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Alain Fleischer

Alain Fleischer grew up in a very multilingual entourage, as his father was Hungarian and his mother half French and half Spanish. He started studying literature, linguistics, anthropology and semiotic at the Sorbona University and the EHESS (École Supérieure de Sciences Sociales).
He obtained a degree in Literature, Drama, Spanish Language, Linguistics; he obtained a master in Animal Biology and finally a PhD in Semiotics.

Teaching
From 1979 to 1985 he is a teacher at the Paris III Sorbonne Nouvelle. In 1975 wins the position at the École nationale supérieure d’art, Nizza (Villa Arson).
In 1979 he is back again in Paris, winner of the contest as teacher at the École Nationale Supérieure d’Art de Paris-Cergy. In 1982-1983 is visiting professor at the École Nationale Supérieure de la Photographie of Arles. Then he is the pedagogical coordinator at the Cinema Study Institute (IESC) which later becomes the Fémis. – Many times member of the Examining Board in the Art schools as IDHEC and DNSEP.
In 1992 and 1993 he teaches at the Quebec University in Montréal (UQÀM) and talks at the PhD lectures. –On charge of the Culture Ministry, Alain Fleischer devised and supervised the project of tne National Study of Contemporary Art Le Fresnoy at Tourcoing, being its Director since the opening in 1997.

Film Director
Alain Fleischer is author and director of about 350 works (experimental films, short-films, full-length movie and art educational films). In 1962 being eighteen years old he realizes his first movie with his schoolmates, named An unfinished film. Then follow several short-films, such as travel journals.
His first movie Montage VI makes him win the grant by the Research and Experimental Cinema Group (G.R.E.C., Centre national de la Cinématographie) with the particular support of Jean Rouch and of Henri Langlois, who in 1970 realizes the first projection at the French Cinémathèque. Alain Fleischer worked together with Christian Boltanski as well as with Sarkis, Bernar Venet, Danielle Schirman and others.
Three of his films gained the financial help issued by the National Cinema Centre: Les Rendez-vous en forêt  in 1971, Zoo Zéro  in 1977 and Rome Roméo , 1988. His films have been the object of many retrospectives: at the National Museum of Modern Art (Palais de Tokyo) and the New York Anthology Film Archives (Jonas Mekas), at the Galeries nationales du Jeu de Paume (Parigi), the Pesaro Film Festival (Italia), the Cinematek (Cinémathèque royale de Belgique) in Bruxelles, the International Film Festival in Montréal (FIFA).
His films have been presented at the most important international festivals: Cannes, Venezia, Locarno, Berlino, Rotterdam, Montreal (Festival des Films du Monde, Festival du Nouveau Cinéma). Since 1990 Fleischer regularly speaks at the International Art Film Festival of Montreal (FIFA).

Visual art, multimedia, photography, video
In 1972, Alain Fleischer established a reputation as artist and photographer among his colleagues (Christian Boltanski, Annette Messager, Sophie Calle, André Cadéré, ecc), thanks to personal and collective exhibitions, initially set up in alternate locations.
In 1980 at the International Art Biennale of Paris Fleischer presents the first installations based upon cinema projections. In 1982 the first large photographic compositions are exhibited at the Modern Art Museum of Paris and in the same year he is shown at the Centre Pompidou with a personal exhibition. Later on his work goes to museums, art centres and galleries in France and abroad.
Alain Fleischer represented France at the International Exhibition Art Biennale of Kwan-Ju (Corea) and at that in Cuba. In 2014 he participated at Biennale of Busan (Corea). The cultural services of the Foreign Affairs Ministry organized a retrospective of the works by Alain Fleischer artist and photographer and it has been presented in different Countries: San Paolo and Rio de Janeiro, Montreal, Rotterdam, Barcellona, L’Avana, Buenos Aires. The cultural services of the French Embassy in New York presented an exhibition and a review of his films.

Exhibitions
Alain Fleischer participated to many collective exhibitions in France and abroad, as the one dedicated to Roland Barthes and Samuel Beckett at the Centre Pompidou; among the last ones, the one by Georges Didi-Huberman, Atlas, Comment porter le monde sur ses épaules? (Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid nel 2010, ZKM di Karlsruhe and Falckenberg Collection in Hamburg in 2011); La mémoire traversée, Eléphant Paname / Mois de la Photographie in Paris (2014). In 2015 he was at the Photomed, the Mediterranean Photography Festival, at the Hôtel des Arts of Tolone.
Several retrospectives have been dedicated to his work as artist and photographer.
We name in particular the following:
· Maison de la Culture, Saint-Étienne, 1982;
· Musée de l’Abbaye Sainte-Croix di Les Sables-d’Olonne, 1985;
· Maison de la Culture, La Rochelle, 1986;
· Centre national de la Photographie, Paris, 1995;
· Maison européenne de la Photographie (MEP) and Centre Pompidou, Paris, 2003.
· Sungkok Art Museum (Samsung Foundation), Seoul, 2008.

 

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Alain Fleischer
CADRES MIROIR: SANS TITRE
1986
cm 57,4 x 40,9
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ARGENTERIE ET AUTRES REFLETS; LA BOUILLOIRE
1982
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ECOUTE-VOIR
1986 cm 39,5 x 53,6

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OBJETS MIROIR: TUDOR AU DRIVE IN
1986
cm 40 x 56,5
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Alain Fleischer
ARGENTERIE ET AUTRES REFLETS: ORIENTALE
1982
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Je ne suis qu’une image
Photographs by Alain Fleischer
27.10 > 26.1.2019