Video art isn’t a trend, it’s today’s
main form of art, the same way photography was the main
form of art of the 1970’s.The funniest, shortest,
most poetic and avant-garde inventions are created through
How can one describe French video art ? If I have chosen
to name this exhibition “Fraîcheur de vivre”
(A whiff of life) it is precisely because of all this talent,
this drive, this enthusiasm, this joyful youth. Most of
the video works are recent, some very recent. They have
mostly been created by young artists, some of them still
studying in Fine Arts schools. But I felt that the structure
of the exhibition should be set by the works of “wise
men” of the likes of Leccia, Ruggirello, Négro,
who have retained their freshness through time.
As for the presence of female artists (half of the selected
artists), it was a quite natural choice. Among today’s
young artists (and video art is performed mostly by young
artists), women are placed on an equal footing with men.
Through these 30 videos, I wish a “whiff of life”
for one and alls.