Franck Scurti

Biography


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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



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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

L'Oeil

Franck Scurti provocateur de hasard

 May 2011

Poly

Idées Fixées

 May 2011

Le Journal des Arts

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

 April 2011

Mouvement

La politique des choses

 April 2011

Stratégies, Le Figaro

Le Figaro vu par Franck Scurti

 October 2006

Publications



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Franck Scurti

My Creative Method

November 2012

publisher: JNF Editions
language: French / English
dimensions: 320 x 230 mm
239 pages
hardcover
35€

Franck Scurti

My Creative Method

November 2012

publisher: JNF Editions
language: French / English
dimensions: 320 x 225 mm
240 pages
hardcover
10 numbered editions including an original drawing of the artist

Franck Scurti

Franck Scurti, works of chance

November 2011

publisher: Editions Musée d'art moderne et contemporain de la Ville de Strasbourg
French / English
texts by Laure Lane, Frédéric Bonnet, Mathieu Bertola, André Morin
305 x 200 mm
144 pages
hard cover
34 €

Franck Scurti

Home-Street-Museum

November 2010

publisher: Presses du réel
French / English
230 x 300 mm
332 pages
hardcover
35 €

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