Jean-Roch Bouiller

photo: Jean-Manuel Salingue Museum of Fine Arts of Rennes)

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Jean-Roch Bouiller

Lili, the Rozell and the Marimba

In its exploration of the relations between artistic productions, local knowledge and present-day creativity, the thematic series Lili, the Rozell and the Marimba, devoted to the contemporary and the vernacular, is accompanied by a journal. The aim being a more in-depth and broader look at the issues raised by guest artists in the course of the exhibitions and residencies punctuating the series.

With a view to drawing up the journal’s content, an editorial board made up of Lotte Arndt, Jean‑Roch Bouiller, Baptiste Brun, John Cornu, Katia Kameli, Sophie Kaplan and Émilie Renard will meet regularly throughout the series. Whether artists, researchers or curators, board members share an attentiveness both to others and other frames of reference, at the same time as they differ in their fields of activity and (sometimes widely) in their points of view.

Jean-Roch Bouiller holds a doctorate in Contemporary Art and has been director of the Musée des Beaux-Arts in Rennes since January 2019. Earlier avatars saw him in charge of the contemporary art section at Mucem in Marseille (2011–2018) and of the contemporary collection at Sèvres – Cité de la Céramique (2008–2012), institutions where he curated exhibitions including Claude Champy; Circuit céramique; Terres d’Afrique/Retour d’Afrique; Guillaume Bardet; Jacqueline Lerat; La galerie de la Méditerranée; Des artistes dans la Cité; Stefanos Tsivopoulos – History Zero; J’aime les panoramas; Albanie, 1207 km est; Graff en Méditerranée; Or. In addition to the catalogues for these exhibitions he has published widely on contemporary art and the writings of André Lhote (subject of his dissertation) and co-edited two books: Les bibliothèques d’artistes, XXe-XXIe siècles and Le panorama, un art trompeur. His interest in contemporary art stems from its ability to bring together a host of spheres far removed from each other in terms of chronology, thematics and identity.



Lili, the Rozell and the Marimba

Lotte Arndt, Jean-Roch Bouiller, Baptiste Brun, John Cornu, Katia Kameli, Sophie Kaplan, Émilie Renard