Franck Scurti


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If we could find him a fatherhood, Franck Scurti would claim to follow conceptual art as well as Fluxus's poetry, which taught him « to watch objects, to analyse them, to lose them in themselves, and then to reappraise them ». His work, inspired by everyday reality and international news, makes good use of the shapes produced by the consumption and urban civilization world.
Disconcerting by its diversity as well as by a seemingly lack of stylistic unity (from scribbles to customized vehicle via knocked-up objects and video, Scurti explores almost all of art me­dia), his work is a self-placing* into situation between reality and its representations, relating to aesthetical, historical or economical stakes, but also to things and events. So many world elements that determine individuals daily life, at the same time as they offer the possibility to imagine one?s life as an artwork (if only, by example, by crossing the unpredictable inherited from Dada or Fluxus with productivity rules or the modernist grid) : a liberating perspective of improvisation that does not ignore the various models that reference it and give it a cultu­ral basis.

Patrick Javault, Home-Street-Museum, Les Presses du réel, 2010

Selected exhibitions include Franck Scurti: The Brown Concept & Nouvelles lumières de nulle part, Musée d'Art Moderne et Contemporain (MAMCO, Geneva) in 2014, Extra Large, Collection of The National Museum of Modern Art Centre Pompidou, at Grimaldi Forum (Monaco), Trace du sacré at Centre Georges Pompidou (Paris) in 2012, Works of Chance, at Musée d'Art Contemporain de (Strasbourg, France) in 2011, Liverpool jackpot, during Liverpool Biennial, What is public sculpture?, at Magasin CNAC (Grenoble, France) in 2007, Before and After, at Kunsthaus Baselland (Muttenz/ Basel, Switzerland) in 2003, Before and After, and, at Palais de Tokyo (Paris) in 2002. His work La Quatrième Pomme is exhibited at Place de Clichy (Paris public commission) since 2007.

Selected press


Vivre Côté Paris

Franck Scurti

October 2014

Daily Art News

Franck Scurti between dark and light in Geneva

May 2014

Le Quotidien de l'Art

Franck Scurti entre ombre et lumière à Genève

May 2014

Le monde

Scurti détourne Genève

March 2014

Blouin Art Info

Franck Scurti : « Je travaille sur une oeuvre totale »

October 2012

The Huffington Post

Franck Scurti, nommé au prix Marcel Duchamp 2012

March 2012

Paris Art

Franck Scurti

November 2011

Le Monde

Franck Scurti change le banal en art

July 2011


Idées Fixées

May 2011


Franck Scurti provocateur de hasard

May 2011

Le Journal des Arts

Le parcours de chacun est fait de murs que l'on doit défoncer

April 2011


La politique des choses

April 2011

Stratégies, Le Figaro

Le Figaro vu par Franck Scurti

October 2006


Franck Scurti

My Creative Method

November 2012
Franck Scurti

Franck Scurti, works of chance

November 2011
Franck Scurti


November 2010