2019 FSER Winners Meeting and FSER Board of Directors, organized by Patrick Mehlen and Héloïse Dufour
Seminar “Around the Rothko Chapel”, organized by Annie Cohen-Solal and Noit Banai.
The Rothko Chapel, inaugurated in 1971, is a space of a new kind, which was inspired by three individuals with strong spiritual impregnation, all immigrants to the United States at a particularly critical historical period. Dominique and Jean de Ménil – philanthropes, collectors, curators, engaged intellectuals – and Mark Rothko artist, educator, engaged intellectual, with a talmudic education. The seminar Around the Rothko Chapel would allow to analyze in depth the genesis of this experiment, as well as its achievements and role of model for similar companies.
Arnauld Pierre is coming to write a book to be published under the title “Magic Moiré. Art and Science of the ever-changing Effect, 1955-1975. Iridescent motifs are one of the great visual successes of 1960s art, especially in optical and kinetic art (op art). The projected book is articulated around the now-forgotten figure of the artist and scientist Gerald Oster whose essay “Iridescent Patterns”, published in 1963 in Scientific American, revealed to a wide audience the mysteries of art and the science of iridescence.
Nikol Dziub, laureate of the Catherine Gide Foundation Prize, returns to continue her research on “André Gide and The NRF against the USSR”.
Co-winner in 2018, Spyridon Tegos will continue the two-month residency that was awarded for his project to write an essay on the theme “Courtesy without a court? The French sources of Adam Smith and the genealogy of middle-class manners”.