Artistic residency with Axelle Pinot

Axelle Pinot at the residency and exhibit her work at Anca Poterasu Gallery in 2019

About Axelle Pinnot

Axelle Pinnot (b. 1991) is an artist-researcher in the Post-Performance Future unit, directed by Marie de Brugerolle at the Lyon Fine Arts School, France. Her residency in Bucharest is taking place in the framework of the French-Romanian Crossed Cultural Season during which the artist focuses on the local art-scene, common artistic practices and performance.

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Penelope Syndrome, 2019


“Time is stretching.

Penelope Syndrome is the need or urgency to undo the work that has been done. But, Penelope weaves the veil of a history that turns. She does not know the end. She never finishes her canvas. The pattern has remained secret. The embroidered story, nobody knows, except perhaps those who were there in the evening, when Penelope told poems and stories.

I weave. I imagine, compose and improvise patterns, sets and characters. Tapestries are the medium of these poems. Weaving is the process of writing in real time. I reinvested the figure of Penelope, until until I can’t distinguish myself from it.

Myths have not been recited in vain. We have to read them again, again. Rewrite them.” Axelle Pinot

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ARAC is a non-profit organization founded in June 2012, in order to produce and promote contemporary art in Romania and abroad. The initiative of the 58 Plantelor Residency belongs to Anca Poterasu, gallerist and ARAC President. The first edition of the Residency took place in 2015 and it was financed through a grant offered by Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein and the Romanian Government.