists!
Thanks to this opportunity, you will find out how each of them continues to explore art and its expression by studying and working on different surfaces, with different techniques, and methods.

When: Wednesday, October 30, 2013
From 6pm to 9pm

Where: Kavachnina Gallery
46 NW 36th Street. Miami, FL 33127
The cocktail is offered by Swiss Totem.
Contact: Bénédicte Blanc-Fontenille

Information is also available here

A tour of the Frost Art Museum

Where: Frost Art Museum
10975 SW 17th St, Miami, FL 33199

When: Tuesday, November 5
From 5pm to 6pm

Dr. Maria-Antonieta Garcia, French Program Coordinator and Senior French Instructor at the Department of Modern Languages at the Florida International University is pleased to offer you a tour of the Frost Art Museum... in French! This event is free and open to all.

Discover more about FIU events here
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Article published on October 2, 2013.

Last modified on 25/10/2013

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